There is such a variety of tongue piercings to choose from, such as frog eyes piercing, horizontal piercings, midline piercings and so many more. It can easily become confusing knowing the difference between all these piercings. If you’re thinking of getting a frog eye piercing here’s everything you need to know.
Frog eyes piercing explained
Frog eyes piercing is basically a piercing that is located at the front end of the tongue. The piercing is done in such a manner that it replicates two frog eyes.
A curved barbell is inserted in the tongue in a horizontal manner. The actual piercing is symmetrical and comes out of both sides of the tongue. Frog eyes piercings are also known as a double tongue piercing and venom piercing.
More often than not people confuse snake eye piercings to frog eyes piercing. Although they do look slightly similar they can be differentiated by the location of the piercing. Snake eye piercings are pierced towards the tip of the tongue
Is this the right piercing for you?
Depending on the look you’re going for, this piercing can look exceptionally cool. If you want to get this specific tongue piercing, then you should ensure that you have done more than enough research. This will help you make the right choice.
Try going into a few different piercing parlors to try and find out more about this piercing. The best research that you can do is to speak to professionals who have all the knowledge. They will be able to provide all the answers to any questions you might have.
Next, ask people who actually have frog eyes piercings for some feedback. This will be very helpful because you will be able to get answers first hand from others who have this specific piercing.
The process of getting frog eyes piercing
Firstly, always make certain to go to a legit piercing parlor. Getting your tongue pierced is definitely not something your best friend should be doing (unless they are licensed to do so).
You will want to go to a professional who knows what they’re doing. The reason that this is important is that the tongue has veins all around it. Not knowing the location of all the veins can lead to a few health risks, if mistakenly pierced.
The overall process is the same as any other tongue piercing. You will have to first rinse your mouth out a few times and make use of an anti-bacterial mouthwash. The anti-bacterial mouthwash will remove any bacterium that is in the mouth that might cause an infection.
After this is done, the piercer will examine your tongue and mark the areas to be pierced. Thereafter a clamp is taken to hold your tongue in place for the piercing. A hollow piercing needle will be used to pierce the marked areas and then the jewelry will be inserted.
What to expect after getting frog eyes piercing
It’s always good to know what to expect so that you can mentally prepare yourself.
Once your piercing is done your tongue will swell up; this is completely normal and nothing to worry about. The pain level of getting this specific piercing is initially sorer than a single tongue piercing. This is because your tongue is pierced twice simultaneously.
Healing time might be slightly longer (around 6 weeks) because your tongue will have to heal in two places. To ensure a smooth healing process always keep the area clean so that you don’t get an infection.
Aftercare is vital for both healing and your well-being. You will have to take some time to do the following things on a daily basis to prevent any infections and bacteria from developing.
- Rinse your mouth out at least once a day with an anti-bacterial mouthwash.
- Gargle with an antiseptic mouthwash after every meal.
- Avoid hot/ spicy food. It can cause some irritation and might burn the open area, until its completely healed.
- Don’t tug at your piercing.
- Always wash your hands before touching your piercing to tighten it.
- Be careful not to be harsh when brushing your teeth during the healing process.
- Add a teaspoon of sea salt to a ½ glass of water, stir and rinse your mouth to prevent any infections.