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1 Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. Tattoos and body piercings, also known as body modifications, have been around for many years. For many centuries, there have been tattoos and body piercings done for many reasons. The reasons for the body modifications are different, especially when there are different tribes and nations. In America, it seems to be something to do for fun or for meaning. There are a few reasons why people want to change something on their bodies, and many times the change is permanent. Whether it is a tattoo or body piercing, many people do not know the risks of body modification; however, they do it for many different reasons. While it seems that body modification has just started to become more accepted with our society, in reality it has been around throughout history. In some cultures, such as the Tlingit
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2 society of North America, a nose piercing or an ear piercing represented a person’s rank within that culture. The Tlingit of southeast Alaska wore nose rings as a mark of distinction and prestige. The nose rings were worn by both men and women in this culture. (Whitehead, 2005) Nose piercings are still popular in Ancient Mexico and in India. Woman still wear nose rings in India and Pakistan still to this day. While in the Mayan society, they have done stretching of the earlobes and used earplugs. Earplugs are used in today’s society to stretch the earlobe. Another type of piercing that may not be as popular as ear piercings is lip piercings. Until the late 19 th century, the Eskimo of Alaska would have their lip pierced to show social status in their culture. Lip plugs, also known as labrets, would be worn by men and woman. The labrets would be made of ivory. Young men in this culture would have their lip pieced, or also called a labret, as a sign of initiation into man hood. (University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2008) Some people have other piercings done such as the nipples. Evidence does show that Roman soldiers had their nipples pierced as a sign of virility. (Whitehead, 2005) Besides piercings, tattoos are used and have been used for identification. The Samoan men would receive tattoos from the waist down in puberty ceremonies. (Whitehead, 2005) Another type of body modification, called scarification, was being practiced in the African society. Women in the African society would have a scarification done to make themselves more attractive to men. (Whitehead, 2005) There are many different types of body modification. While some would think that there
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course COM 140 com140 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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