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pierce

To penetrate body tissue, usually in order to place an ornamental ring or stud on the surface of the skin.
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The price depends upon the body part to be pierced and the quality of the ring.
LIPS, belly buttons, noses, ears, unmentionables - it seems you're not properly dressed these days unless, like Britney Spears, your bits have been pierced.
We studied a 25-year-old man with a pierced tongue, who arrived at Memorial Health University Medical Center with fever, chills, rigors, and shortness of breath of 6 days' duration and had an aortic valvuloplasty for correction of congenital aortic stenosis.
Another important concern is hygienic maintenance of the pierced oral area.
Complications can include obstruction of the airway from swelling of the pierced area; nerve injury; blood poisoning; chips, cracks or other damage to the teeth from biting the object; foreign matters which can collect under, in or around the pierced object; sensitivity or allergic reaction to the metal; prolonged bleeding because of the tongue's vascular nature; swallowing of the "jewelry"; and more.
You're sitting in a body-piercing studio, extremely psyched; you've finally gotten your parents' permission to get your tongue pierced.
Ironically, though, I am both pierced and tattooed.
A big difference today is, ``now you see things in strange, exotic parts of the body,'' Wilentz says, pulling out slides of patients who have pierced their tongues, noses, eyebrows, nipples or genitals.
This is a very simple bill that has to do with parental rights,'' said Runner, R-Lancaster, who introduced the bill after a constituent from Santa Clarita called his office to complain that her 16-year-old daughter got her navel pierced without permission.
Runner said he grew concerned when Rollins, a Santa Clarita mom, called him to complain that her 16-year-old daughter had her navel pierced without her parents' permission and that current state law apparently didn't restrict piercing body parts of minors.
Between age 12 and 13, Margaret Greene says, she pierced her body in about a dozen places.
I've pierced people who work in the state Capitol building, right near here, that you wouldn't imagine.