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Body Piercing: Reclamation, Enhancement, And Self-Expression - In America the practice of body piercing is everywhere, especially among young people, who are getting several parts of their bodies pierced either as an affirmation of their personal individuality, as a means of sexual gratification or stimulation, a reclamation of their bodies from physical or emotional trauma, or for as a means of adornment. Whatever the reason, it's widespread. Body piercing is the piercing of the ears, nose, septum, cheeks, lip, tongue, nipples, navel, clitoris, labia, penis, and scrotum....   [tags: Body Piercing Fashion Trends Essays]
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Should Body Piercing be Banned? - ... Some people choose to do so in order to highlight or in memory of some historical landmark events. Others, usually victims of sexual assault, do so to reclaim their body parts from unpleasant memories of the past. Some simply see it as a way to express their originality and individuality. They believe it signifies their strength, sexiness or attractiveness. In some primitive societies, this kind of body modification is used to follow the tradition that marks a younger ones transition to adulthood....   [tags: body modification, jewelry] 731 words
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The Practice of Body Piercing - ... As stated before, the reasons behind body modification depend on the culture and values behind the alteration. In parts of Cararoon, Africa, women execute the practice of breast ironing on their daughters. Breast ironing refers to the deliberate pounding and massaging of the breasts done to foreplay the development of a young girls breast. Using a heated stick or rock and done by a young girls mother or grandmother, the breast are repeatedly massaged to put off breast development. This technique causes mild to extreme discomfort, often scaring the girls....   [tags: body modification, makeup, appearance] 1118 words
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Body Piercing - Can you get pleasure out of so much pain. This is the common question you would ask yourself if you were considering getting your body pierced. Body piercing has been around for thousands of years. People used to have body piercings for idol worship. For instance, in the Bible, Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, told all the people to cast off all of their body piercing jewelry because it was displeasing to God. He said that people were making a temple of their body and worshipping themselves and their bodies were for God and not themselves....   [tags: Pain, infection due to piercing] 371 words
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Idaho Minor Body Art Regulations - ... The reasoning is that, the health department needs to step in, so tattoo parlors that do not take safety into account, can get shut down (Taylor, 2012). There are disagreements from those who are considered adults, such as those who are tattoo and other body art artists, who believe that minors do not understand the responsibility of acquiring a tattoo and are not emotionally mature enough to receive one (Burnside, 2013). There are some viewpoints people who believe in industries such as the tattoo industry if a business is mainly having a basis on kids then the children are being exploited (Taylor,2012)....   [tags: tattooing, branding, and body piercing]
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Body Piercing 101 - Body Piercing 101 There are various aspects through which people identify themselves. People are always sending some sort of message out at all times. These messages are means of communications about the individual to his or her peers and to society. Styles of dress, language, music, and dance are some of the ways that describes one’s own unique symbols, values, and meanings. One other signifier of identity is body piercing. Body piercing is a form of body modification, in which you puncture a hole in a part of your body and insert some kind of jewelry in the wound to keep it from closing....   [tags: essays research papers] 866 words
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Body Piercing, Tattooing and the Public School Dress Code - Body Piercing, Tattooing and the School Dresscode Body piercing in high schools definitely isn't a new subject to me. I have had many run-ins with my school administration about ear and other body piercings. Because of my multiple piercings in my ears, the counselor and the principle have told me before that I cannot have any body piercings. Under other circumstances, I might except that answer. However, since the school dress code does not touch on body piercings in the handbook they cannot say anything and therefore, I can have my body pierced anywhere that I want to and they cannot do anything about it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 869 words
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Bodily Piercing and Tattooing - ... A case involving a Prince Albert penile piercing that lead to urethral rupture has been reported. A Prince Albert is a penile piercing that enters through the frenulum, straight through the urethra and exits at the top of the glans, secured with an eight or ten gauge metal bar. The lesion created by the metal bar resulted in a ventral split of the urethra in this particular case. Typical treatment includes evaluation by retrograde urethography, and possibly a suprapubic cystotomy and primary repair by surgical intervention....   [tags: body mutilation] 2940 words
