What is Body Art?

Body art is the art made on the human body. In other essence, any way of altering your body can be considered body art. Body art is one of the earliest and the most ancient forms of artistic expression known to humankind. It has been used to indicate religious devotion, status, decoration, protection against evil and diseases and much more. The most common forms of body art are tattoos and body piercing, but other types include scarification, branding, scalpelling, shaping, and body painting.

Body art has become very popular among all the cultures in the world. Today people go for body painting for various reasons. Some people do it for personal expression, some for style etc.

In the recent times, the body art has become a subject of much broader discussions and treatments that cannot be just called as body art in a single definition.