body modification

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Related to Body alteration: Body mutilation, Body nullification

body modification

n
(Clothing & Fashion) any method of permanently adorning the body, including tattooing and piercing
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In 2001, body alteration through less invasive means, such as dermatological treatments or medical spas, brought in $12 billion a year.
and Smolak (psychology, Kenyon College) to cross-reference each other, the essays are organized into nine major sections that cover conceptual foundations, developmental perspectives, assessment considerations and methods, cultural differences, disorders and other medical contexts, elective and non-elective body alteration, psychosocial interventions for pathological body-images, and the future of body-image science.
genetics reportd that disrupting one of the front-end fruit fly genes caused a body alteration worthy of a sci-fi movie: Instead of antennae, legs grew from the fly's head.
2,000 TATTOOS, 40 PIERCINGS AND A PICKLED EAR Channel 5, 10pm Documentary about three people who have transformed themselves from head to toe with an array of tattoos, piercings and body alterations, looking at the effect it has on their personal and social lives.
The event also featured more than 300 tattoo artists and attracted scores of body art enthusiasts, eager to show off their ink, piercings and other body alterations.
No doubt such feminists would not oppose body alterations such as piercings, tattoos, or even a sex change.