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 AtkinsArt Speak1990
; 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


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