I watched an interesting documentary last night about “Body Modification”.
According to Dictionary Reference:
Body Modification: any method of permanently adorning the body, including tattooing and piercing
On the other hand, according to Wiki:
Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human body for aesthetic or non-medical purpose, such as sexual enhancement, a rite of passage, denoting affiliation, trust and loyalty, religious reasons, shock value, and self-expression. It can range from the socially acceptable decoration (e.g., pierced ears in many societies) to the religiously mandated (e.g., circumcision in a number of cultures), and everywhere in between. Body art is the modification of any part of the human body for spiritual, religious, artistic or aesthetic reasons.
So, here’s my question. Look at all of these images. Are there any that you consider to be body mutilation? Are there any that you consider to be body modification? What do you think is the difference between the two?
If these people think that they are making themselves better/more attractive, is it mutilation?
Take the poll. Watch the vid. Share this link. Comment below. Tell me what you think!