Tongue piercings in Singapore: Where to go, what to know, and how much to pay
Watch your tongue
Oftentimes taken for granted, the tongue is our primary tool for both taste and speech. For those slightly more adventurous — or for those simply looking for something fun to do this weekend, even — the tongue can also pull double duty by serving as a style statement. See: piercings. Intrigued but also (rightfully) cautious? Don't worry; this article will help ease 'em doubts. Here's all you need to know about getting your tongue pierced.
What to know before getting a tongue piercing
The tongue is home to tons of veins. (Seriously, just lift your tongue to view some of them). If there's a vein where you want your tongue pierced, then your piercer will be unable to conduct the procedure. If your tongue is too short — or, if you can’t stick your tongue out very far, you won’t be able to get your tongue pierced either. Same goes if your tongue is too long. Do note that as if with any piercings around the mouth, jewelry can cause damage to the teeth when it rubs up against them. This contributes to enamel wear, chipped teeth, and receding gum lines. TLDR; be sure to think it through if you already struggle with such issues.
Tongue piercing healing process
lthough the actual healing process is relatively straightforward, there are tons of outside influences that can make the process quite painful.
Your tongue is exposed to the bacteria that your saliva harbors. Essentially, food, drinks, and anything else you put on or near your mouth. Beyond rinsing every day, you need to keep extra care to keep things out of your mouth that shouldn’t be there (calling out all nail-biters). Here are some things for you to take note.
- If you prefer saline piercing aftercare products, these are fine, too. Just make sure that the solution contains no more than sterile water and sodium chloride.
Tongue jewellery styles
The most common jewelry you’ll see in a tongue piercing is a straight barbell. The tongue is usually pierced with a 14G needle, and your starter barbell will probably be a 7/8” barbell. Once your piercing has healed, most choose a 5/8” barbell, but that is totally based on personal preference. You can also choose studs with a bead backing, as long as the prong is long enough to fit through your tongue. You can also add a charm to make your piercing stand out even more.
Price and places to get your tongue pierced
A tongue piercing will cost anywhere between $30 and $100. This price won’t include the jewellery. Here are some places that we recommend you get your tongue pierced.
14 Scotts Road Far East Plaza, #04-11, 228213
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 11.30am-8pm
Rise Above Tattoo & Piercings
14 Scotts Road Far East Plaza, #04-70, 228213
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 1-8pm
6 Raffles Blvd, #B1-06 Marina Square, 039594
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 3-8pm