The entire recovery takes about 3-5 weeks. Swelling, ache is normal in the first 3-4 days. Please keep the following advices during the entire healing: Don't remove your piercing during the healing time! Don't chew gums, avoid eating spicy, salty, or hot food for a few days. Eat soups and cold food instead. Rinse your mouth after every meal! Drinking alcohol and smoking can extend the healing time. Don't eat and drink milk products for at least one week! Don't speak and play with your jewellery more than necessary. Rinse your mouth with cleaning solution (Octenisept solution, chamomile tea) after meals, smoking, at least 4-5 times daily! Be sure to regularly check threaded ends on your jewellery for tightness. The healed piercing can be replaced to a shorter one. There is a wide range of tongue piercings available in our store, and our piercers can replace it for free. In case of any injuries of a healed piercing, resume the aftercare procedure. In case of any problems please feel free to see our professional staff members.