It was the piercing screech of a siren.
His piercing gaze made her feel slightly ill.
Piercing mandibles, retracted within the head-capsule.
A light shined in her face, and she twisted, fear piercing her misery.
A'Ran straightened, his piercing gaze on her.
His piercing gaze lifted to her face and the hair rose on the back of her neck.
"Forward, lads!" he shouted in a voice piercing as a child's.
Xander's piercing gaze was on the Original Other.
The man stepped out and those piercing blue eyes questioned her silently from under furrowed bows.
Their eyes met for a moment... piercing blue eyes meeting startled green eyes in a battle of nerve.
His cold gaze was piercing, his frame tense despite her touch.
His gaze was piercing, as if he tried to see the demon inside of her.
His snow cloud-colored eyes were piercing, his muscular frame making her warm from the inside out.
The piercing was completed in Nov.
With a low brow and piercing gaze, gravelly voice, a perfectly sculpted body and rugged features, Gabriel was the sexiest man she'd ever seen.
Next the larvae make their way into the connective tissue in the pro-thorax, and ultimately bore a channel into the base of the piercing apparatus and come to rest between the hypopharynx and the labium.
When the sieve-tube has ceased to function and the protoplasm, slime strings, and callose have disappeared, the perforations through which the slime strings passed are left as relatively large holes, easily visible in some cases with low powers of the microscope, piercing the sieve.plate.
He fixed a piercing gaze on her.
His piercing gaze went to her, and she felt compelled to answer him.
Deidre felt the pain again, the one without a physical source but which she felt as if a knife was piercing her soul.
Chiseled to perfection, covered in olive-hued skin, with a low brow, piercing gaze and strong jaw …His nearness made her feel hot.
A rifle cracked, piercing the silence with deadly import.
In insects whose mouths are adapted for sucking and piercing, remarkable modifications may occur.
The last memory each held involved a man with eyes piercing and black as the night sky.
No part of his stance or piercing look was welcoming and yet, she felt the urge to cross to him.
It is now held that the parasite enters the blood of man through the piercing mouth-parts at the time of biting.
His jaw clenched, his piercing gaze making her want to crawl back into his arms.
The maxillae are not piercing organs, and their function is to protect the mandibles and labrum and separate the hairs or feathers of the host.
Pull up, I tell you! he cried in a piercing voice, and again shouted something breathlessly with emphatic intonations and gestures.
Suddenly a fresh sound, a piercing feminine scream, reverberated from the porch and the cook came running into the vestibule.
He swirled the coffee in his cup and lifted that piercing gaze to her face.
Despite the piercing gaze she'd never quite gotten used to, she stepped past Jetr and looked up at her mate, taking him in breathlessly once again.
With piercing war cries, two forms broke from the horde before her.
At his silence, Darkyn moved closer, his dark eyes piercing and the growl in his chest audible.
He fought hard and fast, disturbed by an image of the woman with the piercing eyes being snapped up by a trap in the field.
But the wolf jumped up more quickly than anyone could have expected and, gnashing her teeth, flew at the yellowish borzoi, which, with a piercing yelp, fell with its head on the ground, bleeding from a gash in its side.
The cart was loaded high, and at the very top, beside a child's chair with its legs in the air, sat a peasant woman uttering piercing and desperate shrieks.
Her gaze took in his masculine chin, the square cut lower lip and the piercing blue eyes - only right now they weren't piercing.
Her breathing was hard, his body heat piercing her clothes.
His piercing gaze held hers for a moment, and then his expression softened ever so slightly.
He leaned back in his chair again and stretched his legs out, his piercing gaze sorting through the secrets of her mind.
Tall and slender, the woman's eyes were piercing, her dark hair and pale features setting off the green of her eyes even more.
After four steps, she felt them and grimaced, a rough edge piercing one finger.
He was too surprised to speak, just stared at her through piercing green eyes.
The actual piercing organs are the mandibles, while the upper lip or labrum forms a sucking tube.
This work struck de Lesseps's imagination, and gave him the idea of piercing the African isthmus.
Mandibles rarely present, adapted for piercing; first maxillae with palps; second maxillae forming with hypopharynx a suctorial proboscis.
This order can be traced with certainty back to the early Jurassic epoch, while the Permian fossil Eugereon, and the living order - specially modified in many respects - of the Thysanoptera indicate steps by which the aberrant suctorial and piercing mouth of the Hemiptera may have been developed from the biting mouth of primitive Isopteroids, by the elongation of some parts and the suppression of others.
Even to the present day the legend has 1 It is probable that the story of the piercing of his feet is a subsequent invention to explain the name, or is due to a false etymology (from oih&o), 01St rovs in reality meaning the "wise" (from oTSa), chiefly in reference to his having solved the riddle, the syllable - irovs having no significance.
According to Hinds they feed chiefly on the green tissues, which " are punctured by the piercing mouth-parts and the sap withdrawn by suction.
They breathe by piercing the surface film with the tail, where a pair of spiracles are situated.
in height, the slim legs, the large turned-in feet, the shrill piercing voice; but almost every one will remember, from Croker's Boswell, Colman's account of the great historian " tapping his snuff-box, smirking and smiling, and rounding his periods " from that mellifluous mouth.
