Argumentative Paper On Piercings

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Find needle, no needle, thumb tack will do. Mirror for placement. Adrenaline rush followed by pain. No turning back now. Struggle to get through cartilage, frustration arises. “Pop!” followed by pinching. IT IS THROUGH! Now pull thumb tack out and stick earring through. This was the steps from the first time I unprofessionally, with little sanitation added a new hole to my nose. I have never been grounded, but this was the first time my parents have ever grounded anyone. This reaction that society has on piercings is strange but is slowly being accepted. Looking back on the history of piercings and what they mean to other cultures makes me appreciate piercings even more. Throughout history and culture piercings have had many different meanings. …show more content…
The most important step is cleaning and allowing the piercing to heal properly. This is where most medical professionals have the most concern. The concern is shown in the news article “Body Piercing Can Be Life-Threatening,” by Href, Mailto, and Robin Eisner. This article seems to have a more negative view of piercings even though they bring in positive points. The points brought up that are against piercings are about infection, rips, and scarring. The article starts off with a nineteen year old girl who got her tongue ripped by the doctors because they were trying to save her from a date rape drug overdose. Her piercing was infected. At the end of the article they talk about how a nineteen year old was in a car accident and his penis piercing ripped, so now he has a catheter. Dr. Shari Welch says that “There should be better credentialing of the people performing these procedures or perhaps paramedics or nurse practitioners actually doing them...” Welch seems to be putting the blame on the piercer. In the same article Roland Guiran a man with a piercings and three gauges in his ears says “Each of the pierced body parts requires a different type of care and the shop provides a list of instructions…” Some people with piercing say that maybe the people in the medical field should learn how to take piercings out in a timely manner if need be. Pat McCarthy, president of the Association of Professional Piercers in Columbus, Ohio …show more content…
Even without the same meaning for piercings thousands of years ago they still have meaning today. Some may not understand the reason I pierced my nose, for the same reason I do not understand why my parents grounded me for it. Although I do understand why Dr. Shari Welch looks at piercings in a negative way. He may believe piercers need more training but not all piercers are the best and not all are the worst. In the same way all medical professionals are not the best and not the worst. For people looking to get a piercing research needs to be done on the piercing and who is doing the piercing. The same as one may do to find the right

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