Body Modification–When Consent Is Not Defense

February 13, 2019

(The Conversation) – The conviction in England of a body modification practitioner for causing grievous bodily harm with intent will have come as a surprise to many practitioners of body modification.  The charges relate to three procedures carried out between 2012 and 2015. The procedures the defendant had performed were a tongue splitting, the removal of an ear, and the removal of a (man’s) nipple. All the procedures had been undertaken at the defendant’s tattooing and piercing studio and had been performed with the consent of the clients.

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