Body Art Essay Examples

  • Body Modification

    1113 words - 5 pages

    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 cultures. So why is body modification just now coming to the attention of the m

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    Tattoos Kim Addonizio

    429 words - 2 pages

    “First Poem for You” I like to touch your tattoos in complete darkness, when I can’t see them. I’m sure of where they are, know by heart the neat lines of lightning pulsing just above your nipple, can find, as if by instinct, the blue swirls of water on your shoulder where a serpent twists, facing a dragon. When I pull you to me, taking you until we’re spent and quiet on the sheets, I love to kiss the pictures in your skin. They’ll last until

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    Tattoo Number 12

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    Observation Paper. Tattoo number 12. I walk through the door of Amazing Grace Tattoo Parlor and the anxiety I have been experiencing all day slowly fades away. The loud hum of the tattoo machines that invade the auditory senses as I walk in the door always has a calming effect. When you walk in the door of Amazing Grace you have this sense of cleanliness. If you try and turn off everything but your olfactory senses you would think you where in a hospital. As my eyes adjust to the fluorescent lighting I notice that I am standing on a large red rug that has the shop name and

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    When Home Is Hell Kids Run Away

    643 words - 3 pages

    I have chosen for my essay to use the text “When home is hell … kids run away” as the first discussion piece, and the second is the picture from the Scottish help organisations website. George Lockhart is a teacher of Communication and General Studies; he is just recently divorced, because he has to make an effort not to think of Elaine, his ex-wife, and with Elaine he has a son named Ben, which stays with George in the weekends. Edinburgh, Scotland is the larger city, in which this story takes place; more precisely the story takes place in Lockhart’s bed in his flat in Edinburgh, and right o

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    A Short History Of The Tattoo

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    Did you know any of the first few full-bodied tattooed persons? There are brave people who had their full body tattoo transformation. Usually, those who chose to transform their body were driven by popularity, previewed success and money. The Great Omi, a typical British citizen who originally named Horace Ridler was one of the known full-bodied tattooed individuals. Ridler chose to be in show business and he intent to become a sideshow attraction, hence in 1922 he had totally transformed his body. Wide black even animal-like stripes were tattooed all over the body of Ridler. His tattoos we

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    The History Of Body Piercings

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    Some people believe that body piecing is a form of bodily modification that is fairly new to this world, but research shows, that it is a ancient form of art with meaning and reasoning beyond what is known today. Different cultures have used body piercings in many different ways throughout history. This essay will show that different cultures have used body piercing in many different forms, for example there are the Romans, the Egyptians, and the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. Research will help to clarify some of the more distinct ways each of these civilizations used body modification and th

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    Think Before You Ink

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    Think Before You Ink Laura Way Axia College of University of Phoenix Have you ever made a decision that you later regretted and wish you could take back? Many people, who chose to get a tattoo, later wish they would have waited. . Few know or understand the risks of tattooing, or the process of erasing the tattoo. Tattoos have been around for many centuries, and have been viewed as part of certain cultures. Many societies look at tattoos as a magnification work of art. Each tattoo can be a symbol of exceptional meaning, or stand for something personal

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    Scarification

    986 words - 4 pages

    Scarification: Ancient Body Art Leaving New Marks Until the 1870s, Maori men of New Zealand etched deep tattoos over their entire faces. Patterns were chiseled into the skin to create parallel ridges and grooves, much like designs cut into wood. This painful process created raised tattoos that made Maori men look fierce in battle and attractive to women. Since no two patterns were alike, the raised facial tattoos also marked identity. Today in the U.S. and other Western countries, ever growing numbers of people are expressing their identity by marking their bodies. A 2003 Harris po

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    Permanent Impressions

    1066 words - 5 pages

    The art of tattoo began as a pagan deity worship. However, many people do not understand the origins of tattoo and how various cultures around the world currently utilize tattooing as a rite of passage and means of social expression. The Webster dictionary gives the definition as a tattoo as a picture or design made on someone's body by pricking small holes in the skin and filling them with indelible dye. There are different versions of the origin of the word tattoo however. The most accepted among them is the view that the word tattoo originally came from the Tahitian word "

