Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Personal Care & Body Art > Tongue Piercing

Tongue Piercing Cost


How Much Does a Tongue Piercing Cost?

 
 average costTypically: $30-$90 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (3)

Tongue piercings are typically done through the center of the tongue, although some piercers offer a "tongue web" piercing that is under the tongue. It's a practice that dates to ancient Maya and Aztec cultures, but is gaining increasing popularity in the United States, possibly because it can be concealed.

Typical costs:

  • Tongue piercings typically cost $30-$90, depending on location and competition in the area. Some piercers charge for the piercing and the jewelry separately, but the total generally falls in that range. For example, Slave to the Needle[1] , a Seattle tattoo and piercing shop, charges $40 for basic jewelry and $25 for the piercing bringing the total to $65.
  • While piercers charge different prices, tongue web piercings typically cost $5-$10 more than a standard tongue piercing.
  • Body jewelry typically costs $15-$50 per piece. Price varies based on composition of the jewelry. For example, a barbell (a metal cylinder with screw-on caps on both ends) with gemstones on each end would cost more than a barbell with plastic caps.
  • A good mouthwash that is labeled anti-bacterial and does not contain alcohol is generally recommended for tongue piercing aftercare. A bottle of mouthwash typically costs $4-$10.
What should be included:
  • The tongue piercing should include the piercing itself, a piece of jewelry in the piercing and instructions for aftercare. Standard tongue piercings usually include a straight barbell; tongue web piercings are typically curved barbells.
  • After the swelling around the piercing has healed, piercers typically have the customer return to shorten the length of the barbell.
Additional costs:
  • A 5%-15% gratuity for the piercer is considered standard.
  • People who have had a tongue piercing may want to stock up on cold foods such as ice cream immediately after a piercing when the tongue is swollen and it hurts to chew. A pint of ice cream typically costs $2-$5.
Discounts:
  • Areas where there is more competition among piercers typically have lower prices.
Shopping for a tongue piercing:
  • Piercing laws vary by state. The Association of Professional Piercers tracks legislation by state[2] . The association also provides a searchable database of members[3] .
  • Look for a piercer that operates in a clean environment. Certificates of membership or from local health departments might be posted on walls.
  • A National Institute of Health[4] study found a correlation between tongue piercings and long-term adverse dental problems, particularly cracked or chipped teeth.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (3)
CostHelper News


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013


And the Best Bacon Is...
This little piggy went to market.After that, Consumer Reports bought samples and tasted to determine which little piggy offered the best bacon.Top honors go to Costco, it turns out. || Posted October 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Tongue
Amount: $55.00
Posted by: Mala in Chicago, IL.Posted: November 2nd, 2016 04:11PM
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Nipples
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: Malachi in Mohawk, NY.Posted: July 14th, 2016 12:07PM
Piercer: Dave
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Tongue
Amount: $35.00
Posted by: lil Booty in Oxford, MS.Posted: February 24th, 2015 04:02AM
Piercer: Joe
Great service friendly ppl
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Tongue Piercing
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Piercer:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.slavetotheneedle.com/piercings
  2.  www.safepiercing.org/legislation_and_regulation.php
  3.  www.memberleap.com/members/directory/search_bootstrap.php?org_id=AOPP
  4.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3259306/
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost? How Much Do Braces Cost? How Much Does Hip Replacement Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Nail + tips dip
Paid: 70.00
I wanted short nails, pretty, but stronger than mine. I had no clue what I was getting into... [more]
-MsFrustrated
Manicures and Pedicures Cost
Quote for dental cleaning and possible extractions
Paid: 0.00
The quote did not include the bloodwork and office visit prior to scheduled cleaning... (370.00) I am getting a second opinion...this price is outrageous! The cat is bright eyed and bushy tailed....eating and drinking..... [more]
-ZEEQUE
Cat Teeth Cleaning Cost
Well Child Visit - 6 Month
Paid: 647.00
Well child visit and 6 shots. I am trying to see what insurance did cover and am not happy how high this bill is just because of the shots. $155 just for the visit alone... [more]
-Mimi7
Well Baby Doctor Visit Cost
Parked in wrong parking spot
Paid: 390.00
... [more]
-Jose03737292
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost
Need a single wide mobile home moved and leveled on New location about 30 miles
Paid: 0.00
Looking for bids. Need moved asap... [more]
-Jeff Woodie
Moving a Mobile Home Cost
Public School After School Program
Paid: 507.00
Our public school's after school program is $507 a month (or $5,070 a year). I thought it was a little pricey because it's for about 3 hours a day and sometimes I pick up my child early... [more]
-ba_parent
Before and After School Programs Cost