I have always seen the body as a canvas.
You can add tattoos, piercings, lacings, pretty much anything to your body.
There are a lot of people who are against tattoos and piercings, and that’s perfectly fine. But for those who would like to express themselves, then go ahead, express yourself with tattoos and piercings.
I, myself, have 3 tattoos. My tattoos express who I am as a person. I do have a tattoo that is for my grandma who passed away when I was a little kid. Each tattoo is a symbol that is close to me. Down the road, I do plan on getting more tattoos. But I have to design the tattoo and that does take some time.
A little fun fact: tattoos have been around since the dawn of time. Ancient tribes and civilizations always used tattoos as a way to protect one another. Certain tattoos are supposed to protect the person. And also some of the ancient tribes tattooed specific animals on their bodies, the reason for this is because the animal was supposed to be that persons spirit guide.
Your body is a canvas..a journal per se. Design it however you want.