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    Body Art As Visual Language

    761 words - 4 pages

    Body Art as Visual Language Communication is something used in every culture imaginable. Communication or language can even be traced back to before humans were around and used by animals. But why is it that language has become so important? It is a form of expressing ones thoughts so those around can apprehend what message is being sent. Body language, verbal language even symbols get the messages sent. But can an alteration to the human body by a way of communicating? Body art indeed gets the job done. People of all different cultures mark their bodies with signs of individuality, soci

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    Cultural Use Of Body Art

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    Body art, body modification, tattoo, whatever called, it is an art form that is a staple of several cultures across the globe. It is arguably claimed to have existed since 12,000 years BC, with purposes varying from culture to culture and its place on the time line, but there are commonalties that prevail form the earliest known tattoos to those being done today on college students here in Indiana. Though the art is very wide spread, the following will mainly be concentrated on three culture areas, the Islands of Polynesia, Early Japan, and modern America. Body art has been a part of Polynesi

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    Tattoos

    1650 words - 7 pages

    Tattoos It seems that more people are expressing themselves by using body art, known as tattoos. This form of expression can be seen in today’s society more than in any era in the history of humankind. Why is this? Not too long ago most people associated tattoos with sailors, convicts, and motorcycle gangs. Today, tattoos are mainstream. Many of our professional athletes, movie stars, and musicians have visible tattoos. Popular reality TV shows like “Miami Ink”, “LA Ink”, and “Inked” are dedicated to tattoos and tattoo artists. Tattooing has become so popular, that if a person does not have

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    Tattoo Shop Maintenance And Cleanliness

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    In the earlier days, tattooing was done at home by friends or in prison by cell mates. In Japan (between 300-600A.D.) tattoos came to be associated with criminals as tattoo symbols were put on criminals as a mark of punishment. Some common criminal tattoos are spades, clubs, diamonds, hearts, grins, snakes, tigers, cats, and skulls (“Criminal”, n.d.). The earliest record of tattooing was discovered in a sailor’s log from his days of ship travel in the early nineteenth century. Tattooing was known then as “pricking.” Throughout the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies hippies displayed

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    Tattoos And Piercings

    1491 words - 6 pages

    Today’s economy is in a downward spiral and people with visible body art are having a more difficult time finding gainful employment than people without body art. With society being as broad and diverse as it is today, one would think that a person’s body and what is on that person’s body would not be an issue. However, there are still employers and companies that will not hire someone who has visible body art or piercings where the public can see them. Is this a biased opinion against a portion of our society that see’s their body art as a freedom of expression, or is this a way for emplo

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    Angad Is Kinng

    593 words - 3 pages

    Angad Is King -Title Song Movie : Angad Is King Music Director: Pritam Director: Anees Bazmee Producer: Vipul Amruthlal Shah Starring: Angad, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia Lyrics: Mayur Puri Singer: R.D.B, Snoop Dogg & Angad Angad Is King Lyrics (1st song in the Album) Yo, what up this big snoop dog, Represent the Punjabi, Aye ya, Hit’em with this.. RDB, DPGC Angad and Snoop D O double G..G Oh yeah, Angad is king, this is the thing, Did you know what I mean? Follow me, Listen to me for a second, check it Angad is the king ..check the records.. Yaari hai jaan ena di, vakhri ha

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    Tattooing And Body Piercing

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    Tattooing and Body Piercing Tattoos and body piercing are not a modern phenomenon. Since the origination of man, body decoration has been a popular phenomenon with ancient civilizations, primitive tribes and native cultures the world over. In America, tattoos have been popular for quite some time, but, recently, the phenomenon of piercing different body parts (noses, ears, lips, mouths, eyebrows, genitals, etc.) has become quite popularized since its origination on the West Coast during the 1960s and 1970s, The piercing of nipples and genitals arose in the homosexual sadomasochistic culture

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    Tattoos

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    Eric Henley Mrs. Boran Senior Project 9 September 26 Tattooing Procedures There is a lot more involved in getting a tattoo than just getting ink injected into one’s dermis. The process of getting a tattoo, the paper work behind it, and the aftercare of the tattoo are all important within the process. The individual needs to know what he or she wants before getting their tattoo, because it is permanent and will be on that person’s body for the rest of his/her life. There are steps before getting ones tattoo and that involves showing the tattoo artist one’s I.D. stating that one is

