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Body Modification

Different Types of Body Modifications and why People do them. Throughout the world people are modifying their bodies. Various cultures have tattoo traditions dating as far back from 3000 BC in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. From the article “Pretty like a coloring book” by Vybz Kartel, he said “The teardrop [tattoo] on my face is in memory of my close friends who have died”. In ancient and modern history people participated in body modification for physical, sexual and cosmetic enhancements...

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Body Modification

ancient Aztecs and primitive tribes to our modern culture body modification, the deliberate altercation of one’s body, has existed for thousands of years. As this industry has grown, so have the debates over body modification. Melanie Phillips has gone as far as equating these practices to “self – mutilation and their popularity as a sign of a morally corrupt, shallow, and spiritually empty culture.” This is not the case. Body modification is overflowing in history and culture from around the world...

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She Did What to Her Body

She Did What to Her Body? Since the dawn of time, women have changed their appearances. Whether it be a new hairstyle, make-up, or clothes, the options for individuality and beauty seem endless today. Women on average spend $217 on makeup, $417 on body care products, $1,069 on clothing, and $250 on shoes for a total of $1,953 per year (Parker). That's $1,953 per year on appearance items that most women won't even keep or use the following year. It is also just the tip of the disposable beauty iceberg...

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Body Modification

body modification 873 words. "Job Stoppers" People who express themselves with body modification should not be subject to having opportunities taken from them. What is or isn't on your body doesn't have anything to do with what someone capable of doing. People who choose to express themselves in the way they best see their body will continue to receive discrimination when trying to get a respectable job. Body modification is as much a choice as religion, sexual orientation, and race...

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Body Modification

Body Modification 2 In today’s society, people are significantly embracing the style of body modification. It appears that no matter where one is in the world, it is impossible to evade the reality of body art; the appearance of tattoos and piercings. It has become a fundamental part of our society. Appearance norms make people look similar and people break the rules and violate appearance expectations. Some of these deviants form deviant communities. These communities are driven by the...

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Keyan Culture

pleasures equally (Works Cited 4.) Body modification to attain beauty exists in every culture. Some decide to rouge their face to make them self more attractive…others due to to hide the pain within. Thesis Statement: Thailand is a place filled with culture and tradition. To a tribe in northern Thailand, women known as long-necks wear brass rings around their neck. Preview of Main Points: What is neck ringing? Why do women wear the neck rings, and what happens to the body physically. I. Main Point...

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On Teenagers and Tattoos

basis, but on adolescents, it is not very common. Many adults believe that those in the younger generation sometimes get tattoos to enrage affronts to their authority. Parents in general do not approve of their children decorating their bodies with modifications such as tattoos because of their irreversible and permanent nature. Like makeup, fashion or hairstyles tattoos can also be just another way to fit in with their peers. When given the chance it is important to understand the motivations and...

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Fashion and Identity

why people go to such great extents to look certain ways or to represent a certain style. The most widespread way of self expression is body modification. Body Modification can be catalogued as anything from clipping your finger nails to plastic surgery, and everything in between. One of the more popular ways of expressing who you are through modifying your body is by getting tattooed. In the past, tattoos were commonly thought of as trash or bad. One would often relate them to bikers, rock and heavy...

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Plastic Surgery

to become more successful; thus, many people believe that having plastic surgery will lead to true happiness and self-fulfillment. Both men and women are submitting themselves to popular notions of what constitutes a perfect body based on narrow constructions of ideal bodies depicted in popular culture (Turner 2004). In Canada, the most recent data available show us that women undergo 85 percent of all cosmetic procedures (Medicard 2003). In 2003, Canadian women and men underwent 302000 cosmetic...

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Female Body Modification and Not Mutilation

differences are trivial, such as the Indian belief that cows are sacred and should not be eaten, that French women don’t shave their armpits, and the belief in different gods, but there have been few topics as controversial as that of female body modification, or very commonly known as female circumcision. To those brought up being taught that women should always be seen as objects that should not be harmed, female genital mutilation seems a practice too vile to even consider. Many have argued that...

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