The first fully comprehensive, illustrated guide to body art in all its forms, this book is the only reference source available that takes you through every step of the process. From choosing a style, placement, and finding the right artist, to ensuring safety and proper care, this book covers not only piercing, but a variety of alternative body modifications such as scarring, branding, and more. Each technique involves varying levels of risk and discomfort, so this book gives you all the facts. Every major piercing is covered, including professional specialized advice for every body part, and taking into account the physical differences between men and women. Filled with insider secrets, hands on advice, and a directory of services, this is the only body piercing book you'll ever need.