Societys View on Body Modification

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A man is walking through a super market doing his grocery shopping , as he reaches over to grab something off the shelf he feels a cold stare to his left. He looks and is surprised by the sight of an entire family starring at him with facial expressions of confusion and even disgust. The man ignores, turns and begins to walk away but he can still feel their eyes locked on him, and not just the family ,now the entire isle is focused on him. As his face begins to become red he puts his head down and walks away embarrassed. This speech will be about Society's view on body modification. I will be explaining what body modification is and the stereotypes associated with them. Also I will be using myself as a prop to show tattoos, different piercing locations and gauges.

What is body modification?
Body modification Is the deliberate altering of the human body for any non-medical reason. Several types include:
Comedic Plastic surgery-Surgery to enhance appearance.
Tattooing-using needles to insert ink into the dermis layer of the skin. Body piercing- the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn “Gauges or Ear expansion- is a form of piercing that involves the act of placing tapering sized plugs to actually expanding the earlobe skin to a larger diameter and placing jewelry inside, For example On me

Tattoos-I have both arms filled with tattoos. 31 hours in total Labret piercing -anywhere through the lip area-place small barbell stud inside. Septum-goes through the septum of the nose-and place a hoop inside Tongue piercing-straight through the tongue-place a barbell into the hole Ear expansion- i've stretched my ears to 3/4 of an inch

Why do we do it? Why would someone modify their bodies?
Those who modify, manipulate and mutilate their bodies for many reasons weather for excitement,-the excitement of something new pleasure,-some people actually enjoy pain and use piercings and tattoos as a...
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