ackblom12 (ackblom12) wrote in 18_over_bodymod,

I finally got around to getting my Tongue Web removed Wed, and I thought I'd share the before and after pictures.

The procedure was done by John at Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse. My web wasn't very defined, but it went almost up to the tip of my tongue. He said he usually only has to slit the web, but of course I had to be difficult, and as you may notice from the picture, he had to make quite a little divot to get rid of my web anchor near the tip of my tongue.

Having it cut didn't hurt at all, the first day hurt like a bitch. The 2nd day was annoying and painful but nowhere near as bad as the 1st day. Today there's next to no pain unless i try to stretch the tongue, in which case it reminds me it's not ready yet.

Step 1 of of my tongue split is done and with any luck I'll have my tongue pierced in the next 2 - 3 months and then I can start planning on when I will actually be getting my tongue split. I'm a tad excited. :)

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Wow. That looks crazy painful. I feel dumb. I've never heard of this before. What is the purpose of getting that done? Does it just allow you to stick your tongue out further? I can't wait to see pictures after it's all healed.
Bah, you shouldn't feel dumb at all. The web removal, in my case, was done because my web went up to about a 1/4" fro the tip of my tongue. IT was preventing me from getting a far back and centered tongue piercing in preparation for my eventual Tongue Split. If I'm unlucky, there will be a bit of regrowth, but with the anchor point gone, it should be fairly minimal.

It also will allow my tongue split to be much deeper than before.

Oral surgeons also do it fairly commonly for people who are tongue tied. Like when the web is close enough to the tip of your tongue that if you try to stick your tongue out you either can't, or you end up scraping the web on your teeth and getting cuts and the like.

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to stick my tongue out further. I'm fairly confident I will be able to since my web did scrape against my teeth when I actually tried to stretch my tongue out. No guarantees though.