Individuals who mutilate themselves should seek treatment from a therapist with some specialized training and experience with this behavior.
Other children and adolescents may mutilate themselves or get body piercings or tattoos.
It is not entirely clear why some individuals mutilate themselves.
As the Hebrews did not mutilate any of their animals, bulls were in common use.
A rash resolve led him to mutilate himself that he might escape from the lusts of the flesh, and work unhindered in the instruction of the female sex.