body piercing


Definition of body piercing

: the practice or an instance of adorning the body with jewelry or ornamentation that penetrates the flesh

Examples of body piercing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Members of the Colorado tattooing and body piercing community said they were shocked by the shootings and grieving the losses of beloved friends and colleagues. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2021 The Only Murders in the Building star got a brand new helix piercing after the hunt for a Build-A-Bear store led Selena and her besties to a body piercing shop. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 15 Sep. 2021 Lior Rose, who runs Nashville Ink, said his tattoo and body piercing shop will not be able to survive without financial assistance from the government after the business was hit by the blast. NBC News, 30 Dec. 2020 The sound matches a video on Twitter that depicts a woman who purports to have an orgasm while getting a body piercing. Scott Travis,, 16 Dec. 2020 During its regular, full online meeting Monday night, council unanimously approved legislation to regulate tattoo and body piercing establishments. cleveland, 13 Nov. 2020 In Palm Beach County, officials issued an order allowing tattoo and body piercing parlors, as well as tanning salons, to reopen starting Monday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2020 County commissioners are scheduled Tuesday to discuss the possibility of moving to Phase 2 of reopening, a day after allowing tattoo shops, body piercing businesses and tanning salons to reopen. Scott Travis,, 31 Aug. 2020 Also on May 14 was an order that reopens hair and nail salons, day spas, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing businesses and tanning facilities. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 29 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of body piercing

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body piercing was in 1976

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“Body piercing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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