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The Evolution Of Tattoos - The Evolution of Tattoos They’re what you see on your friends, family and people walking on the streets. This growing debate on tattoos brings me to the point of the evolution of tattoos. Tattoos were once believed to be a risky trend and are now becoming more of the norm. As we know it tattoos are not as unusual as they once were. There are many different reasons behind why people get tattoos, for example personal losses, symbolism, or just the concept of it being art. Most believe tattooing is just another medium of art and it should be respected along with the tattoo artist who give them....   [tags: Tattoos]
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Cultural Tattoos - Tattoos and Their Cultural Relevance For as long as there have been people, there have been methods of distinction amongst them. Throughout the years we have discovered ways in which to express our beliefs, our ideals, and our passions. Tattooing has been one of forefront methods in expressing our humanity, or in certain cases, our lack there of. For so many, they have taken on many different representations, each with an equal level of significance. The importance found in the symbolism of tattoos and their cultural relevance has consistently been a trend found throughout history, religion, and art....   [tags: Tattoos anthropology history ] 1543 words
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Think Before You Get That Tattoo - My friend Hannah was always the rebel child. The party scene was definitely where she called home, and the only rule she had, was that there were no rules. At just sixteen, Hannah already had 3 tattoos. In Oklahoma, the law states that no person under the age of eighteen years old can get a tattoo, legally. Hannah had gone to a guy who had been fired from his job for giving underage tattoo’s, knowing that he would give her one for a cheap price. She didn’t care about the health hazards, or the consequences that were possible....   [tags: Tattoos]
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Tattoos - Tattoos The human body is the last artistic territory. Many individuals utilizing their own bodies as the artistic medium create visible bodily expressions of their inner selves. “Bod-mod” is the growing revival of highly visual, primitive body modification practices such as branding, scarification, multiple piercing, and tattooing. Body modification can be implemented to signify various stages of life. John Moore, a 25-year-old computer scientist, was tattooed after he received his Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University....   [tags: Papers] 397 words
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Tattoos in the Workplace - Tattoos have been around for quite some time now, and they have always been a symbol of belonging, cultural expression or for religion. These days, individuals choose to tattoo themselves because it is part of their lifestyle or personal image. While continuing to grow in popularity and becoming a lifestyle, people are facing issues with having visible tattoos in the workforce. Although it is a form of free expression, employers have a right to enforce certain rules about tattoos in their company because they have a public image to uphold....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Tattoos and Society - A persons’ image is vital when meeting someone for the first time. Our peers, employers, family, superiors, even strangers that you walk past can automatically judge someone, and imagine how they present themselves to the world. Tattoos have been predominantly linked with a rebellious attitude and pictured on out of control stereotypes such as rock starts, bikers, sailors, and disobedient teenagers who want nothing more than to hack off their parents. With a new coming of age generation and a step into a more lenient and liberal society these types of patrons still participate in body art but so do doctors, lawyers, or just the run of the mill house mom....   [tags: informative essay] 1437 words
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Stigma of Tattoos in Modern Times - Modern Times Stigma: As a tattooed person, I can attest that stigma and prejudice are still alive and well in the new millennium, even in a "liberal outpost" like Massachusetts. Whether it's a stare, look, comment or something more serious, like denial of service or hassling from law enforcement, cultural stigma is still a factor for those seeking tattoos. Much of this is clearly rooted in the history of tattooing in the U.S. (see below) but there are other possible sources for these attitudes as well....   [tags: Tattoo]
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The Tattoo Process and Significance Of Tattoos - Significance of Tattoos In the past, tattoos were commonly thought of as trashy or bad. One would often relate them to bikers, rock and heavy metal stars, pirates, or gangsters. That has considerably changed over the years. According to Swan, "In 2003 approximately 40 million Americans reported to have at least one tattoo." Today's culture is still fascinated with tattooing. In the 1990s, tattoos were the sixth fastest growing retail behind the Internet, paging services, computer and cell phone services....   [tags: Body Modification]
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The History of Tattoos - The History of Tattoos A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment into the punctures or by raising scars. This is just a concrete definition; however, to many a tattoo has more of an abstract, personal meaning. Tattoos symbolize individuality, experiences, status, religion, and art. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and styles. The history behind the tattoo is just as fascinating as the tattoo itself....   [tags: Body Art Papers]
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The Dangers of Tattoos - Tattoos are becoming a popular phenomenon that is seen everywhere. Today’s youth are getting permanent tattoos to be cool and trendy, but are not considering the long-term effects. Teenagers should be aware of all that body modification may include, it is not just a pretty picture. Adolescences must consider the dangers and conscientious result of attaining diseases, being underage, and having a permanent mark on their body.      The unsanitary conditions of getting a tattoo tend to go unnoticed by teenagers....   [tags: Body Art] 660 words
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The Facade of Tattoos - The Facade of Tattoos In "Parker's Back" by Flannery O'Connor, the tattoos O.E. Parker receives are crucial to the reader’s understanding of him. Furthermore, O'Connor suggests them as major symbols throughout Parker's life. Parker, the main character in this story, goes through the actions of life without really knowing who he is and why he is on the earth. “Parker gradually experiences religious conversion and, though tattooed all over the front of his body, is drawn to having a Byzantine tattoo of Christ placed on his back…, O’Connor was using unusual symbols to convey her sense of the mystery of God’s redemptive power (Shackelford, p 1800).” Because of the tattoos, the reader is able to see O'Connor reveal the major characteristics in Parker's life and sympathize with this man as he searches for his identity and finds God....   [tags: essays research papers] 2107 words
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Expressing Oneself Through Tattoos - The world has changed tremendously throughout the years. Through the personal and cultural expression of tattooing oneself most wonder why people today get tattoos. Furthermore, those who think tattoos are just for looks will have to realize that tattoos are a part of ones life. Therefore one might say, “ Tattooing is used in a way to mark important events or people in their lives in a permanent way.”(Milcetich) people today should look in the meaning and value of a tattoo “As a statement carved in ones body” (Milcetich)....   [tags: Tattooing] 1091 words
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Tattoos and Criminal Behavior - Introduction The ancient practice of tattooing, once considered a trademark of social outcasts and criminals, has steered back into mainstream culture at an alarming rate (Irwin 2001, Swan 2006). In western society, tattoos are often associated with antisocial behaviour. In 1895, Cesare Lombroso concluded in his study that the art of tattooing is most commonly found on the bodies of criminals (Putnins 2002). The frequency of tattoo’ are predicted to be found at higher rates in criminal subcultures than in the general public....   [tags: Criminology ]
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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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The Polemic about Tattoos - The polemic about tattoos I was wondering why tattoos are a controversial point in our society. There are people against and people that really like tattoos, but who is right. Should I think it is a good or a bad thing. Maybe for the tattooists the art involves is worth the pain and sacrifice of being tattooed. For the religious, it is a sin to sacrifice one’s body with so meaningless purpose. Now I don’t think there are excuses to justify so drastic a way of art, but analyzing the points of view I will try to clarify some questions I still have about this body art such as the reason people have tattoos, “When did tattooing start?”, the dangers involved in this procedure, the removal of a tattoo and society’s reaction to tattooed persons....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Tattoos and Their Adverse Reactions - Tattoos and Their Adverse Reactions While tattoos have been around for centuries, Egyptians would tattoo themselves as a symbol of fertility and strength. In recent years they have become increasingly popular, especially among teenagers. They range in size, designs, colors and location. However, as the popularity grows, so do the concerns over the safety and risks of tattoos. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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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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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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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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Tatoos - Tattoos are a form of creativity. In today’s societies, tattoos are a large part of many different cultures but all share the common body decoration. They are a way to express yourself, your religion, or your inner feelings. Tattoos are permanent colored images on the skin. In history, they are marked as the most universal type of permanent body decoration. Tattooing can have many different explanations for getting them. There are also different categories of tattoos. There are five main types of tattoos....   [tags: Social Issues, Traumatic Tatoos] 2201 words
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Dangers Of Tattoos - Have you ever been stopped on the street and told that you look like a model. Well, if you have, you know it can be flattering. To be a model is practically every girl's dream. A lot of model management companies prey on these dreams in order to SCAM vulnerable people out of their hard earned money. I worked for one of these companies and after doing research I discovered that most of them are structured in the exact same way. First, I will inform you about how they hire and manipulate talent scouts to recruit "models"....   [tags: Body Modification] 965 words
