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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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While Shershad receives several patients with infected piercings, he confirmed that while most piercings are likely to get infected, tongue piercings in particular could lead to more complications.
Currently, there is no age restriction for cosmetic piercing as long as a young person can demonstrate they understand what they are having done.
Of the 228 responses, 202 supported the idea of parental consent for piercings and of the 37 replies from tattoo and piercing businesses, 36 were supportive of the proposals.
Be aware that certain piercings take longer to heal than others, and have a longer window in which they can get infected, so follow your aftercare regimen to the letter until the piercing is completely healed.
Tongue piercings are also bad because they can chip or break teeth," says Dr.
All piercings should be treated with great respect, by choosing the correct jewellery materials, quality body jewellery from a reputable source and following professional advice you can minimise the risk of suffering orthodontic issues".
British Dental Association adviser Professor Damien Walmsley said: "Oral piercing is ill-advised and should be avoided.
If you decide to get an oral piercing and complications arise, schedule an appointment with your dentist," says Dr.
The overall pattern was similar for piercings with the largest percentage (41.
Students in selected but varied classes at nine universities in Ohio, California and Arkansas, a well as business people from those same states, were asked to anonymously complete a survey pertaining to visible tattoos and piercings.
Paris said he thinks most piercings are attractive, and having one done is also about identifying with others.