Painful Pleasures offers more tongue ring jewelry than nearly any other body jewelry company, giving you more than 400 straight barbell options to shop when you're looking for the perfect new tongue ring to add to your collection. We sell our tongue rings at wholesale prices even to the general public, but our cheap tongue rings are far from cheaply-made. We use only the highest-quality materials for our tongue ring jewelry, including 316L surgical steel, solid titanium, balls and other ends made from high-quality metals and watertight, dental-grade acrylic, and other top-notch materials. Here are our main tongue ring jewelry shopping categories for you to peruse:
If you're not sure what size tongue ring to purchase, your best bet is to buy a 14g tongue ring with a 5/8"-long shaft. That's the most popular length-gauge combination for tongue rings. However, some people require longer or shorter barbells, and others prefer to wear tongue rings in other gauges, like 12g, 10g or larger. If you want to make sure you order new tongue ring jewelry in the best size for you, ask your piercer what gauge and length your current barbell is and if s/he thinks you would be better off with a barbell shaft that's longer or shorter than the one you're currently wearing. Alternatively, you can purchase tongue ring shafts in a few different lengths to ensure that you end up with one that fits you perfectly.
Most of our 14g externally-threaded straight barbell ends will work with our 8g, 10g, 12g, and 14g externally-threaded shafts, so you should be able to mix and match parts until you find the perfect combination for you. If you want to convert your externally-threaded straight barbell into internally-threaded body jewelry so that you can use any of our cool internally-threaded ends with your tongue ring, just pick up a couple of our 14g converter pieces.
If you decide to switch from a standard 14g barbell to another larger gauge, only go up one size at a time (e.g. 14g to 12g, 12g to 10g, etc.). You may want to purchase a threaded taper to help you insert your larger tongue ring shaft, or ask your piercer to help you change your tongue ring jewelry. Wait at least 6-9 weeks before attempting to increase the gauge of your tongue ring again, so that your tongue piercing has sufficient time to heal in between stretches. You should also go back to doing sea salt solution swishes 2-3 times a day when stretching your tongue piercing, to prevent infection and help your stretched tongue piercing heal well. We offer a variety of oral rinses that you can use to keep your tongue piercing clean in our Oral Piercing Aftercare section.
Shop our large selection of tongue ring jewelry now, or check out our Tongue Ring Information Guide to learn more about all of the different styles of tongue ring jewelry we offer. That guide also includes helpful tongue piercing resources, along with a synopsis of and a link to each article listed.