The other structural characters of the Order may be briefly summarized as: - mouth-parts adapted for piercing and sucking, or for suction alone, and consisting of a proboscis formed of the labium, and enclosing modifications of the other usual parts of the mouth, some of which, however, may be wanting; a thorax fused into a single mass; and legs with five-jointed tarsi.
QUATREFOIL, in Gothic architecture, the piercing of tracery in a window or balustrade with small semicircular openings known as "foils"; the intersection of these foils is termed the cusp.
But there are several subfamilies of ants whose females have the lancets of the sting useless for piercing, although the poison-glands are functional, their secretion being ejected by the insect, when occasion may arise, from the greatly enlarged reservoir, the reduced sting acting as a squirt.
Piercing jaws modified and reduced, a tubular, protrusible suckingtrunk being developed; mouth with hooks.
The Hemiptera, with their piercing mandibles and first maxillae and with their second maxillae fused to form a jointed beak, stand far apart from them.
How does God above look at them and hear them? exclaimed Prince Andrew in a shrill, piercing voice.
Piercing eyes leveled on her, but she could read nothing in them, especially not what he thought of her.
After he had gone Pierre continued pacing up and down the room for a long time, no longer piercing an imaginary foe with his imaginary sword, but smiling at the remembrance of that pleasant, intelligent, and resolute young man.
In piercing the Sierra Morena it forms a series of foaming rapids, and only begins to be navigable at Mertola, 42 m.
In connexion with the operation of the Comstock mines was built (in 1869-1879) the Sutro Tunnel, named in honour of its engineer, Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), piercing the mountain horizontally far below the mouth of the mines, and at a distance of nearly 4 m.
Jessi looked at him again, taking in the thick form and gaze so direct and piercing, it was almost hostile.
"Let her marry, it's all the same to me!" he screamed in the same piercing tone as when parting from his son.
His eyes were no longer piercing.
He planted a hand on either side of her, dark eyes piercing.
Looking back at her, his gaze was piercing.
The blond man's smile was slow, predatory, his teeth sharpened into points and his dark gaze piercing.
His red gaze was piercing.
Douroucoulis live in parties, and are purely nocturnal, sleeping during the day in hollow trees, and coming out at night to feed on insects and fruits, when they utter piercing cat-like screams.
Here we find less evidence of sedulous workmanship, yet not infrequently a piercing sweetness, a depth of emotion, a sincere and spontaneous lovableness, which are irresistibly touching and inspiring.
The three principal rivers - the Ob, the Yenisei, and the Lena - take their rise on the high plateau or in the alpine regions fringing it, and, after descending from the plateau and piercing the alpine regions, flow for many hundreds of miles across the high plains and lowlands before they reach the Arctic, Ocean.
- Drawing from life of the Italian scorpion Euscorpius italicus, Herbst, holding a blue-bottle fly with its left chela, and carefully piercing it between head and thorax with its sting.
After piercing the Lebombo Mountains, it turns N.
The following are the chief rivers in part or in whole traversing the country: - The Pongola, in its lower course, flows through Tongaland, piercing the Lebombo Mts.
all ordinary mosquitoes), and the Culicimorphae or forms without a piercing proboscis (Mochlonyx, Corethra, &c.).
In all tsetse-flies the proboscis in the living insect is entirely concealed by the palpi, which are grooved in their inner sides and form a closely fitting sheath for the piercing organ; the base of the proboscis is expanded beneath into a large onion-shaped bulb, which is filled with muscles.
The proboscis of tsetse-flies is without the paired piercing stilets (mandibles and maxillae) possessed by other bloodsucking Diptera, such as the female horse-flies and mosquitoes.
His voice is musical, metallic, fit for loud laughter and piercing wail, and all that may lie between; speech and speculation free and plenteous; I do not meet in these late decades such company over a pipe."
Linnaeus divided the Hymenoptera into two sections - the Terebrantia, whose females possess a cutting or piercing ovipositor, and the Aculeata, in which the female organ is modified into a sting.
But the wings vary considerably in different families, and the most distinctive feature is the structure of the jaws, which form a beaklike organ with stylets adapted for piercing and sucking.
The piercing portions of the latter - representing their inner lobes or laciniaelie median to the mandibular piercers in the natural position of the organs.
14) forming an order distinct from the Hemiptera, their sucking and piercing mouth-organs being apparently formed on quite a different plan from those of the Heteroptera and Homoptera.
The extraordinary mobility of his whole person, and his power of as it were transforming himself at will, are attested by many anecdotes and descriptions, but the piercing power of his eye must have been his most irresistible feature.
Capture begins among the lower tribes with the hand, without devices, developing knack and skill in seizing, pursuing, climbing, swimming, and maiming without weapons; and proceeds to gathering with devices that take the place of the hand in dipping, digging, hooking and grasping; weapons for striking, whether clubs, missiles or projectiles; edged weapons of capture, which were rare in America; piercing devices for capture, in lances, barbed spears, harpoons and arrows; traps for enclosing, arresting and killing, such as pens, cages, pits, pen-falls, nets, hooks, nooses, clutches, adhesives, deadfalls, impalers, knife traps and poisons; animals consciously and unconsciously aiding in capture; fire in the form of torches, beacons, burning out and smoking out; poisons and asphyxiators; the accessories to hunting, including such changes in food, dress, shelter, travelling, packing, mechanical tools and intellectual apparatus as demanded by these arts.
