Tongue Tattoo Trend

Tongue Tattoo Trend

Have you ever heard of tongue tattoo? Are you thinking about having your tongue designed?  The only reason I can think of a person with a tongue tattoo is because this person is totally in love with tattoo, and has tattoo all over his body which leaves only one more place to be tattooed is the tongue.  Personally, I do not think it is worth it because it actually fades, unless you keep getting it touched up. Before you decide to get your tongue inked, people who has a tongue tattoo do admit that it hurts tremendously considering that it is just a thin piece of tissue.

Tongue Tattoo Art

Tongue Tattoo Art

After getting this type of tattoo, food may taste like burnt flesh. Many people looses their appetite, and stops eating for weeks. Wow…I guess this will be my new diet plan??

History of Tongue Tattoo

The only history of tongue tattoo is in the early 1800′s in Hawaii when Queen Kamamalu received a tongue tattoo to show her grief after her mother in law’s death.

How Does it Work?

It is best tattooed with a syringe by injecting the ink under the skin instead of using a tattoo machine. A tattoo machine really shouldn’t be used on the top of the tongue because the tongue is topped with a thick layer of taste buds which can cause problems, but the bottom of the tongue can be tattooed with a tattoo machine since it lacks the taste buds.

Normally use a tool to hold the tongue out. Once the tongue is out, the artist will begin work. The process normally does take very long, as long you hold still and don’t move around.

There is even a safe technique of tattooing, created by Curtis McMurty, that adds flavors such as chocolate, vanilla or garlic to go with the tattoo.

Tongue Tattoo Artist

Tongue Tattoo Artist

Should You Get a Tongue Tat?

Getting a tattoo in “normal” places should be a well thought-out process. Normally people opt for area for areas that are not visible or where the sun doesn’t shine, but the tongue falls into a category of its own.

Lets see the cons:

  1. Too much pain – Is it worth going through all that pain and it is time consuming.
  2. Difficulty to speak – actually you won’t be able to speak for a few weeks at all.
  3. Ruined taste buds -  you won’t be able to enjoy all the good food! Unless you are going for the diet plan.
  4. Rude – it is impolite to stick out your tongue in most cultures, so when will you be showing off your tongue tat?
  5. Poor immune system – if you immune system is not strong enough, shouldn’t be getting it.

However, if a tongue tattoo still sounds interesting to you, the first thing to do is find a tattoo artist in your area who is experienced with doing them. Not a lot of tattoo artists are familiar with tongue tattoos, as they are just now beginning to surface.

  1. Make sure your tongue is clean and has no infections and ulcers. If there is any, then give some time to heal.
  2. Tattoo care is as important as tattoo art. So when you go to a tattoo studio, see to it that your tattoo artist uses disposable gloves and autoclaved equipments to avoid any infection. Equipments must be disinfected before use.
  3. Tongue tattoos take around 2-3 weeks to heal as tongue is a soft and tender organ. In the initial days, the tongue will feel extremely sensitive and ticklish and at times numb too. Slight pain is also felt when the crust of the skin on the tongue grows.

2 Responsesto “Tongue Tattoo Trend”

  1. Sweed says:

    hey… this post is sweet for my brain lol

  2. TongueLess says:

    Hehe… nice article…. butttt the tongue tattoo is way too retarded for meh :D

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