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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 appeal of body piercing was evident in the mid-1970s as a result of the emergent punk era (Holbrook, Minocha & Laumann, 2012).
Opportunities Body piercing has become increasingly popular over the past few years.
For some, tattoos and body piercing are issues of free expression.
Our results indicate that body piercing (other than earlobes) is a marker for risk behaviors, and that, among females, multiple piercing seems to be a cumulative marker.
The two-year budget for the OHLC's oversight of tattooing/electrolysis and permanent color cosmetics is $278,592, and it's $223,929 for body piercing regulation.
Over the past decade, the rate of body piercing and tattooing has increased in the United States.
Today Ms Anderson was in tears outside the hearing as she said: "When Daniel died my one belief was that it was caused by his simple body piercing.
A TEENAGER has warned against body piercing - after she almost DIED trying to look like her idol Victoria Beckham.
Body piercing can be seen as a subculture, rebelling against certain stands of hegemonic groups, but it can also be viewed as another element of "pop" culture, having been assimilated and incorporated by the same hegemonic groups it attempted to question.
Court documents show that Bertrang had a business that offered body piercing and body modifications, and he advertised these services on the Internet.
Many people perceive tattoos and excessive body piercing as "blue-collar" artifacts, remnants of rebellion and immature injudiciousness that carry negative implications.
The Liberty Way, Liberty University's student guidebook, states flatly that for male students, "Earrings and/or plugs are not permitted on or off campus, nor is body piercing.