They had striking, slashing and piercing weapons held in the hand, fastened to a shaft or thong, hurled from the hand, from a sling, from an atlatl or throwing-stick, or shot from a bow.
1 it is a crooked and piercing serpent, the dragon of the sea; cf.
He is described by Fuller as "low of stature, little in bulk, cheerful in countenance (wherein gravity and quickness were all compounded), of a sharp and piercing eye, clear judgment and (abating the influence of age) term memory."
across the high plateau, piercing the little Atlas between the Warsenis and Titeri ranges.
Lack of time alone prevented him from carrying into effect such projects as the piercing of the Isthmus of Corinth, whose object was to promote trade and intercourse throughout the Roman dominions, and we are told that at the time of his death he was contemplating the extension of the empire to its natural frontiers, and was about to engage in a war with Parthia with the object of carrying Roman arms to the Euphrates.
Everywhere we are met with the most varied forms of holy rites - the various baptisms, by water, by fire, by the spirit, the baptism for protection against demons, anointing with oil, sealing and stigmatizing, piercing the ears, leading into the bridal chamber, partaking of holy food and drink.
The spongy urethra is that part which is enclosed in the penis after piercing the anterior layer of the triangular ligament.
From his Journal we gather that he had piercing eyes and a very loud voice, and wore good clothes.
There are also schemes (more or less advanced) for piercing the Spliigen and the Hohe Tauern, both on the main ridge, and the LOtschen Pass, on one of the external ranges.
Many fish inhabited the Carboniferous seas and most of these were Elasmobranchs, sharks with crushing pavement teeth (Psammodus), adapted for grinding the shells of brachiopods, crustaceans, &c. Other sharks had piercing teeth (Cladoselache and Cladodus); some, the petalodonts, had peculiar cycloid cutting teeth.
Appressoria are also formed by some parasitic fungi, as a minute flattening of the tip of a very short branch (Erysiphe), or the swollen end of any hypha which comes in contact with the surface of the host (Piptocephalis, Syncephalis), haustoria piercing in each case the cell-wall below.
The pelt or skin is requisite to keep out the piercing wind and driving storm, while the fur and overhair ward off the cold; and "furs" are as much a necessity to-day among more northern peoples as they ever were in the days of barbarism.
His complexion was swarthy, his hair dark, and his eye bright and piercing.
long, piercing the watershed and discharging 1600 cub.
Piercing the desert, and at its annual overflow depositing rich sediment brought from the Abyssinian highlands, the river has created the Delta and the fertile strip in Upper Egypt.
It is only by the most careful scrutiny, or the exercise of the most piercing insight, that the imperfectly spelled Egyptian has been made to yield up one grammatical secret after another in the light brought to bear upon it from Coptic. Demotic grammar ought soon to be thoroughly comprehensible in its forms, and the study of Late Egyptian should not stand far behind that of demotic. On the other hand, Middle Egyptian, and still mote Old Egyptian, which is separated from Middle Egyptian by a wide gap, will perhaps always be to us little more than consonantal skeletons, the flesh and blood of their vocalization being for the most part irretrievably lost.
seems to offer a welcome ray, piercing the D t obscurity of early Egyptian chronology; ynas)~ guided by it the historian Ed.
All accounts agree in describing him in later life as a man of handsome presence, with a venerable white beard, piercing black eyes and a benevolent cast of countenance, the effect of which was heightened in conversation by a voice of singular sweetness.
The "stingless" bees (Trigona) of the tropics have the parts of the sting reduced and useless for piercing.
His eyes were keen and piercing, but a long hooked nose lent grotesqueness to a face marked with cunning rather than with dignity.
With perfect fearlessness and piercing eloquence, he rebuked the sloth, the avarice, and the lawlessness of the diets which were doing their best to make government in Poland impossible.
and three nunataks were observed piercing the snow.
When glass tubes are used it is better to employ tubes thicker at the ends than in the middle, as it has been found that when the safe voltage is exceeded and the glass gives way under electric strain, the piercing of the glass nearly always takes place at the edges of the tin foil.
With a fine face, of which the most remarkable features were a high nose and a keen and piercing eye,f he is said to have been below the middle height, robust, active, a sportsman, and capable of much endurance.
After piercing the hills it runs parallel with 'the Great Scarcies.
The best-known disease of potatoes is caused by the growth of a fungus named Phytophihora infestans, within the tissues of the host plant, and this fungus has the peculiar property of piercing and breaking up the cellular tissues and setting up putrescence in the course of its growth.
The Logos is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the joints and marrow.
He had all the natural gifts an orator could desire - a commanding presence, a graceful though somewhat theatrical bearing, an eye of piercing brightness, and a voice of the utmost flexibility.
In parasitic bloodsucking forms the mandibles often have the shape of piercing stylets, and are enclosed in a tubular proboscis formed by the union of the upper lip (labrum) with the lower lip (hypostome or paragnatha).
The higher plateaus are called paramos, cold, windswept, mist-drenched deserts, lying between the elevations of 10,000 and 15,000 ft., which are often the only passes over the Cordilleras, and yet are almost impassable because of their morasses, heavy mists, and cold, piercing winds.
