Tongue Web Piercing or Web piercing

What is Tongue Web Piercing?

A tongue web or frenulum is a thin skin that connects the tongue to the bottom surface of the mouth. A perforation in the same tissue is referred to as Tongue web piercing or just Web piercing. Since it is a fragile layer, therefore, the pain is less due to the absence of muscles. It is an oral piercing with alternative tongue piercing names such as Marley piercing or underneath tongue piercing.

Ball Closure Ring Tongue Web Piercing
Ball Closure Ring Tongue Web Piercing

Types of Tongue Web Piercing

  • Spider tongue web piercing
  • Double tongue web piercing

Procedure

  • Select a reputed parlor holding an experience in piercing.
  • Rinse the mouth with an anti-bacterial mouthwash.
  • Push a hollow needle inside the frenulum.
  • Insert a plain jewelry in the perforation.
Barbell Tongue Web Piercing
Barbell Tongue Web Piercing

Ache

Perforating the soft skin underneath tongue could be a painful experience. It can also be highly discomforting for a few. The jewelry rubs against the floor of the mouth and tongue which can irritate. The rating of pain intensity reports 3/10 on the piercing scale. People who get this piercing feel a sudden pinch.

Double Tongue Web Piercing
Double Tongue Web Piercing

Healing Time

This piercing can take about 8 to 10 weeks to heal. The process can prolong if the aftercare is not apt. There can be swelling, light bleeding and tenderness which will often reduce with time. Some whitish fluid can seep out which is not pus.

Aftercare: Web piercing

Do’s

  • Brush gently with a soft bristle toothbrush
  • Get an alcohol free mouthwash and take care such as H2O Ocean
  • Gargle with lukewarm saline water.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before touching the pierced area.
  • Take some ice cubes and keep them in your mouth to reduce the swelling.
  • Take nutritious food which speeds up the healing
  • Stay healthy by taking sound sleep as it will help in early recovery.
Tongue Web Piercing Images
Tongue Web Piercing Images

Don’ts

  • Play or fiddle with jewelry, don’t even remove it.
  • Speak more to avoid undue stress on the piercing area.
  • Smoke cigarette, marijuana if you want it to heal quickly.
  • Eat hot, spicy or sticky food during healing. Avoid French kiss and other oral engagements.
Tongue Web Piercing Photos
Tongue Web Piercing Photos

Risks associated with Tongue web piercing

There is always a risk of migration and rejection since it is done on a loose skin connecting the tongue to the lower jaw. It can stretch resulting in tearing the frenulum. There is less risk of gum and tooth erosion in frenulum as it is not in direct contact with the tooth or gum. Still cleaning of jewelry is advisable to avoid infections.

Tongue Web Piercing Pictures
Tongue Web Piercing Pictures

Infections & Other Complications

Getting the piercing done from an expert piercer is recommended to avoid chances of an infection. A frenulum with infection can irritate and ache along with seepage of pus. In case the piercing undergoes inflammation and discoloration, it can be a sign of contagion. If these signs of infectivity are visible, do gargle with a saline solution. If the irritation persists, take help of a doctor and follow his prescription and instructions.

Tongue Web Piercing
Tongue Web Piercing

Tongue Web Piercing Jewelry

Large size barbells and CBRs are fit for these piercings. Some other common jewelry choices are spike barbells, marijuana barbells, curved barbells, surface barbells. Captive bead rings and small beaded hoops are also an elegant choice. The metal of jewelry can be gold, titanium, surgical steel or silver.

Web Tongue Piercing
Web Tongue Piercing

Cost

The cost of tongue web piercing falls in a range of $15 and $30 at any well-known piercing salon. The choice of jewelry can influence the price too.

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