Body art is art made on, with, or comprising, the body. The most prevalent forms of body art are tattoos and the body piercings. Other kinds include scarification, branding, subdermal implants, scalpelling, shaping (for instance tight-lacing of corsets), entire body tattoo and the body painting.
Body art can also be a sub-category of performance art, by which artists use or abuse their very own body to create their unique statements. More extreme body art can involve mutilation or be pushing your body to the physical limits.