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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of body art
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up body art? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).