How to Make Fake Tongue Rings

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Make a safe tongue ring at home.
Make a safe tongue ring at home. (Image: sticking out tongue image by kuhar from Fotolia.com)

Fake tongue rings are perfect for those who are wary of punching a hole in their tongue but still like the look of a tongue ring. Fake tongue rings can be purchased at party supply stores, costume stores and some department stores. However, many fake tongue rings are made with magnets, which if swallowed can damage your body, cause pain and can even result in hospitalization or death. To avoid this, make your own tongue ring without magnets.

Things You'll Need

  • Silver wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Bead
  • Superglue
  • Metal sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch dowel

Cut 1 inch of silver wire with wire cutters.

Dab superglue on one end of the metal wire, and slide a bead onto it so that the silver is not poking through the other end of the hole. Hold the bead in place until the glue sets.

Sand smooth the other end of the wire with metal sandpaper. This will prevent it from cutting your tongue.

Hold the dowel in the center of the wire, and bend the ends around it, making a horseshoe shape rather than a circle. This will help the ring stay tight on your tongue and will prevent it from slipping.

Place the tongue ring anywhere along the edge of your tongue so that the beaded end is at the bottom of your tongue and the wire end is on the top. The ring will be wrapped around the edge of your tongue. You can place it anywhere along the tongue's edge that you find comfortable. Most people place the ring on the tip of the tongue or along the middle of one of the sides of the tongue.

If the ring feels too loose, simply pinch the ends of the wire together tighter while it's on your tongue.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean your fake tongue ring after every use.
  • If the ring slips off easily, make a longer ring so that the ends can extend more toward the middle of your tongue and will stay on your tongue easier.
  • If you don't have silver wire, straightening out a thin paper clip could work.
  • Make a double-sided tongue ring by placing a bead at both ends of the wire.
  • Always remove your fake tongue ring before eating, sleeping, swimming or bathing.
  • Do not give the tongue ring to a child, because it is a choking hazard.

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