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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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The History of Tattoos - ... Like the prehistoric tribes, Egyptians too, created tattoos on people of their city. But, unlike the prehistoric people, both males and females received these tattoos. At first young girls were given tattoos by the older women before they gave birth to symbolize a safe and easy delivery for both the mother and the child she was carrying. Later on, men began giving women tattoos when they became prostitutes, telling other men of possible STDs, infections, and other serious or harmful diseases brought on by these women....   [tags: egyptians, prehistoric young girls with tattoos] 912 words
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Changing The Perception Of Tattoos - 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: Media Bias and Tattoos]
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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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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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The Beginning of Tattoos - ... Amunet, a priestess of the goddess Hathor, was one of the discoveries that depicted woman who were tattooed (Lobell and Powell 42). Unlike today where both genders can receive tattoos, in Egypt, women were tattooed to define their femininity. Polynesian-inspired tattoos originate in Oceania, but “the first to wear those famous designs were likely the Lapita” around 1500-500 B.C. In this culture, tattoos were engraved on pottery and were used to represent ancestors and one’s life (Lobell and Powell 43)....   [tags: archaeologist, ancient artifacts, mummt]
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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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The Essence of Tattoos - ... The normal response I tend to receive is, “If the U.S Army wanted you to have tattoos, they would’ve made it mandatory when enlisting.” My rebuttal is always to the extent of, “My tattoos in no way, shape or form affect my role in accomplishing my job or mission, my tattoos are visible but they do not define or characterize who I am as a person.” In today’s world, society seems all too comfortable at passing judgment on things they don’t understand; it appears the dismissal of something out of the “norm” is much easier to accept than those that take the time to view the kaleidoscope to gain a different perspective....   [tags: self mutilation, financial, social class]
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The Roots of Tattoos - ... Tattoos were also part of many ancient cultures; in China tattoos were considered a cruel practice. Up until the Qing dynasty, felons had tattoo characters such as 囚 ("Prisoner") tattooed on their face so civilians knew about their wrong doings (Schmid). These markings made it clear for civilians too tell who was corrupt and unethical at the time. In addition, slaves were marked with tattoos to display ownership to the public. This practice was not as common but it was still utilized by many proprietors....   [tags: risky, elf-expression, symbolism] 665 words
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The Art of Tattoos - Tattooing has changed and grown rigorously over the past couple centuries. The practice of tattooing is an ancient one dating back to about 4000 B.C. and is worldwide in its distribution (Roenigk 179). Tattooing has grown to now be considered a mainstream activity and is no longer confined to prison populations, sailors, and gang members. Tattooed bodies now include adolescents, career women, and college students (Millner 425). Throughout all these years, tattoos have been used as protection against danger, as love charms, to restore youth, to ensure good health and long life, to accomplish fertility, to bring about the death to an enemy, to cure an illness, to insure a happy afterlife, and...   [tags: Mainstream Activity, Laser Treatment]
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Are Tattoos, Art? - ... Can tattooing be considered real art if the purpose for being marked up is to make money for looking different then others. "People who are into tattoos, know that it's art," (Jones, 2011) argues Jonathan Jones in his article, Eye-catching, but Are Tattoos Art. Though the majority who tattoo or get tattooed could agree as it’s a personal preference and experience- singer Jimmy Buffett rebuttals that “Tattoos are a permanent decision to a temporary feeling,” (Barbajosa, 2004). Buffett brings up an excellent point, as time goes on and trends change and grow, people designs are replicated until the design becomes tired and outdated....   [tags: Trend, Repetition, Self-expression]
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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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Tattoos in the Workplace and Personal Experience Having Tattoos - Having four tattoos, three piercings and hopefully more to come, it's hard for me to grasp the fact that the workplace discriminates against people who have them. The tattoo on my shoulder is for my twin brother, the two on my right foot are for my grandma and best friend, and the one on my collarbone is my favorite quote. Each of my tattoos has meaning, and my piercings are not meant to offend anyone. I am not alone. Several years ago Jon Tevlin, staff writer for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis noted the number of adults with tattoos was "growing, especially among the young"(Tevlin)....   [tags: Equality, Employment] 865 words
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Tattoos Should Be Allowed in the Workplace - In today’s world there are several occupations one may choose from once receiving an education. Whether a person wants to be a doctor, a teacher, or a business person, one should be able to use their education to gain access to that job. Getting a job is no easy task, for there are many people who are also searching for that same job. Employers will interview many people just to find the right one and often times will have many stand-out applications to evaluate. When it comes down to making a decision, something as simple as having a tattoo could ruin every hope one has of getting the job....   [tags: body piercings]
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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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The Reasoning for Tattoos in the US Army - Tattoos have likely been at the top of the list as the most discussed topic amongst the different social classes. There is a divide between societies understanding of tattoos, those who oppose them identify tattoos as being a form of “taboo” and is associated with a type of body modification that is seen as distasteful in nature. Others believe tattoos are a form of one’s own self-expression. Although tattoos are subjective to each person, we should not completely rule them out altogether because they are perceived and sometimes deemed inappropriate, that is a form of stereotyping....   [tags: social classes, body modification, taboos]