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Comparative Analysis of the Theories and Methods Used in Inked into Crime? and Nonmainstream Body Modification - ... The first study was done in a period of 53 years while the second study was done in a period of 2 years. Another difference is that the first study relied on a different type of sampling than the second. The first one involved quota sampling because the researchers knew exactly who they wanted to choose for participants in their study. The second study involved both random and accidental sampling for data observation and collection. I believe that Jennings, Hahn, and Farrington’s (2014) study was less effective than Myer’s study....   [tags: genital piercing, tatoos, scaring, burning]
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Tattoos, Body Piercings, and Other Body Modifications - “The colors and pictures we apply to our skin communicate our values and aspirations as well as our hopes and personal histories. Even when we adopt the “natural look” and don't adorn our skin at all, we are making a social statement. Our skin talks even when we don't; it is not a neutral canvas.” (Jablonski, 164) We as a species are obsessed with our appearance and are equally preoccupied with altering it to our own varied desires. Each person wants nothing less than perfection, but each has an unique idea of what that means....   [tags: body modification practices]
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Tattoos and Body Piercings - ... Buddhism is an example of a religion where tattoos are promoted. In the Buddhist religion tattoos represent keeping the strength in a time of crisis. Comparing the Buddhist view on tattoos is very different compared to a Muslims view. If Muslims make any permanent change to their body to beautify themselves they can be prevented from ever having a good relationship with god. If you join the Muslim religion with a tattoo already imprinted on your body it can be forgiven. Tattoos and body piercings come with a high risk of disease, infection, and a risk of being permanently paralyzed....   [tags: body mutilation trends] 775 words
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Personal Narrative Social Aspects of the Piercing Trend - Personal Narrative Social Aspects of the Piercing Trend The world is a changing place and you never know what will become the new cool thing to do. Two universal ways of handling a situation are either to do so according to one's personal needs, or one can base a decision on how it will be seen by others. The vast majority of people fall on the side of being worried about what others are saying and thinking. People have a natural desire to belong, and to fit in with a certain group. No matter what group an individual chooses, that individual almost always is forced to sacrifice a part of them self in order to seem more a part of things....   [tags: Piercing, Expression] 317 words
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The Interest and Prevalence in Body Modification - The interest and prevalence in body modification seems to have resurfaced from the past and growing to be noticeably prevalent in many societies, especially in the West. In recent years, there has been a noticeable emphasis with modern consumer culture shifting away from the more conservative past – from concealing the body with heavy clothing to highlighting the contours of the body with as little clothing as possible, along with the exposure of flesh (Body and Society, 1999). Similarly, the evolution of tattoos and scarification practices by indigenous tribes of the past compared to tattoos as a current day hobby or fashion statement....   [tags: gymnastics, body building, anorexia] 523 words
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Body Modification and Self-Worth - The research compiled within these five articles, pertaining to body modification and self worth, concluded that the correlation is both valid and apparent in teens, young adults and adults. Currently, societal norms are switching what is deemed to be appropriate. Sociologist have taken an particular interest in this new phenomenon, because we are currently stuck in a split society; while many agree with the new wave of body modification, and have accepted its inevitability, the more conservative values can still be found....   [tags: body image, physical beauty,deviant behavior]
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Piercing - A Piercing Look at Society “If it sticks out, pierce it” is a motto for body piercing. In the past decade, body piercing has “steadily evolved” to be part of a trendy fashion statement that is spreading like Parkey throughout the American society. “Body piercing is an American style fad.” (Wattenberg) The influence of fashion is the most powerful pressure there is. The once rebel art of body piercing done only by so called “freaks” of society is now a trendy fashion practiced by many. The trend of body piercing was partially sparked by models and MTV....   [tags: essays research papers] 1622 words
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Body Modifications: Tattoos and Body Piercings - How far is too far when it comes to body modifications, such as tattooing and body piercing. Until those who tattoo and pierce to excess, realize the stigma they are placing on the art, the United States government should regulate where and to what degree tattoo artists can legally tattoo or pierce. To answer the question of why people tattoo, one would have to look back to how the early civilization made a living and their opinions on the world around them. Prehistoric people may have been the first to mark the human body for practical purposes....   [tags: Health ]
