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Cat People

Cat People

The history of body modification goes back to ancient times, of course, and isnt just a product of todays medical/surgical advancements. Felines have been a major inspiration, as seen in a variety of attempts to look like cats, tigers, and similar animals. Perhaps the appeal is the animal magnetism? The wearing of animal skin capes and headdresses by African tribes is one example. Other indigenous cultures have used facial and body tattooing and modification of anatomical features to achieve their own unique sense of beauty, such as Burmese neck lengthening or African lip plates and ritual body modifications, to help them identify as belonging to a particular cultural, ethnic, or tribal group.

Tooth Tattoos

Open Wide and Say “Yeowwww!”

Body tattoos have become so mainstream that its no longer unique or ultra-cool to sport inked skin anymore, which is why the latest body modification fashion trend is now trending: tooth tattoos! But if you want to get in on the fun, youll have to make a trip to your dentist to get one or more of your teeth inked up.

Eyelid Tattooing

Don’t Blink: Eyelid Tattooing Now Trending

I don’t wear eye makeup, and it’s not only because I’m a guy. The thought of using a pointy instrument to apply pigment so close to my eyeballs every morning sounds especially daunting. So I can understand how some women consider taking advantage of a permanent solution to avoid this potentially perilous and time-consuming daily chore. Plus, there’s the added benefit of never worrying about reapplying makeup later in the day after swimming or sweating at the gym. So, what can go wrong?

Eyeball Tattooing

Eyeball Tattooing

When it comes to body modification, it’s no surprise that certain people go to great lengths to both express and adapt themselves. For some, the length they’re willing to go stares you right in the eye. Eyeball tattooing is not necessarily a new phenomenon, as records indicate that as far back as 150 AD, Galen, a Roman physician and philosopher, was practicing the procedure, specifically known as corneal tattooing, to hide leucomata of the eye. Though corneal tattooing has existed throughout history, the actual dying of the whites of the eyeball is a new procedure that was first performed in 2007.

Radical Reshaping

Radical Reshaping

Body modification is described as “Intentional alteration of the human body for religious, aesthetic, or social reasons. Modifications and mutilations are performed for purposes such as magical protection, medical or pseudo-medical intervention, cosmetic enhancement, and punishment. Alterations include head flattening, insertion of a lip plug, tattoos, scarification, piercing of the ear and other parts of the body, circumcision, foot binding, and amputation. That similar modifications are interpreted very differently from one culture to the next is an excellent indication of the relativity of ideals of beauty and deformity.”

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