Body Modification

Written by on August 12, 2017

FetLife BDSM Glossary Term: Body Modification

Various changes to the body, usually permanent. Including tattoos, piercings, scarification, branding, permanent hair removal, breast augmentation or reduction, etc. 

Kinkly Glossary Term: Body Modification

Kinkly Entry

Body modification is an umbrella term for one’s deliberate alteration of their body, such as tattooing, scarification, receiving skin implants, and piercing. In the broadest definition of the term, body alteration may include ear piercing, plastic surgery, and male circumcision.

Body modification is also sometimes known as body alteration.

Wikipedia Term: Body Modification

Wikipedia Entry

Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance. It is often done for aesthetics, sexual enhancement, rites of passage, religious beliefs, to display group membership or affiliation, to create body art, for shock value, and as self-expression, among other reasons. In its broadest definition it includes plastic surgery, socially acceptable decoration (e.g., common ear piercing in many societies), and religious rites of passage (e.g., circumcision in a number of cultures), as well as the modern primitive movement.

Synonyms:
Body Alteration
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