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Lauren Kolden
Public Speaking 1101.22

Informative Speech Outline
Topic: Ancient Body Modifications
Purpose: To inform the audience about body modifications
Attention Material:
It’s no secret that everyone does it. In today’s society it would be considered socially unacceptable not to do this. Relevance:
We have all done it. Every single one of us have somehow modified our appearance; from straightening our curly hair, curling our straight hair, shaving our legs, to even wearing makeup. Although these changes maybe subtle, there are people who choose to modify their bodies in permanent means. Purpose Statement:

Today I am going to tell you about ancient body modifications. Preview:
First, I am going to tell you about ancient forms of tattoos. Then I will tell you about the ancient forms of body piercings and last, I will tell you about scarification. (Transition: I will start by talking about the ancient forms of body modification techniques.) Body

I. Tattoos have been around for a very long time and also have been one of the most used body modification. A. Believed to have originated about 10,000 years ago B. Oldest tattoo was found on Otzi the Iceman

1. Died in 3300 B.C.
2. Found in 1991
C. Tattoos were mostly pictures of animals and mythical creatures D. When Christianity began to gain popularity tattoos were not 3. Mostly associated with criminals
E. By the 18th century tattoos were no longer prohibited 4. Saw mostly on sailors and seamen
(Transition: Now that I have told you about the ancient forms of tattoos, I am going to tell you about ancient body piercings.) II. The most common body piercings that are used are nose rings, lip piercings, and also ear piercings. F. Nose piercings

5. About 4,000 years ago
6. Originated in the middle east
7. Have been mentioned in the bible in Genesis 24:22...
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