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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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My reasoning was that loads of her friends have already had their ears pierced, I was a lot younger when my mum had mine pierced and I think she's old enough to look after them now.
Even Aish and Abhi joined her daughter and got their ears pierced to share the pain of their daughter.
in Carmarthen As someone who had my ears pierced years ago I don't mind but draw the line at them using their bodies like pin cushions or ever dreaming of tattoos.
Another story he recalled was when C[pounds sterling]an extremely well-built basketball player came in wanting his ear pierced. As soon as I started, he fainted, even though the sensation of being pierced is similar to that of a mosquito bite!C[yen]
Martin didn't bother trying to market his invention until customer Ruth Melody asked him to be pierced without pain.
They're usually from people who have had various parts of the body pierced and had a problem, normally an infection (in the wound) afterwards.
After checking the jewelry kiosk's records, investigators tracked down 118 people who had been pierced there in the previous 45 days.
He said: ``A lot of ladies don't like going to piercing shops or tattoo parlours to get pierced, so this way beauty salons can be trained to pierce safely.''
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.
"I'd love to get my belly button pierced," says Britney **, 13.
Many of my fellow students haveears, noses and other parts of their bodies pierced. The question is, why?