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Body Art for Teens and Adolescents—Talk it Out First

“There is nothing permanent except change,” said Greek philosopher Heraclitus. That may be true, but not when it comes to body modifications. Body art, such as permanent tattoos, piercings (in locations other than the earlobe), stretching or scarification which involves scratching, etching, burning, branding (yes, like cattle) or superficially cutting designs into the skin, can…