Tattoos and Body Piercings as and Art Form

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Ashley Beth Logan Manuscript Speech D. Webb Speech 106 Tattoos and Body Piercings Good evening. I would like to start by asking how many of you have a tattoo or piercing other than your ears. Did you know that in most work environments, you are usually not even considered for employment if you’re tattoo or piercing is visible during the interview? I am one of the many people who believe tattoos and body piercings are a form of self expression. However, there are still that few out there who think they are nothing but self destructing. According to the first amendment, we have the God given right to express ourselves however we choose. I have personally taken an interest in piercings and tattoos. They are beautiful, and it takes a special person to do what the artist does. However, I am a firm believer that a little goes a long way. Let me just explain myself about that one. First, body piercings are viewed in the work place as unprofessional. I disagree to a certain extent. I am not a fan of most piercings on the face. How could you take someone serious when they’re staring at you with piercings all in their lips and eyebrows? You would not be able to. However, just a simple diamond stud on the side of their nose would not bother me. In today’s work place, most employers will actually ask you to either take the piercing(s) out or cover them up. Well in my opinion, I think that it is unprofessional of employers to ask you to do that. If you had enough passion and want to go get that piercing, then it is a part of who you are. However, a little goes a long way. In today’s society, a piercing is looked at as a rebellious act. Most people have absolutely no problem when others have their ears pierced. When someone has a piercing on their face or other random point of the body is when the problem occurs. But, there is one main difference between a tattoo and a body piercing. The difference is that a tattoo is permanent where a piercing can be taken out and the...
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