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Body Modification - Body Modification: A Rising Sensation A heavily tattooed woman pinched my nose and picked up a gargantuan needle with her other hand. “Whoa...hold on,” I muttered. “What’s the matter?” “You have got to be kidding me. You can’t pierce me with that!” “Uh...why not?” “It’s waaaay too big. You can’t just take a chopstick and jab a hole into my face with it...” “Listen...do you want this piercing or not. I have a whole line of people waiting outside to be in this chair.” I stared in horror at the fearsome needle taunting me to challenge its glinting tip....   [tags: Body Piercings Essays] 800 words
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Pretty Painless Piercing - On March 26, 2004, I rushed out the doors of my high school and went to pick up my friend Tommy from his high school. He climbed in the car and off we went to New Image Tattoo and Piercing. I was so nervous on the way there but super excited because I was going to get my first body piercing. I was scared and nervous because I only had my ears pierced. My mom got them done when I was six months old, so I don’t remember if it hurt or not. Plus, my parents didn’t know that I was going to get a piercing, so not knowing their reaction was a big concern....   [tags: essays research papers] 665 words
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Body Piercings - Body piercings have been around since before Biblical times and even earlier. Body piercings have a very interesting and vast history. The piercing methods have been used for a very long time. There are many different types of bodily piercings that a person can get. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader about the history of body piercings, popular types of body piercings, modern day piercing, and facts about body piercings. Body piercings originated in the Middle East around 4000 years ago....   [tags: social issues, india]
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The Splendid Story of My Ear Piercing - ... That is another reason as to why I had to wait longer for my ear piercing than Cassie because it had literally token my mom, me, and Cass an entire day to convince him to let me do it. We picked up Cassie on the way to the mall because I had wanted someone to look if the ‘X’s were at the same height before they pierce my ear and make it permanent, and my father had said that “he doesn’t want to be the one responsible if they end up crooked”. You should probably know that my dad is terrible in telling if something is straight or not....   [tags: personal narrative] 528 words
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Body Art in The Work Place - Tattoos and piercing have become more common over the years. Observable issues within the workplace have surfaced. Some people would argue that tattoos and piercings in the workplace are inappropriate, unprofessional, and even distracting. It will be argued in this essay that tattoos and piercings have no affect on the work of an employee and therefore should not be prohibited. Chicago psychologist Daniela Schreier says body art has evolved from stigma to fashion statement and that younger employees see tattoos and piercings as modes of self-expression rather than rebellion....   [tags: Tattoos and Piercings]
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Losing Touch with the True Meaning of Body Piercings - ... Piercings do not only harm the skin, but they can harm an individual’s thought process and decision making as well. Piercings have significant negative effects on an individual’s mental state. In The Journal of Nervous and Mental disease, it was cited that self –mutilation “occurs in such culturally sanctioned practices as tattooing; body piercing; and healing, spiritual, and order-preserving rituals” (Favazza et. Al 1). Individuals that receive piercings often undergo the process in order to relieve stress, guilt, and boredom (Favazza et....   [tags: modern fads, socially accepted self mutilation]
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Tattoos vs. Body Piercings - Tattoos vs. Body Piercings Your 18th birthday is one of the most important birthdays. You are finally of legal age to get a tattoo or a body piercing. The difficult question you now face is which one do you choose. You would love either, so the decision is mainly based on the expense, aftercare, permanence, and the pain of each. Both are great ways of self-expression but body piercing is an overall better idea. The aftercare of a tattoo is complex for the first couple of weeks. The tattoo cannot be soaked in water for 7-10 days, it cannot be exposed to the sun for 2-3 weeks, and it is detrimental that the skin is not picked or scratched in the area around the tattoo also....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 807 words
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Body Art and the Catholic Church - Body Art and the Catholic Church I have always wondered if the Catholic church approved of tattooing and body piercing. I am not the type of person that most people think of when they think of tattooed or pierced individual. When I tell people that I have tattoos, people always say “but you don’t seem like the kind of person who would get a tattoo.” I personally do not believe that certain kinds of people get tattoos and I wondered what my religion would think of my “art.” I have gone to a Catholic church my whole life; I am actually very active in my church....   [tags: Piercings Tattoos Religion Essays]
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Freedom of Self- Expression: Tattoos and Body Piercings at 16 Should be Permitted - Most parents would agree that children should have permission to get tattoos and body piercings. I believe that teens should have the authority to get them on our own. The current Texas law states that any person under the age of 18 must have parental permission before getting a tattoo or any body piercing. Identification is required to verify the persons age. I feel that by the age of 16, any student should have the authority to express themselves in a way such as tattoos and body piercings. There are various aspects through which people, especially youth, identify themselves....   [tags: rhetorical essay, rhetoric] 1234 words
