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 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, "Nashville blast brings damage and uncertainty to already struggling local businesses," 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,, "Teacher investigated after students accuse him of watching sexually explicit video in class," 16 Dec. 2020 During its regular, full online meeting Monday night, council unanimously approved legislation to regulate tattoo and body piercing establishments. cleveland, "South Euclid considers formation of a city landmark commission," 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, "Memorial island, wildlife upside, theater troubles: News from around our 50 states," 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,, "Technical problems mar first day back in Palm Beach County schools," 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, "Gov. Mike DeWine is extending public health orders that were due to expire. Here is a list.," 29 June 2020 Hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, tanning salons, and tattoo and body piercing parlors are all allowed to open on Friday, as are outdoor areas at bars and restaurants. Polly Campbell,, "Salons and restaurant patios are open today in Ohio. Here’s what you need to know.," 15 May 2020 Personal care services – beauty, barber and hair salons; cosmological services, tattoo shops, body piercing, etc. Anchorage Daily News, "Watch live: Mayor Berkowitz discusses easing pandemic restrictions on Anchorage businesses," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of body piercing

1976, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Body piercing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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