- Nov 5, 2005
Only if you forgive the ridiculous-looking goatee. I was young & experimenting.
How? Now that I have a job that doesn't require me to look "normal" I think that's something I might think of trying.
Why not, right?
I did the fishing line method. At the time I did it (Dec. 2000), there was only one person (that I know of) who would perform it with the argon laser, and he was in Albany, NY. I called every oral surgeon, cosmetic surgeon, dental practitioner, and tattooist/piercer in the Greater Vancouver area, and had a really hard time finding anyone who had even heard of it, much less was willing to perform it. So I did the research and did it myself.Fishing wire method or laser?
I'm too cheap for laser! Also I don't want it to start growing back any time soon. My tongue is exceptionally long and flexible, I'd love to have it split, I'd also like to meet lads with it, but I am yet to see one!
It took exactly three weeks with the fishing line, and I finished it off with a razor. Having your tongue bound up with fishing line is uncomfortable and makes you speak funny, but I wouldn't call it painful. Finishing it off with the razor was the only part that hurt and also the only time it bled. Once I finished it, I also ripped it about 1/4" further to extend the split. The part that I ripped grew back together, the rest is still just as split as it ever was. About 25mm I believe.
No ill effects, no effect on speech, as I said it was a surprisingly easy procedure. The most important part by far is keeping your mouth clean the entire time. I had the two halves pierced with barbells for about a year but that was just a bit too much metal in my mouth so I removed them.
Any questions from anyone interested in this procedure, feel free to PM me. :}