Tongue piercings originated in Mesoamerican and Indian-American cultures as a blood-letting ritual to honour the Gods. In modern cultures, the tongue piercing is a popular and classic piercing choice due to its relatively fast healing time and wide variety of jewellery choices. Only straight barbells of a 1.6mm gauge should be worn in the tongue, and the balls can be swapped out for any screw-on attachment of the same gauge, meaning you can style your tongue piercing as subtle or as colourful as you like!