Tongue and lip piercings are becoming increasing popular. While people might like the aesthetic of them it is important that you consider any complications that might result either immediately or long term.
Not only can tongue and lip piercings interfere with chewing and speaking they can also cause problems with infections from bacteria and foreign materials being caught at the piercing site and may have serious effects on the teeth.
The metal adornment constantly hits the teeth and this can cause serious trauma fracturing teeth which will require dental repair.
From a dental perspective we advise against oral piercings of any kind.