On the 3rd of November a revolution broke out at Panama, and the state seceded from Colombia and declared itself to be an independent republic. This opportune revolution was no doubt fomented by persons interested in the carrying through of the United States scheme for piercing the isthmus, but their task was one that presented no difficulties, for the isthmian population had been in a state of perennial insurrection against the central government for many years.
The canines are in consequence greatly developed, of a cutting and piercing type, and from their wide separation in the mouth give a firm hold; the jaws being as short as is consistent with the free action of the canines, or tusks, so that no power is lost.
Above all, one must not look to a schoolman to speak " a piercing and a reconciling word.
This diaphragm is sometimes fixed to a handle piercing the condenser, and which can be moved up and down, so that the aperture of the oblique entering cones of rays can be altered.
The Greek god was cold and intense, his gaze so piercing it made her shrink back even when he wasn't looking at her.
Dusty felt the Black God's piercing gaze on him.
The sight of Darkyn's lean frame was enough for her blood to heat before his piercing gaze caught hers from across the room.
Chiseled to perfection, covered in olive-hued skin, with a low brow, piercing gaze and strong jaw â€¦His nearness made her feel hot.
By tattooing, acupuncture, or piercing if improper procedures are used.
aquamarine eyes set firmly into his face which posess a piercing quality to them.
austere landscape was the loud, piercing song of the moorland birds.
A. I worked with him on The Faculty and he has these piercing blue eyes that women love that I always found quite creepy.
There is a small risk associated with tattooing, electrolysis, ear piercing and acupuncture.
Skin piercing The skin piercing activities which are controlled by registration are Acupuncture Tattooing Ear piercing electrolysis A fee is required.
The off-side was lined with large trees, the purr of the engine was the only sound, the twin headlights piercing the darkness.
All close relationships are lit up by an almost intolerable, piercing clarity in which they are scarcely able to survive.
mislayical marbles are easily mislaid when it comes to the loved one - be they Japanese conceptual artist or German piercing artist.
From the far side of the Gipping valley you can see this one and two others, piercing the soft harvest mist in autumn.
The females of these species use their piercing mouthparts to feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals.
Provider offices whose on piercing oral the island from.
They seem totally paranoid about making conversation with someone who isn't marked by a tattoo or piercing.
pierce, Nevada has a certain attitude about piercing the corporate veil, which is why major corporations domicile in Nevada.
piercek if the chicken is done by piercing with a sharp knife in a fleshy bit.
projectile used in military ammunition include armor piercing, or AP.
purr of the engine was the only sound, the twin headlights piercing the darkness.
quiver of arrows, one of which is shown piercing his hoof, which is raised in pain.
Researchers analyzed the case of a 26-year-old female who had localized gingival recession around the area of her lip piercing.
In June 1944, just in time for D-day, the APDS (armor piercing discarding sabot) shot was introduced.
The kit had tanks 3mm too long, which were rectified with the piercing saw.
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The spider screamed, a long piercing high pitched scream which shattered through The Captain's hearing.
He was a walking bubble and emitting piercing shrieks.
The mother felt the child slipping, and a piercing shriek escaped from her as she raised her knees and caught it between them.
Large outbreaks have occurred in the past from inadequately sterilized instruments used for cosmetic piercing.
getting a tattoo or piercing from a dirty needle.
tattooing, acupuncture, or piercing if improper procedures are used.
tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis unless a license has been formally approved.
thrips feed on cell sap by piercing the leaf or flower bud with their mouthparts.
Also, Nevada has a certain attitude about piercing the corporate veil, which is why major corporations domicile in Nevada.
wakeen he woke up with a piercing sting in his heart.
He described him as "a companionable, brilliant soul, with piercing eyes, the body of an Aesop - a man of keen insight, exquisite taste and wide erudition.
During the act of biting the labium is bent back, and as the piercing stylets enter the skin of the sufferer this bending becomes more and more acute.
In many aquatic larvae we find that all the spiracles are closed up, or become functionless, except a pair at the hinder end which are associated with some arrangement - such as the valvular flaps of the gnat larva or the telescopic " tail " of the drone-fly larva - for piercing the surface film and drawing periodical supplies of atmospheric air.
The larva is also armed anteriorly with a median piercing probe and a pair of sharp hooks by means of which it perforates the walls of the alimentary tract and makes its way into the body cavity, lungs or liver.
Both armies were very indifferently supplied with information, as both were without any reliable regular cavalry capable of piercing the screen of outposts with which each endeavoured to conceal his disposition, and Napoleon, operating in a most unfriendly country, suffered more in this respect than his adversaries.
The breaking short of the shaft of the assegai when the weapon was used at close quarters was already a common practice among the Ama-Zulu, but Chaka had the shaft of the assegais made short, and their blades longer and heavier, so that they could be used for cutting or piercing.
(I) The prolongation of the lower lip or labium into a prominent proboscis, which in the female sex contains the full complement of piercing organs found in blood-sucking Diptera, namely paired mandibles, paired maxillae, a tubular hypopharynx (the common outlet of the salivary glands), and an upper lip or labrum.
A fairly satisfactory attempt at grouping the genera has been made by Lutz (1904), who divides the family in the first place into the Euculicidae, with a piercing proboscis (i.e.
The latter are the cutting or piercing stylets (fig.
