Body art: Self-expression or self-mutilation?

 Body art (tattoos and piercings) is said to be as old as civilisation, if not older. In 1991, a frozen body with numerous tattoos and pierced ear lobes was discovered at a mountain slope at the border of Italy and Austria, archeologists dated it back to 5000 years ago indicating the age of the practices.
The New Times
Collins Mwai