Friday, March 25, 2011

Tongue Piercing Informations

Tongue piercing is not a painful task as tongue is a striated muscle, so the needle just slips in between these striations. The tongue do swells up after piercing but regains its original form after few days. Tongue is first pierced with the long barbell; after the swelling subsides it is replaced by a proper size barbell. Usually tongue has a dimple in the front region and it is considered to be the perfect place for piercing. After piercing you won’t be able to talk or eat solid food properly for some days. This sometimes may lead to short time depressions. You need to plan your tongue piercing time according to your job requirements, big weekends or vacations.

Barbell is the most common type of jewelry used for tongue piercing. These barbells are available in colored plastic, gold plated surgical steel and surgical steel. After the tongue is healed, the long barbell can be replaced by small balls, tongue retainers or labret studs. There is a large variety of jewelry options for tongue piercing. You can go for jewelry like large or small balls in gemstone, UV that glows in the dark, glitter, colored Acrylic, surgical steel and gold plated surgical steel. If you want to hide your tongue piercing then you can try flat top, painted in flesh colored.

Tongue piercing is the most common and popular form of piercing. In fact it is not a new practice. It is being practiced since ages. Tongue piercing was a common ritual among people of ancient Aztecs and Mayas of Central America. Haida, Kwakiutul, and Tlinglit tribes who belong to American Northwest also used to practice tongue piercing.

Tongue piercing was done in order to draw blood to please the deities. Also, tongue piercing is done to create an altered state of consciousness so that the priest known as shaman those days could communicate with the higher spirits.

However, the purpose of tongue piercing in the present days is to show of the jewelry as a style statement and also to increase pleasure during oral sex.

With change in times there is change in meaning and purpose of the piercing. However, one should be very careful when getting a tongue piercing done. Regular aftercare and medication will ensure a safe piercing experience.

Trendy Cartilage Piercing

Trendy Cartilage Piercing
Trendy Cartilage PiercingIt is undeniable that earrings are one of the most fashionable accessories. It is also used in other parts of the body and introduction is termed as body piercing. Among all types of piercing, ear piercing is the most popular one. Sometimes, because of the aesthetics and fashion sense of the young generation, piercing can reach up to the cartilage. Cartilage piercing is different from ear lobe piercing. The latter is punctured in the skin while the previous is holed in the cartilage which is composed of elastic tissues. Because of the toughness of the elastic tissues, it’s hard to pierce in the cartilage area and healing takes time. Also, cartilage piercing infection may occur especially if the procedure was not done in the right and clean way.