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    getting a piercing/tattoo

    He wants to pierce his ears = get a piercing in his ears
    He wants to tattoo his chest = get a tattoo on his chest
    What synonyms for get can I use in the sentences above? Are they as commonly used as get?

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    Re: getting a piercing/tattoo

    You don't commonly "get" a piercing. You simply "pierce your ears." You then go out and "get pierced earrings."

    You do "get" a tattoo. Or "he got tattooed." You can dress it up if you wish ("He emblazoned his nether regions with a tattoo") but "get" or "got" a tattoo is still the most common.


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