Problem

Scarification

Other Names:
Self-mutiliation
Self-abuse
Body piercing
Branding
Body alterations
Sexual terrorism
Cutting
Voluntary amputation
Self-inflicted wounds
Blood-letting
Human blood sports
Vampirism
Nature:
Altering one's body by piercing, cutting, scarring, branding, amputating, or blood-letting, whether self-inflicted or inflicted by others at one's request, is seen by some as a form of pleasurable pain, an erotic or spiritual experience.
Claim:
People want cuts for adornment, or as a test of endurance, or as a sacrifice toward spiritual transformation. Being cut is a strengthening and powerful experience.
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Date of last update
17.06.2018 – 00:39 CEST