Tongue web piercing (also known as the oral frenulum piercing) has gained popularity quickly because it is particularly easy to conceal it from employers, coaches, and parents. Some people even try tongue piercing for nobility. It also has the perk of being much more unique than standard tongue piercings and has a great deal of variety in terms of jewellery choices. With it location, it can heal quickly and easily provided that you follow our proper caring tips. Its unique location and stunning jewelry options make it more appealing for many people.
Web Piecing Pain and Procedure
Every piercer is a little different. When it comes to the tongue web piercing, there are a few ways to accomplish it: Some piercers will clamp the tissue, others will do free hand or use a needle receiving tube or NRT, some will use a straight needle, and others will use a curved needle. The procedure that absolutely never changes is obviously the pre-procedural steps where your piercing artist cleans the area and checks for anatomical propriety. In some cases, a person’s tongue web is too minute that it is simply not possible to safely pierce it. There are times that even if an artist can get the needle and subsequently a jewellery into the area, the piercing may have a very low likelihood of healing; in this case, your piercer may either strongly advise you to forget about having this piercing done or flatly refuse to perform the piercing for you. While a second or third opinion can do no harm, please keep in mind that when several piercers already refuse to perform the procedure for you, it really is your best choice to not do it. You must understand the reason why they are refusing. It is all for your own safety. The tongue web piercing is simply not for everyone. Once they have surveyed the area and selected proper jewellery (most commonly a small curved barbell, though some will use a small straight bar, a horseshoe or even a small captive ring), they will use the needle to create the hole to then adorn it with jewellery. As always, ensure that your artist has opened all sterile supplies in front of you so that you can ensure there is no cross-contamination happening.
Tongue Web Piercing Pain
As far as pain is concerned, there are a number of factors that will impact the amount of pain you feel during and after the procedure. Included in these factors are your artists personal technique, your anatomy, and your pain tolerance. The good thing to note about the tongue web piercing is that there are very few nerve endings in the location. Because of this, many people who have tried the tongue web piercing says that the painful sensation caused by web piercing is highly tolerable compared to other body piercings. Most report a fairly sharp pinch that is over extremely quickly. Some would even rate web piercing with just 1 point with 10 being the most painful sensation.
As for healing, some discomfort can occur because of some minor swelling and of course, hypersalivation. When there is a foreign object or injury to the mouth, such as jewellery, you will often salivate much more heavily than usual. While it can be frustrating, it is absolutely not a bad thing and it can actually increase your overall oral health!
21 Tongue Web Piercing Inspirations
Here we present to you 21 of our favorite pictures of tongue web piercings for inspiration and viewing pleasure:
1. Bead Ring Tongue Web Piercing
The tongue web otherwise known as the tongue frenulum is the delicate tissue that joins your tongue to the lowest part of your mouth.
2. Spider Tongue Web Piercing
The tongue web piercing is punctured into the delicate tissue underneath the tongue.
3. Spider Web Piercing
This piercing does not bleed a lot or cause too much pain since the tissue is very thin.
4. Tongue Web Piercing
It is very important to choose the right size of jewelry in order to lessen the risk and also for quick healing.
5. Tongue Web Piercing Aftercare
Use an alcohol-free mouthwash and don’t forget to rinse your mouth after eating.
6. Black Circular Barbell Web Tongue Piercing
Most people start with a curved barbell and after it is healed they will change it to another jewelry.
7. Tongue Web Piercing Jewelry
The most common type of jewelry for tongue web piercing are circular barbells and captive rings.
8. Tongue Web Piercing Pain
Although it may seem like a simple piercing, it is very important to always let a professional do the job.
9. Tongue Web Piercing Risks
In order to reduce the risk of infection, you must always practice good oral hygiene.
10. Web Piercing
Web piercing comes with a risk of puncturing your saliva glands, so only use a professional.
11. Pink Barbell Web Piercing For Girls
Web piercings are so discreet since no one will notice them unless you want to show it.
