Why do some people get a piercing and others don't? Of course that can not be answered easily. What makes life so beautiful is the variety of people you meet, whether they are wearing tongue rings or not, and the fact that they are wearing tongue rings should not preclude them from getting your respect and potential friendship. So let us try to understand the culture of piercing, first it dates back many centuries, from the religious to the ornamental, the reasons are many and varied.
Tongue rings in the recent past has grown in popularity and its acceptance is almost universal, one of the reasons for that is it can be concealed and only revealed if the person who has had the piercing wants to show the world. The decision to have a piercing of this magnitude is not to be taken lightly, and once a person has had it a show of respect and admiration should go to the person that is willing to endure such an ordeal, whether it is to adorn it with tongue rings or any other piercing jewelry.
If maybe you are persuaded in to having a piercing done and want to don tongue rings then some precautions should be taken. Thoroughly find out everything you can about the establishment where you will have the piercing done and follow the instructions of your piercer, and not all tongue rings are made the same way. The first piece you choose should be made of surgical grade stainless steel, which is the most recommended material until your piercing has healed. Once you have healed which takes anywhere between two to six weeks it is time to express your self by replacing your original piece and go shopping for tongue rings. There are many stores both online and locally that specialize in piercing jewelry and finding what you really like might take more time than you think because of the choices available to you. The merchants online have choices and varieties that you will be hard pressed to find at your local store, and before walking out the house you should try to see what type of tongue rings are available by going online and looking at all your options.
It could be said that wearing tongue rings is a passing fad, but it has lasted a very long time and it is safe to say that it will be here for as long as there are people willing to express themselves.