The introduction of small objects (beads etc) under the skin, as a form of bodyart or body modification.
Sometimes known as beading. There are specialist practitioners that do this kind of thing. The more foolhardy do it themselves.

Im*plant" (?) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Implanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Implanting.] [Pref. im- in + plant: cf. F. implanter.]

To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce; as, to implant the seeds of virtue, or the principles of knowledge, in the minds of youth.

Minds well implanted with solid . . . breeding. Milton.

 

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