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The Negative Impact of Body Modifications - Body Modification’s (BM’s) have been known for many years dating back to the 19th century in many different cultures. According to Brandes, K., Fix-Griffin, L., Glassmeyer, D., Hawkins,, L., Hawkins, R., LeJeune, M., "The Body Project", (2014), there are several different cultural traditions of BM such as nose piercing associated with Hinduism, neck elongation in Thailand and Africa, henna tattooing in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, tooth filing in Bali, lip piercing and earlobe stretching in Africa, and female and male circumcision in many areas of the world....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Body as a Canvas of Identity Creation - “All cultures ‘dress’ the body in some way, be it through clothing, tattooing, cosmetics or other forms of body painting.” (Entwistle,”2000: 323) she, successfully summaries the international culture of self-decoration. Using two examples: the living skeleton also known as Zombie Boy, concealed with Dermablend, a full coverage make up brand, which has also helped Cheri Lindsay and Cassandra Bankson whom suffer from somewhat common skin conditions. This essay will discusses how the body can be seen as a canvas of identity creation....   [tags: international culture of self-decoration]
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Body Mods Are Civil Disobedience - ... It is considered likely that the scarification techniques initially used were learned from naturally occurring scars due to accidents, animal attacks, and warfare. There is some archaeological evidence of tools associated with natural pigments that points toward tattooing occurring at least since 30,000 BCE. The oldest preserved skins with tattoos (aged 3000 – 6000 years) come from mummies from Egypt and peoples from the north that were trapped in glaciers. Autopsy of the “iceman” inferred that some of the tattooing was applied in a manner to effect medical, mystical, or magical healing because of their placement on top of arthritic joints....   [tags: tatooing and deliberate sacrification]
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Body Art and Ornamentation - It seems more and more common these days that many people decorate or alter their body for various reasons. All around the world, people put decorations on and sometimes in their bodies to identify themselves as individuals, identify a social status, achievement or other personal meeting. They scar, paint, pierce, shape, and adorn their skin. These modifications are how people portray their identities and the social groups to which they belong and interact. Each of these social groups has various forms of body art or decoration that represents various times or events during their lives....   [tags: Social Status, Achievement, Personal]
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Body Art - The number of people getting tattoos seems to be on the rise. According to the most recent Harris Poll, conducted in the summer of 2007, approximately 40% of Americans ages 25-40 have at least one tattoo, as compared to 3% 20 years ago (Hawkes, Senn, & Thorn, 2004). The increased popularity of the tattoo is apparent if you compare those findings to the 1936 Life magazine estimate that 10 million Americans, or approximately 6% of the population, had a tattoo (Swan, 2011). According to Kang and Jones (2007), tattooing is especially popular among teenagers and college students....   [tags: Social Issues, Tattooing] 884 words
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Body Art - A 2007 Harris Poll reported 40% of Americans, 25-40 years of age, had at least one tattoo. Twenty years ago that number was only 30% and fifty years ago that number was even smaller at .5% (Martin & Dula, 2010). Therefore, it can be concluded that the prevalence of body art is increasing. Body art is a term usually applied to tattooing, scarification, and the wearing of jewelry in non-traditional sites on the body. Individuals are increasingly decorating and expressing themselves with tattoos and body piercing (Scully & Chen, 1994)....   [tags: Social Issues, Tattooing] 731 words
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The Effects of Body Modification - How do you feel about tattoos and piercings. Some people frown upon tattooing and piercing their bodies. Some people don’t believe in it, because they either don’t find pleasure in getting them, or even because they have something against them. This is why in the following readings you will learn more about body modification. More deeply into the positive and negative effects body modification has on you and/or your surroundings. Body modification, or otherwise known as body mutilation, is when a person deliberately alters their human anatomy....   [tags: Tattoos, Piercings, Types]
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The Rising Tide of Individuality: Facial Piercings - ... Method Participants A total of 74 students participated in our study. All of the students attended Lasell College, their ages range from 18-25, male and female. The study took no longer than 10 minutes. Materials Six pictures of individuals were selected from Google images. Two of the images were a male and a female with no facial piercings. The other four images were both men and women with either a nose ring or a lip ring. A generic resume was generated by Indeed.com. The social worker job description was found indeed.com....   [tags: body modifications]
