body piercing

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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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Whilst body piercing and other body modifications have increased in popularity in recent times, the practice of piercing has been commonplace in almost every society around the world and can be traced back to the Egyptian pharaohs with nipple, genital and naval piercings (1550 BC), The Kama Sutra's illustrations of genital piercings (250 AD) and to Mayan ceremonies where tongue piercings were prevalent (700 AD).
Also presented is a subsample data analysis of 14 men from a primary study examining male genital piercings, (11-12) who responded affirmatively to one survey question about penile tattoos.
Ward then moved to Colorado, where he and other members of the Rocky Mountaineer Motorcycle Club experimented more broadly, with genital piercing in particular.
Ten years ago genital piercing or nipple piercing was not unheard of, but it was very rare and underground,' said Mr Hunt.
The magnets, strong enough to bond to each other through body parts, are used to simulate nose, tongue, and genital piercing.
Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe's art, primatologist Dian Fossey's life and death, New Age spirituality, the mythopoetic men's movement, contemporary genital piercing and more.
We get guys who come in for genital piercing who say they are just in for a dare but after talking to them for a while - it usually turns out that they really want it.
One parent who lives in the town told Sorted of her horror when she found her 14-year-old son with Pierce With A Pro, containing footage of genital piercing.
Problems were most likely to be reported with tongue piercings, followed by genital piercings and nipple piercings, it stated.
One American study showed that most nurses did not have any idea how to deal with genital piercings during emergencies.
And oh yeah, about a dozen piercings; he loses count, but he can tell you he has six genital piercings.
Businesses catering to the craze for belly button rings, tongue studs and nipple and genital piercings go largely unregulated.