body piercing

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body piercing

Body image A disruption of a mucocutaneous surface with jewelry or dangling artifices. See Tattoos.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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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She had no history of birth, miscarriages, or genital piercing. She did not have a history of urogenital infections.
Whilst body piercing and other body modifications have increased in popularity in recent times, the practice of piercing has been commonplace in almost every society around the world and can be traced back to the Egyptian pharaohs with nipple, genital and naval piercings (1550 BC), The Kama Sutra's illustrations of genital piercings (250 AD) and to Mayan ceremonies where tongue piercings were prevalent (700 AD).
The initial study queried males with genital piercings using available internet survey software, (12) as it was considered a hidden variable.
'Ten years ago genital piercing or nipple piercing was not unheard of, but it was very rare and underground,' said Mr Hunt.
What about Michael Owen scores three against Germany in the World Cup final, and is sent off for exposing genital piercing during resultant streak (90 minutes only)?
The magnets, strong enough to bond to each other through body parts, are used to simulate nose, tongue, and genital piercing. The most common scenario is magnets that get stuck together across the nasal septum, which cause pressure necrosis and in one case required general anesthesia for removal, said Dr.
Torgovnick ends with a daring and intimate look at the contemporary trend of genital piercing, which she sees as exemplifying a tension between "decorating the body and recognizing its transience; between controlling and owning the self...and surrendering it." Among committed (as opposed to casual) piercers, she finds a radical edge not yet co-opted by consumer culture that goes beyond enhancement of sexual pleasure (itself radical enough in the age of family values), which she likens to ecstatic spiritual experiences of mystics and saints like Francis of Assisi and Teresa of Avila.
"We get guys who come in for genital piercing who say they are just in for a dare but after talking to them for a while - it usually turns out that they really want it.
One parent who lives in the town told Sorted of her horror when she found her 14-year-old son with Pierce With A Pro, containing footage of genital piercing.
In practice, we see different types of piercings, including but not limited to ear, nose (alar, septum, bridge), eyebrow, lip, tongue, face, nipple, umbilical, and genital piercings. Ear piercings alone may come in many forms.
Problems were most likely to be reported with tongue piercings, followed by genital piercings and nipple piercings, it stated.