body modification

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body modification

n
(Clothing & Fashion) any method of permanently adorning the body, including tattooing and piercing
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A Harris Poll survey published in 2008 not only related information on the prevalence of body piercing and tattoos, but also on people's attitudes toward tattoos from tattooed and non-tattooed individuals (Three in ten Americans with a tattoo say having one makes them feel sexier, 2008).
Body decorations like piercing and tattoos go back to ancient times, and are very common today.
Celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Britney Spears and Geri Halliwell have sparked a boom in body piercing and tattoos.