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    Default When can i change my tongue bar?

    Hiya all, i had my tongue pierced a wk last fri and was wonderin when i can change the bar 2 a 14mm... got a 16mm in at the moment...

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    when the 16mm is too loose. go back to the piercer, they will tell you when to change it. or do it for you.

    And this should be in the piercing section, not general discussion
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    Change it when the swellings gone down, either go to your piercer and get him/her to do it..or just buy a new bar and do it yourself when it hurts less
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    Generally about 4-6 weeks, depending on how fast you heal, if you irrate it, etc.

    Any sooner that 4 weeks your asking for an infection and as they say the mouth is a gateway to your heart, which if you get an oral infection can lead that infection striaght to your heart and could kill you.

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    Sorry but I disagree. Most piercers add the price of downsizing onto the cost of the initial piercing and will downsize the bar after 10-14 days. If you leave the long bar in for 4-6 weeks it will move around a lot in your mouth and actually extend the healing period. Definitely don't try and change it yourself so early though, pop back to your piercer in a few days time.
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    hey i got my tongue pierced 2 weeks ago and got my bar changed yesterday coz it was really big in my mouth (ok that sounds rude) and i was biting on it wen i was eating!
    It feels a lot better now, infact i can hardly feel it and i can talk better and eat so much better wooo!

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    My piercer wouldn't change my bar til three and a half weeks.
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    My piercer recommends that you go back in 2 weeks after having piercing and he will look at it and decide if its ready to be changed!
    Current - 4x lobes, 2xtragus, conch, rook, & labret
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    yeah, my piercer told me 2 weeks, even tho that was too long...my bar was too long for me after a week or so..kept biting on it and it was pissing me off! Once I got the new bar, it felt so much better!
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    R Ear: Double Paralell scaffolds, tragus, 1 lobe at 8mm, 1 lobe @ 4mm, 2 @ 1.6 (1 self done)
    Face: Septum 1.6mm, Labret x3, Nostril x2, Tongue, Eyebrow
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    I went back and had mine downsized to a 14mm after 9 days, then 4 days later I resized to a 10mm, I couldnt cope with the long bar getting in the way.
    Tongue: 2ga 6mm x 10mm
    Left Ear: Lobe 1.6mm, Industrial 1.6mm, 1.6mm Pinna, 1.6mm Anti-Tragus 1.2mm Conch
    Right Ear: 2x 1.6mm x 10mm barbell Pinna going to orbital, 1.6mm Tragus, 1.6mm Snug
    Frenum: 2mm (Adding more steps soon)

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    Future?: Triple Micro-Dermals, Daith, Another Conch to go orbital...but we'll see

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