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    How To Become A Sucessful Tattoo Artist

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    November, 25, 2008 Throughout history, body art and modification have been a large part of any and all cultures and served many different purposes, whether it be decoration , functional uses, symbols of growth, initiation, marks of identity, status and even used as passports to worlds beyond death. The modern depiction is much more relaxed and viewed as an art form. A modern tattoo artist is defined as “a person who applies permanent, decorative tattoos, usually learning their art under an established artist”(wikipedia). Tattoos have been apparent in many ancient cultures, “the earliest ev

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    Tattoos Vs Piercings

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    Tattoos and body piercings have been around for many years. Whether they are used as a form of expression or used to increase stimulation, tattoos and body piercings continue to thrive in our society around the globe. In this essay, I intend to show the pros and cons of tattoos as well as body piercings from a neutral perspective. Procedures in some cultures have traditional ways to create tattoos by cutting designs into the skin and rubbing the resulting wound with ink or ashes some cultures create tattoos marks by hand tapping the ink into the skin using sharpened sticks or animal bones wi

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    Body Piercing

    1487 words - 6 pages

    BODY PIERCING Why People Get Them Done Laura Jones November 2, 2008   Why is the body piercing trend still on the rise? Although disease, infection, and in some places one can not get a job, people still continue to have body piercings done for different reasons. In this essay I will go over some different types of piercing, why they have them done ,and what could happen if not done correctly. Body piercings have been performed throughout the centuries f

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    Tattoos In Time

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    Tattoos in Time Keisha L. Karg University of Phoenix   For centuries, the art of tattooing has been practiced around the world. Different techniques, styles, designs, colors, and even application have changed throughout history into what we see on the skin of people today. Throughout history the designs, the style of applications, and the stigma attached to these forms of art have varied greatly. From the “iceman” discovered in 1991, to the Egyptians, to the Asians, and to the wonderful art one would see on the bodies of people today. The increase in body art across the wor

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    All One Needs To Know About Getting A Tattoo

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    When one decides to get a tattoo, there is so much more to it then the design and place one wants to have it put on ones body Tattoos are getting more popular in today’s society, but before one goes down to get a tattoo there are a few things one needs to know. Getting a tattoo is more than a design it is a wound. It is made by penetrating ones skin with a needle and injecting ink into the area, usually creating some sort of design. The ink is not injected into the top layer of skin that one will continue to produce and shed throughout ones lifetime. Instead, the ink is injected into the

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    History Of Tattoos And Piercings

    1297 words - 6 pages

    People all over the world have tattoos and piercings. In some cultures and societies, these people are frowned upon because of there body modification. For other cultures tattoos and piercings is a type of beauty that one likes to show. Some cultures may have no opinion about body modification but others can be very strong. Overall, people who have tattoos and piercings are looked at differently by different cultures. The purpose of this paper is to give insight on the history of tattoo’s and piercings, why people get there bodies modified with tattoos and piercings, and to find out how

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    On The Sidewalk Bleeding

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    On the Sidewalk Bleeding. By Evan Hunter The story is about a sixteen year old teenager name Andy and he belonged to the Royals. He [Andy] had been stabbed ten minutes ago. The knife had entered just below his rib cage and had been drawn across his body violently, tearing a wide gap in his flesh." Andy's struggle with the Guardians involves several fights and rumbles in the past, and is typical of most youth gangs today. At first, Andy believes this will be his only dilemma of the night. "That was a fierce rumble. They got me good that time," he thinks. At this point, only half an hour

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    The Japanese Tattoo

    2281 words - 10 pages

    Japanese tattoo (called irezumi, irebokuro and horimono) is an art form that has undergone numerous transformations and has reached incredible highs and extreme lows due to social and cultural changes over time. This indelible art form has been cherished, banned, resurrected, and regarded as taboo. Like many East Asian countries tattooing in Japan has deep connections to magic and religion, ritual and art, and at times has been considered to be much more than just aesthetically pleasing. Much like the Ukiyo-e or “pictures of the floating world”, and the Yamato-e landscape paintings of Japan

