5 Tongue Ring Styles

Tongue piercing jewelry is called a tongue ring or more specifically, a straight barbell is worn in tongue piercings.

Tongue rings have much more to offer visually than the generic silver metal stud. There are also more options than the traditional centered placement if you are daring! Tongue ring barbells come in so many different styles that you can customize your mouth to your preference and even change up designs for fun or special occasions. If you’re looking for a cool tongue ring, check out one of these five styles.

Gem Topped Tongue Ring

If you’re looking for a lot of color so that your tongue ring really pops, a gem top tongue barbell is a great choice. They come in bright rainbow of colors and add an eye catching sparkle to your conversations. These tongue barbells have the added benefit of being made of titanium. Titanium is a high quality metal and is nickel free, so it's a safe material for those with metal allergies or sensitivities.

Double Tongue Ring

To change up your tongue ring style, you can opt for two tongue rings. Instead of one centered tongue piercing, two side-by-side piercings are placed appropriately on your tongue. They can either be vertically aligned so one piercings is behind the other or horizontally aligned so they look like a bite mark, which is how they earned the nickname of a venom piercing. You want to be sure to choose an experienced and knowledgeable piercer for a double tongue piercing so the jewelry is placed in way that accommodates your tongue's anatomy and your teeth.

Novelty or Funny Tongue Rings

Probably one of the most entertaining options is to rotate through various designs based on your mood. And you don't have to sacrifice on the jewelry either. These tongue rings use high quality 316L stainless steel for the barbell and are topped with an acrylic covered graphic. The graphics have endless options like these silly icon designs or this pretty leopard print design.

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Frenulum linguae or tongue web piercing

If you are looking for a unique, less mainstream tongue ring, then the frenulum linguae piercing might be for you. It's a cool tongue ring placement because it’s not on the top of your tongue, but instead goes through the webbing underneath your tongue. The area doesn't have too many blood vessels, so it’s got a shorter healing time than most tongue piercings; although, you still need to pay attention to all of the care guidelines your piercer gives you. You can wear either a captive bead ring or a barbell in a tongue web piercing.

Flexible Tongue Ring

Tongue rings can often wreak havoc on your teeth with long-term wear and persistent fiddling. Flexible tongue rings offer a more tooth-friendly option for tongue barbells. They come in a variety of colors and are typically made of polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, which is more commonly known as Teflon. It's a flexible and bendy material, as well as softer than metal, so it's quite suited for an oral piercing. PTFE jewelry is also safe for x-rays and during operations, so you might want one just to make dentists visits simpler!

Whatever you choose, you can make your tongue piercing different and allow the real you to be expressed.