SUBMITTER COMMENT: This is a client that I had pierced and she decided to put in a smaller barbell when it was healed. She got a piece of jewelry from a mall kiosk that is obviously to short.
What’s Awful: Low quality externally threaded jewelry that is too short for her tongue. Caused swelling and the bottom ball to be engulfed by her tongue.
How it can be fixed: I fixed this by making a small incision under the tongue, removed the shyte jewelry and replaced it with a piece on Industrial Strength titanium.