Body modification is a very controversial subject and everyone has an opinion on it. Body modification includes tattoos, piercings, plastic surgery, and implants, or more extreme examples like ear punches, scarification, branding and other forms. Some forms of body modification have become more mainstream and accepted in society, like tattoos and piercings. Plastic surgery has become extremely commonplace. Other forms such as scarification and branding are still considered taboo. Some of the controversies have to do with safety issues. Scarification and branding are very risky and can cause dangerous infections. The most important thing when you decide to get a body modification is to do your research. Know who will be doing the procedure and make sure they are reputable. Make sure they use high-quality cleaning and sterilization procedures.