Get ready for today’s installment of the piercing dictionary! This time we’re going over the oral piercings; those piercings that are inside the mouth and on the tongue. Here we go:
Tongue Piercing: A standard vertical piercing through the tongue from top to bottom.
Horizontal Tongue Piercing or “Snake Eyes”: A piercing horizontally through the tip of the tongue with surface jewelry or a curved barbell.
Venom Bites: Two tongue piercings placed side by side on the tongue.
Angel Bite or “Double Tongue” Piercing: Two or more tongue piercings placed one in front of the other on the tongue.
Tongue Frenulum or “Tongue Web” Piercing: A Piercing through the frenulum linguae, the strip of flesh under the tongue that connects the tongue to the lower gum plate.
Uvula Piercing: Piercing of the uvula, the dangling tissue between your tonsils at the back of the throat. These piercings are extremely rare due to the high risk of activating the gag reflex, which could potentially cause serious damage during the piercing process.
Upper Frenulum Piercing or “Vampire“: One or more piercings of the upper frenulum, the tissue that connects the upper lip to the gums.
When this is done through the central tissue (beneath the lip bow) with a barbell, it’s called a smile or Smiley, and in the bottom lip’s central connective tissue, it’s called a Frown.
Dental Piercing: Any piercing of the actual tooth. This may sound ridiculous, but it’s totally true! These piercings are done using a dental drill and implant jewelry. Amazing!
And the newest up and coming oral piercing that’s still in the beginning stages: Gum Piercings.
Stay tuned next week for the last (and funnest) installment of the piercing dictionary: body piercings!