I also want to get my tongue done and I went to my local piercer to ask for information. She said that for the first 3-5 days its swollen and that you are to eat soft foods (soups are the best). After 2 weeks you go back and they change your bar to a shorter one, the one you first get is longer for the swelling. She said it takes around 6 weeks (the average) to heal completely. Its a fairly quick healing piercing as your mouth is the fastest place to heal.
Hey… thanx for the advice. Got my tongue pierced last week. Wasn’t that badt. My tongue didnt swell that much and i could eat normal foods like days after i got the piercing, but I’m still a bit careful.