Pros & cons of getting my tongue pierced?
September 19, 2006 10:36 AM Subscribe
I'm 28 and I'm thinking about getting my tongue pierced. What cultural & medical pros and cons should I be aware of?
posted by anonymous to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work in a web shop which is really casual (I could go to work in shorts and sandals if I wanted to), so I don't see work being an issue. Then again, if I were to get one, I'd probably take it out for the occasional client meeting. That aside, what about the rest of society? I have piercing-positive friends and they'd probably smile at first and then go about the rest of their day. However, does society at large have preconceptions about people with tongue piercings?
On the health side, this article with coverage of the British Dental Association's stance
(from 1999, admittedly) kinda scared the hell out of me. Is that mostly scare tactics or is there a significant chance of the side effects like those in the article? More specifically, I've heard anecdotally that tongue piercings can / tend to chip one's teeth. Is that inevitable, preventable, or just bunk?