Body Art explores the many different ways, both temporary and permanent, in which people modify, change, decorate and adorn their bodies. It covers the what, why, how and where of 'body art'.
One of the oldest forms of body art.
Body adornments radically alter the silhouette or shape of the body.
Involving an endurance of pain, it is often a rite of passage or ritual.
Of all body art forms, body painting is the most temporary.
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