Body Art and Ornamentation
Body art and ornamentation cannot be considered a new fad since various forms of the same from body piercings, tattooing and even head shaping have all been witnessed in the past. Some scientists in their studies are of the view that paints used for cave walls could also have been used for body art. Some culture made use of quail pens or fish bones as tools for tattooing their bodies or bird bones to make piercings on their bodies. On the other hand, ornaments and decorations such as jewelry were also used to depict different meanings in various cultures. This paper mainly focuses on China and two cultures, the Dai people and Dulong people, in regards to their views on body ornaments and art with a specific emphasis on tattooing of the body. The reason I selected to discuss two cultures within China is becaus...
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.... Tattooing remains popular today and especially amongst the young as fashion trend and an expression of freedom and individuality.
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