Body modification

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Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance.wikipedia
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Pearling (body modification)

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Pearling or genital beading is a form of body modification, the practice of permanently inserting small beads made of various materials beneath the skin of the genitals—of the labia, or of the shaft or foreskin of the penis.

Tattoo

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A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.

Earring

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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.
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history.

Modern primitive

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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.
Modern primitives or urban primitives are people in developed and culturally altered post-colonial nations who engage in body modification rituals and practices while making reference or homage to the rite of passage practices in "primitive cultures".

Stretching (body piercing)

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Dermal punching is generally the preferred method for accommodating larger jewelry in cartilage piercings.

Teeth blackening

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Teeth blackening is often done in conjunction with traditions of teeth filing and evulsion, as well as other body modification customs like tattoos.

Subdermal implant

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Such implants fall under the broad category of body modification.

Transdermal implant

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Transdermal implants is a form of body modification used both in a medical and aesthetic context.

Implant (body modification)

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In body modification, an implant is a device is placed under the human skin for decorative purposes.

Genital modification and mutilation

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The phrase "Genital mutilation" is sometimes used to describe procedures that individuals are forced to undergo without their informed consent, or without anesthesia or sterilised surgical tools.
This procedure has taken root in Western body modification culture, the modern primitives.

Extraocular implant

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Eyeball jewelry was developed first in the Netherlands as a radical new form of body modification in 2002.

Human physical appearance

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Body modification (or body alteration) is the deliberate altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance.

Emasculation

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Depending on the context, this may be seen as consensual body modification, or non-consensual genital mutilation.

Artificial cranial deformation

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Artificial cranial deformation or modification, head flattening, or head binding is a form of body alteration in which the skull of a human being is deformed intentionally.

Tongue splitting

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Tongue bifurcation, splitting or forking, is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip to as far back as the underside base, forking the end.

Lip plate

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The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification.

Body art

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It is often done for aesthetics, sexual enhancement, rites of passage, religious beliefs, to display group membership or affiliation, in remembrance of lived experience, traditional symbolism such as axis mundi and mythology, to create body art, for shock value, and as self-expression, among other reasons.

Human branding

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It therefore uses the physical techniques of livestock branding on a human, either with consent as a form of body modification; or under coercion, as a punishment or to identify an enslaved or otherwise oppressed person.

Labia stretching

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It is a familial cultural practice in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, and a body modification practice elsewhere.

Plastic surgery

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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.

Scarification

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Scarifying (also scarification modification) involves scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification.

Ear shaping

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Ear shaping is the process of altering the shape of the human ear(s) as a body modification practice, often resulting in a non-human appearance.

Body piercing

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Those terms are used fairly uncontroversially to describe the victims of torture, who have endured damage to ears, eyes, feet, genitalia, hands, noses, teeth, and/or tongues, including amputation, burning, flagellation, piercing, skinning, and wheeling.
Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn, or where an implant could be inserted.

Human tooth sharpening

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Historically it was done for spiritual purposes, with some exceptions, but in modern times it is usually aesthetic in nature as an extreme form of body modification.