What health risks do piercings pose? Is extensive body modification symptomatic of reckless behavior? What might a future employer have to say about tattoos? Varying societal attitudes and a lack of concrete information about piercings and tattoos often leave many young adults asking questions about what they should or should not do to their bodies. Tamara L. Roleff compiles an informative book that outlines various perspectives about the risks and personal choices of body modification. Topics include tattoos as military tradition; the role of religion in body modification; and the link between tattoos and health risks.