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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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Discrimination against Women with Tattoos - Tattoos have become commonplace in our society on both men and women, yet women are still judged more harshly than men when it comes to visible ink. In a nation where every person has the freedom to express themselves in any way imaginable it seems that women with tattoos are breaking the mold and thus paying the consequences. Women with visible tattoos are often discriminated against while men are applauded and accepted for their individuality. In such a modern world, why does it seem that people are clinging to old-fashioned ideas that women with tattoos are somehow less feminine, less capable, or less trustworthy....   [tags: Gender, Inequality] 877 words
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The Addictive Draw to Tattoos - ... about this author], personal affiliations to cultures and their spirituality are reasons for tattooing (pg. #). Moreover, “Polynesian peoples believe that a person’s mana, their spiritual power of life force, is displayed through their tattoo” (CITATION). In today’s society, people have a passion and desire for tattoos because of the growing popularity they have built. Tattooing has become a common trend that has no indication of diminishing anytime soon. The define meaning for the artistry that tattoos represent were once all about tradition, they always possessed a very specific meaning for the particular culture (Gritton)....   [tags: body modification ]
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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 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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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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Tattoos: Thinking Before Inking - ... There are also some moments that you shouldn’t take a tattoo like when you were drunk; when you want to be tough or cool; or even when all your friends have theirs and you feel outsider…The best thing is build the ideas by yourself, try to make a list of things which appeal (aesthetic or else) or a design that has a special meaning or symbolism to you, rather than heading to a studio, have a cursory glance around the flash art up on the wall or catalogue, than talk the man behind the counter, “give me little devil number 6 right there”....   [tags: educate yourself, body decoration, art] 597 words
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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 the 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. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or bought out of a whim, the tattoo has left its mark on generation after generation (Krakow)....   [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 r...   [tags: essays research papers] 2107 words
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Tattoos and Their Effect on the World around Them - As tattoos become more and more involved and apparent in the American culture it affects how people receive what is professional and what is personal expression. Through this growing trend of tattoos in our culture, the question of what is socially acceptable starts to beg for an answer. If all forms expression are okay as a whole, does that make all tattoos okay and presentable in all situations. With the professional image stressed in American industry there is a cause for concern as to where to draw the line when it comes to the acceptability of tattoos in the work field....   [tags: professional appearance, artistic expression]
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Body Modifications: Tattoos - ... Tattooing their allegiances was a way for the soldiers to pledge their bodies to their cause and served as a way of distinguishing friend from foe, aside from the color of their uniforms. Progressively the acceptance of tattoos spread into the Western society, which led to the tattoo trend in England and the USA beginning in the late 1800’s (Caplan, 2000). Despite the historical disgrace, the fashionable society started adorning tattoos as a social individual expression. What started as a trend for the working class soon spread to the upper class, yet interestingly, this did not unify people of different classes....   [tags: social, cultural, curiosity, practices, mind] 1946 words
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Correlation Between Tattoos and Risky Behavior - This study will examine the correlation between deviance and tattoos. We hypothesize that there will be a correlation between the amount of tattoos one has and their participation in risky activities. We also hypothesis that people with tattoos, are more likely to engage in sexual activities with multiple partners. The next hypothesis will be that tattooed individuals are more likely to engage in drugs and alcohol usage. An online survey created by the authors will be used to score the participant’s involvement in risky activities....   [tags: Social Issues, Body Image]
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Proposed Revisions To the Army Tattoo Policy - For the last few months there has been an ongoing debate about whether troops with tattoos should have to get them removed or exit the military. Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler states that the new policy will not allow troops to have tattoos that are racist, extremist, and or sexist .Also under the new policy recruits cannot have tattoos below the knee and elbow and above the neckline (Stars and Stripes). Why is this just limited to the new recruits. As Chandler also stated the older troops that have tattoos will have to go through a grandfathering process for their, but they still cannot have a one that falls in the category of being vulgar(Stars and Stripes)....   [tags: Military, Debate, Tattoos]
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History and Cultural Diffusion of Tattoos in America - Tattoos have been utilized in various ways for thousands of years, ranging from punishment, to status symbols and indications of religious beliefs. They have served as the ultimate illustration of cultural diffusion in America, and despite generally carrying a negative social stigma, perception of tattoos has continued to evolve into a more acceptable practice. The topic of tattoos in America can most effectively be summarized into two pivotal moments in history: the cultural diffusion of the practice through European immigration in the 1800s, and its diffusion from one socioeconomic class into a widespread movement in the last fifteen years through various media outlets....   [tags: Socioeconomic Standing, Cultural Identity]
