10 Gag-Inducing Uvula Piercings
These Uvula piercings will make you gag, literally.
If you haven't known, that tiny bell-shaped flesh hanging in our mouths, just before the entrance to our throats is called the "Uvula". It's responsible for our gag reflexes, so you can imagine how getting it pierced won't be so easy. Yet people still do it. So let's check them out to see how it looks & learn about this fragile little thing we barely take recognition of and find how important it is to have one! Here are 10 gag-inducing Uvula piercings for the piercing enthusiast. Learn & enjoy!
What does the Uvula do? During swallowing, the soft palate & Uvula closes off the nasopharynx to prevent food from entering the nasal cavity. It is also responsible for secreting saliva, which aids in digestion by softening the food and keeps the mouth moist to prevent airborne pathogens from entering the respiratory canal. It looks useless at first, but it plays a good number of roles and even affects the way we talk! so you might wanna think twice if you're thinking of piercing it.
Can you handle it?!
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PROCEDURE: An expert practitioner will test your gag reflexes first to know if you can handle the piercing. Once he/she sees that you are able to keep still and control the gagging, he/she will then proceed to the next step by clamping and piercing the uvula with steady, clean hands.
On your end, it is best to remain still and avoid gagging at all costs. Make sure you have read about this bizarre piercing spot and have educated yourself on its consequences. If you haven't yet, keep reading. ;)
HEALING & AFTERCARE: Healing is fast and relatively painless (like a mild sore throat) and will take less than 2 weeks to fully heal on average. Depending on the individual, it may take some time to get used to it as there may be occasional gag reflexes every time you feel the jewelry tugging. In case this happens, make gentle swallowing motions or drink a glass of water.
WHAT TO EXPECT: There may be some discomforts while getting used to the new metal dangling above your wind pipe. Most common are the occasional gag reflexes, and during sleep, it may increase the likelihood of snoring & other sleep-related breathing disorders because the piece of metal will block the airway once you lay down to bed.
PLACEMENT: It is best to place the piercing as high up as possible to prevent the metal from dangling down and irritating the passage way to your wind pipe & stomach. For more information, consult a body mod expert. :-)
So, can you guys handle this kind of piercing?
Let's discuss intelligently and no bashing please! :)