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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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Tattoos and body piercing areas can be high-risk areas," she said.
The public health challenge posed by body piercing and tattooing in prison will require increased collaboration between correctional and public health policy-makers.
Generic ear piercings are reclassified as body piercing when holes are created up and around the helix of the ear.
Public Health Minister Melanie Johnson said: "The proposed change will protect the public by ensuring that the good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in body piercing and tattooing enjoyed in London are extended to the rest of the country."
ENVIRONMENTAL health officers in Coventry have welcomed government plans to regulate body piercing.
ANYONE can set up a tattoo or body piercing parlour in Scotland.
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It's a rare physician who doesn't see a patient with some form of body piercing. Whether for cultural, aesthetic, emotional, or sexual reasons, piercing is a "social reality" and physicians should leave their prejudices at the examining room door, concludes the author of an overview of the history and medical and psychological aspects of the practice (Lancet 361[9364]: 1205-15, 2003).
In the United States, body piercing, which is becoming increasingly common, is mainly performed by unlicenced practitioners.
Sir, - Does body piercing really distract many pupils from working well in schools?
A DOCUMENTARY featuring the weird and wonderful world of tattooing and body piercing has been short-listed for a BBC award.
In fact, body piercing is becoming a new art for many young Americans.