Cartilage piercing (tongue ring)?

I want to get my cartilage pierced. My friend had hers done and when it healed she put a tongue ring in it, a small barbell. It looks really good, but when she got it pierced they did it with the regular cartilage piercing (the ring). If I asked them would they pierce it with a small barbell? Or do I have to get it with the ring one?

5 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    A tongue ring is a barbell. A cartilage can be pierced with a barbell.

    A barbell is much better to get pierced with. Putting a ring in a healing.piercing tends to cause hypertrophic scarring.

    Source(s): 32 piercings
  • 7 years ago

    Barbell is a better choice

  • 7 years ago

    You can ask for ring or barbell. If you don't say what kind, they will ask you what you want.

  • 7 years ago

    If you go anywhere professional, they will not put anything in it but their standard earring. That being a stud or the ring. This is because tongue rings are a guage size bigger than a standard earring.

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