TONGUE RINGS

October 30th, 2009 by wys


Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any trend or entertainment magazine and you’ll see enough of well-known celebrities with body piercings like navel rings or a labret. You may be surprised to find out that piercing is actually an ancient form of expression that most cultures have practiced at some time or other for thousands of years.
Tongue piercing is another ancient form of piercing which has been done since ages. Many tribes used tongue rings to express different milestones in their lives. A very prevalent culture and ritual, tongue piercing unlike now was thought to be a very holy doing of something earlier. Tongue piercing was done in order to draw blood to give pleasure the god or godess. Also, tongue piercing is done to create an changed state of mental life so that the priest famous as shaman those days could communicate with the higher spirits.
While voyaging across the seas Aztecs and Mayans would pierce their tongues and make tongue rings to place in their piercings. It was thought to bring them near to their gods and was a kind of ritual blood-letting. The Aztec and Maya were fighter tribes, and also did septum piercing in order to look like fiercer to their enemies. Nothing looks quite as dangerous as an opponent with a gladly accepted risk of losing a huge boar tusk thrust through his nose!This exercise was also same kind among tribes in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Some of the materials commonly used were bone, tusks and feathers.
However, the purpose of tongue piercing in the present days is to highlight of the body jewelry as a fashioned statement and also to increase pleasure during oral sex.With change in times there is change in knowing and reason of the piercing. tongue rings are pieces of body jewelry that are worn in tongue piercings. Although they are often referred to as a ring, they do not resemble a typical earring but instead look like a tiny barbell.
Each barbell has two balls, or bars, connected by a straight or little zigzag shaft. The ball/bar that joints to the shaft on the innerside of the tongue is mostly quite plain, and just large enough to prevent its passage through the piercing. The ball/bar that lies on top of the tongue is larger, and it is generally the show piece that gives each fashion of tongue ring its unique character and design.
The barbell used for an early piercing has a longer than normal shaft to better accommodate the amount of swelling that goes along with a fresh tongue piercing. Once the tongue has healed, you’ll want to find a normal size ring for everyday wear.

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