Definition of body artist in English:

body artist

Pronunciation /ˈbɒdɪ ˌɑːtɪst/


  • 1A person who decorates or ornaments others' bodies, especially professionally; a practitioner of body art, especially a tattooist.

  • 2An artist who uses his or her body as a medium; a performer or creator of body art.


1960s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From body + artist, after body art.