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Human flesh is miraculous; it is the body’s largest organ weighing in at eight pounds, and measuring a total of twenty-two square feet. The skin not only functions as a protectant from life’s daily elements through its regenerative qualities, but also serves as a means for individuals to demonstrate self-expression; whether that is through body modifications, plastic surgery, tattoos, unique body piercings, skin stretching, or skin alterations for cultural traditions.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on September 29, 2013. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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