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Rebecca Romijn talks body painting competition 'Skin Wars'

Rebecca Romijn talks body painting competition 'Skin Wars'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Rebecca Romijn, who was covered in blue from head to toe as Mystique in "X-Men," is the host of new body painting competition series "Skin Wars."
Annie Martin
Miley Cyrus shows off new tattoos on Instagram

Miley Cyrus shows off new tattoos on Instagram

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Miley Cyrus decided to get some fresh ink in New York City in-between stops on her "Bangerz" tour Tuesday.
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Norwegian teen gets tattoo of McDonald's receipt showing what he ordered on Tuesday

Norwegian teen gets tattoo of McDonald's receipt showing what he ordered on Tuesday

March 27 (UPI) -- Norwegian teen Stian Ytterdahl gets McDonald's receipt tattoo on his arm instead of getting a Barbie tattoo on his butt.
Evan Bleier
Miley Cyrus got a lip tattoo

Miley Cyrus got a lip tattoo

March 15 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus got a "sad kitty" tattoo on the inside of her lip.
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Japanese beach frequented by U.S. Navy bans 'scary' tattoos

ZUSHI, Japan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Japanese town with a beach frequented by U.S. service members has passed a ban on displaying "scary" tattoos at the beach.

Man who changed his name to long phrase denied passport

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A British man who changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite said he was denied a passport because of the moniker.

New Pentagon policy allows for religious beards, headgear with waiver

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has announced that beards, turbans, religious body art and other religious clothing are now allowed throughout the military.
Dennis Rodman to return to North Korea to help train basketball team

Dennis Rodman to return to North Korea to help train basketball team

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman will return to North Korea for a third time to help train the country's basketball team, the trip's sponsor said.
Navarro to host tattoo competition series

Navarro to host tattoo competition series

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is to serve as host of the new U.S. competition series "InkMaster," Spike TV announced Thursday.
Caylee Anthony would have been 5 on Monday

Caylee Anthony would have been 5 on Monday

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Monday would have been the fifth birthday of Caylee Marie Anthony, whose mother is charged with killing the child in 2008.

Millennials optimistic despite recession

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Millennials, the U.S. generation ages 18 to 29, are confident even though they have been hit by the worst recession in decades, a survey reports.
Study: 'Body art' linked to 'deviance'

Study: 'Body art' linked to 'deviance'

LUBBOCK, Texas, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Texas Tech University sociology study suggests a correlation between multiple pieces of "body art," aka tattoos or piercings, and "deviant behavior."

Georgia parents defend giving kids tattoos

SUMMERVILLE, Ga., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Two parents in Summerville, Ga., say they did nothing wrong by giving six of their children homemade tattoos.
Racer Hart gets tattoo of singer Pink

Racer Hart gets tattoo of singer Pink

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Motocross motorcycle racer Carey Hart said he got a tattoo of his wife, singer Pink, on his body at a Las Vegas tattoo shop.

Air Force recruit may keep her tattoo

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania woman's forearm tattoo will not keep her from shipping out for basic training with the U.S. Air Force, military officials said.
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Body art is art made on, with, or consisting of, the human body. The most common forms of body art are tattoos and body piercings, but other types include scarification, branding, scalpelling, shaping (for example tight-lacing of corsets), full body tattoo and body painting.

More extreme body art can involve things such as mutilation or pushing the body to its physical limits. For example, one of Marina Abramovic's works involved dancing until she collapsed from exhaustion, while one of Dennis Oppenheim's better-known works saw him lying in the sunlight with a book on his chest, until his skin, excluding that covered by the book, was badly sunburned. It can even consist of the arrangement and dissection of preserved bodies in an artistic fashion, as in the case of the plastinated bodies used in the travelling Body Worlds exhibit.

Body art is also a sub-category of performance art, in which artists use or abuse their own body to make their particular statements.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Body Art."
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