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    Tattoos

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    While tattoos and body piercings are generally categorized with low-class thugs and gang members, there are those who consider it an art form as well as religious and sentimental values and beliefs. The word tattoo is believed to have had two derivations- one coming from the Polynesian word “ta” meaning strike something and the other from the Tahitian word “tatau” which means “to mark something. (http://www.designboom.com/history/tattoo_history.html) On December 8, 1891 the first electric tattoo machine was registered for patent by Samuel O’Reilly. Samuel’s machine was based on

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    Tattoos

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    Before the late 1970’s and early 1980’s punk rock movement, the only people who even considered tattooing or piercing their bodies in any place besides the classic earlobe piercing, were sailors and those young people considered “rebellious” or “bad seeds.” Tattoo.com also claims that “tattooing was widely practiced among seamen, laborers and convicts during the first part of the nineteenth century.” Because in the past the majority of people who tattooed themselves were part of the lower class, the older generation of adults has always seen the acts of following generations as ruthless acts o

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    Tattoo And Body Piercing

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    Tattoo and Body Piercing Tattoo and body piercing has become very popular with adolescent s and adults in their early twenties. While the general public and parents may perceive this procedure as rebellious and deviant behaviors, some reasons adolescents offer for body piercing is that it is a form of body art, it is a fashionable, it makes a personal statement. Adolescents and young adults are developmentally susceptible to rebellious behavior, it is seen by many .For others, it fulfills, a need to justify social anxiety by avoidance Tattoo and piercing probably the most form of body

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    Tattooing Has Become A Popular Form Of Self Expression

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    Tattooing Has Become a Popular Form of Self-Expression I have always been fascinated by the art work of tattoos, yet not to the point of getting one for myself. I once went to a tattoo shop to get a butterfly on my right shoulder but, at the last minute, decided not to go through with it. Having a butterfly embedded into my skin for the rest of my life did not appeal to me. Deciding to get a tattoo should not be done impulsively. Be that as it may, there are people who love their tattoos and are eager to show them off. Many people only have a small symbol that is not very noticeable; howeve

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    Body Art

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    Body Art (As observed by the author) University of Phoenix, Axia Campus To decide if a tattoo is right for oneself, one must first decide if they are willing to go through the steps. In this essay one will read the entire process of tattooing from start to finish, it will cover the idea process the stencil process all the way to the aftercare. This essay will cover the upside as well as the downside to tattoos and even a small section on tattoo removal, enjoy. The steps are as follows: Step one: Make

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    Tattoo Copyright Laws

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    [Claim] Tattoo artists should register for copyrights to their work. [Introduction:] [Attention grabber: statistic] Body ink is becoming a popular form of art among Americans. According to the most recent Harris Poll, conducted in the summer of 2003, 15% of Americans have at least one tattoo; that’s about 40 million people. What are the odds that each person has their own, original design? [Relating the topic to the audience] Each one of you knows someone with a tattoo and some of you may have a tattoo of your own. For westerners, the tattoo has always been a metaphor of difference; the po

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    Tattoos And Piercings

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    Tattoo and Body Piercing Tattoo and body piercing has become very popular with adolescent s and adults in their early twenties. While the general public and parents may perceive this procedure as rebellious and deviant behaviors, some reasons adolescents offer for body piercing is that it is a form of body art, it is a fashionable, it makes a personal statement. Adolescents and young adults are developmentally susceptible to rebellious behavior, it is seen by many .For others, it fulfills, a need to justify social anxiety by avoidance Tattoo and piercing probably the most form of

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    Be Informed Before Getting A Tattoo

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    What are the medical dangers of getting a tattoo? Many people ask this question. With the proper research, getting a tattoo can be safe. However, if one does not research the tattoo artist and tattoo parlor one might be going to, getting a tattoo can present medical problems. Life threatening infections, skin infections, and allergic reactions are issues people should be concerned about. If one has a medical condition; that person should talk with a physician prior to getting a tattoo. A pre-existing medical condition might not keep one from having the procedure done. Make sure to choose a cle

