STAINLESS STEEL TONGUE RINGS

by Ritika

Stainless steel tongue rings are the preferred choice for tongue piercing as they are very safe, can be made into a number of designs and most importantly, are easy on the pocket. Today body piercing is becoming something of a status symbol in contemporary society. High quality steel and other material just means that your options boil down to a simple choice of whether one wants to do tongue piercing or not. Tongue piercing saw its birth around the 1980s. Generally rings are not used but then it all depends on what your personal taste and style quotient is. If you are going in for tongue rings then it is best to get professional advice and ensure that you go to a qualified person to get it done.

Stainless steel tongue rings are the preferred choice for tongue piercing as they are very safe, can be made into a number of designs and most importantly, are easy on the pocket.

Today body piercing is becoming something of a status symbol in contemporary society. High quality steel and other material just means that your options boil down to a simple choice of whether one wants to do tongue piercing or not. Tongue piercing saw its birth around the 1980’s. Generally rings are not used but then it all depends on what your personal taste and style quotient is. If you are going in for tongue rings then it is best to get professional advice and ensure that you go to a qualified person to get it done. This way you get what you want and you don’t get the associated problems that go with this type of work.

Tongue piercing also goes by names like tongue ring etc which is a bit of a misnomer as very rarely are rings worn. Paired or tongue piercing that is side by side is also commonly known as venom piercing or viper bites, with reference to the fangs of a snake. Ritual tongue piercing has been noticed in the Aztec and Maya cultures where there are illustrations showing priests piercing the tongue and drawing blood or passing rough cords through the hole which is designed to inflict pain. However there is no evidence of permanent or long-term tongue piercing in the culture.

Once you get the piercing done, remember that swelling occurs approx three to seven days after and it can get really uncomfortable. Your best bet to numb the discomfort a little bit is to have lots of cold drinks, suck on ice cubes, etc. all of which help to mitigate the swelling and soreness, and Ibuprofen works very well also. Keep in mind that the swelling must be accommodated for by using a longer piece of initial jewelry, which can then be replaced by a shorter piece of jewelry so that the healed piercing prevents damage to the teeth and gums.

Surgical stainless steel is the ideal choice when it comes to metals for tongue piercing. Stainless steel rarely, if ever, causes any irritation or allergic reactions at the site of the piercing. The type of stainless steel called 316L used to make high quality stainless steel tongue rings is the preferred option, as this material does not corrode that easily.

As with any radical style of dressing, tongue rings too have there own share of misconceptions and myths which are in some part true and others are pure fiction. One of the most common misconceptions going around about tongue piercing is that since the mouth is dirty the piecing will be prone to frequent infections and healing will be a long process. This is true that that mouth has huge amounts of bacteria but the saliva is more that enough to counteract this infection and it promotes healing. Use of a mouthwash reduces the chances of infection.

With piercing of any kind there is always a minor risk of heavy bleeding if a vein is hit; but if you ensure that a qualified piercer is doing a good job then there should be no problem avoiding the blood vessels. Some bleeding is of course, normal but uncontrolled bleeding must be checked by a proper doctor. Be prepared to have your tongue ring a bit off center, which is due to the placement of the frenulum dead center on the tongue. Sometimes this crooked look can be noticeable but more often than not goes unnoticed.

Tooth and gum damage are risks that can be minimized by correct placement of the ring. Ensure that jewelry used is sized correctly and don’t play with the tongue ring. Too big a ring may cause problems with your teeth. The tongue has an exceptional ability to heal fast so piercing close quickly sometimes as fast as a few days.

Stainless Steel tongue rings will not rust or cause certain problems like other traditionally used alloys. Stainless steel jewellery manufacturers ensure that the steel used is high grade, non magnetic and looks similar to platinum but is a cheaper option. Steel can also be molded and this gives the manufacturers the option of creating many designs and many styles. If the concept is ok with you and you are not the queasy kind of person then go in for stainless steel tongue rings. You will be making a statement of your own.

Look up the net and you will find stainless steel rings in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and brands. There are styles to suit varied personalities and you will also get a lot of information on where to go and what precautions you need to be aware of. So flaunt your tongue piercing with a stylized tongue ring today!

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