- Q What is mehndi?
Mehndi is the practice of decorating the skin with henna. Henna is a dye that comes from a plant. Some additives in henna products can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Para-phenylenediamine, or PPD, is one chemical that is added to henna. It... Full Answer
- Q What is branding?
Branding means using a hot object to burn the skin in a shape or design, leaving a permanent scar. The scar is known as a keloid. Scarification is a similar process, but the skin is cut instead of burned to form the scar. Branding is more popular with... Full Answer
- Q How can my child's ears be pinned back without surgery?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryEars that stick out are usually not too big. The problem is that the plastic-like cartilage is not folded properly. But did you know that you can actually mold your kid's ears - just like you can for floppy German shepherd's ears? Creative plastic... Full Answer
- Q When should I consider having my child's ears pinned back?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryHere's what to do if your child is born with ears that stick out. Kids love to tease other kids with big ears, calling them affectionate names like "Dumbo." These cruel remarks leave emotional scars for life. Surgery can correct those ears but shouldn't... Full Answer
- Q What is body modification?
Body modification refers to a number of practices that alter the body's appearance. Body modification is also called body art. Tattooing and piercing are common types of body modification. Other types of body modification include: Permanent makeup:... Full Answer
- Q How common is body modification?
Body modification is becoming increasingly popular and common. One recent survey of teenagers found that about 13 percent had a tattoo, with about 5 percent having more than one tattoo. Almost 27 percent of the teenagers surveyed had a body piercing... Full Answer
- Q Why do people do body modification?
Body modification is increasingly popular and appeals to people for different reasons. Humans have practiced body modification throughout history as a form of artistic expression. Body art has also been used to indicate social status or religious... Full Answer