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What should you do if you need to remove your tongue piercing for an hour?

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2006-08-14 12:56:03
2006-08-14 12:56:03

It depends on how long it's been in the tongue but also is different from person to person how fast it closes, but I Recomend You Buy A Retainer For Your Piercing Seeing As They Are See Through.

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A tip is to suck on ice for an hour before the piercing, it will help to numb it.

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I took mine out about a week in and replaced it with a clear bar, but they tell you you should wait a minimum of 2 wks before you remove the original bar. You can't keep the bar out or the hole will close. It's only a matter of minutes before it will close so I don't advise you to take it out and keep it out. Just replace it with a tongue retainer. You can google them. Also, it doesn't matter how long you've had the piercing, your tongue heals quickly and the hole will close. I know someone who had their tongue piercing for 10 yrs but when she took her tongue ring out it only took about half an hour before the hole started closing.

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A friend of mine got a tongue piercing at a professional and asked the same question. He said to wait about an hour or two and while you wait keep the ring in your piercing, because if its brand new with no ring in it, it will close faster than one you had for a while . So just wait about an hour or so with a ring in it. Then the pro said if the tongue is bleeding from when you pierced it first still or its swollen or whatever then you have to wait a little while. While you eat, take your piercing out since its new and the flesh of the tongue is still tender and you dont want to stretch it. Chew carefully and slowly . Hope i helped

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1 year after having it done, you can take the jewellery out for an 8 hour period without fear of the piercing closing up.

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The initial swelling from a tongue piercing generally goes down after between one and two weeks. At this point it is ok to change your barbell for a smaller one. Once the initial swelling has gone down, the piercing takes about another two weeks to fully heal. Tongue piercings close up extremely quickly though if the jewellery is left out - from as little as an hour.

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It should be soon after, within an hour. The tongue heals very quickly. It will, however, be sore for days.

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when i got mine pierced it was swollen for a little over a week, but the worst was prolly day 2-5. it rele hurts to eat. i ate a bowl of ramon noodles the day after and it took me well over an hour. if i were you i would get all the eating in while u can cuz it hurts to move ur tongue to swollow ur food and chew it up. i didnt wait becuz i like to eat a lot lol, but i love the aftermath of my piercing!

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Swelling goes down in two weeks, the piercing has a light heal by six weeks and a full heal by one year. Any time under a year the piercing can react to various health issues, getting sick or catching a cold for example. But no professional body piercer will consider a piercing seasoned until it's a year old.The tongue is actually the fastest healing of all piercings due to the nature of the organ. The pain and swelling should stop within two weeks max, and the tongue should accept the jewelry and heal itself within two to three months. Other piercings may take up to a year to heal completely, but this is not the case with the tongue as it is cartilage-free and is a solid muscle therefore healing more quickly than connective tissue.The tongue is two muscle complexes joined in the center by connective tissue and still requires an appropriate time to heal and season. 6~8 weeks for a light heal but is considered seasoned after a one year period. Based on over 17 years of providing professional piercing services in a licensed piercing facility.The swelling should go down in a bout a week. Maybe longer if you try to eat or just play with it a lot. You shouldn't change it till the swelling has completely gone down which may take anywhere from 1-3 months.Tongue piercings take 6 to 8 weeks to get a light heal, but the tongue is far from healed in that time, it can take another 2 months for the tongue to heal completely if not more depending on the level of your health.A tongue piercing without complications can fully heal in four weeks. With complications, it may never heal and might have to be surgically closed. Every body piercing can result in sepsis and even death.6 to 8 weeks for a light heal however it will take 6 months for the body to season and toughen the piercing to the point it can be removed for short periods of time (hour or two max) under the first year.

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It depends on your body. Not everyone is the same. Some can close in mminutes and others in days. The age of the piercing doesnt always help determine how long it will stay open. I'd just wear a clear retainer in it to make it less noticeable.

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Do the old penny trick. put a penny under your tongue ang suck on it for about and hour or so then take your temp that should do it!

