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Body Piercing Body piercing has been recorded from ancient civilizations and can be seen in art and antiquities. Body piercing has recently become common in many countries, particularly among young persons. The Feb... Details >American Medical AssociationBody Piercing and Risky Behavior: Is There a Connection?Body piercing has become more and more popular among teens and young adults. Is body piercing a passing phase—part of a personal declaration of independence? Or, does it signal an urge to push social ... Details >SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug InformationCan I Get HIV from Getting a Tattoo or Through Body Piercing?A risk of HIV transmission does exist if instruments contaminated with blood are either not sterilized or disinfected or are used inappropriately between clients. CDC recommends that single-use instru... Details >Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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