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The Relationship Between Body Modifications and Psychological Factors - Body modifications are not just for the rough and tough anymore. The popularity of basic modifications such as piercings and tattoos has increased since the 1990’s and continues increasing. They can be a sign of memorabilia for a certain life event, express individuality, or be used to conform to the current trends. Most people do not think about the possible relationship between body modifications and psychological factors. With their growing popularity, Americans should become more concerned with the psychological problems that relate to body modifications....   [tags: identity, disorder, rebellion, medical alert, drug]
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The Value of Gender and How it Represents the Body in Society - In order to answer the question I would like to explain in brief the value of gender and the ways it represents the body in the society. The term “Gender “and “Race “is by now used so frequently in academic discussions. While sex differences are rooted in biology how we come to understand and perform gender is based on culture. As it is said by ( Byers & Dell ) that we always view culture “ as a process through which people circulate and struggle social relations, and therefore, our selves. “ and on the other hand Race has no longer been seen as a biological type....   [tags: bodies, gender, sociology, ]
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Body Modification in America - Body modification in American Culture In recent years tattooing and body piercing have become increasingly prevalent in popular culture. These forms of body modification are no longer tools used by criminals and gang member, showing their role in society. These practices are used by many of teenagers and young adults in our society today. In fact many of these practices have been a positive trend in American culture, giving adolescents a way of expressing themselves Studies have revealed a positive correlation between risky behaviors (such as the use of drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol) and participation in body modification....   [tags: essays research papers] 701 words
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Body Mutilation and Adornment - Body Mutilation and Adornment There are various aspects through which people, especially youth, identify themselves. People are always sending some sort of communication out at all times, whether it is subconscious or not. Images and styles are adopted which communicate meanings about the individual to his/her peers and to society. Styles of dress, language, music, and dance are some of the ways that portray one's own unique symbols, values, and meanings. One other such signifier of identity is through body modification, particularly tattooing and body piercing....   [tags: essays research papers] 2364 words
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Body Art and Tattoos - In fourteen years the owner of Gary’s Professional Tattooing Studio Inc has done over 25,000 tattoos. Spending a couple hours on one individual or spending as much as 250 hours on another. For many professions this would require a large amount of training, but Gary is completely self-taught. He spent most of his time in the art room during high school dreaming of becoming a tattoo artist. Upon graduation Gary joined the workforce doing factory work like many who do not go on to college. His love for tattoos was always on his mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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Body Art - Body Art For thousands of years, men and women around the world have gone to redundant lengths to change their natural appearance of their bodies in an attempt to make themselves feel more attractive, to get attention, to conform to new customs of their particular cultural group, to attract a mate or sex partner, to show of their wealth or social status, or to just make an outgoing statement about themselves. Is body art really a pop culture. Our dissatisfaction with the human body and its covering is expressed in endless change....   [tags: Papers] 545 words
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The Effects of Body Image in Different Cultures - The Effects of Body Image in Different Cultures In every society, people use their appearance as a way to express their social relationships. Applying makeup, adding or removing clothing, building muscles, or piercing various parts of the body are examples of how people try to change their appearance in order to fit in, or in some cases, to stick out. In suburban America, girls struggle to reach the goal of a Barbie-doll figure, whereas in Jamaica, it is more desirable, and socially accepted, to be fat....   [tags: Papers] 830 words
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Short Story: Goku Is Gone - ... God is a being with a mind, eternal, all powerful, all merciful and all wise. Transparent Man: Obvious is one of the most preposterous words. A lot of things that appear to be simple and obvious, are weirdest of all. Most of the common senses are just accumulated prejudices. There is no use of using the word ‘obvious’ as an excuse for your ludicrous statements. Please, keep it in mind, and make more specific statements henceforth. Woman 1: ………… Fat Man: So will you specify and correctly define God with all the attributes....   [tags: characters, body, emtion, memories] 949 words
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Tattoos and Piercings and The Medical Field - ... Although about 14% of our nation has at least one tattoo, a survey says that people who forgo religion, drink, do drugs, or have been in jail are more likely to have them. To have a tattoo professionally done is quite expensive, and a luxuriant amount of people say its very addictive. Americans spend about $1.65 billion dollars a year on tattoos. Like almost everything wonderful in this world, tattoos and piercings come with some risks. Of course, if you’re taking care of your new artwork, you should have little to no complications, but that’s not always the case....   [tags: bad reputations, otzi, iceman]
