Definition of body piercing in English:

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body piercing

noun

1 [mass noun] The piercing of holes in parts of the body other than the ear in order to insert rings, studs, or other pieces of jewellery: there are strict laws governing body piercing and we make regular checks of all establishments which offer this service
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  • Environmental health officers say there is a risk of infection or injury for customers and workers at body piercing shops if safe practices are not followed.
  • Because there are no government safety regulations when it comes to tattooing and body piercing, the folks in the industry have developed their own health safety standards.
  • Inquire as to how long the piercing operator has been performing body piercing.
1.1 [count noun] A hole pierced in a part of the body other than the ear in order to insert a ring, stud, or other piece of jewellery: the healing time required for a body piercing varies
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  • The tattoo parlour will donate half of its takings from customers who request a body piercing tomorrow.
  • About 20 percent of body piercings result in infection, according to the Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
  • The Governor signed a bill Monday that requires written parental consent in order for a minor to obtain a body piercing.
1.2 [count noun] A ring, stud, or other piece of jewellery worn in a pierced part of the body: remove body piercings before security screening
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  • Jewelry is a status symbol, too - think Rolex watches in some circles and body piercings in others, or both.
  • There are numerous online sites dedicated to stylish body piercings and e-store products.
  • Students are not allowed to have visible body piercings, including tongue piercings, while on campus or at any school-sponsored activity.

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