ongue split or snake tongue is probably the most popular of the heavy modifications today. It is relatively safe, fast, heals well and it is not visible at first glance. We even know that some dentists did not even notice during the treatment that their patient had a tongue split. They just thought they only had a more pronounced tongue furrow.



In Hell, modifier Shemon is taking care of tongue splits. In addition to eight years of experience with tongue splits, he also completed tongue splitting training under the leadership of the world’s leading modifier, Samppa von Cyborg.


Shemon answers the most common questions about tongue split

1. How is the tongue splitting performed?

The tongue is cut along the middle furrow and incisions are stitched to the shape similar to the tongue of reptiles. Therefore, this modification is sometimes also called the snake tongue.

The first split of the tongue was performed in 1997 by dentist Lawrence Busino. The first owners of the snake tongues are Erik Sprague, better known as Lizardman, and Shannon Larratt, founder of the BMEzine portal.

2. How long does it take to perform a tongue split?

The procedure itself takes about twenty minutes. As with any heavy modification in Hell, the split is preceded by a consultation where you are explained the risks and aftercare.


3. How old I need to be to get tongue split?

Because it is an irreversible modification, we perform this procedure only if you are minimally 21 years old.



4. How long does it take for a tongue split to heal?

Basic tissue healing takes about a week. During this time, it is necessary to rest and ideally stay in bed. After three weeks, the split is completely healed.


5. Can I eat normal food after the procedure?

You can eat normal food after seven days. Expect a liquid diet for a week after the procedure.


6. How deep can the split be?

This is individual, but in general it can be said that the longer the tongue is, the deeper the split can be.


7. Can the tongue grow back together?

Each split of the tongue grows back together slightly, but with the correct aftercare, the amount of this tissue can be reduced to a minimum.


8. Will I lose my sense of taste? Doesn’t my taste perception change?

Cutting and stitching the split will affect only a minimum of taste buds, which will not affect the taste perception. Some “splitters” claim that they feel a sweet taste more, which is probably due to the fact that people with tongue split move food into their throat in a different way. However, this did not happen to any of my customers.


9. Won’t my pronunciation change?

There certainly is a risk of some change after a split. Therefore, it is really necessary to follow the aftercare carefully. Within three months of the procedure, the modified usually speaks without problems. Exceptionally, the pronunciation of some letters can cause problems for up to half a year.


10. What about split tongue kissing and oral sex?

Tongue split doesn’t limit you in this area at all. Exactly the opposite is the case. A tongue modified in an unusual shape means new possibilities and new sensations for the modified and also for his partner, because it’s clear that two “languages” are more than just one. In short, it’s easy to feel it and it’s different.


11. Will I be able to move each half of my tongue separately?

Yes. Everyone learns this, but training is necessary. Interestingly, just as we have one hand dominant, we have one half of the tongue dominant. We can then control this one better than the other.


12. What is a split tongue good for?

A classic question under photos of splits on social networks. The motivation for split tongues is usually aesthetic. Sometimes supplemented by curiosity about new tongue functions (see question 10). It is definitely worth mentioning that most owners of the split feel that having a forked tongue is more natural for them than if they had a tongue as a whole. They say it’s similar to taking off your mittens and stretching your fingers after a long time.




13. Can the tongue be sewn together again if I don’t want the split anymore?

The tongue split should be taken as an irreversible modification. Although there are isolated cases of re-stapling, it is a significantly more dangerous and complicated procedure. Re-stitching significantly shortens the tongue, and affects the overall shape and perception of taste.