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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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However, similar studies related to body piercing are non-existent.
During the discussion after the presentation, an audience member described a documentary in which women with body piercings were interviewed about their body art.
We recommend to everyone who does tattoos or body piercing that they should get proper sterilization equipment into their shops," she said.
Tattooing and body piercing are viewed as prohibitive activities in most U.
Our approach to staff body piercing and tattoos is the same as our approach to eating habits, t-shirt styles, haircuts, and sexual orientation.
Zebra's been voted the Best of the Bay Area for tattooing and body piercing 14 years in a row by East Bay Express, The Daily Californian, and has received the Reader's Choice award from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Twenty-four percent of people 18 to 50 years old have tattoos and 14 percent have body piercing.
They found approximately 10% had some sort of body piercing, with women and younger people most likely to have one.
WHEN: September 11, 2005 WHERE: All ten Atomic Tattoos and Body Piercing Studios and other participating tattoo studios nationwide.
It's difficult to avoid the tattoos, body piercings and bejewelled nail extensions that adorn so many local women and men's bodies.
Tattooing and body piercing are flourishing, and the new innovations of branding and scarification continue to develop.
CANYON COUNTRY - A registered sex offender faces multiple charges following his arrest this week in Canyon Country on suspicion of operating a body piercing business out of his home, where detectives allege the man performed piercings on underage girls, authorities said.