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    Americans are always encouraged to support and enjoy art. We are taught to appreciate paintings and listen to different genres of music from a young age. We are told that being different is okay. Creativity and self-expression are constantly being encouraged. Then why are we so judgmental of body art? Many people choose to cover their bodies with tattoos and piercings. In fact, one out of five adults in the United States, according to Harris Interactive, one of the worlds leading market research firms, has a tattoo and many people judge them for it (Stevens). Just because someone has a tattoo does not mean they are in a gang or are violent, and it does not mean that they are not as capable or achieving as someone without a tattoo. Tattoos are not character traits. People with tattoos may not be considered for certain jobs, just because of the choices they make on their own bodies; and they may be falsely accused or judged.…

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    Stereotypes In Body Art

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    The group of women with body art are being judge in a wrong way. Tattooed and pierced women have their sexual intercourse at relatively younger ages. Pierced and tattooed women are unhappy and use their body art as a shock tactic. Women with piercings act tough, are promiscuous, and bitches. Exaggerated stereotypes as these give people a wrong illustration of women. Women do get their tattoos at a young age, but they do not have sexual intercourse at a In the world there are many different…

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    Warren Surrett NU ID:36533636 April 24th 2015 Body Art in Different Cultures Introduction Body art (body modification) is used differently all around the world to represent aspects of cultures. Arts being practiced, range from a variety of modifications to the body. Some of the most common type of body art are piercing, tattoos, and scarification. These methods are often used as a rites of passage, aesthetic reasons, religious reasons, and to show self-expression. The three different cultures…

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    Body modifications, specifically tattoos and body piercings, have become increasingly popular in modern society; especially among young adults who feel that body art is a form of self-expression. In recent years, tattoos and piercings have become more accepted by the majority of American society, due mainly in part to popular culture glamorizing body art as sort of a fashion accessory. However, the question of whether body art is acceptable in the workplace or not is a whole new ball game. Many…

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    Body Art Modifications

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    Body art and modifications Discrimination based on personal appearance is a big problem in modern society, though many people do not consider it a real form of prejudice. Despite their rise in popularity with the number of people with 2 or more tattoos doubling since 2007, tattoos in the workplace remain a contentious topic (STAPAW, 2012). Body art is art that is made with or put onto the body, tattoos are the main area of discrimination due to body art, body modifications are the artistic or…

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    The Blackness of Ink “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton Tattoos have been around for a long time and are used in different groups for different purposes. Tattoos originated in small cultural tribes and religious groups. This type of body art has been linked to being used as a source of identity for cultural groups, religious beliefs, and express personal and family pride. Tattoos have also been used in certain periods of war. Through…

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    Donny Collinson Jan. 25. 2016 2 ̊ Mrs. Randazzo The War Against Body art Many teenagers love the idea of having beautiful designs and jewelry displayed all over their bodies, but many of their parents will not allow it. One of the most controversial questions about teenagers and their desire for body art would have to be “Should teenagers be allowed to get tattoos and or piercings without parental consent?” I personally believe teenagers should not be able to get tattoos or piercings without…

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    Body Art: From the Stone Age to the Electronic Age Body art is one of humanity’s oldest ways to express themselves, but throughout history individuals with body art have experienced persecution and ridicule. Tattooing went from being a way to signal out criminals and prostitutes, to being a brand new canvas for artists. Piercings in some ancient cultures showed class levels and riches, while today it means hippie or to the media, a slut. Times change, views change, people and cultures…

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    Human Body Art Essay

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    The human body has been a mainstay in the art world and its use spans across time and most ever culture. The human form has been used to tell stories, communicate cultural values, and reflect religious beliefs. It can be used to show emotion like happiness, sadness, despair and status such as power, importance, or poverty. The artist may use a realistic form or something morphed or stylistic based on what he is trying to convey to his audience. Whatever the purpose may be, the use of the…

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    What is a beautiful body? This issue of body-image issues and the magic measurements that define the perfect physique have been going on for centuries. As years past and times change it is only normal for ones perception of beauty to change. With the advancement of technology and increase interest in social media may have accelerated the pace of change, but is does not change the substance of the question: what is a beautiful body? The primary focus of Ancient Greek art was that of the human…

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