Believe it or not, your tongue was created for more than just tonsil hockey. It’s time to learn about all the different types of tongue piercings you can get and everything you need to know about them. Ready to pick your favorite?

Before we get started, it’s important to mention that healing times and pain tolerance will vary depending on each person. Talk to your piercing professional before deciding which piercing is best for you.

Lip Frenulum Piercing (Frowny Piercing)

Lip Frenulum Piercing (Frowny Piercing)

A piercing through the thin layer of skin that connects your lower lip to your mouth. Healing Time: 4-8 weeks. Jewelry: Curved barbell

Lip Frenulum Piercing (Smiley Piercing)

Lip Frenulum Piercings (Smiley Piercing)

A piercing through the thin layer of skin that connects your upper lip to your mouth. Healing Time: 4-8 weeks. Jewelry: Horseshoe ring

midline tongue piercing

Midline Tongue Piercing

A midline tongue piercing is the most well-known tongue piercing and is placed in the middle of the tongue. Healing Time: About 4-6 weeks. Jewelry: Barbell

Snake Eyes Tongue Piercing

Snake Eyes Piercing

Runs horizontally through the tip of your tongue. Healing Time: About 6-9 weeks. Jewelry: Curved barbells

Tongue Frenulum Piercing

Tongue Frenulum Piercing

This piercing runs through the webbing that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth located underneath your tongue. Healing Time: About 8-10 weeks. Jewelry: Curved barbells

Uvula Piercing

Uvula Piercing

A horizontal piercing through the uvula. Healing Time: About 2-4 weeks. Jewelry: Horseshoe rings or captive bead rings.

Venom Piercing

Venom Piercing

Two piercings on both sides of the tongue that are typically located between the middle and tip of the tongue. Healing Time: About 4-8 weeks. Jewelry: Curved barbells

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