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It depends on how long you have had the piercing. if its new about a couple mins to an hour maybe depends on the body part you put the piercing. if you had it for a while it could take a couple days to close or a month

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They have bee known to close up only hours after taking it out, personally i woudlnt take it our for more than an hour, or just wear a retainer if its an appeanrence issue.

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If you mean rules for cleaning and care, they are: -Make sure to mouthwash (1/2 water, 1/2 mouthwash) after every time you eat, drink anything but water, or smoke. -For swelling, take ibuprofen (not more than 6 in a 24 hour period) and let ice chips melt on your tongue. (I ate a lot of popsicles) -DO NOT brush the piercing with your toothbrush. All of the bacteria it carries is okay for your teeth, but you could get a pretty serious infection in your tongue. A white-yellow goo coming from the hole (both on the top & bottom of the tongue) is normal, this is not puss. It won't harm your piercing, it is just something that happens due to swallowing issues, and saliva buildup. Swelling and discomfort are normal for the first week-two weeks. The piercing itself isn't the least bit painful. Enjoy!

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Sure you can just don't go out and be an idiot when you are out drinking, here's the skinny on drinking and tongue piercings. When you drink you dehydrate your self, you also seem to be fearless and do silly things like show everyone your tongue piercing. It's the hyper extension of the tongue in concert with over drinking and dehydration that makes the next day and all new sense of hell for your tongue. The swelling could be off the chart if you get carried away. So be smart eat before your get the piercing done (about and hour to an hour and a half before), if you go for a drink get the bar maid to get you a glass of ice water to help keep the swelling down during your visit (pop ice in your mouth and let it melt). Just be smart don't get too carried away, stay hydrated with water between drinks and have some fun. Keep the showing it off for a few days down the road, if you have seen one pierced tongue you have seen a dozen.

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Theres no real answer, unfortunately. It really depends on how you heal. People can have piercings for years that close up within an hour. If you can't have jewelry for work/school, look into getting a clear retainer. It'll keep the piercing open and be less obvious. Basically, don't remove the jewelry unless you accept the risk that it could close over completely.

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I think $400 per hour. For professinal body piercing.

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You should cover the turkey breast for the first hour, then remove the cover so it doesn't brown too fast.

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If it is still a fresh, unhealed piercing, I would not leave it out for more than one hour (maximum) if you still want to keep it. When you get a piercing, your body starts working overtime to try and patch the hole that was just created in your body. Piercings at this stage can close within a half an hour, to 1-2 hours. If you like the piercing, do not leave it out for more than one hour. If the problem with it is, you need to hide it for work, school, etc., you can buy a clear retainer to put in it, rather than the surgical steel jewelry.

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Give it an hour and a half, and you won't have a pierced tongue anymore. Give it two weeks and you'll never be able to tell you had a pierced tongue. Tongues heal really, really fast.

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What do you mean? You can never take it out, or it will close up! Every person is different, so some people might (after having it for a very long time) be able to take it out for a short amount of time (a few hours) and still have the hole, but other people will find that it closes up in less than an hour (even if they've had it for years). The cells in your mouth re-grow very quickly... Even if it didn't completely close, it might partially close, and then you'd do damage when you put the jewelry back in. A tongue stud is not an ear-lobe piercing: You don't decide, each day, if you want to wear it or not! Consider it permanent.

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A properly done nostril piercing should only be uncomfortable at the most for 24 hours. If the piercing is still uncomfortable past the 24 hour point then chances are good that there is some form of issue with the tightness of the jewellery in the piercing, cleaning procedure, method used to conduct the piercing. If the piercing was done with a piercing gun, well then there's your problem. Piercing guns are never to be used to pierce anything other than ear lobes. In Canada "Health Canada" has made it more than clear to piercing gun manufacturers that they are not permitted to use piercing guns on anything other than ear lobes. This policy has also started to appear in most US state health guidelines for piercing services. Now if the piercing was done by a professional body piercer, I would suggest you revisit your piercer and have them look at the piercing to ensure you have enough room on the jewellery piece for the possible swelling and cleaning requirements. The method used to clean the piercing could also be causing you some issue so this can be discussed with your piercer.


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