I"m singing in the chorus of an opera, and the director desires me to rerelocate my tongue stud, bereason it glints in the phase lights, and also it"s pretty anachronistic. How lengthy deserve to I have the stud out without the piercing cshedding over?

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My girlfrifinish provided to have actually a nose piercing, yet she took it out when she got a cold (yuck) and it closed up extremely easily - although hers was still sensibly current, while I"ve had my tongue piercing for a couple of years. I"d choose to oblige the director, yet I"ve heard that the mouth heals exceptionally quickly, and also I"d be a little bummed if I couldn"t obtain the stud earlier in. Am I vastly overestimating my mutant healing factor?
With a tongue stud, you carry out not have actually long -- I rerelocated mine for 3 hrs and was never able to gain it earlier in again. I"d hit a jewelry shop and check out if they have something in matte clear plastic that wouldn"t catch the phase lights.posted by jennyjenny at 12:19 PM on February 18, 2005
What you"re in search of is somepoint referred to as a tongue retainer -- this site has one http://www.painfulpleasures.com/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=142&cat=11&page=1
It"s also largely dependant upon the gauge of your tongue piercing. Many human being gain pierced through a 14ga, which heals exceptionally easily. I"ve got an 8ga in my tongue, which takes somewhere roughly 24-36 hrs before it also feels tight once i"m placing the barbell earlier in.posted by fet at 12:25 PM on February 18, 2005
I"ve had a tongue stud for around four years now, and can quickly take it out for two-three weeks. Sometimes it requirements a small press to obtain earlier in, however definitely not difficult.When it was newish i had trouble gaining it ago in after a pretty short while.I say experiment a little bit: try for a couple of hours/the duration of the play, and you must be fine.On preview: Yup, I"ve also provided a plastic stud for those occasions. Works pretty great, although they tfinish to shatter if you accidentally bite them.posted by AwkwardPause at 12:27 PM on February 18, 2005
excusage me, can not you attempt to paint the stud"s reminder via a babsence nontoxic paint best before going onstage? would certainly that work?posted by matteo at 12:58 PM on February 18, 2005
As you may already recognize, BME is the best resource of bodmod-related information on the internet (great work, Shannon).The guiding dominance for these things is YMMV--some folks" piercings cshed up nearly automatically, others" never before. That said, I agree with everyone who urged you to gain a retainer. Or, more generally, obtain a piece of jewelry that doesn"t glint in the lights. Tribalectic has a wide selection, though I"ve never before bought anypoint from them.posted by box at 1:17 PM on February 18, 2005
I ultimately took out my tongue piercing bereason I obtained worn down of it. However, the retained will work-related out good. I had actually one and used it to protect against parental guff in college. But, if you don"t usage one, you will be fine for a couple of hours. I had actually mine for 5 years, and also by the moment I took it out, it took a week to close up entirely. You may have to (sorry, this is kind of gross) punch via some skin that heals over the hole, however that"s not such a problem.posted by Middle ages Maven at 1:22 PM on February 18, 2005

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Although O/T, as I do not think it would occupational for a singer via a tongue piercing, I understand that a loop of transparent fishing line or monofilament can be beneficial for keeping some piercings open up invisibly.posted by obloquy at 3:30 PM on February 18, 2005