4) commonly known as birdlice or biting-lice, differing from the true lice (see Hemiptera, LousE) by their jaws adapted for biting (not for piercing or sucking).
Small and slight in person and never robust in health, Robertson Smith was yet a man of ceaseless and fiery energy; of an intellect extraordinarily alert and quick, and as sagacious in practical matters as it was keen and piercing in speculation; of an erudition astonishing both in its range and in its readiness; of a temper susceptible of the highest enthusiasm for worthy ends, and able to inspire others with its own ardour; endowed with the warmest affections, and with the kindest and most generous disposition, but impatient of stupidity and ready to blaze out at whatever savoured of wrong and injustice.
cabbages, cucumbers, potatoes, &c. In the carnation disease and in certain diseases of tobacco and other plants the seat of bacterial action appears to be the parenchyma, and it may be that Aphides or other piercing insects infect the plants, much as insects convey pollen from plant to plant, or (though in a different way) as mosquitoes infect man with malaria.
In a proclamation issued for his arrest in 1683 he is described as "a tall lean man, dark brown hair, a great Roman nose, thin-jawed, heat in his face, speaks in the Scotch tone, a sharp piercing eye, stoops a little in the shoulders."
Chiron himself is shown carrying the quiver of arrows, one of which is shown piercing his hoof, which is raised in pain.
Mouthparts highly modified for piercing and blood-sucking, and retracted into the head when not in use.
The spider screamed, a long piercing high pitched scream which shattered through The Captain 's hearing.
Skin piercing includes the practice of acupuncture, or the business of tattooing, ear piecing or electrolysis, where the skin is pierced.
Getting a tattoo or piercing from a dirty needle.
It is illegal to conduct acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis unless a license has been formally approved.
Thrips feed on cell sap by piercing the leaf or flower bud with their mouthparts.
Then he woke up with a piercing sting in his heart.
Jewelry and fashion accessory stores include Cathy's Accessories, Claire's Accessories, Sunglass Hut, Capri Jewelers, Jeweler on Duty, Kay Jeweler's Outlet, Piercing Pagoda, Ultra Diamonds and Gold Outlet and Zales The Diamond Store Outlet.
It was during his time at Shoebox Greetings that he created the character of an old lady with wild, curly hair, large tinted glasses, and a surprisingly piercing wit that struck a chord with consumers around the world.
As you build, make sure all nails are driven into the wood and fully secure to prevent any from piercing your dog.
A widely accepted practice in contemporary western culture, navel piercing has gone from something seen as an extreme practice to something worn by the girl "next door."
The roots of modern body piercing began in the 1960s.
Who can get them: Although virtually anyone can get them, having enough skin for the piercing to adhere to is important.
For those with protruding navels, piercing may still be possible from an experienced body piercing artist.
How long does it take for the initial piercing to heal?
It can take between one and two years for the navel to heal after the piercing.
Your belly piercing should be cleansed two to three times daily with a mild anti-bacterial soap and a diluted salt solution.
Piercing artists advise against touching the piercing until fully healed.
Many piercing artists suggest waiting until the naval is fully healed before changing your belly jewelry.
If you want it changed sooner, or if you are unsure about the first ring change, visit a piercing professional to ensure it is done correctly and without damage to the area.
You can find a huge selection priced between $50 and $100 from most body piercing jewelers.
While prices like this might appear to be great bargains, you may want to avoid very low-priced navel jewelry since the materials these cheaper rings are made of may aggravate the skin and piercing.
The Hello Kitty Tongue ring is similar to the belly ring, but meant to be worn in the mouth through a tongue piercing.
The piercing blue-colored lenses will definitely make you a show stopper.
Selene from the movie Underworld has piercing aqua blue eyes that are not like any color seen in humans.
Nose piercing as a fashion statement is most common among adolescents and young adults.
One study of undergraduates at a university in upstate New York found that 51 percent had body piercing, with the nose and ears the most common sites.
Seventeen percent of these students reported medical complications from the piercing, ranging from skin or cartilage infections to periodic bleeding from the nose.
A less common cause of internal injuries to the nose in older children and adolescents is the use of magnetized jewelry as a substitute for body piercing.
External trauma to the nose may be accidental (transportation accidents, animal bites, air gun injuries, and sports injuries) or intentional (fights, criminal assault, domestic violence, nose piercing).
Nasal injuries from piercing include bacterial infections of the skin and nasal cartilage, allergic reactions to the jewelry, tissue damage, and periodic bleeding.
Infections or allergic reactions caused by foreign objects in the nose or piercing usually clear up promptly once the object or piece of jewelry is removed.
B., et al. "Prevalence of Body Art (Body Piercing and Tattooing) in University Undergraduates and Incidence of Medical Complications."
Self-mutilation should not be confused with current fads for tattoos and body piercing.
If blood has accumulated under the nail (subungual hematoma), the doctor may drain it by piercing through the fingernail.
Body piercing and tattoos are forms of body art that have been practiced throughout history by various cultures.
Tattoos and body piercing are done as expressions of independence, for religious or cultural reasons, or to adorn one's body.
Piercing is performed quickly and without anesthesia by either a spring-loaded ear-piercing gun or piercing needles, with the needle diameter varying from six to 18 gauge.
Piercing is typically completed in tattoo or beauty parlors.
