Are you entertaining thoughts of having your tongue pierced? Do you have a teenager who wants to have his or her tongue pierced? Beware, because tongue piercing may look “cool” but it poses a lot of danger too. The following list contains just some of the hazards of doing it.
- Tongue piercing opens a high risk of acquiring any major disease like AIDS or Hepatitis C because the needle might have been used in a person that carries such disease.
- It can cause neuralgia, or life long pain.
- It can result to a lot of blood loss because of the piercing of a blood vessel.
- It can cause gum disease and tooth loss because the jewelry can rub against the gums and cause them to recede.
So just in case you or a friend is having thoughts about getting into this “body art”, better think of another ways to express yourself. One that won’t harm your body at the very least.
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