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  • Piercing
    705 words
    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 pier...
  • Piercing And Tattoos
    1,375 words
    African American Interpersonal Communication through Body Art Tattoos make an individual's self definition more complete by visually communicating gang membership, status, rank and personal accomplishment (Phelan 277). Tattooing and body piercing has been practiced in almost every culture around the world, and for thousands of years. (Greif, Hewitt 367) The African American culture use body art as a method of nonverbal interpersonal communication. The word tattoo became part of the English vocab...
  • Piercing Look At Society
    1,724 words
    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 Parker 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...
  • Body Painting And Tattoos
    748 words
    Pop Culture 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 cov...
  • Last Few Years Tattoos And Piercings
    746 words
    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...
  • Most Extreme Body Modifications
    1,135 words
    Body modification and adornment is a universal culture. All civilizations have attempted to change their body in order to fulfill their cultural construct of beauty, religious and / or social obligations. Body adornment and modification is a very broad subject, ranging from ceremonial body paint to the amputation of appendages. In modern society many people today are looking more like tribal warriors of many African cultures. In fact many of these modifications actually do come from many ancient...
  • People With Many Forms Of Body Art
    469 words
    How Past Cultural Body Art Has Influenced Our Society Today It is very common to walk through the mall these days to see people with many forms of body art exposed. Tattoos and piercings surround us on a beautiful day at the beach. Body art is a world wide characteristic shared by men, women, and children of all ages. Yet where and when did all of this begin With tattoos and piercings being an ancient form of art, it has highly influenced our modern society in many ways. Tattoos first came about...
  • Piercing And Tattoos
    933 words
    My final paper will consist of all the sources I found while doing my research on my subculture, which is on piercing and tattoos. Because there were so many websites that showed tattoo and piecing parlors, it was very hard for my to find sources online that went into detail about the methods of sterilization and the process of tattoos and piercing. Also, there were many books on tattoos and piercing, but it seemed like at the library most of the sources were out dated. Tattoos and piecing has c...
  • Interview With Piercings And Tattoos The Employer
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    Society 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 modific...
  • Tattoo And Piercing Artists
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    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. Paintings...

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