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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The same study found a higher incidence of complications in connection with certain types of body piercings, including intimate piercings.
The law also covers protection from the risks of infection from procedures including body piercing, electrolysis, acupuncture and tattooing through a new licensing system.
Educate adolescents about the potential medical complications and social consequences of tattooing and body piercing as their popularity rises, an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report recommends.
Even when the procedure is performed by well-trained piercers, body piercings or implants of this nature are not without risk.
Body Piercings, and Art features historical information, although piercings is limited to one chapter.
Body piercings were also banned, with an exception made for earrings.
When we boarded the charter bus outside Tel Aviv's Arlozorov Station, gearing up for the impending four-hour drive to an ashram in the Negev, we were greeted by a dozen other festivalgoers: hippies, for lack of a better term, adorned in sequined fabric, body piercings, and tattoos.
After an accounting of his considerable NBA career, all that's left to remember him by are creepy body piercings, dark gold glasses beneath a signature baseball cap and a large ego.
8 ( ANI ): The Department of Health in Washington DC has proposed a new regulation, suggesting that a tattoo artist cannot apply a tattoo, or even do body piercings, until at least 24 hours after a client requests it.
It contains 17 chapters by wound care, dermatology, nursing, and other specialists from North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia on evidence and clinical decision making, assessing skin integrity, the physiology of wound healing, principles of wound management, wound infection, the psychological impact of skin breakdown, and treating challenging wounds, such as pressure, shear, and friction wounds, diabetic foot disease, chronic ulcers of the lower limb, lymphoedema, malignant or surgical wounds, and neglected wounds like body piercings, necrotizing fasciitis, and self-inflicted wounds.
Tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly popular in Western societies.