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Body piercing

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    • Piercing, Body
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 93-172351: Gatewood, C. Primitives, 1992.
    • found: Newsweek, 5/31/93:p. 65 (Body piercing)
    • found: State of Kansas rules and regulations relating to the practice of tattooing, body piercing, and permanent cosmetics, 1997.
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 21, 2012(Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. Ear piercing and nose piercing have been particularly widespread and are well represented in historical records and among grave goods.)
    • found: Florida Department of Health website, Sept. 21, 2012(Body piercing, a form of body art, is the act of penetrating the skin to make, generally permanent in nature, a hole, mark, or scar. It does not include the use of a mechanized, pre-sterilized ear-piercing system that penetrates the outer perimeter or lobe of the ear or both.)
    • found: 2001043462: Gay, K. Body marks : tattooing, piercing, and scarification, c2002.
    • found: DeMello, M. Encyclopedia of body adornment, 2007:introd. (Body modification refers to the physical alteration of the body through the use of surgery, tattooing, piercing, scarification, branding, genital mutilation, implants, and other practices. Body modifications can be permanent or temporary, although most are permanent and alter the body forever.) Body piercing (Body piercing refers to the practice of using a needle to pierce the body, generally for the purposes of wearing jewelry, and piercing refers as well to the pierced part of the body, and sometimes to the jewelry worn. Body piercing can also refer to the practice of play piercings, in which parts of the body are pierced for ritual or sexual purposes, or even bloodletting, which was practiced, for example, by the ancient Mayans as well as a number of American Northwest Indians. Body piercings include those done on the earlobe and ear cartilage, the nostril and septum, the lips and mouth, the face, the genitals, the nipples, and other areas of the body.)
    • found: MeSH browser, Sept. 21, 2012(Body Piercing. Scope Note: The perforation of an anatomical region for the wearing of jewelry. UF Ear Piercing; Eyebrow Piercing; Lip Piercing; Navel Piercing; Nipple Piercing; Piercing, Body; Tongue Piercing; in MeSH Tree Structures under Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic and under Punctures)
    • notfound: Canadian subject headings;Hennepin;Random House;Web. 3
  • LC Classification

    • GN419.25
    • RD119.5.B82
  • Change Notes

    • 1993-07-14: new
    • 2013-01-25: revised
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