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How do you know if your tongue is long enough to pierce?

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2014-06-04 15:09:47
2014-06-04 15:09:47

I am a professional piercer and as long as the piercer is comfortable with piercing a tongue that short, then it IS ok. I have pierced many tongues that could not extend past the teeth or lip. They have healed up fine as well, and no signs of rejection occurred, though the likelihood of rejection raises significantly the closer to the tip of the tongue you are.

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