I've been wanting to do some sort of body mod for a while now. I thought about tats but I just can't think of any design.. and it's so permanent. So I've decided on piercing instead because when/if I get bored of it I can always take it out. Also I thought tongue would be good because it is more easily concealed and subtle around more conservative company (ie: my family!). The other one I considered was nipple, but I really want to have kids and breast feed and I don't want to risk that not being possible. So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get my tongue pierced. The only other piercings I have are my ears that I got done when I was a toddler. I really hate needles... but I know that I'll have to deal with that for the tongue piercing. Could I take anything before hand to relax me and/or lessen the pain? Also, is there anything else I should know about risks etc? I've heard mixed info on if they damage your teeth or not... I really like my teeth and don't want to fuck them up. Any other hints or things I should know before I get it done? Clifs- newbie to body mods- planning on getting a tongue piercing wants to know if there is anything to lessen the pain/fear and if the piercing will damage teeth. Also any other advice?