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What is the Best Type of Tongue Bar for Me?

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By: Rossi

Rossi is a piercing expert with over 10 years of experience. He is a member of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and has written extensively on the subject of body piercing.

Types of Tongue Bars

There are many different types of tongue bars available, including:

  • Straight barbells: These are the most common type of tongue bar and are made of a straight piece of metal with a ball on each end.
  • Curved barbells: These are similar to straight barbells, but the bar is curved instead of straight.
  • Circular barbells: These are made of a circular piece of metal with a ball on each end.
  • Horseshoe barbells: These are made of a U-shaped piece of metal with a ball on each end.

Choosing the Right Tongue Bar

The type of tongue bar you choose will depend on your personal preferences and the size and shape of your tongue. It is important to choose a tongue bar that is the right size and fit for your mouth. If the tongue bar is too small, it can move around and cause irritation. If the tongue bar is too large, it can be uncomfortable and cause pain.

Getting a Tongue Piercing

Tongue piercing is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed in a piercing studio. The piercer will first clean your tongue and then use a needle to create a hole in the center of your tongue. The tongue bar will then be inserted into the hole.


After getting a tongue piercing, it is important to follow the piercer’s instructions for aftercare. This will help to prevent infection and ensure that your piercing heals properly.

Risks and Complications

Tongue piercing is a relatively safe procedure, but there are some risks and complications associated with it, including:

  • Infection: This is the most common complication of tongue piercing. It can be caused by bacteria entering the piercing wound.
  • Bleeding: Tongue piercing can cause bleeding, which can be excessive in some cases.
  • Swelling: Tongue piercing can cause swelling, which can make it difficult to eat and speak.
  • Damage to teeth: Tongue piercing can damage teeth if the tongue bar is not properly fitted.


Tongue bar is a popular form of body modification that can be both stylish and expressive. However, it is important to do your research before getting a tongue piercing to make sure it is the right choice for you.

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