Top of Tongue
Straight Barbell
4-6 Weeks
Age Limit:
16 with ID (18 in Wales)
£40.00 - £45.00
Scala del dolore:
Tongue piercings usually feature bars placed in the middle of the tongue and can be decorated with a variety of jewels or designs. Find our tongue piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.
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Tongue Piercing Jewellery

Piercing Procedure
Ready to get a tongue piercing? Use our store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you can simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day. 

Make sure to check the tongue piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the tongue piercing age restriction is 16 with the exception of Wales which is 18 (ID may be required). Tongue piercings are not available with parental consent. 

Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill out. A member of Blue Banana staff will go through the steps and can help you pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a quick consultation and briefing before discussing the tongue piercing location. 

Tongue piercings are usually pierced with a straight barbell. Your piercer will look at the underside of your tongue, possibly using a torch, in order to make sure to avoid any blood vessels when choosing a position for your tongue piercing. Your piercer will use clamps to pinch the skin to keep it taught while they pass a needle through the piercing site. They will then insert the jewellery. The piercing will be placed at a slight angle to help avoid the teeth.
Aftercare Advice
A tongue piercing can take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. The exact healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure successful healing. 

After the initial piercing, your tongue is likely to swell and can be quite sore. You may find that you experience more discomfort after piercing compared to other types of piercing. To relieve this eat and drink cool soft foods. Once the initial swelling has gone down you may find can eat a bigger variety of foods but still take care to avoid spicy food. During healing, avoid smoking and kissing as this may introduce unwanted bacteria into your piercing wound. 

When cleaning your tongue piercing, swill a solution of saltwater solution around your mouth twice a day. Ensure there is no food stuck around your piercing, regularly use mouthwash to maintain good oral hygiene, and try to avoid touching your piercing while it heals. 

If you would like further information, make sure to read our full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
Choosing Piercing Jewellery
There’s plenty of options when it comes to tongue piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include: 
  • Tongue Piercing Bars 
  • Tongue Piercing Barbells
  • Tongue Piercing Jewellery 
There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in our tongue piercing jewellery range. When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things you should consider: 
  • Jewellery Size – Make sure to find out from your piercer the size your tongue piercing jewellery should be. 
  • Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation, one of the many Titanium jewellery options is recommended. This material comes in a variety of colours and is durable too! 
When searching for a piece of jewellery make sure you know your measurements. We display the piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first (displayed in millimetres) then Length, e.g. 1.2mm x 8mm. 
  • Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself. 
  • Length – the length of the piercing bar, usually not including the ball. 
Make sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about changing and removing piercing jewellery.
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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.