Web Piercing



If you’re looking for a tongue piercing that will help you make a statement, then look no further than the web piercing. Situated under the tongue along the lower gum plate, this piercing goes through the thin tissue at the base of the mouth, often referred to as the “web” of the mouth.

This type of piercing is ideal for those interested in unique piercings who are also looking for something they can keep discreet, or hidden in a work environment that may not be suited to creative piercings. As the web piercing is located within the mouth under the tongue, it is easy to hide, and depends on jewelry types to make a bigger, bolder statement.

Another benefit of the web piercing is the option to customize with any type of jewelry, regardless of shape or design. Typically, the most popular types of web piercings involve rings and curved barbells, along with horseshoe barbells and curved rings. As a general rule, most curved piercings will suit this area well due to its location within the mouth.

Get your web piercing at Black Line Studio, Toronto with comfort and confidence, knowing that Black Line Studio piercers are ranked number one in Toronto. We pride ourselves in being nominated as “Toronto’s Best Tattoo Artist, Best Piercing Studio, and Best Tattoo Studio” by NOW Magazine! We provide an impeccably sterile, hygienic service and environment, in excess of Toronto Public Health Standards and Guidelines. Our piercing professionals come with a wealth of training and experience which allows customers to achieve the look they desire with ease and excitement. Black Line Studio looks forward to giving you the best web piercing service and result in Toronto!

Piercing Location To achieve a web piercing, the thin tissue connecting the floor of the mouth to the tongue, known as the web of the tongue is carefully perforated. This piercing sits within the mouth below the tongue, and is easily hidden.

Jewelry Options Your piercer will guide you through the exciting process of selecting your favourite piece of jewelry. Web piercing jewelry style options include: rings and curved barbells.

Black Line Studio does not advise removal of jewelry for at least 4 to 6 weeks post your piercing service. Whether before or after the piercing is completely healed, when it comes to changing the jewelry, we recommend that you consult with your piercer.

Aftercare When following Black Line Studio’s after care protocol, the healing time for a web piercing is typically 2 to 3 months. The web piercing tends to have a fairly simple healing process, without too many complications or issues along the way. However, at the end of the day, the healing time will depend on your body’s natural reaction to your new piercing.

It is essential to keep your mouth and tongue clean throughout the entirety of the healing process, using alcohol-free mouthwash and avoiding harsher chemicals in your toothpaste. Saltwater rinses can also be a great way to keep your mouth clean and free of bacteria.

While it has an easy healing process, the web piercing is sometimes prone to rejection, depending on the natural response of your body. If your piercing becomes rejected, you will notice your jewelry begin to become forced out of the piercing site. Rejection is a possibility even after the healing process is complete, and this piercing has a chance of rejection even after a few years. In order to minimize chances of rejection, look into jewelry made of lightweight and biocompatible materials.

Over the course of your healing period, make sure to avoid foods with high levels of spice, as this can irritate the piercing site. In addition, brush your teeth after every meal to keep your piercing site sterile and free of possible infection.

Lastly, it’s imperative to avoid activities such as smoking or drinking alcohol while your piercing is healing, as this can have a significant negative impact on the health of your piercing, even affecting the long-term outlook of your web piercing.

Contact Black Line Studio at [email protected] to book your appointment for the best web piercing in Toronto, or any piercing on the ear, mouth, face or body – we look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Frequently Asked Questions

As a general rule, web piercings are perfectly safe, and tend to have an uneventful healing process with a low level of pain. However, this piercing is prone to potential rejection, and can irritate your gums over time, leading to a level of gum damage or recession. Make sure to keep an eye on the health of your mouth after getting your piercing to stay ahead of any potential complications.

The web piercing is a unique type of tongue piercing that sits inside the mouth beneath the tongue through the web of the mouth. To many, this piercing has a symbolic meaning, as the location is directly tied to speech and our ability to speak, leading to an increased level of attention paid to how we speak throughout the day, and what we say.