Buddha Krishna Baag Shrestha pierces his tongue every year on the jatra held annually at Khasi Tole, Bodey, Bhaktapur. Shrestha first pierced his tongue in 2005. However, it was in 2008 when he started doing it on a yearly basis.
It’s winter, meaning layers of clothes and hot mugs of coffee. But for a lot of people it is also the time to finally get that piercing they have been dreaming of. Winter, most believe, is the best time to get piercings because the weather helps in speeding healing and allows for lesser chances of inflammations. While this is a commonly held thought, piercing artist Jeevan Rajbanshi explains that this isn’t necessarily true, and that weather doesn’t have much to do with the healing.