Body art is a controversial subject that divides opinion. Gone are the days of back alley tattoo artists crudely scarring skin in a haze of smoke and alcohol, this is what we are led to believe occurred before the recent influx of bright, sterile, stainless steel studios opened up to an ever demanding market. So what now for those who like to shock and express with their body used as a canvas? Scarification? Body Modification?
As previously stated it is a subject that has many differing views but as the old saying goes, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. So for every person wanting to admire the work of Van Gogh there will be those that would prefer the previously mentioned art.
So if there are people willing to put their body through these processes for their art, then why is cosmetic surgery not looked on in the same way? People who are choosing to undergo certain procedures are doing so to alter their appearance, of course there is a difference to people being tattooed or pierced but it could be argued that they are different sides of the same coin.
I am sure that this statement would put a lot of peoples noses out of joint but if you choose to go and get something added or removed from your body then no matter the reasoning you have made the decision that you are not happy with your current appearance and you are going to do something about it.