- the act or practice of decorating your body with jewelry or other objects that are attached directly to your skin
- There's a small shop in town where they do tattooing and body piercing.
- She got another ear piercing.
- She looked at me with piercing eyes, and I was suddenly frightened that she knew what I had done.
- I tried to avoid his piercing stare.
- very loud and high-pitched
- a piercing scream/voice
- She felt a piercing sadness when she heard the news.
- a piercing wind