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Gerald Ledford is an autopsy technician in Little Rock, Arkansas, and he answers questions about his job on TikTok.  Somebody wanted to know if they’ll get to keep all of their piercings when they die.

The answer is yes, unless it’s a tongue ring. He always removes the ENTIRE tongue to check for drugs and make sure the person didn’t bite down on their tongue.


Reply to @teenie1228 you get to keep all your piercings except the tongue 👅 I take your tongue out #piercing #piercings #bodyjewelry #autopsy #autopsytech

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He says you CAN be cremated with your dentures.

And remember your mom saying if you swallow your gum it’ll stay in your stomach forever?  (According Gerald, that’s not true.)