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Tattoo and Body Piercing 1 Running head: TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING Tattoo and Body Piercing Kimberly Valdez Axia University of Phoenix
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Tattoo and Body Piercing 2 Introduction Most middle age people wonder why a lot of young adults like body art so much now a days. Why young adult would do such a thing like that to their body? But what most middle age people don’t know is that it’s not just pieces of crap we’re getting tattooed, it’s a piece of art and I mean beautiful art we are getting on our body. Some people like to hang art paintings on their wall to see it every time they pass by. Well some people like getting art done on their body so they can be able to show it off to the whole world. Tattoos are a representation of someone who is trying to express who they are. Just because you have a tattoo doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bad people. Like for instants I got all my tattoos because I love body art and for different meaning. So far I have six tattoos, their all middle size tattoos. But behind all of my tattoos they have a meaning in the reason I got them. As for body piercing most young adults rather get a piercing done because it looks better then a tattoo. Plus young adults see all this celebrities with they’re lip or nose done and they want it because that celebrities has it. Most people don’t know that body art and body piercing goes back since 12,000 years BC. They think that it just started coming out because of the TV shows that are now showing every other day. But in reality it all started before Christ was even born. You see tattoos were an important role in ritual and tradition in those days, especially when it came down to the Aztec Culture. For the Aztecs getting a tattoo done was sacred to them, especially getting the symbol of the sun. The symbol of the sun meant to them the sustainer of life; it was also thought to be heaven for them. Some the symbols of the Aztec had signified rank among tribe members and other where meant to give thanks to ancestors or to show a spirit of sacrifice. In the days of the Aztec the symbols where a representation showing how brave of a warrior one was. The symbols we are getting are meanings of what each and every one of us is going through in life. It might be of a beautiful
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Tattoo and Body Piercing 3 butterfly or a tiger. But to the person it means “FREEDOM” or “PRIDE”. The symbol a person gets tattoo can mean be express who really are to their parents or to the world. Body piercing for the Aztecs where also used for a spiritual and religious purpose.
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