The ancient practice of body modification includes implants, earlobe stretching, scarification, and tongue splitting. However, the most popular forms remain tattooing and piercing. These cosmetic changes have been practiced for thousands of years as a form of personal identification, group affiliation, and artistic expression.
Complications are generally rare but can be significant and include inflammatory reactions and infections. From tattoos to piercings, how much do you know about health concerns related to body modifications? Take this quick quiz.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Tattoos and Body Piercings - Medscape - Aug 26, 2022.