Art Of Body Art Essay

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Tattooing is a medium of Art through which we can express emotions, ideas, memories, etc. We can communicate to those around us our thoughts, associations, inner feelings, and creativity. Throughout history, body art and ornamentation has become a worldwide phenomenon and has played a pivotal role in our lives. “The practice of body art has roots reaching back at least 30,000 years.” (E. Schidkrout, 2004). Stone and ceramic figurines have been found in ancient graves which depict people with every kind of body art known today. People have always marked their bodies with signs of individuality, social status, and cultural identity and Marines are no different. In the past two decades, there has been a massive societal shift with the general acceptance of tattoos. Some seen in a positive light while others are in a negative, dependent on their associations, depiction or placement on one 's body. Even though tattoos have become a part of the societal norm; as a professional institution in arms, to maintain good order, …show more content…
We, in turn, are rebuilt with strict discipline, obedience to orders and function as a team. We- are not an Army of One, we are not an Adventure such as the Navy, nor do we Aim High like the Air Force. We are the Few, the Proud, the Marines and by virtue, not everyone can be a Marine, the title is not given, it is earned. "From the Naval actions of the Revolution to the mountains of Afghanistan, Marines have served valiantly in every one of our nation 's conflicts. For [Two Hundred and Forty years], Marines have fought, lived and died with honor, continuing the Marine Corps legacy of service to our nation. Every Marine, past and present, has earned their place within this proud culture of traditions, symbols, and values." (Marines.com (n.d.). The Marine Corps has a distinct reputation as the nation 's (911) force and we cannot tarnish that reputation by

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