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Tongue Piercing Milan

Tongue piercing: Procedure

Getting a tongue piercing done is a stylish and bold gesture, but it is also a process that demands care and skill. Specifically, the piercer begins with a thorough assessment of the tongue, checking for veins and thus avoiding bleeding. In addition, the piercer also evaluates the particular anatomy to choose the exact spot for the piercing, usually placed in the center, in order to reduce risk.

Tongue piercings are performed with the use of a needle, either disposable or sterile. After that, an appropriate barbell, longer than the height of the tongue, is then selected to manage the swelling that follows, ensuring that the piercing is not engulfed by the expanding tongue.

Choosing to have this piercing done in Milan means relying on true professionals like us, who put beauty, individuality, and above all safety first. It is an experience that blends modernity and attention to detail, guaranteeing a high level of service.

Tongue piercing Milan: The different types

Piercing Tongue

Tongue piercing, also known as ‘tongue piercing‘, is among the most popular today. Its origins stretch back to distant times, where it was practised as a ritual by influential members of society. This type of piercing is placed vertically in the centre of the tongue and commonly adorned with a barbell, a bar terminating in a ball.

Piercing Venom

The ‘Venom’ piercing is characterised by two parallel and symmetrical holes, positioned close to the midline of the tongue and oriented towards the tip. There are two techniques for performing this type of piercing: the first involves two vertical holes, drilled from top to bottom or vice versa, while the second technique involves a horizontal piercing of the tongue, allowing the ends of the jewel to emerge from the sides of the tongue.

Piercing Marley

The ‘Marley’ piercing is done by piercing the frenulum, that thin tissue that joins the underside of the tongue to the base of the mouth. This type of piercing tends to be less painful due to the reduced blood supply to the flap of flesh. However, the delicacy of the frenulum requires careful handling to prevent tearing. To better suit this specific area, a piercing with a curved bar is generally opted for.

Piercing Smiley

The ‘Smiley’ piercing is placed in the thin frenulum that joins the upper lip to the gum, visible mainly when smiling. It is located on the gum above the incisors, making this small inner-lip piercing discreet, but capable of adding a unique touch to the smile.

Piercing Snake Eyes

The ‘Snake Eyes’ piercing consists of a bar inserted horizontally at the tip of the tongue, creating a visual illusion similar to the eyes of a snake. This type of piercing offers an extraordinary visual effect, making the tongue look like the head of a snake, for a decidedly hypnotic and distinctive appearance.

Healing the tongue piercing

For successful healing of the tongue piercing, which generally takes 4 to 5 weeks, it is essential to follow certain guidelines. Initially, significant swelling of the tongue may be observed, which will gradually decrease.

It is vital to avoid smoking, alcohol and spicy foods during the healing period to prevent inflammation and delayed healing. Chewing gum is also discouraged for the same reason.

In addition, oral hygiene plays a crucial role in healing: more frequent than usual oral rinses are recommended, using alcohol-free mouthwashes to avoid irritation to the wound. Sterile saline solutions can also be used to gently disinfect the area.

It is important to check the piercing daily to ensure that the balls are tight and there is no risk of swallowing them, as they tend to unscrew easily.

At the end of the healing period, it is recommended to replace the initially longer barbell with a shorter one to reduce the risk of tooth damage and improve long-term comfort. Carefully following these directions will promote safe and rapid healing of the tongue piercing.


How much does a tongue piercing cost?

In Milan, the price of a tongue piercing can vary depending on several factors. These include: The specific area of the body involved, the quality of the materials chosen for the jewel, and the experience of the professional in charge of performing the piercing.

When can a tongue piercing not be done?

Tongue piercing can be discouraged in several cases:

  • Allergies to piercing materials, requiring the use of gold or titanium;
  • Dental problems such as brittle teeth or inflamed gums;
  • Clotting disorders that increase the risk of bleeding;
  • Active oral infections;
  • An unsuitable conformation of the tongue;
  • A weakened immune system raises the risk of complications.
What can you eat immediately after a tongue piercing?

Immediately after having your tongue pierced, follow this food guide for healing:

  • Prefer protein shakes, cold soups, and non-acidic juices due to bloating.
  • Integrate soft foods such as ice cream and jelly when the swelling subsides. Avoid hot foods for sensitivity.
  • Avoid alcohol. Start with cold drinks, then switch to lukewarm ones, paying attention to the temperature to avoid burns from the metal of the piercing.
What to do in the event of a tongue piercing infection?

To maintain oral health with a tongue piercing, follow these steps:

  • Use the toothbrush after each meal to remove food debris;
  • Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash containing chlorhexidine;
  • Apply sea salt and clean the outer surface of the piercing daily with specific disinfectants;
  • Use a stick soaked in mouthwash to clean both the entrance and exit piercing hole.