The Affects Body Piercing Has on Society

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“The Affects of Body Piercing has on Modern Society”
Thesis statement: Body piercing can affect modern society in several different ways, one is the way the art makes society look at individuals differently, religious backgrounds questioning the choices newer generations make, and also infectious diseases they may cause if not cared for properly.

Piercing one’s body in a creative way has become a very popular way for various types of people to express their different personalities. In the 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, or ECCMIB of 2006, it is stated that the young female population that is getting this done ranges from the age of 16-24. The affects that it has on society depends on the person that is looking at it. Whether positive, negative, or otherwise, the viewpoint that one may have on it may vary from personality to religious background. Body piercing can affect modern society in several different ways, one is the way the art makes society look at individuals differently, religious backgrounds questioning the choices newer generations make, and finally, infectious diseases they may cause if not cared for properly.

Modern society is probably more open minded than any other time in history. More and more individuals are getting away from the classic look that the early to mid-twentieth century had perceived, or the way one is “supposed to look” in society. What would be said if June Cleaver had her eyebrow or lip pierced? Maybe she wouldn’t be considered an icon in American television history. The generation that watched her then compared to the generation today were raised differently and things were not “accepted” back then like today. It is more overlooked today than it was in the day of June Cleaver. Maybe it’s the different way that children have been raised since then, or even the individualism and freedom of expression taught to the children of the newer generations. Body Piercing has been around for as...
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