- The insertion of small-gauge jewelry anywhere on the body, but especially in the ear, nose, navel, tongue, eyebrow, cheek, vulva, or nipple, through holes pierced in the skin. This is a popular means of artistic and fashion expression that emerged as a mainstream trend in the late twentieth century.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.
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body piercing — n. body ornamentation created by piercing a hole as in an earlobe, lip, or navel and inserting a ring or stud; also, this process or practice … English World dictionary
body piercing — body .piercing n [U] making a hole in a part of the body in order to fix a ring or other piece of jewellery to the body … Dictionary of contemporary English
Body piercing — For other uses, see Piercing (disambiguation). Nipple piercings, vertical labret piercing and stretched ears Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in… … Wikipedia
body piercing — UK / US noun Word forms body piercing : singular body piercing plural body piercings piercing II … English dictionary
body piercing — /ˈbɒdi pɪəsɪŋ/ (say bodee pearsing) noun 1. the adornment of the body with pieces of jewellery placed through holes pierced through the flesh. 2. one such hole pierced in the flesh for the placement of jewellery: I have a new body piercing … Australian English dictionary
body piercing — the piercing of a part of the body, as the navel, in order to insert an ornamental ring or stud. [1990 95] * * * … Universalium
body piercing — noun the decorative piercing of parts of the body other than the ear lobes … English new terms dictionary
body piercing — clo bod′y pierc ing n. the piercing of a part of the body other than the ear, as the navel, in order to insert an ornamental ring or stud • Etymology: 1975–80 … From formal English to slang
body piercing — the piercing of a part of the body, as the navel, in order to insert an ornamental ring or stud. [1990 95] … Useful english dictionary
body piercing — noun Date: 1989 the practice or an instance of adorning the body with jewelry or ornamentation that penetrates the flesh … New Collegiate Dictionary