I had my tongue pierced together with Cherie at Borneo Headhunters Tattoo and Piercing on a whim about three weeks ago. I used to have a tongue piercing back in Christchurch, and it was more towards the front of the tongue. I tried to get it done in the same place (there still is a visible hole) but decided against it since I have a career so I went for one towards the back so it isn’t too visible.
This is the second time for Cherie (she has a navel piercing) while I had most of my face pierced in NZ, so I’m used to it. However, we both have a very high threshold for pain so we didn’t feel much at all.
I didn’t want to post about this but since a previous entry depicted my tongue piercing, I might as well put up the photos and videos. 😉
You will need QuickTime for the videos (.3gp) and double size it coz I didn’t bring my digicam (it was an impulsive decision) so it was filmed using a cell phone. Check out the background soundtrack – there was a procession…I found it very appropriate. Heh!
Download: Tongue clamping [sixthseal.com]
This is a video me getting my tongue clamped for the piercing.
Download: Tongue piercing [sixthseal.com]
This shows the needle going in and piercing through the tongue with the follow through with the bar.
Download: Cherie tongue clamping [sixthseal.com]
This is Cherie getting her tongue clamped.
Download: Cherie piercing [sixthseal.com]
The needle going through…
Download: Cherie barbell [sixthseal.com]
…and the process of screwing in the barbell.
Download: HB tongue piercing aftermath [sixthseal.com]
This is a video taken right after the tongue piercing.
Download: Cherie tongue piercing aftermath [sixthseal.com]
This is a video of Cherie right after the tongue piercing.
We used a 14 gauge bar for the piercing. Cherie went for the surgical steel bar while mine is an 18k solid gold barbell…
…and it’s topped with a jewel.
It’s a bit of an overkill on the bling bling factor, yeah? 😉]]>