Body modification is the deliberate altering of the human body for any non-medical reason, such as aesthetics.

Transdermal implants are a form of body modification , they consist of an object placed partially below and partially above the skin, thus transdermal. The skin around it generally heals as if it were a piercing.


Scarification is the creative and artistic application of scars in a controlled manner to achieve an aesthetically or spiritually pleasing result. In the process of body scarification, scars are formed by cutting the skin. Even though many people hold that scarification is no more painful than tattooing, it is somehow more "intense" to most of them.


Is, perhaps, the most painful of all body modifications. In full-scale branding, the iron is heated hot enough and applied long enough that the resulting wound is a third degree burn, which destroys the nerve.
It will make a silver scarred area in the shape of the third degree burn, due to destruction of the entire dermis layer of the skin. 

An implant is a device placed under the human skin for decorative purposes. Such implants may be subdermal or transdermal. In the context of body modification, some may consider injections of silicone and other substances a type of implant as well.

Transdermal implants.

 This form of body modification falls between pocketing and an implant. Basically, a labret stud- type jewelry planted in the skin, so that the flat back is under the skin and the screw is above the skin.

Subdermal implants

A subdermal implant is an interesting form of 3-D body art. Basically, you get an object implanted completely under the skin. You can even stretch these implants, by starting small and slowly replacing the small implant with a slightly larger one, until you've reaches the final size.



Ear pointing is a procedure by which "Vulcan" or "elf"-like ears are created. A small wedge of tissue is removed at the tip of the ear, and the two edges are then sutured together. Assuming uneventful healing, the resultant ear will have a far more pronounced tip.