Okay.. long story short.. I got fed up looking in piercing salons because none of them had a good selection, so I went to the mall and bought a tongue ring from a "Body Jewels" stand. It said it is surgical steel, so I figured theres no problem. But! Then I come home and my sister is all "Ooo... I had to get my belly button ring out because I bought 'mall jewlery'" And I'm thinking.. that's a load of crap.. you had to take it out because you suck at cleaning it.. But anyhoo... it's supposedly surgical steel w/ plastic balls (I wanted glow in the dark, I know, I'm a fool).. I havent put it in yet, and I want a "go ahead" before I do. Am I going to have a problem with it? I'm going to call NEXT!, the place that pierced me in BC, too. I just like second opinions when it comes to piercings.