body art

noun

Definition of body art 

: art that uses the human body as a medium body art is just what its name implies: an art form in which the artist's body is the medium rather than the more conventional wood, stone, or paint on canvas.— Robert Atkins, Art Speak, 1990 specifically : decorative tattoos or piercings The celebrity mom adds to her collection of body art. Find out about her latest tattoo. Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), 20 Oct. 2012

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First Known Use of body art

1960, in the meaning defined above

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