Essays Tagged: "Body art"

Take a look at what tattoos i want and describes how it plays in society

to an unforgettable event like September 11th. Symbols used among teens today, however, are mostly body piercing and tattooing. A teenager gets a tattoo either because they want to express themselves ... rocedure as rebellious and deviant behavior, some reasons adolescents offer is that it is a form of body art, it is fashionable, it makes a personal statement, or it is daring. These methods are great ...

(3 pages) 88 1 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Body Art vs. Self Mutilation.

For centuries body art such as tattoos and piercings have been practiced all over the world in almost every cultur ... se fallacies have subsided to the thoughts of mere loathing of any permanent defacing of a person's body. It has been argued that body art is no more than just attention seeking self-mutilation, in wh ... nts that have been inhabited by human civilizations. Piercing, however, is the most ancient form of body art, existing since the ninth century B.C. in Iraqi cultures. The common functions of piercings ...

(11 pages) 265 2 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Body Art Banning.

In today's society, the most prominent form of body modification is tattooing. Tattoos can range from large and obvious to small and personal (Body ... the iceman that was discovered in the Alps in 1991 had tattoos. Cultures cite different reasons for body adornment and celebrate the body as a ground on which all cultures inscribe significant meaning ... n cultures as a positive mark of identity (Tattoos). But while many cultures and religions embraced body art as statements of devotion or status, some went as far as forbidding it. For instance, the K ...

(9 pages) 93 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Art of Body Piercing

THE ART OF BODY PIERCINGThere are multiple body art forms in the world today. The art of body piercing has "a c ... (History) As a relatively new trend all over the world it represents a new area of interest. Though body piercing is controversial these days, the opinions are divided. The opposition states that rebe ... s controversial these days, the opinions are divided. The opposition states that rebellion insights body piercing while the practicians say that it brings personal fulfilment. Supporters sustain that ...

(3 pages) 68 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Body Art

Body Art Tattoos are very popular in this day and age. They have aways been popular, but now ... toos are very popular in this day and age. They have aways been popular, but now it seems like everybody has a tattoo or wants to get one. People can run into all kinds of problems by getting a tattoo ... t it for the right reasons, and get something they will like. You, as a person, should respect your body and what you put on it. "Tattoos are body art, which should be respected like all art" said tat ...

(2 pages) 32 2 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is who I am

People constantly find new ways of improving their bodies. The four most popular types of body modification are tattoos, piercing, breast surgery and plastic surgery. The main reasons people ... os, piercing, breast surgery and plastic surgery. The main reasons people chose to get tattoos or a body piercing is for self expression and because it's the 'in' thing. People are always trying to fi ...

(4 pages) 65 1 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Body Art: The History of

For centuries body art such as tattoos and piercings have been practiced all over the world in almost every cultur ... se fallacies have subsided to the thoughts of mere loathing of any permanent defacing of a person's body. It has been argued that body art is no more than just attention seeking self-mutilation, in wh ... ents that have been inhabited by human civilizations.Piercing, however, is the most ancient form of body art, existing since the ninth century B.C. in Iraqi cultures. The common functions of piercings ...

(11 pages) 70 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Decorated Body as Communication: Tattoos

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Tattoos and CommunicationBody modifications such as tattooing, have been around for millennia, and their presence has flouris ... d and declined throughout time depending on the current thinking of the period. Recent increases in body modifications in contemporary western society continue to stimulate interest and debate. Tattoo ... contemporary western society continue to stimulate interest and debate. Tattoos and other forms of body art have become more pervasive in the last couple of decades with a rise in middleclass, mainst ...

(9 pages) 108 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Tattoos and Body Piercing

Tattooing and Piercing: The Body as a Site for Performing the SelfMany people view the human body as an apartment rental rather ... initiate any permanent modifications beyond those dictated by nature and necessity. The tattoo and body piercing have long held negative connotations and is even forbidden in the Old Testament. In Le ... ur flesh for the dead nor print any marks upon you. I am the Lord." Though many view these forms of body art as sin and reduce it to body mutilation, others feel that it is merely a historical footnot ...

(11 pages) 116 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Prison tattoos

People get tattoos done for different kind of reasons, some get it to show off their body art, some get tattoos to represent or show their love to someone for example having their girl ...

(1 pages) 22 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Wonderous World Of Body Art

Introduction Years ago, many people would consider having a tattoo or other extreme types of body art unacceptable and even outrageous, but today body art can be found on many types of people i ... n many types of people including teachers, students, lawyers, and even doctors (Martz, N.Pg). While body art has reached almost epidemic proportions, it's history, types, and safety risks are all of i ...

(4 pages) 565 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbols In Aboriginal Religion

ornaments, sculptures and carvings in stone, wood, bone and other plant and animal products and as body art in the form of ornaments, jewellery, headdresses, costume and body painting. In some areas ... e use of ancestrally inherited designs, artists continue their connections to country. For example, body decoration using ancestral designs is an important part of many ceremonies. In central Australi ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays

Body Art in the Extreme

ol 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 dange ... nd 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. The in ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Body Piercing/Tattoos

"Tattooing and body piercing are popular among young people today." There are many answers to this statement. Some ... mong young people today." There are many answers to this statement. Some believe that tattooing and body piercing is a form of self-mutilation. Many believe it's a form of expressing yourself. Finally ... imply reply "to express yourself" than suddenly, it's "ok." Some believe that tattooing and body piercing is a form of self-mutilation. Many people into Body piercing/Tattooing have come out o ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Tattoos

ractice has not left much of a historical record. Tattoos and piercings are at the forefront of the body art movement in America and all over the world. While the concept of body modification for the ... gs are the route chosen by most enthusiasts. Because of the increasing popularity of these types of body art, they have moved from being on the so called lunatic fringe and are now, to a certain exten ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Body Modification - Deviance in Society

The last decade has seen a dramatic rise in spectacular forms of body modification, including the tattoo renaissance and the phenomena of body piercing, the emergenc ... e emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and the invention of new, high-tech forms of body art like sub-dermal implants. Therefore, body modification practices have proven to be an inter ... its within the symbolic interaction tradition, focusing specifically on the ways that people define body modification, and whether or not they perceive it as being scary or beautiful, dangerous or all ...

(10 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Medical Risks & Factors for Body Modifications

Body Modifications & Medical Risks � Medical Risks and Factors from Body ModificationsThr ... ModificationsThroughout history, individuals from various cultures have participated in the act of body modification as a part of ethnographic literature since before the birth of anthropology as a d ... birth of anthropology as a discipline. This term refers to the direct destruction or alteration of body tissues without conscious suicidal intent (Pitts, 2003). Cultures have developed traditions and ...

(10 pages) 25 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

History of Body Art

�PAGE � �PAGE �1� History of Body Art HISTORY OF BODY ARTLisa MillerEffective Essay WritingProfessor Dr. Steve LazarreApril 04, 2 ... RTLisa MillerEffective Essay WritingProfessor Dr. Steve LazarreApril 04, 2010�The history of body art is ritualistic and has a deep and rich history because tattoos and body piercings have been ... tory because tattoos and body piercings have been in human culture for thousands of years. However, body art has a history that has evolved into mainstream society. The word "tattoo" originates from t ...

(4 pages) 601 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers