Essay On The History Of Tattoos

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Coca Cola (2015) did an experiment/ advertisement called, Remove labels this Ramadan, where six people sat in a pitch black room and engaged in conversation. They each went around the table and described something unique about themselves. One man said he is in a heavy metal band, the group then described what they envisioned him to look like, describing him to have long hair and possible piercings. Another man said he enjoyed reading and studying, particularly cognitive psychology and also spoke at Ted Talks, the group described him as someone who thinks he looks cool, but really is nerdy looking. Once the lights turned on and their eyes adjusted, they began to discover that their perception was completely wrong. The man who played in the …show more content…
Her words imply something different than the history books have recorded. Many cultures used tattoos as rites of passages and to show community. Anderson (2014) the writer of, “ The history of tattoos”, tells the story of Captain Cooks travels to the island of Tahiti in 1769 where the word “tattoo”, stemmed from “tatau” was used by the heavily tattooed men and women. These people were not outcast of their society but were important parts of their culture. Anderson (2014) also mentions that even Victorian high society members had tattoos one notable person was Queen …show more content…
While it can be certain that some of these people who have tattoos do such things, but judging everyone on that basis is neglectful. A movement called, tattooed and employed has started to repel the negative connotations people have associated with tattoos, it goes beyond just the workplace to show that people should not be judged based on their tattoos. Over at Support tattoos and piercing at work (2012), as known as Stapaw (2012) their motto is “We believe negative stereotypes and discrimination are dissolved not by words, but by actions, work ethic and character” (para.1). The featured person of the month is Mylee Cardenas (as cited in Stapaw, 2012) she is a US Army Veteran, a mother, actress, motivational speaker and stage 3 breast cancer survivor and of course has tattoos. If Phillips (2008) judged morality on character instead of the tattoos, clearly Cardenas would be not be considered morally

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