Essays Tagged: "Body modification"

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

Insufferable Cultural Encounters in the Work Place "Culture Clash Within our own Culture"

tions in our society that seem to attract some very unpleasant cultural encounters are professional Body Piercers and Tattoo Artists. Men and women employed in these occupations are all part of the "B ... e "Body Modification" micro culture, also referred to as "Modern Primitives" and many other titles. Body Piercers perform procedures as simple as putting a stud in an earlobe to as complex as surgical ...

(2 pages) 69 0 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

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 ... body piercing while the practicians say that it brings personal fulfilment. Supporters sustain that body piercing should be viewed as an art not as body mutilation.The majority of the opponents rest i ...

(3 pages) 68 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This Essay examines American and African body modifications and how we view other cultures

Body Modifications Pertaining to CultureThroughout history people in nearly every culture have gone ... every culture have gone to great lengths to decorate or alter the bodies they were born with. From body painting to piercing to scarification, from tattoos to plastic surgery, from the Bronze Age to ... he Bronze Age to the computer age, cultures from around the world have changed their ideas of how a body should look, and have altered themselves to fit their standard of perfection. In doing so peopl ...

(14 pages) 120 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Body modification

Body modification and adornment is a universal culture. All civilizations have attempted to change t ... r 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 a ... ultures. In fact many of these modifications actually do come from many ancient cultures. So why is body modification just now coming to the attention of the modern world? It is my belief that a great ...

(4 pages) 89 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Piercings and Tattoos on the Adolescent Body

Systems of domination are used to control the adolescent body to conform to patterns of the normative. Some patterns may include the mass media or peer press ... o are pressured within the society are forced to make a choice. Whether or not they live with their body modification, it is up to them and the loved ones around them that make the choice for them.Soc ... if the equipment used is not properly sterilized.But who benefits from these ideas about adolescent body? It seems that with all the pressure of the media and our peers that we have to conform to patt ...

(9 pages) 84 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

How Tattooing and piercing allow people to express their individuality and the effect it has on society

Tattooing and piercing allow people to express their individuality Even though tattooing and body piercing have been around for centuries, many people associate them with Indians and their trib ... their individuality.People have different reactions to a person who would like to get a tattoo or a body piercing. Many employers will think twice about hiring a person with tattoos or piercings.With ...

(4 pages) 48 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

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


to add to the debate.There are links between class,patriarchey, consumerism and control of ones own body either through reclamation or self harm.This project hopes to discuss all of these issues with ... e (Featherstone,2000).Even Barbie had temporary tattoos at one point.Tattoos are steeped in history.Body modification and adornment are nothing new. Many civilizations have attempted to change their b ...

(12 pages) 163 1 4.5 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

History of Body Piercing and Tattooing.

Body Piercing and tattooing date back thousands of years. Body piercing can be traced as far back as ... be traced as far back as the 9th Century BCE in Iraq, and as early as 2000 BCE in China (History of Body Piercing). Evidence for the practice of body piercing among Mayans, Aztecs, Romans, Egyptians a ... ong Mayans, Aztecs, Romans, Egyptians and Victorians is also prevalent. According to the History of Body Piercing, the Victorians pierced out of firm religious beliefs and to signify a rite of passage ...

(1 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Tattoos and body Piercings.

Many people today are getting tattoos, some covering extensive parts of their body; in many visible places whereas traditionally the artwork could be covered with a shirt or othe ... nose, cheeks, tongue, abdomen and even genitals. There is even a church devoted to the practice of body modification, of which piercings are just a beginning.The artwork can be magnificent. The artis ... rk, so I expect prices have risen considerably since then. Granted, even the specialized jewelry of body piercings are not terribly expensive, but remember diamonds are a girl's best friend.There is a ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

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

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


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

Tattoos and Body Piercing

Tattoos and body piercing have a history nearly as long as humankind itself does. Compelling evidence has been f ... ering their bodies as much as 12,000 years ago. Although some people regret them later, tattoos and body piercing allow people to express their own personalities by customizing their bodies and is che ... nd the Makonde tribe of the high plateaus of central east Africa. These tribes have been practicing body piercing and tattooing for as long as the eldest members can recall. Having been passed down fr ...

(7 pages) 18 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

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