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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 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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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 - 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, 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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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...   [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 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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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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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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Why Do Some People Modify Their Bodies and What Light Does Sociology Cast on These Practices? - Body modification has been prevalent in society for centuries. It is defined as "the deliberate altering of the human body for any non-medical reason, such as aesthetics, sexual enhancements, a rite of passage, and religious reasons, to display a group affiliation, to create body art, shock value, or self expression." (Wikepidia.org). Put in its simplest term body modification is defined as “deliberately alter one’s physical appearance” (St. Leone, 2012, para.2). Throughout history, people have modified their bodies to follow certain traditions or as a way of identifying with their culture....   [tags: Plastic Surgery, Tattoos]
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Poetry Comparission: First Poem for You by Addonizio and Love and Friendship by Bronte - Poetry Comparison Comparison and Contrast is defined by Kennedy and Gioia, the authors of the poetry textbook, as, “A process that places two poems side by side and studies their differences and similarities in order to shed light on both works.” The poem “First Poem for You” was written by Kim Addonizio in 1994. The poem is definitely about love. Poetry is like a stain of feelings that last endlessly on paper, tattoos are pieces of art that last an eternity on the skin. In addition, the poem “Love and Friendship” was written by Emily Brontë in 1839....   [tags: tattoos, security, themes]
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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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Mutilation and Beautification - Upon reading Germaine Greer’s One Man’s Mutilation Is Another Man’s Beautification, I felt bitter towards the entire subject. She discussed the various beliefs of many cultures and how they differ in what they view as “acceptable”, beautiful or popular. However, to the near entirety of the text, I despised nearly any type of beautification, especially one that end up with painful, injuring side effects. I truly do not believe such mutilations are worth the “honor”, “pride”, and “beauty” they apparently create....   [tags: Hair, Tattoos, Beauty]
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Having Tattoos and Being Able to Perform the Work Have Nothing to Do with Each Other - Quotes, birds, and Chinese lettering are just a few tattoos that are seen in today’s society. Tattoo placement ranging from the wrists, feet, and back the possibility for where and what someone would want for a tattoo is endless. Tattoos are looked as ways to express yourself by either remembering a loved one, giving yourself a reminder to push forward in life, or just to get something that you really enjoy. When people get tattoos they probably don’t see anything wrong at the time, but people from a later generation than today’s can definitely disagree....   [tags: taboos and discrimmination] 895 words
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More than Ink: Dermal Discrimination - “Show me a man with a tattoo and I will show you a man with an interesting past.” Jack London made this quote in 1883, but it still rings true over a hundred years later for a group of people he had a great fascination with; the Japanese. In Japan, a strong connection exists between tattoos and the yakuza, the organized crime gangs similar to the Italian-American Mafia. Although more and more people who are unassociated with the yakuza are getting tattooed, policies such as those that ban visible tattoos in places such as public baths and gyms are still in place....   [tags: tattoos, culture, Japan, yakuza, symbolism]
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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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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. Sgt. Maj....   [tags: Troops, Army, Tattoo Policy]
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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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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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Tattoo: A Fictional Narrative - I woke up feeling exhausted and wondering what the day has in store. The giant sun rose into the sky-high above and the sea shimmered in the sunlight as the first rays of morning sun tiptoed through the sand making its way towards me. The light ran furiously and parched my closed eyelids as it poured in a white image. The sounds pounded my head like a construction site. In between this time, I prised open my eyes and saw a bottle of VB lying on the carpet and next to it was an ash tray full of cigarette buds....   [tags: day, bottle, weather, room, knife] 1633 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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The Removal of Books from Schools and Dress Codes - People are allowed to dress however they want but when they are in school there are certain restrictions and guidelines so that the students won’t get distracted by what someone else is wearing. On court case is Briana Stephenson v. Davenport. In the eighth grade, Briana Stephenson got a tattoo of a cross between her thumb and index finger. The tattoo had gone unnoticed for three years until Briana was in the tenth grade and gang activity was increasing. A school consular had noticed the tattoo and reported it to the principal thinking it was a gang symbol....   [tags: tatoos, uniforms, restrictions] 539 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 Sketch: The Newest Trend - As they say, “Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder”, a tattoo can be a piece of art or a permanent stain on the body depending on the perception of each individual. Tattoos are a growing trend as a way of identification or a fashion statement. The younger generations are greatly enticed with its popularity and uniqueness as they symbolize sophistication. ‘Getting inked’ has become more like a hysteria which has ultimately lost the real beauty of tattoos. In the article “Indelible Love: My Son’s Tattoos and Me”, Lois Desocio is worried about her son’s addiction to tattoos....   [tags: tatooing, body art] 662 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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