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The History of Modern Women and Body Art - The History of Modern Women and Body Art I chose to do this field report on body art because I, personally, find the topic very complex and interesting. It is for this reason that I decided to narrow the scope of my field research. I am focusing this report on the trends and evolution in body art as relating to modern women. When I say modern women I am referring to the women from about the 18th century to the current day. I chose to focus on women imparticular because of the strong societal pressure that is specifically place upon them to fulfill a certain role and aesthetically look a particular way....   [tags: Art Tattoos Arts Essays Females]
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Body Piercing In Our Society - Body Piercing In Our Society Body piecing is a topic that is world wide and is in our every day lives. The following series of paragraphs will explain how people with piercings are looked at by society today. Some wonder why people even get piercings. Most of society doesn't really know the background of piercing?s. Today?s society can be very cruel and judgmental to new and different things and I will give you my insight on piercings.                 People get piercing for several different reasons....   [tags: Body Piercing Tattoos Pierce Essays] 760 words
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To Tattoo or Not To Tattoo - My fellow students, It is a pleasure for me to have the chance to speak to you about something I am sure you will all agree is of crucial significance for all of us. Does it not sound quite splendid to have a tattoo on some part of our bodies to display for the admiration of all who see it . Obviously tattoos are a fashion of our generation which none of us hesitates to drill their bodies for. Not only can a tattoo decorate our flesh,but it can give us a little splash of the celebrity life- for do not all celebrities have tattoos from head to foot....   [tags: Social Customs] 550 words
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Tattoo History - In 3000 B.C. during the Late Stone Age, a man around the age of 45 or 46 died while walking near the present-day border between Austria and Italy. He lived to the south of the Alps near Lake Garda, in what is now known as northern Italy. This ancient man is called Ice Man, and he has some of the earliest known tattoos. Ice Man has tattoos of stripes and crosses in “strategic locations on the body”(Othmar), such as his calves. While his tattoos are invisible to the naked eye, using infrared photography, it was discovered that Ice man had 57 stripes in 16 groups along with both a large and a small cross-like mark in different places on his body where physical stress might cause him pain (Othmar)....   [tags: Cultural Studies]
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Unraveling the Taboo Tattoo - Unraveling the Taboo Tattoo Narrative Why do people perceive tattoos as being dangerous, dirty, and generally belonging to a class of “undesirables?” It could be because people cannot live in a world without narration and stories. Since the dawn of mankind stories have been developed both through natural happenings and casual relations, as well as constructed through characters, themes, language and the meaning of words. The story of tattoos as well as countless others are narratives that have been developed and passed down through the generations without much revision....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Tattoo Industry - The Tattoo Industry The tattoo industry is an often type cast field, in many instances it is thought of as a delinquent activity carried out in remote and filthy cesspools of social deviancy by large hairy burly men who cant get a "real" job due to past felonious activity. I hope to shoot this popular misconception full of holes. One will find through experience only that this is truly not the case, these are legitimate places of business, ran n accordance to all health ordinances by law abiding citizens....   [tags: Papers] 1298 words
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A Contrast In Ink: A Comparison of Different Tattoo Selection Methods - The decision to get a tattoo is personal and different for everyone. Tattoos are generally permanent additions to the body. Rushing into a design typically ends in regret. Taking a considerable amount of time to find the perfect design and the positioning on ones’ body may not be a bad idea. Unfortunately, there are far more tattoos that are spur-of-the-moment rather than thoroughly considered, meaningful, or commemorative tattoos. In Beth Janes’s article, “Why I Rue My Tattoo,” and Stephanie Dolgoff’s piece, “Tattoo Me Again and Again,” the authors describe the different processes that they went through when deciding to get their tattoos....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Optimal tattoo removal in a single laser session based on the method of repeated exposures - Optimal tattoo removal in a single laser session based on the method of repeated exposures Introduction - Q-switched lasers emitting short, high-intensity pulses are commonly used for removal of unwanted tattoos based on the principles of selective photothermolysis. Multiple treatment sessions (4-6 for amateur tattoos and up to 20 for professional tattoos) are often required to achieve acceptable tattoo lightening. The number of treatment sessions is not constant; it depends on pigment properties such as color, composition, density, depth, duration, body location, and the number of tattoo inks....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 886 words
