Hey there! So, we've been asked this question quite a bit, and guess what? I actually have a tongue piercing myself, so I'm here to show you exactly what a retainer looks like when it's inserted. Just a quick heads-up: my tongue might look a little blue, but that's because I was enjoying some blue food earlier. Anyway, let's dive in!
Inserting the Retainer: Top Down or Vice Versa?
Okay, so there are a couple of ways to insert this retainer. You can go top down, which means you'll put the flare end on the top of your tongue and the O-ring on the bottom. Or, you can do it vice versa, with the O-ring on top and the flare on the bottom. Personally, I've found that going top down is the easiest in my experience.
Here's a quick step-by-step guide to help you insert your tongue piercing retainer:
- Make sure your hands are clean and sanitized.
- Remove the o-ring if it's on the retainer.
- Place the retainer on your tongue with the desired orientation (top down or vice versa).
- If you're doing top down, align the flare with the top of your tongue.
- If you're doing vice versa, align the o-ring end with the top of your tongue.
- Gently push the retainer through the piercing hole.
- If you're using an O-ring, carefully place it back onto the retainer, securing it in place.
And there you have it! Your tongue piercing retainer is comfortably in place.
Remember, everyone's experience might be slightly different, so take your time and find what works best for you. If you're unsure, don't hesitate to consult a professional piercer for guidance.
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