You would always start out with on... ... middle of paper ... ...cipation and excitement which makes you feel relief after each session of you visiting the tattoo shop. Can one tattoo lead to more tattoos and then it becomes an addiction? This question can be answered in numerous ways but to me it’s an addiction that I am passionate about. At first I thought of tattoos as dumb and only people lower than myself would get that. Now I am the one that’s addicted to tattoos because I find it as an art work on my body that I am passionate about.
However, the younger generations are highly under the influences of the body art which makes tattoos overrated. Unfortunately, tattoos are no longer appealing as they have become a mundane feature nowadays. Tattoos are charming piece of body art that reveals to the humankind. Tattooists can depict our personalities through a range of colored inks swayed from the drill. Getting inked has become an expression to mark significant events in an individual’s life.
In scenario 3, it is evident that in the past only criminals and outlaws were tattooed and therefore they were greatly frowned upon by society. However, in modern times at the beach there are numerous people with various tattoos, including a woman with children, which highlights the modified social norms and increased acceptance of people with tattoos. The vast social change in regards to the way people perceive tattoos in present day society has shifted noticeably, being more optimistic and positive. People have tattoos for a range of reasons. For many, a tattoo possesses sentimental value while others view it as a form of ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ that enhances their physical appearance.
Instead tattoos should be looked at artistically and seen as something creative and positive. The positive views and increased popularity of tattoos in American society today are because of influences from popular tattoo tv shows and celebrities, and changes in the workforce allowing more peop... ... middle of paper ... ...0s and 60s caused women to be noticeably absent from the tattoo scene” (Random History 2008). This gap during the 50s and 60s, when women could not get tattoos or it was frowned upon for them to have one, has caused women with tattoos today to be viewed more negative than their male conterparts, especially in the workforce. The workforce in the past has always had a strong stance about not hiring people with tattoos. While there are many reasons as to why tattoos are popular, the main reason consists of the increase in media attention, and changes in the workforce allowing more people with tattoos to be employed.
As many of the students in this study affirmed that they got a tattoo when they were feeling a loss of self-identity and that this was a way to become unique. Unfortunately, while getting tattoos is one approach making them different from other, so is deviant behavior. Tattoos themselves have evolved into a form of social deviance. Despite the recent gentrification of tattooing, there is much evidence to support the fact that tattoos still appear to be associated with risk-taking behavior.
However, tattoos and body piercings are ways for individuals to express their chosen identity, show religious preference, and can actually be done quite safely if performed in the right, sanitary environment. Despite the negative aura of body modification, many people still choose to participate in the practice. This may cause some to wonder why a person would adorn his/her body at the risk of social exclusion, and the answer can be found in asking a tattooed person himself. Vince Cancasci, living in California, once stated, “Some people write in a diary, I write on myself” (Gay and Whittington 13). Other people may be interested in proving their independence by running their own lives, or simply that each tattoo or piercing has a very significant meaning to a previous time in their life (Gay and Whittington 12-13).
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? Gone are the days when criminals and ancient saliors were the main market for tattoos- now they are extreamly elegant.
Graffiti has an outstanding impact to our lives. We see it quite often, and sometimes we gawk in disgust, and other times we marvel in amazement. It is only reasonable that it be considered an art form. Reasons as to why include its symbolization, its meaning, its skill required, and its overall effect on society. The first case of graffiti was when Darryl McCray was trying to impress a girl that he liked.
Others got tattoos because they were really digging the tattoo style, or because it was cute. Hearing everyone’s stories as to the reason they got these certain tattoos and how thankful they were of tattoo artists’ it made me a lot more interested in tattoos. Without the acceptance of tattoos, people would not be able to express their life, emotions, or situations they have been through on ... ... middle of paper ... ...art that person may have and jealous because he wants to be tattooed everywhere without being told anything. I also asked Mr. Gibson if he thought tattoos individualized and characterize a person. “I do, everybody has their own style.
The methods, however, are diverse and particular to a culture at a specific period of time. The body customs may be merely decorative, if not, most have social significance. For certain culture and religion, the body modification is used to communicate power, group membership, individual status and social identity. Until now, the purpose of social acceptance is the main reason for the incline of cosmetic surgery’s popularity as well as self-satisfaction. In fact, it has become a norm and has become more widespread than before as the modern technologies allow a more major body transformation.