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Comparing my Tattoo Art with the Work of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins - The artist that I compare my work with the most is Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. For many years, I have studied his work and the style of the old school tattoo as I have always planned on becoming a tattoo artist myself. Now that I have finally begun my tattoo apprenticeship, I truly appreciate the similarities and differences that Collins and myself share. The first similarity that comes to mind is the general visual structure of our art. I tend to use a limited palette of colors in my tattoo art with emphasis on shading and shadows to create depth....   [tags: art] 1003 words
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Uniting the Nation: Everyone Needs a Tattoo - Uniting the Nation: Everyone Needs a Tattoo          I think I was sixteen when I first wanted to get a tattoo, but then again I also wanted to get my ear pierced and die my hair blue. Well I'm eighteen now, my hair is red, well the red it’s been since I've had hair and neither of my ears are pierced but I did end up getting that tattoo. In fact I also got him a friend. Now I'm stuck with two of them, but I don't have any regrets, not yet anyway.          The plan for getting a tattoo was mine and my friend's....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]
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This Is My Body, My Soul, My Ink - I sat down in the chair while the artist prepared his instruments. I wasn't afraid. This wasn't my first time, and I knew it wouldn't be the last. In fact, I was getting work done on an existing piece of skin art on my back. The artist was a formally trained commercial artist and a very close friend. We had worked for over a year on this particular piece. I was ready. My body tensed, awaiting the machine on my skin. He asked, "Ready?" I just nodded my head. It's never what you think it will be....   [tags: Personal Narrative, My Tattoo] 1327 words
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My First Tattoo - I HAD MADE THE DECISION AND THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK. AS WE PULLED INTO THE PARKING LOT, I REALIZED HOW INSIGNFICANT THE BUILDING WAS IN COMPARISON TO THE PAIN IT HELD INSIDE. AND YET, I HAD DETERMINED MY FATE WHEN I GOT INTO THE CAR TO COME HERE. "LIVING ARTS," WHAT A WONDERFUL AND INTRIGUING NAME FOR AN ESTABLISHMENT WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE IS TO CAUSE ITS PATRONS INVITED PAIN. WITH A DEEP BREATH AND SOME ENCOURAGING WORDS OF MORAL SUPPORT FROM MY COMPANIONS, I ENTERED THE FRONT DOORS OF THE TATOO PARLOR....   [tags: essays research papers] 692 words
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My Mother’s First Tattoo - My Mother’s First Tattoo My mother and I have never got along particularly well. Our relationship was "you leave me alone and I'll you alone." When I first took an interest in modification, around the age of 14, she hated it. It was the source of countless fights, insults, and incidents that nearly led to me being kicked out of her house. She saw it as something I was doing out of peer pressure, which was absurd, as at the time none of my friends had any interest in modification. I didn't even know anyone, online or offline, who had any piercings other than their ears....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 906 words
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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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Is the Corporate World Taking Away the Right of Self Expression? - Is the Corporate World Taking Away the Right to Self Expression. Ron Carter’s Starbucks’ Coffee uniform includes pants, a shirt, an apron, and wristbands to cover the tattoos on his arm (Feldstein, 2011). Many people have to cover up their body art while at work. Some businesses do not even hire people that have visible body art such as tattoos or piercings other than the typical ear piercing. This is not uncommon in the United States today. However, the question comes up as to whether this is demoralizing or mandatory for the workplace....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Thinking Before You Start Inking - The lives of average teenagers are filled with perceived angst, usually due to the pressure to conform by society, and more and more of them are trying to claim independence by permanently marking their skin. A survey conducted by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 36 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo (Associated Press). However, the study did not look at minors who had tattoos, probably due to the fact that 39 states have laws prohibiting minors from getting tattoos and thirty-one states have laws that prohibit both piercing and tattooing on minors without parental permission (National Conference of State Legislatures)....   [tags: Health ]
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Parker's Back - “Parker’s Back” is filled with biblical allusions as one man’s journey towards God and pleasing his wife ends unsuccessfully. Parker has always been a rebel; however, his wife is a devout, plain woman who has an indescribable control on him, possibly due to his subconscious wish to be saved. Parker wishes to leave her, but finds he never can do so. Not only is he unable to please his wife, but also he is unable to experience spiritual satisfaction, and in the brief moment at the end where he does have a connection to God, his wife rids him of it....   [tags: Religion, Divine Intervention] 630 words