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    Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

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    Beauty is Only Skin Deep A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment or by raising scars. This is just the basic definition; however to many, a tattoo is more than a word, it is a personal meaning and symbol that differs with each person. Today tattoos symbolize individuality, experiences, religion, but mostly a form of art and expression. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and styles. The history and story behind the tattoo is sometimes just as fascinating as the tattoo itself. Whether flaunted or

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    The 40 Hour Workweek

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    40-Hour Workweek’s Future is Bleak “…Unfortunately I have 13 tattoos scheduled for me tomorrow, so I probably won’t be getting out of here until at least 2 or 3 in the morning”(Forrest) sighed Julie, the owner of Yoni Tattoo in Hollywood, CA. With the average tattoo taking anywhere from 1-6 hours, you can understand the lack of joy Julie had in her voice. Like the majority of currently employed U.S. workers, Julie has not worked 40 hours a week or less for “as long as she can remember.”(Forrest) The forty-hour workweek is simply obsolete in our current society as the cost of living is co

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    Research Folder Essay Plan Body Modification

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    CULTURAL STUDIES ESSAY PLAN SUBCULTURES: Body-Mod, modifying social identity -What is Body-Mod? Where did it start? Why? When? Introduction to the history of the modified body, this being through tattoos and other body art, adornments, surgical procedures and garments worn to change the shape of the body and what this represented in its social/historical/geographical context. -Body-modification today: The appearance of the modern primitive and the different urban subcultures. A closer look at the different groups of people (subcultures) in out present society, how a

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    My Profession

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    Tommy Solis Day 15 5/26/09 My Profession It started when I moved from Lebanon, MO back home to Kankakee, IL. I was attending Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High school as a sophomore, and like most high school students I was egar to find my so called calling. Cutting hair was something I was fond of and did often, but wasn’t something I was sure I’d want to commit to as a career. Drawing was also a hobby of mine, more as a kid I eventually got back into it. Also making music was something I was passionate about, although the music industry was at least the “big time” was a long shot.

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    Tatoo And Piercing

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    Piercing and tatoos Tattoos and body piercing are becoming more popular among the young adults in high schools and colleges, and while the increase in their popularity in Montenegro may be a recent phenomenon, tattoos and body piercing are art forms that may be as old as humanity itself. Tattoos have probably been around as long as humans. They are present in any culture, but may have differing connotations. Our culture has generally not been accepting of tattoos.We believed tattoos mostly were restricted to military personnel, criminals and motorcyclists. Nowadys, Montenegrins are turni

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    Tattoos Reasons Risk And Sin

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    Tattoos: Reasons, Risk, and Sin Nicklaus Todd Gilbertson University of Phoenix Effective Essay Writing Com/150 February 12, 2009 Tattooing is done for many reasons. Some are good, some bad, some just plain dumb. Following, I will discuss a few ideas to help people make decisions when getting a tattoo. Reasons and Risks and the Religion aspects of the choosing process will also be discussed. Although tattoos may pose a health risk, people have many reasons for getting one; tattoos can be beautiful, safe, and not as sinful as some people may think. According to (Schwarz, 2008)

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    Tattoos

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    Tattoos Andera Spears Axia College of University of Phoenix What is a tattoo? A tattoo is “an indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and introducing some pigment into the punctures; -- a mode of ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in ancient and modern times.” The art of tattooing has been around for thousands of years and in the coming paragraphs one will be able to view the history of tattoos, explore the tools first used, regulations of modern day tattoos and the dangers of getting tattoos. Whe

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    Tattoo Taboo

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    Tattoos “And in time this too shall pass,” Is one of the most common saying people used when getting their first tattoo. Something in our community that tends to create a lot of controversy is a tattoo. Tattoos can range from nearly every shape and size imaginable as long as it can fit on the human body. The process of getting a tattoo can be quite painful, as you have your skin pricked many times and injected with ink to form whatever image you want it to. The decision to get a tattoo however is not something to take lightly, because it is their for the rest of your life. Consider the fact

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    Tattoos And Body Piercings

