Different Kinds of Tongue Piercings

Do you remember when we told you all about the different kinds of ear piercings (sixteen!)? Well, the ears aren’t the only spot holding a couple secrets!

What are the Different Types of Tongue Piercings?

You might be surprised that when it comes to tongue piercings there is more to it than just sticking a bar through the middle of your tongue. Keep reading to find out all about venom piercings, tongue web piercings and more!

The Regular Old Tongue Piercing

This name generally refers to the statement style of tongue piercing in the centre of the tongue and pierced straight through the bottom. It’s a tried and true style that will never get old!

Horizontal Tongue Piercing

This type of tongue piercing, also known as “Snake Eyes”, is similar to a regular tongue piercing but rather than a single piercing in the centre of the tongue there are two that are horizontally placed.

Horizontal Tongue Piercing

Venom Piercings or Venom Bites

These are again very similar to the horizontal tongue piercing, but are spaced closer together.

Venom Bites Tongue Piercing

Angel Bite or “Double Tongue” Piercings

Here two piercings are placed one in front of the other, or maybe even three!

Tongue Web Piercings

The tongue web piercing, or the “tongue frenulum” piercing, goes through the webbing underneath the tongue that holds that tongue to the lower gums. It can only be seen when the tongue is raised. For more information check out our full post on it!

Tongue Web Piercing

Other tongue piercings can include the uvula piercing which is very rare, gum piercing which is a very new kind of practice and vampire bites which are a style of “upper frenulum” piercing that occurs on either side of the upper gum area like vampire fangs. Each of these is very unique and you would be hard pressed to find someone who actually has one in the real world!

Tongue Piercing Jewelry

Would you get any of these tongue and frenulum piercings?

Warning: This article is intended to let you know the basics of the tongue piercing. If you’re having real trouble with your piercing or even if you’re getting one for the first time always follow up with your piercer and ask as many clarifying questions as you can! It’s always important to speak to a professional, qualified expert before getting pierced.