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Parker’s Redemption - Parker’s Redemption Flannery O’Connor’s story “Parker’s Back” introduces us to a man who feels incomplete and is seeking to fill the empty space in his soul. He attempts to do so the only way he knows how, by getting tattoos. He continues this until “the front of [his body is] almost completely covered…” (514). In fact, Parker even considers getting a religious tattoo to appease his over-zealously religious wife Sarah Ruth. A brush with death that is literally a “burning bush” experience drives him to mark the change in his life by getting that tattoo....   [tags: Essays]
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Rhetoric & Stereotypes - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the many different groups that are prime sources of being stereotyped in our society which are politicians, tattooed persons, feminists, and senior citizens. If any of these groups of people give off some negative icon then were protagonist of stereotypes and that’s not a good place one would want to be. With so many Politician these days the stereotypes that are associated with them at times can be false promises and a whole lot of talking about who doing what and how it will effect the people especially when they get elected into office....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Maori Art - When looking at Maori art, there is one thing that sticks out amongst everything else with me, and with most likely everyone that sees it for the first time, this is their tattooing skills. They are equipped with many other art skills such as their carvings, weaponry, and townhouses, but the tattoos represent the tribe as a whole and are visible on the people themselves. The art of tattoo was brought to New Zealand by the Polynesians when they migrated to New Zealand. Men of the tribe are more elaborately tattooed than the women....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jewelry Today and in Ancient Egypt - I would like to think that I know a little bit about jewelry, seeing as I just got engaged a few weeks ago. I know that it runs the gamut from small subdued pieces to garish pieces. When shopping for a ring I was able to see many different types of jewelry the modern world has to offer, although I concentrated on diamond jewelry and more specifically rings. I will talk first about different ways that ancient Egyptians adorned themselves and then I will move on to the modern era and finally sum it up with the differences and similarities that I see....   [tags: Jewelry] 997 words
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Legalizing Tattooing in South Carolina - What is tattooing. Tattooing is the art of marking the skin with indelible patterns, pictures, or legends by making pricks and inserting colored ink. The word itself has its origins in the South Pacific. The art had been referred to as pricking, scarring, or staining until explorer Captain James Cook encountered the indigenous peoples of Tahiti. (Wilkinson 6) Tattooing is not just a recent fad. Tattooing has been around for a very long time. "The current first proven incident of a tattoo dates back 4,000 years B.C....   [tags: Law] 1150 words
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Scarlet Letter Project - My Scarlet Letter project is composed of a mannequin dressed in a nice suit. Underneath the suit, I made a tattoo of the letter A on the mannequin's chest, and I also drew a tramp stamp. The letter A which symbolizes affliction is made up of nine Chinese characters that each have a symbolic meaning and the tramp stamp is the Chinese character for tempter. Constructing the project was rather time consuming, but it was not outside of my abilities or hobbies. Money, on the other hand, was a concern for me....   [tags: Literary Project]
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Rhetoric and Group Stereotyping - Rhetoric is language meant to bring about intense emotions causing people to have certain attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors (Moore & Parker, 2007, pp.117-118). There are many different types of rhetorical devices that can give positive or negative feelings about a subject. These are often called slanters (Moore & Parker, 2007, p.118). Stereotyping is one type of rhetorical device that is used quite often. It generally occurs when people attach certain images or thoughts to groups that are not based on facts or evidence (Moore & Parker, 2007, p.122)....   [tags: Stereotypes]
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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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Ethnographic Paper - Ethnographic Paper The Pleasure of Pain These days anything can be considered art. The structure of a building, the human body, music on the radio, love, Versaci’s new line of winter, and pretty transvestites walking down the street are just a few of hundreds of thousands of examples. That kind of art is overrated. Most of these only exist because of society. As people grow and change so does the values and traditions that they are accustomed to. True art hangs on the walls of museums all over the world....   [tags: essays papers]
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Symbolism Anaylsis "Parker's Back" - Life is not something simple as we often prefer. There are many different approaches and in most instances we will not find the desired fulfillment in any of them. In the short story “Parkers Back” written by Flannery O’Connor we have a multi-faceted view into the life of the primary character O.E. Parker. In addition we see into the life of Sarah Ruth, Parker’s wife and possibly into the life of author Flannery O’Connor, who died shortly after completing this short story. The characters in this story deal with Tattoos from totally different perspectives and get completely different results....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1283 words
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