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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Childbirth where genital piercings may interfere with vaginal delivery.
Urinary catheterisation where genital piercings may interfere with catheter placement (Armstrong, 2004; Diccini, Nogueira, & Sousa, 2009).
Interestingly, this definition also incorporates other forms of self-expressive body art that are becoming more widespread in the 21st century, including tattooing, body painting, cutting, genital piercing, scarification, digit amputation, beading, tongue splitting, branding and braiding (Chismark, 2013).
The initial study queried males with genital piercings using available internet survey software, (12) as it was considered a hidden variable.
This subsample had significantly more foreskin genital piercings (chi-square = 11.
38) Significant experiences of rape were also reported in this subsample, as in women with genital piercings.
Some people walk in here in three-piece suits who have some pretty extreme genital piercings,'' Hair said.
Time was when a dozen conversations on my City Clipper were on a dozen different subjects: the rising tide of violent crime, litter, the death of common courtesy, genital piercings, GP waiting times and the price of fruit kept a conscientious ear-wigger like me tuning and retuning my antenna like Hancock's radio ham, anxious for the next juicy titbit or distress signal.