I am not entirely new to the world of body mods (got tattoos, some ear piercings). I recently got the "itch" to do more. I've gone around the city talking to piercers about two types of piercings - tongue & frenum. I asked pierced A what gauge he uses for the tongue - he said 19 im like WTF? 19?? Piercer b said 16? WTF? I thought that tongue piercings started off with either 14 or 12 gauge? What would be the drawbacks to piercing my tongue at 19 or 16?