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body piercing

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bod′y pierc`ing

the piercing of a part of the body other than the ear, as the navel, in order to insert an ornamental ring or stud.
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bod·y pierc·ing

n. perforación con un objeto metálico o plástico de una parte del cuerpo.
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Body piercing is becoming more and more popular - and personally I'd say it's getting slightly out of hand with some folk - but, as PC Holden stated, if he was asked to remove the stud in his ear he removed it.
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The industry of body piercing has been on the increase since the 1970s.
"Any piercing is going to be uncomfortable," says professional piercer Aaron Desplaines at Tribal Ways Body Piercing in Boston, Mass.
The Perils of Piercing: The growing popularity of body piercing has spawned new risks, experts say, because unqualified "piercing professionals" are flooding the field to fill demand.
Today, tattooing and body piercing have become popular in the mainstream, not only with students, but with urban professionals as well.
The Wall Street Journal unblushingly printed hypnotizee; a football game telecast acquainted me with enshrinee (in a hall of fame); in a Boston Globe obituary survivors of the surgical procedure known as a laryngectomy were dubbed laryngectomees; and now that body piercing is becoming ordinary, cutting is carving a new niche via cutter and unspeakably cute cuttee."
Tattooing and body piercing have emerged as popular practices among teens and young adults in the general population.
Our policy does not specifically deal with body piercing other than the ears.
Adolescents have discovered body piercing. Specific information about the piercing procedure, the sites, and the risks are presented along with an educational information sheet that can be distributed to pediatric clients and their families.
Just when conservatives thought the punk revival consisted only of dyed hair, mo-hawks, tattoos, and body piercing, Rancid comes out of Berkeley, California, with a big loud boo-ya in lyrical content to remind everyone just what it's all about.