Scarifying involves scratching, etching, burning, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanentbody modification. Scarification is usually more visible on darker skinned people than tattoos. endorphins can be released in the scarification process that can induce a euphoric state. There are also aesthetic, religious, and social reasons for scarification. Additionally, although infection may be a risk with most forms of scarification, they do not involve the usage of tattoo ink.