The above is a tongue piercing procedure done in Malaysia. A tongue piercing is done usually directly through its center.
Historically, tongue piercing has been a long religious and cultural practice. The Aztecs practiced this as well as other perforations as a part of their religious ritual. Islamic Fakirs and Sufis from the Middle East are also known to practice tongue piercing. Asian Spirit Mediums of the Far East pierce their tongues as an offering to their deities and proof of being in the state of trance.
In recent years, in short of better fashion ideas, youngsters in Western countries and "wannabe western" Asian countries have been persuaded to adopt tongue piercing as a social ritual with fashionable implications.
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