Tattoos and Body 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 with clay formed disk or in modern times which are needles. The most common method of tattooing in modern times is the electric tattoo machine. It inserts the ink into the skin via a group of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit. This modern procedure is ordinarily sanitary. The needles are single use needles that are package individually. The tattoo artist must wash not only his hands or her hands, but they must also wash the area that will be tattooed. Gloves must be worn at all times and the wound must be wiped frequently with a wet disposable towel of some kind. The time it takes to get a tattoo is in proportion with its size and complexity. Pfouts, Chris " Dead Man Tattooing & Piercing." International Tattoo Jan. 2007: 4.

People of all ages and backgrounds have tattoos. Tattoos can be good and it can also be bad. There are a lot of intolerance towards people who have tattoos and especially those who have a lot of tattoos. Tattoos have changed a lot over the years especially in mainstream society. Tattoos have broken through their mysterious outlaw image in a sense. Many Fraternities another way to express tattoos, it is branding. Branding is the Greek letters on their upper arm. So many people have different types of tattoos today that it is very common. Tattoos will never go away which fascinates some people and scares...
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