Beauty Matters



The Body as an Object of Beauty: The body is at the core of human creativity and desire for its modification into an object of beauty is an essentially human creative practice.

Modifying the Body: Tattoos and Piercings: Body modification in the form of tattooing and piercing is traditionally viewed with reserve in contemporary Western societies. Those with tattoos or piercings are seen as rebellious and defiant of social conventions. However, body adornment in other non-Western cultures plays an expressive role in the articulation of cultural and religious values.

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