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    Tattoos and Body Piercings… Through out Society. Debra Proffitt July 26th 2009 Throughout society, body piercing and tattoos are often seen as dirty, disgusting, irresponsible, and trashy. In my opinion, I feel as though body piercing and tattooing are good expressions of personality. I am absolutely for pie

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    Tattoos Rite Of Passage

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    Tattoos: Rites Of Passage The elite tend to frown upon a person with tattoos. This may be a result of the days when tattooing was used to mark criminals. While the elite think it is rebellious to have a tattoo, Tattoos have been used for centuries as a door or a passage to maturity. Let us look at some cultures that used and some still use the marking of a body for the passing out of the limbo state and transitioning into maturity. The Samoan, Maori, Borneo, African, North American Aboriginal cultures are just a few that have used the tattoo as a way to tell a story of Transition into maturit

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    Tattoos

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    What is a tattoo? A tattoo is not just ink and design. A tattoo is some that you will have for the rest of your life. It has meaning, you can remove it, and there are some problems that may or may not happen. Having a tattoo is not something you should take for granted. It is something you should care about and take care of. Most people think of gangs when you mention tattoos. Sure they use tattoos to represent their gang signs, but that is not what they are all about. You cannot relate tattoos to a certain type of people, because that is being prejudice, which is not a good thing to be. Peopl

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    Axia College Com 150 Evaluating Sources

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    Axia College Material Appendix B Web Source Evaluation 1. What is your expository essay topic? Regret after getting a tattoo. 2. Provide the URL of the Web site: http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/09/10/hm.tattoo.removal/index.html 3. Provide the name of Web site: CNNhealth.com 4. Primary use: Educational Commercial Other 5. What is the purpose or goal of this Web site? It was t

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    History Of Tattooing

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    There is an art form that many of us know about today, we see it everywhere, and on many different walks of life. People get this art for many different reasons; some people display their artwork proudly while others chose to keep theirs in places where only they may ever see. Many people have them, maybe even you have one. Tattoos are a way to express yourself, to let others know about you and who you are. This form of artwork has survived for thousands of years, and over those years tools used to make this artwork have evolved. This art form is called tattooing; tools used to create these ta

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    Reference

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    What is your thesis statement? Even though tattoos are done for many different reasons, tattoos can be done in order to symbolize a culture and are also done for the wrong reasons. I. The history of tattoos A. Date back to 5000 years 1. In 1991 the dated was pushed back to 5,200 years due to an iceman discovery 2. There are common details that state the earliest tattoos were done on college students at Berkeley B. The earliest tattoos were found in Egypt 1. They were present on several female Egyptian mummies dating back to 2,000 B.C. 2. When the Egyptians expanded their empire, the a

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    Henna Tattoos

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    What are henna tattoos? Are they the same as normal tattoos? These are questions many people have. Many people do not know that henna tattoos are available, or that can be done by a professional or themselves. People can buy henna kits online, or go to a mystical store to buy the kits for themselves. Some people believe tattoos are inappropriate; however, they are beautiful because of the reason behind them. For more than 5000 years people have been using henna (Iawsonia inermis) to paint designs on their bodies for celebrations. They used henna tattoos for weddings and in child birt

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    Tattoos And Their Health Risks

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    Tattoos and Their Health Risks Danielle Colquhoun ENGLISH 101 5/30/2010 How often do you hear about people getting blood born diseases or other conditions from getting a tattoo? You may not hear about it very often, but even though some people may think that tattoos do not pose too much of a health risk, there are many health risks to consider when you are getting a tattoo. Another thing that people need to look into is the shops that are around them to try and find a good one. Tattoo removal is also a topic that people need to look into when they are thinking about a tattoo. Another t

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    Tattoo Narrative

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    Tattoo Narrative I have had two tattoos done and the experience I had with the second one stands out. I was 16 and had gotten my first tattoo when I was 15, of astrological symbols on my chest. My second tattoo was one that I had wanted to get for most of my life, a Koi fish. It was much more painful than my first tattoo even though it took half as long to be done. It still needs several hours of work and hundreds of dollars to be completed. Every tattoo is a unique experience but the “no pain, no gain” attitude of tattooing is universal (Tat 1). Oftentimes the quality of a tattoo depends n

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