Tongue Piercing Prices

Tongue Piercing Prices

Thinking of getting a tongue piercing done, and need to know the prices of the same? Read through the following article to know more about this subject.
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Tongue piercings are some of most common choices that people make as far as piercings are concerned. And while it is highly advised that you completely understand the procedure, aftercare and risks that are involved in this form of piercing, there is another factor that needs to be considered as well -- the prices. There are several factors that determine the piercing prices and that is what we will be discussing in the following sections.
Prices for Piercing
The average prices for piercing one's tongue fall in the range of $25 - $80. But this is just the average range since it is quite difficult to give the exact range of the piercing cost. There are several factors that play a role in determining the price, these are:
  • Type of jewelry used
  • The piercing place chosen
  • The facilities provided
Jewelry and the Pricing

The type of jewelry that one chooses plays a major role in determining the overall cost of the entire process. There are a variety of choices that you can look into -- the most common of them are titanium, yellow gold, white gold and stainless steel. A stainless steel piercing can be done for a very low sum, but it may be easily rejected by the body. While a titanium, white gold, and yellow gold piercing will cost much more, but they will also guarantee quality and the chance of rejection by the body is considerably reduced.

Once the jewelry type has been chosen, there are several other choices that have to be made within that as well. Like whether it will be a barbell or a ring and if so, will it have a design, gem, or a diamond. The more elaborate the jewelry, that much more the cost. Therefore, the kind of jewelry chosen will affect the overall price of the entire piercing process (the 'jewelry' being only a part of the entire process). A lot also depends on the sizes of the jewelry one chooses. Let's say, for example, that your ultimate aim is to go in for an 8 gauge barbell, the artist will probably start you out with a smaller-sized gauge and slowly proceed to the 8. The different barbells that will be used in the process will also be added to the entire process.

The following are tables that will give you an approximate estimate into the kind of jewelry that you can think of getting and the prices of the same.
Titanium Jewelry
Barbell (18 Gauge) $14.99 - $19.99
Barbell (16 Gauge) $16.49 - $20.49
Barbell (14 Gauge) $18.99 - $22.49
Barbell (12 Gauge) $19.49 - $24.99
Barbell (10 Gauge) $22.49 - $26.99
Barbell (8 Gauge) $24.49 - $28.99
Ring (18 Gauge) $5 - $8
Ring (16 Gauge) $5.50 - $8.99
Ring (14 Gauge) $6.20 - $9
Ring (12 Gauge) $7 - $9.99
Ring (10 Gauge) $8 - $10
Ring (8 Gauge) $9 - $11.20
Curved Barbells $5.99 - $9.99
Barbells With Designs $4.99 - $7.99
Barbell with Gems $8 - $25.99

** These are only approximate price ranges

Yellow Gold Jewelry (14 Carat)
Barbell (18 Gauge) $129 - $150
Barbell (16 Gauge) $140 - $185
Barbell (14 Gauge) $150 - $200
Barbell (12 Gauge) $179 - $220
Barbell (10 Gauge) $200 - $275
Barbell (8 Gauge) $240 - $300
Ring (18 Gauge) $74.99 - $120.99
Ring (16 Gauge) $90.99 - $140.99
Ring (14 Gauge) $120.99 - $170.99
Ring (12 Gauge) $140.99 - $190.99
Ring (10 Gauge) $160.99 - $250.99
Ring (8 Gauge) $180.99 - $300.99
Barbell with Diamond (6pt-40pt) $235 - $1,450
Barbell with Gems $130 - $250

** These are only approximate price ranges

Stainless Steel Jewelry
Barbell (18 Gauge) $19 - $22
Barbell (16 Gauge) $20 - $25
Barbell (14 Gauge) $22 - $26
Barbell (12 Gauge) $23 - $27
Barbell (10 Gauge) $25 - $28
Barbell (8 Gauge) $26 - $30
Ring (18 Gauge) $16 - $20.99
Ring (16 Gauge) $17 - $21.99
Ring (14 Gauge) $19.99 - $22.99
Ring (12 Gauge) $21.99 - $24.99
Ring (10 Gauge) $23.99 - $26.99
Ring (8 Gauge) $25.99 - $28.99
Barbell with Gems $10 - $18

** These are only approximate price ranges

White Gold Jewelry
Standard Barbell $100 - $150
Solitaire Barbell $120 - $155
16 Gauge Barbell $74.99 - $84.99
14 Gauge Barbell $130.99 - $150.99

** These are only approximate price ranges

The Piercing Parlor

Once the jewelry to be used is chosen, you can go in for two options -- one, you can purchase it yourself, or two, you can purchase it at the parlor. There are certain parlors that do both -- sell jewelry as well as do the piercings. The piercing place one chooses will also have a major effect on the kind of prices that you're looking at. There are a number of factors that will determine the price of piercing at a particular place -- the location of the parlor, and the individual pricing ranges of each parlor. Considering the vast canvas that we are dealing with, one cannot specify the price range of these places. As such, the tongue piercing prices in two different parlors will never be the same.

It is always recommended that one chooses a parlor based on recommendations by the clientele, rather than going by the discounts offered or something similar. It is necessary to choose a good quality, reputed place that maintains high standards of quality (it is not worth choosing anything less, not to mention risky).
The Facilities Provided
Another factor that will impact the piercing process is the added facilities that are provided by the parlors. There are, for example, certain places that will only do the bare minimum (just the piercing), while there are other places that will provide for certain extra facilities. These may include -- a check up by a physician to determine that you are well enough to go in for a piercing, follow-up sessions at the parlor to check that there has been no infection and the healing is happening, change of jewelry in case of complications etc. If some, or all these facilities are being provided by the parlor, then that will add to the cost as well.
Checklist
  • Find out as many details as possible about all the piercing places that you've zeroed in on. Make sure that your highest criteria is that the place is hygienic and highly recommended.
  • Check the prices that are being offered in all the places to ensure that you're not being cheated. If you find the same services in two parlors, and one is charging extra, you can simply switch to the other one.
On an average, a good quality tongue piercing from a reputed place can be done for $25 - $80, but don't compromise on quality for saving some money.
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