Similar to tattooing, body piercing also has a long history, which includes being used as a symbol of royalty and courage.
In some hunting and gathering societies, body piercing and tattoos have long been used in initiation rites and as symbols of socialization and enculturation.
In industrialized cultures in the early 2000s, tattoos and piercing have become a popular art form enjoyed by people of all ages.
Popular piercing sites include the ear, nasal septum, eyebrow, tongue, cheek, nipple, navel, labia, and penis.
While piercing and tattooing are popular, both present distinct health risks.
Body piercing also presents the risk of chronic infection, scarring, hepatitis B and C, tetanus, and skin allergies to the jewelry that is used.
Use of piercing guns and preferences for upper ear piercing have led to increased infections.
Body piercing and tattooing are unregulated in most parts of the United States, and illegal in some.
The American Dental Association opposes oral (tongue, lip, or cheek) piercing, and the American Academy of Dermatology is against all forms of body piercing except ear lobe piercing.
Most infections from piercing are due to the use of non-sterile techniques.
The skin pathogens streptococcus and staphylococcus are most frequently involved in skin infections from piercing.
Those interested in getting a tattoo or piercing should look for an established business with clean facilities.
Equipment should be sterilized between uses, and the person applying the tattoo or piercing should wear clean latex gloves.
Common problems are infection, which can range in severity from mild to severe, and deciding that a particular tattoo or piercing is unsatisfactory.
Piercings can close on their own if allowed to heal naturally shortly after the piercing is done.
Treatment of a local infection from piercing includes warm compresses and antibacterial ointment for local infections to a five-day course of oral antibiotic therapy.
Depending on the type of infection resulting from either piercing or tattoos, the treatment and prognosis vary.
Obviously, the best way to prevent infection from piercing or tattoos is not to get one in the first place.
Piercing should be completed with smoothly polished jewelry made of 14 or 18 carat gold, titanium, surgical steel, or niobium.
Healing time from a piercing ranges from six months to two years.
A piercing should be completed in a sterile environment that uses every precaution to reduce the risk of infection.
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To add adornment to this punk statement, many girls opt for an exotic piercing or tattoos.
Piercing and Tattoo Parlors: Piercing and tattoo shops often have a hairstylist working in a booth rental business.
For your own protection, make sure before you're serviced at any salon or piercing studio that a state license is displayed.
Think outsides the box and browse your favorite alley shops such as tattoo or piercing parlors, and stop in hipster places such as thrift or resale shops.
Just make sure that you pay attention to details so that you appear well-groomed, meaning make sure that your clothes are wrinkle-free, your tie is straight, your hair is in place, and you didn't forget to remove a piercing.
This lion's piercing eyes appear to stare deeply back at the viewer.
In addition to the familiar jewelry stores and outlets, the Zale Corporation also consists of Gordon's Jewelers, Bailey Banks and Biddle, Peoples Jewellers, and Piercing Pagoda.
It rose up and extended its wings, and then released a loud piercing cry.
Certain types of ammunition, like armor piercing, are not for sale to the public and persons who purchase such ammunition will be prosecuted.
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Although most states have sterilization regulations that pertain to tattoo shops, new standards are the result of self-policing in the tattoo and body piercing industries.
Different kinds of piercing jewelry are used depending on what you have pierced and the look you're going for.
If you're looking at getting a piercing, you may be confused by all the different terms used.
If you want a larger gauge for your facial piercing, most experts recommended stating with a 1.2mm gauge and then increasing it to 1.6mm.
Rings are another popular piercing jewelry.
Titanium can be colored to a variety of colors and is a common metal for piercing jewelry.
Gold. Gold is also used to make body jewelry but should not be used for the initial piercing since body fluids from the healing process can degrade the medal and create an infection.
Piercing jewelry should also not be made out of gold-plated metal because the plating can flake over time, causing scratches and nicks in your skin.
For those who want body jewelry but don't want a piercing; you can try fake body jewelry.
Some fake piercing jewelry use magnets to keep the pieces in place, while others are designed to stick to your skin via suction (like fake tongue piercings).
Body modification describes any intentional, permanent change to the body from simple ear piercing to elective amputation.
According to the publisher, Tattoo Savage is a "nasty and notorious magazine" for people who like "parasitic flash art and piercing displays."
Body modification is a growing trend as body piercing and tattooing get more and more popular in mainstream culture.
At this point, he has had an estimated 700 hours of tattooing, piercing in his ears and septum and Teflon "horns" implanted above his eyes.
He has elongated his ears and gotten piercing in his lips to which he attaches whiskers.
Modern surgical technology when coupled with the ancient arts of tattooing and piercing offer you the opportunity to become just about anything you like.
While you may wish to stick to just a tattoo and a piercing here and there, Katzen points to the way forward for those looking for more drastic changes to their body.
Navel piercing may be more common these days, but it still makes a fabulous visual impact.
Navel piercing and belly button piercing are essentially the same thing, although some contend that a "true" navel piercing is actually done in the remaining stump portion of the navel itself, casually referred to as the "outie".
Piercing an outie is thought to be more dangerous, as some believe this offers a direct route for infection to travel to the internal organs.
Generally, a navel piercing is placed somewhere along the outer rim of the navel, and a belly button ring or some other piece of body jewelry is threaded through the opening to hang over the navel stump.
