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Tattoo, Tat't'aow, Tattow, Tatoo, Tatto, Tatu, Ta Tau (Polynesian) Term Paper – Intro to Sociology This paper examines tattooing as a social phenomenon. Body modification is defined as the (semi)permanent, deliberate alteration of the human body and embraces procedures such as tattooing and body piercing (Featherstone, 1999). Those practices have a long history and are well known from various cultures all over the world. Although the appearance of tattoos and body piercings varied around the...

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Tattoos

How many people in here have a tattoo? How many of you all like tattoos but will never get one? Tattoo, coming from the Tahitian word “tattau” which means to mark were first talked about in James Cook’s expedition to the south pacific in 1769 and also even date back as far as 2000 B.C. because they were found on Egyptian and Nubian mummies from that time period. While doing research on the topic I found that different cultures use tattoos for many things. Take the Ainu people of japan. The Ainu...

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Tattoo in Korea – How it’s Accepted as Fashion Introduction Throughout history, the act of permanently marking on the skin with ink, also known as tattooing, has been recognized as a significant social subject within the culture of many different places and era. It has been both negatively and positively viewed by all cultures around the world depending on the time and place, and currently, it is seen by many people as fashion – a way to adorn one self and to express your individualism. In Korea...

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Reasons Why many choose to get Tattoos done… Why did you get that tattoo? Nowadays, it seems like everybody has one, but why did that get that specific tattoo? Tattoos are expensive, they are painful and they are permanent. Many people find them unattractive, or even repulsive, others see the beauty in them. If you get a tattoo, you will be judged by others because of that tattoo. You may be labelled a criminal, a thug, uneducated and immature and you most certainly have some underlying psychological...

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ENG99 Instructor Chambala Tattoos … I came across an article that stated some interesting facts about people’s reaction after getting a tattoo, a survey in the article states “approximately one-third of people with tattoos regret it. This piece of information came to a surprise, but reading a long and coming across the reasons to people’s regrets made things a little more believable for me. The article stated that many people regret there tattoos as they get older because they...

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Claudia Giffin Tattoos Cultural Anthropology December 1, 2013 Tattooing is an art of expressing person identity. Some people use tattoos in order to show memory, make a statement, or for showing designs they like. Ever since 8th grade, I knew I would be getting a tattoo in the future. Body art and scars have always been very interesting subjects to me as I see them as a way to express yourself and for others to see them, as well. In the near future, I will be getting two tattoos that are both...

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On Teenagers and Tattoos

Society of Teenage Tattooing Does the tattoo define the person, or does the person define the tattoo? In modern society tattoos are widely accepted except when applied to the skin of an adolescent. Adolescents with tattoos face judgment from a variety of people such as authoritative figures, parents, and their peers. This article (On Teenagers and Tattoos, by Andres Martin, MD.) provides examples of how society views adolescents with tattoos. Tattoos are something we see on people on an everyday...

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Nasty Tattoos

know that a body tattoo is injected into the skin by using a machine with a sharp needle and ink. What you probably don't realize, is that a tattooing machine can pierce the skin as many as 3,000 times a minute. Each one of these holes can be as deep as 1/16 of an inch. These open wounds scab over, but they can still cause health problems... and maybe even death. Before you even consider injected in this fashion, you need to know the deadly dangers of body tattoos. As far as tattoo parlors are concerned...

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Tattoo Cons

English 101 8 February 2013 Tattoos Consequences People should not use tattoos as self-expression because many dilemmas appear after the art is on the body. Yes, I do consider tattoos as art; but people need to think about the artwork in the long run. The way the body ages has a big impact on how tattoos will look over time. Tattoos can also influence success in employment opportunities. Plus, tattoos are permanently on the body. There are many reasons to get a tattoo, but you also have to think...

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Argumentative Tattoo

For many years, tattoos have been looked down upon as identifiers of troublemakers and jailbirds. However, is the new generation socially acceptable with tattoos and other body modifications? Why are employers asking whether possible employees have tattoos or piercings, and does that have any thing to do with their business performance? Personal appearance, in my opinion, should not have anything to do with the availability of a job opening to a potential employer; especially when one is so qualified...

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