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body piercing

Body image A disruption of a mucocutaneous surface with jewelry or dangling artifices. See Tattoos.

bod·y pierc·ing

(bod'ē pērs'ing)
Inserting a foreign object of diverse shape (e.g., femur, anchor, dumbbell) generally metal, into a bodily appendage or orifice (e.g., tongue, earlobe) for cosmetic purposes.

body piercing

Placing an object, usually a metal or plastic ornament, into a body part such as the ears, navel, nose, lips, tongue, nipple, or genitalia. Piercing may be associated with problems such as local skin infections, the transmission of blood-borne infections, and allergic reactions to the object.

body piercing

Body decorations in the form of metal rings or studs applied to any part of the body especially the external ears, nose, lips, tongue, nipples, umbilicus, labia and clitoris. Body piercing is being adopted by an increasing number of women in the Western world, exposing them to a range of health risks including hepatitis and HIV infection, bleeding, shock, allergies, interference with surgery, burns from electrosurgical instrument, and interference with X ray and MRI investigations.
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The teenagers are representing Russia and have, allegedly, vowed to kiss on-stage and show off their new body piercings during the contest in Latvia.
An undercover People investigator watched as a topless young blonde took hold of two balls soaked in lighter fuel on the end of silver chains, attached them to her various body piercings, then set the balls alight.
Miller was concentrating on a guy from High Times, who had aqua hair, black nail polish, and more body piercings than I do.
Adds Giove, who is known for her Mohawk, body piercings, and tattoos: "People expect me to be off-the-wall.