Getting infection after tongue piercing is common than any other body piercing. Our oral cavity is full of thousands of bacteria which attack pierced tongue frequently. If you do not take proper aftercare, then these bacteria can cause potential damage and cause the oral infection. Sometime, you might develop an allergic reaction to the metal used in a tongue piercing.
Risks of getting your tongue pierced are excessive bleeding, injuries to the mouth and teeth, infection at the site of piercing. Some severe effects of tongue piercing involve swelling, scarring, nerve damage, and even gum diseases.