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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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Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a nationwide ban on the intimate piercing of Under-18s.
The law, which comes into force today, makes it an offence for piercing practitioners to arrange or carry out an intimate piercing on anyone aged under 18.
The Prince Albert is a male piercing that starts in the urethra at the penile tip and exits on the underside of the penis at the top of the glans (the naked part of the penis after the foreskin) with a curved barbell running through.
We've seen the gamut of tattoos and piercings and treat everyone the same.
With popularity increasing, the understanding of viral and bacterial infections from tattooing and piercing among adolescents and adults is not as high as one would expect.
Piercings were traditionally performed in tribal societies during ritual initiation, rites of passage and for enhanced sexuality and sensation (Stirn, 2003).
Last year cross-party AMs recommended tongue piercing be added to the Bill after hearing evidence it could cause infections and even haemorrhages.
6% of the students had their piercings and tattoos done at professional establishments and also that sterile and disposable instruments were used in the procedures in the case of 70.
He thinks having a nose piercing will having a nose piercing will ruin my life but I think he's ruin my life but I think he's being old-fashioned.
According to sources, the club had attempted to facilitate his entry and resolve the problem, but the programme was held on Friday without Buccholz, who, in addition to his piercings, also has horns implanted in his forehead and magnets inserted into his fingertips.
I do not have tattoos or piercings and have no desire to do so.
Although tattooing and piercing are practiced in many cultures, extensive body art and multiple piercings are practices that are often done by adolescents who also engage in other risky behaviors ("Tattooing in adults and adolescents," UpToDate, Aug.