You might choose to have a single piercing made at first, but you can add multiple piercings around the navel later if you want a more stunning effect.
To begin, you should only have your navel pierced by a reputable piercing professional who works out of a clean shop.
You need to give yourself the best chance to have a successful piercing with minimal chance of infection, and this means having things done properly from the start, with sterile procedures observed.
Having your belly button pierced by a friend with a piercing kit is not a safe option.
Once you've checked out piercing shops/piercers and made your selection, you're ready to get pierced.
He/she will then carefully mark the exact placement point where the piercing will be performed.
Your piercer will gently clean the area and apply a bandage that should be left on for several hours after the initial piercing.
You should then receive both written and verbal aftercare explanations so you thoroughly understand how to keep your piercing clean and free from infection.
Because of its placement, a navel piercing can a bit tricky to deal with.
Clothing can catch on your jewelry or rub and cause irritation at the site, so it's extremely important to be careful what you wear during those early weeks when your piercing is freshest.
Be sure to gently rotate your jewelry a little to allow the water to get inside of the piercing too.
If you notice redness, heat or an unusual amount of soreness develop around the piercing, contact your doctor immediately since this may indicate an infection is developing.
The septum piercing is usually performed with a CBR or curved barbell (horseshoe barbell) and is placed in the thin strip of cartilage that is located between the two nostrils.
This piercing looks like the nose jewelry found in a bull, and many men choose this type of nose adornment over the nostril piercing.
Nose rings are not the least painful of body modifications (many consider a simple earlobe piercing to be the least painful), but they are not the most painful either.
Your nose piercing hole will grow shut very quickly.
Take special care of your nose jewelry and you can have a beautiful piercing for years to come.
When choosing which piercing to get for your next body modification, there is an entire world of body piercing jewelry available to choose from.
There are many different types of body piercing jewelry out there, ranging from heavily decorative 14kt. gold rings to simple stainless steel studs.
If the barbell is slightly curved, such as is seen in an eyebrow piercing, it can also be called a banana barbell.
Captive bead rings, or CBRs, are the most common type of body piercing jewelry.
Studs comprise the rest of the types of body jewelry, and they include labret studs (a type of lip piercing) as well as nose studs and other small piercing jewelry.
Nobium - this metal can come in a variety of colors, and is often used to make a piercing more noticeable.
You can also search stores like Hot Topic and Piercing Pagoda in the mall, but their selections may be limited.
Finally, perhaps the best place to get jewelry for your body piercing is from your piercing shop itself - your piercer will know the best jewelry for your modification.
If you are thinking of getting a nose ring, or maybe that nipple piercing you've always wanted, chances are you will need to find a piercing shop to get it done.
Typically, a piercing shop is actually a combination of a tattoo parlor and piercing location.
Very few places in the United States (this may be different in the rest of the world) are just piercing places.
The exception to this statement are shops that are located within malls and use piercing guns to pierce ears - these places (such as the Piercing Pagoda are specialized stores.
In some states, piercing places, as well as tattoo parlors, are regulated by the state health board, but in others, the regulations are not as stringent.
It's important to take a look at the place yourself in order to make a judgement about whether you trust the shop.A good piercing shop will have a clean, sterile look to it.
If this is your first piercing, or if you are planning on getting a piercing that is in a tricky or unusual spot, it is also a good idea to stop by and talk to your piercer before getting anything done.
Feel free to ask him or her how many of that type of piercing that they have done, as well as how they plan to do your particular piercing.
Finally, it is a good idea to ask the price of your piercing before you make your appointment.
If you want to find a good piercing shop in your area, there are several ways to accomplish this.
This type of piercing is often done on a part of the body that is difficult to modify, has a longer healing time, or involves one piece of jewelry going through more than one hole.
No matter what your motivation is for getting an exotic piercing, be sure to follow all the instructions given to you by the artist regarding hygiene and follow up care.
Industrial or Scaffold Piercing-this piercing is a combination of two holes that are most often connected by a barbell.
If more than one industrial piercing is done on the same ear, it is sometimes called an ear cage.
Anti-tragus-Though the healing time for this piercing is not very long, it is still uncommon.
The average healing time for this piercing is eight to sixteen weeks.
Piercing the rook can be quite painful due to the density of the cartilage.
The healing time tends to vary on this particular piercing from two months to one year.
Taking a look at a piercing chart of the ear may help you decide if one of these piercings is what you are looking for.
Cheek piercing-This piercing can cause minor nerve damage that will create permanent dimples on the face.
If this piercing is done from the cheek into the mouth, it can leak a saliva-like, smelly fluid called lymp.
The alternative to a full piercing to the cheek would be to use microdermals.
Labret-This piercing is on the lower lip.
The healing time for this piercing is three to four months.
The gag reflex can interfere with the performance of this piercing procedure.
Madison-This piercing has a very high rejection and migration incidence.
In a study done by the Association of Professional Piercers, twelve subjects with a Madison piercing were observed over the course of three years.
Corset Piercings--A surface piercing that looks like the lacings of a corset is an uncommon and beautiful piercing.
If a corset piercing is intended to be a permanent modification, extreme care must be taken to not place pressure and tension on the piercings.
Administering proper care to your exotic piercing will help determine its healing time and ability to remain viable.
