Though once seen as the mark of a true black sheep, body modification is now accepted as a more mainstream form of expression as exemplified by these pierced pictorials. It seems that as body modification becomes more and more popular, hardcore piercing and tattoo enthusiasts are finding more places to pierce and more areas to ink.

In this compilation of pierced pictorials alone, you will find studded piercings, corset piercings and even facial clasps. The once-feared but now accepted tongue or eyebrow ring pales in comparison to what can be seen among these pierced pictorials, proving that not only is body modification accepted, it is so right now and truly is a great way to express your individuality -- given you have a high threshold for pain, of course.