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Tattoos and Piercings on Doctors - When imagining a doctor many see a man or a woman in a blue or white outfit usually with healthy skin. Most, however, would not imagine a doctor adorned with tattoos or piercings but those kinds of doctors are out there. As long as a doctor can do their job right then piercings, or no piercings, and tattoos, or no tattoos, shouldn’t matter. Although some people have concerns about the quality of medical care about doctors with tattoos and piercings, they should not be discriminated against because of this personal choice....   [tags: Medical Quality, Professionalism]
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Perception of Body Ormanatation in Culture - Body art and ornamentation is something that has been with us for centuries. All cultures in the world relate to some form body art and ornamentation. Body art and ornamentation is basically visual and as such for one to understand the message being communicated it is imperative that one understands symbolic representations of the culture in question. Previous studies on the topic body art and ornamentation have shown both differences and similarities in regard to meaning, perception as well as differences on the part of the body found....   [tags: tattoos, body art, ornamentation, piercings]
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The Cultural Art of Body Art - ... The procedure is said to be performed at dawn to help minimize the loss of blood, dawn being the coldest part of the day. The patrilineal stripes declare the clan membership of the children, and ensure that they are not denied the entitlements and rights of the clan members. There are many differences in the length, depth, spacing, and the placement of the stripes on the face. It may seem difficult to be able to be able to tell so much information about someone simply from the stripes on their face, but as Orie explains, for those that can read the traditional stripes, a brief look at someone’s face is enough to identify the town, regional affiliation, or family of that person (Orie, 201...   [tags: body art, decorations, cultural groups]
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Proposed Revisions to the Army Tattoo Policy - Although tattoos represent a variety of things in a person’s life, they don’t necessarily dictate how well a person is able to perform their job. For the last few months, there has been an ongoing debate about troops in the Army that have tattoos, and as a result their careers have been placed on the line. With this upcoming change, it has been specifically said that troops cannot have tattoos that extend below their knees and above their elbows and ones that reach above their neckline. According to Sgt....   [tags: personal body mutilations in the military] 623 words
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The Media Influence on Body Image - LITERATURE REVIEW Researchers have used various abstract foundations for examining the relationship between media and body image ( Holmstrom, 2004). Here I review the theory that has been used by researcher in the area. Bandura’s Social cognitive theory (1994) assumed that “people learn and model the behaviors of attractive others”. The supporters of this theory suggest that young women find slim models in the media attractive and try to imitate them through dieting which leads them to eating disorders....   [tags: Body Image]
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Female Body Image In Media - Mass media is designed to reach large audiences through the use of technology. Its purpose is meant to give information we need to function as a society. Mass media is everywhere; there is no escaping from it. From the moment you wake until you fall asleep you are confronted with media. Almost every home in America has at least one TV, the internet, and cell phones. You cannot drive down the highway without seeing billboard signs. Checking out at the grocery store can be tricky if trying to avoid magazines....   [tags: Body Image]
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EXAMINING THE TRENDS IN MEDIA AND BODY DISSATISFACTION - Most Western societies experience an enormous amount of pressure on individuals to conform and achieve the thin-ideal. This influence by mass-media affects just about anyone including males and females, adults, adolescents, and children. In the early 20th century, women idolized movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Camille Clifford. Around 1900s, Camille Clifford started the trend where the standards of beauty were set around 140 pounds, at 5’4” feet tall. Back then, the ideal female body is by having a smaller mid-section (e.g....   [tags: Body Image]
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The Effect of Advertising on Women's Body Image - Advertising is always about appearance. It is also about information and what really satisfies people. Undoubtedly that advertisement of woman has been increased dramatically and obviously in such a way that turn out to be an important part of people’s lives. Recently, with advertising developments, there are more and more prospective is shown to the public. It cannot be denied that advertisement consist of negative scenes that shape females identity. Nevertheless, majority of individuals in modern societies deem that, such advertisements can caused so many harmful effects to women gender identity, such as low self-esteem....   [tags: Body Image] 1387 words
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