While the serious dangers to body piercing may not be common occurrences, there are also smaller complications that can arise that can make a person quite uncomfortable.
Before you begin piercing as a way to individualize your appearance or as a means to express yourself, learn about the potential mishaps that can occur.
The dangers to body piercing aren't limited to exotic piercings.
In other words, getting your ears pierced will have inherent risk, just like piercing the tongue, genital area or any other part of the body.
The risk becomes greater in areas where cartilage is pierced or in body areas where the piercing is constantly exposed to moist conditions.
For this reason, it is important to research options and possible complications that may arise with any body piercing and to pay special attention to the care instructions given to you by the person administering the piercing.
Some of these dangers may be avoided by taking some precautions and taking care of the piercing.
It is important to ensure that the piercing is performed correctly and in a sterile environment by someone with plenty of experience.
Don't trust a body piercing to a friend who wants to do it at home with a needle.
Remember: A body piercing is a puncturing of your skin or cartilage.
An infection to a body piercing is not always a condition that needs to elicit panic, but it should be carefully monitored to make sure it heals properly.
Although scarring is not a life-threatening condition and may not even affect your health at all, you should be aware that scarring is a potential result of piercing.
If a piercing is accidentally ripped out, this can result in significant scarring.
It is incredibly important for a body piercing to be done in a clean, sterile environment by a professional who abides by health regulations.
If you receive a body piercing in an unclean environment with equipment that is not properly sterilized, you take the risk of contracting a potentially life threatening disease.
HIV can be spread through the use of needles for piercing just like forms of Hepatitis and Tuberculosis can also be transmitted.
For example, piercing can change the sensations felt during sexual contact.
The jewelry used for a genital body piercing may actually injure your partner, and in some instances, men have reported an inability to perform after having received a genital piercing.
For example, a prominent piercing on the face may inhibit your ability to obtain a desired job.
Body piercings are meant to be enjoyed, but it's still important to give careful thought to any piercing you are contemplating before you make a final decision.
If you have an interest in tattooing or body modification, you may wish to extend your skills and knowledge by taking a formal body piercing training course.
Body piercing is a very serious procedure that shouldn't be performed lightly.
While body piercing licensing and laws vary state by state, there are several programs and courses that you can enroll in as you embark on the journey of becoming a professional body piercer.
Many body piercing courses are available online.
While training courses may vary in their hour requirement and approach, most reputable courses will cover the following body piercing basics.
While basic training courses provide entry level piercing information and techniques, you'll need to advance your knowledge if you plan on offering exotic body piercing services.
If you join the Association for Professional Piercers, you'll gain access to a piercing community filled with professionals willing to share their knowledge and tips.
In addition, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in advanced education courses that are offered at the annual Body Piercing conference.
While body piercing training courses provide a baseline education, nothing can compare to the experience you'll gain behind the chair.
If you have a client who desires a piercing that is not suitable for their body, you'll want to recommend an alternative in either the placement of the jewelry or the direction of the puncture.
The following websites offer basic training via the Internet or a shipped training material option for body piercing.
If you have the time or networking ability, you may choose to seek course or education recommendations from a local and reputable piercing professional prior to enrolling online.
Although there are risks involved with any piercing, aftercare is crucial to maintaining this particular piercing long-term.
The barbell placed in the tongue at the time of piercing is typically a longer length than necessary.
For up to a week after piercing, people with freshly pierced tongues have to be very careful when eating, and smoking is not recommended until the piercing has healed.
While the piercing process itself usually hurts less than many people expect, the swelling that occurs after piercing can feel rather uncomfortable.
Avoid eating solid foods for several days after your piercing.
After your piercing has healed a bit more, you'll need to change over to a shorter length barbell for a better fit, but continue to keep your tongue rinsed clean of debris that could settle in around your jewelry.
Until you are used to the piercing, keep this in mind - especially when eating.
Eat soft foods that will be easy on your piercing.
Make sure that the ball on your piercing is tight.
Monitor your piercing for complications.
Follow your piercing professional's instructions.
Don't remove the barbell until the piercing is reasonably healed.
Be especially careful to follow a routine disinfecting schedule for the first few weeks after piercing, and you should be able to avoid the complications that could force you to remove your barbell and allow your piercing to close.
So you took the plunge, and now you're wondering if you have an infected tongue piercing.
Although not a pleasant experience, infection is always a risk with any piercing.
In some cases you may even see green or yellow pus around the site of the piercing.
If you experience swelling and mild discomfort the first few days after getting your piercing, that does not mean that you definitely have an infection.
According to BME Magazine, even white fluid that comes from the piercing site is normal, and it states that this is a collection of white blood cells and plasma that would create a scab anywhere else on the body.
Not keeping the mouth (especially the site of the piercing) free of food residue and merely even putting your fingers in your mouth could introduce infection-causing bacteria.
Kissing could also contribute to infection because new bacteria may be introduced to the piercing site.
Protect the piercing site as much as possible, and don't neglect the guidelines given to you by the piercing specialist that tell you how to care for your tongue piercing.
Try not to expose your piercing site to any new bacteria.
For example, you should refrain from kissing until the infected tongue piercing has healed.
It may seem like a good idea to put in a fresh piece of jewelry, but the piercing site could get irritated further, and the infection could spread.