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Body Modifications- By: Shayna Stevens
Intro- A story about a San Francisco based, Texas native cutting off his pinky in the underground world of body modifications found in Pubisher’s Weekly published on October 15, 2012. Transition-This is just one way a fellow modifier chose to change himself, but believe it or not in one way or another you, yourself are a modifier as well. Significance-
Sharon Heywood wrote in Herizons published in Fall of 2012, that “After years of battling anorexia and bulimia, I needed to make peace with my belly, the part of my body I loathed the most. I needed to befriend the core of my physical self as a way of creating a bridge with my emotional self. Prettifying my navel seemed like an appropriate symbolic gesture, a peace offering to the part of me upon which I had inflicted the most pain.” •
In a previous article found in Psychology Today in March-April of 2008 Mathew Hutson said that, “But now that body art has crossed from punk rock to soccer morn, it doesn't mean all that it used to. The Germans found that the ornamented are no more extroverted, neurotic, careless, or open to new experiences. And they score no differently on measures of sexual orientation, masculinity, femininity, body image, or association with subcultures.” •
On the Body Modification Ezine website it defines body modifications by saying, “I think in the modified world body modification is anything given to the natural body which is not natural. For example: anything done to the naked body to cover, change, or alter, basically anything outside a primitive state.” •
Preview- Now that you have a better understanding of what a modification actually is, we can gauge a couple different types of modifications, we will cover the surface of everyday modifications, cut into average modifications, dig deeper into the moderately extreme modifications, and finally talk about the modifiers who stretch their own limits in extreme forms of...
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