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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National Library of Medicine Piercing and Tattoos: medlineplus.gov/piercingandtattoos.html
In today's world, piercing and tattoos have steadily become more popular, particularly among young people as a means of self-expression or being different, and new social and cultural movements continue to support the popularity of such practices.1,4-7 In developed countries, the prevalence of body piercing is reported to be between 4.3%-51%.8 Piercing and tattooing that is performed under unhygienic conditions, however, can cause certain complications.
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.
There will be no age limit on piercing and tattoos in Sweden if the guidelines from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare are followed.
Celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Britney Spears and Geri Halliwell have sparked a boom in body piercing and tattoos.