12. Spike Barbell Web Piercing
Before touching your jewelry, be sure to wash your hands first.
13. Marijuana Barbell And Web Piercing
Tongue web piercing is considered as the one of the most delicate types of web piercings.
14. Double Tongue Web Piercing
For people who have a large frenulum, they can have double tongue web piercing.
15. Web Piercing Healing
The healing process of a tongue web piercing can vary, but typically it can last from 8 to 10 weeks.
16. Curved Silver Barbell Tongue Web Piercing
Although this type of piercing is quite popular among women, it is also much acceptable for men.
17. Black Silver Barbell Web Piercing
If you develop any infection, it is best to see your doctor right away.
18. Unique Tongue Web Piercing Jewelry
The most common problems of web piercing are migration and rejection.
19. Green Barbell Web Piercing
A tongue web piercing may affect your speech, especially if you are using an extra-large starter jewelry.
20. Web Tongue Piercing
If you don’t want your boss to see your web piercing, all you have to do is to avoid raising your tongue.
21. Web Tongue Piercing With Surface Barbell
Web piercing jewelry can be ordered online or you can also check with your local piercing studio.
Web Piercing Jewelry
There are three main types of piercing jewelry used in tongue web piercing: curved barbell, circular barbell, and captive bead rings. Here is our top pick for the best web piercing jewelry that you can wear.
Web Piercing Risks
There are different complications of body piercing. The risks for this type of piercing are pretty mild and they do not happen often. The primary risk of concern is rejection. Rejection can happen with absolutely any piercing. However, in the tongue web piercing, it is generally seen either with improper jewellery (picture a CBR in your web catching on a barbell in your tongue) or where the tissue is so small or confined that it probably should not have been pierced in the first place. Unlike many of the other oral piercings available, with proper jewellery, the tongue web piercing has a phenomenally low chance of negatively affecting the gums or teeth in terms of the recession, blistering or chipping. As with ALL oral piercings, it is absolutely necessary to avoid beer and anything that may contain active yeast for a minimum of 2-3 weeks post piercing. Introducing these substances to your fresh oral piercing may result in an oral yeast infection, which can be very difficult as well as expensive to get cleared. It is also advised to avoid drinking milk on the day of your piercing procedure as it can result in an infection.
Web Piercing Healing Time and Aftercare
Healing time is incredibly short for this particular modification. The human mouth is particularly adept at healing itself, and the average time can be as short as two weeks. Commonly, will take closer to eight weeks for complete healing. The wearer may experience some mild swelling and some discomfort, both of which are easily alleviated with a basic NSAID or OTC pain killer. Ice chips, or really anything nice and cold can certainly help as well. Generally, proper oral hygiene will really take care of the bulk of healing. However, a good mouth rinse is highly recommended. Alcohol-free is of the utmost importance as the alcohol content in say, Listerine or Scope on average is plenty enough to kill freshly forming tissue and seriously delay healing. You can stick either with a basic saline rinse or even Biotene (this mouthwash was designed for dry mouths and sensitive teeth – this contains no alcohol but does have active enzymes that promote quick healing!). That being said, if the only rinse you have access to does contain alcohol, please do mix it so that you have half mouthwash half water before using for at least the first two weeks. Being inside the mouth, you may notice some white stuff forming around your jewellery. This will look alarming at first, like some type of gelatinous pus; however it is likely just a wet scab. DO NOT PICK IT OFF! Gently rub it with a soft bristled toothbrush, and when it is ready to go away, it will do just that.
With proper care, the risk of infection is fairly low in this piercing because most of us keep our mouths fairly clean on a daily basis with or without piercings to heal. If for any reason you experience more serious swelling, excessive discomfort (think more pain than discomfort) or any other concerns, continue with your suggested aftercare and return to your piercer for troubleshooting as soon as you are able.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this insight into tongue web piercings, and if you have any additional questions, comments or your own tongue web piercing experiences or photos, join the conversation below!