Q:

How do you hide a tongue piercing?

A:

Quick Answer

The best way to hide a tongue piercing is to replace your jewelry with a piercing retainer after the initial healing period. Piercing retainers are usually constructed from a clear, hard plastic and are easy to use.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

  1. Purchase a retainer

    Make sure the retainer is long enough so that it doesn't squeeze your tongue and cause swelling or pull through the hole. You also need to make sure that it is the same gauge as your original jewelry. If it is too small, it may pull right through the piercing hole. If it is too large, it can tear and stretch the hole.

  2. Remove your jewelry

    With either gloved or clean, dry hands, firmly grasp the balls of your piercing barbell, and twist one ball off. Make sure to replace the ball once you remove the jewelry from your tongue so it doesn't get lost.

  3. Insert the retainer

    Remove the small O-ring from the end of the retainer. Insert the straight end of the retainer into the piercing from the top of your tongue. Lift your tongue, and slide the O-ring onto the bottom of the stud until it reaches the grooved area that holds it in place.

Learn more about Piercing

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are "venom bites" in piercings?

    A:

    In the piercing industry, "venom bites" is a double tongue piercing that consists of two holes located symmetrically on each side of the tongue. This type of piercing is reportedly more painful than the more common single central tongue piercing.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does an infected tongue piercing look like?

    A:

    According to Living Healthy 360, an infected tongue piercing is painful and swollen with some reddening or discoloration appearing around the site of the piercing. It is very sensitive to the touch and may produce some lumps on the tongue.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you remove an L-shaped nose piercing?

    A:

    To remove an L-shaped nose piercing, push the jewelry through the piercing at the correct angle, then sanitize the area. Do not attempt to remove the jewelry unless the piercing has fully healed. If the piercing is new, wait at least nine days before removal.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What causes a bump inside of a nose piercing?

    A:

    A bump inside a nose piercing is caused by an infection from the choice of jewelry or granuloma due to overgrown tissues. According to Beautyhows, granulomas are not caused by infections, and they generally clear away after sometime without the need of medication.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore