The soft tissues of the body can represent:
- Physical level, physical existence, and all the feelings, rules, etc. that go along with having a physical body
- A focus on the body as merely a vehicle in which the soul resides,
meaning the body's lack of worth without the soul or person who
occupies the body
- Physically, emotionally, or mentally vulnerable areas
- A personality characteristic or aspect of the person to whom the flesh belongs
See also the specific part of the body being portrayed.