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You Pierced What?
Tongue piercing is on the rise, but body ornamentation is
really nothing new. For centuries, body piercing has been an important part of
many cultures. Some Native Americans tribes used body piercing during
ceremonies. The Mayans pierced their tongues for spiritual reasons.
The first report of oral piercing appeared in the medical literature in 1992.
The first report of a life-threatening complication appeared just a few years
later in the British Dental Journal.
What Tongue Jewelry Is Made Of: