Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:119–120 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0884-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Surface piercing—a new trend in cosmetic piercing, potential complications, and impact on our practice Saif Ramman & Jeyaram Srinivasan Received: 29 June 2013 /Accepted: 31 July 2013 /Published online: 8 September 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, the customer—that, too, is only upon request—and there is no Ear and nose piercings are probably the oldest forms of formal consenting procedure. Customers are required to fill piercing with their earliest documentations dating back to out and sign a health waiver, releasing the studio from any 1500 BC. Apart from them, lip and tongue piercings were responsibility from any complications that may arise from found in African and American cultures, while nipple and having the implant. genital piercings have probably originated from ancient Indian cultures. Since WWII, various forms of body piercing have Insertion There is no local anesthetic involved. The tattoo gained increasing popularity in the Western culture. artist uses a punch biopsy needle to take out a disk fragment In recent years, there has been an increase in the demand of skin that is then discarded. and supply of what is known as “surface piercing” which is
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
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