Body Modification

Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human body for any non-medical reason, such as aesthetics, sexual enhancement, a rite of passage, religious reasons, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, shock value, or self-expression. In its most broad definition it includes plastic surgery, socially acceptable decoration (e.g., common ear piercing in many societies), and religious rites of passage (e.g., circumcision in a number of cultures), as well as the modern primitive movement.

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Individuals Known For Extensive Body Modification
... of the modern primitive movement, having exposed himself to body piercing, tightlacing, scarification, tattooing and suspension Rick Genest, has had his entire head and torso tattooed so as to appear like ... Lizardman"), with sharpened teeth, full-body tattoo of green scales, bifurcated tongue, and recently, green-inked lips The Scary Guy, his nose, eyebrows and ears are pierced and ...

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