Body Modification: An Enduring Outlet For Expression and Honour

By voluntarily inflicting pain on oneself the experience becomes personal and engaging, it drags an individual into a realm of discomfort to emerge with additional attributes. When in the hands of physical hurt it links the mind back to the primitive psyche, it enables us to temporarily drop thought of self to be immersed in a moment, albeit an uncomfortable one.

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