Scarification is a form of body modification that involves an intentional scarring on the body. There are many different techniques to make these scars. Scarification can be done on almost any body part and it varies from relatively small to very prominent and extreme. It is important to note that scarification has a long history in many cultures so it is definitely not a modern phenomenon. However, this form of body modification has only started gaining popularity in late 20th and early 21st century. Since scarification is still not as popular as piercings or tattoos, it is relatively difficult to find an experienced artist who can perform scarification properly. If you are interested in this type of body modification it is vital to do your research and find a reliable artist with plenty of experience who can to scarification properly and without injuries or other problems.
Scarification has to be done in such a way to produce a raised scar that is clearly visible on the skin. It is best if it’s possible to cause a keloid scar, though not all people develop them. Scarification generally heals on its own, though many people choose to irritate the wound during the healing process in order to produce a more prominent scar. However, keep in mind that you need to clean the wound regularly during the healing process to avoid infections and other problems.