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Body Modifications

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on 8 June 2015

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Transcript of Body Modifications

History
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Why
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Body modification occurs across the globe today in various forms and for many reasons.
Examples of body modifications from around the world include nose piercing associated with Hinduism, neck elongation in Thailand and Africa, henna tattooing in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, tooth filing in Bali, lip piercing and earlobe stretching in Africa.
Two prominent historical examples of body modification are foot-binding and corseting. For hundreds of years, foot binding was commonly performed in China on girls.
In Western nations during the Victorian era, women were expected to wear stiff corsets in an attempt to obtain the ideal curvaceous feminine figure with broad hips and tiny waists.
Nostril piercing has been documented in the Middle East as far back as 4,000 years.
Both ear and nostril piercing and jewelry are mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 24:22, Isaiah 3:21)
Documents as far back as 3300 BCE as seen in the discovery of Otzi the iceman in 1991 and ancient Egyptian mummies bearing tattoos of animals and various creatures.
The practice, however, is believed to have originated over 10,000 years ago.

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Bodies are the products of culture. All cultures around the world modify and reshape human bodies:
Ideals of beauty *Plastic surgery
To mark membership in a group *Gangsings
To mark social status *Bindi
To convey information about an individual’s personal Accomplishments *Mayan tribes
Religious *Circumcision
Right of Passage *Scarification in African tribes
Some become physically addicted to the adrenaline/endorphin release associated with a painful procedure in a way analogous to that experienced by those who self harm.
Different types
Scarification Plastic Surgery
Branding Stretching
Implants Binding
Cut Tattooing
Piercings
Body modification
noun
1.
Any method of permanently adorning the body, including tattooing and piercing
Rejections and worst
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Piercings, Tattoos and Body Mods
Piercings alone can cause infection, including HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, staph (including drug-resistant Staphylococcus), and tuberculosis.
A build-up of abscess may form around the piercing site. If left untreated, this may need to be surgically drained. In some cases, it may develop into blood poisoning (sepsis) or toxic shock syndrome. *Tongue piercings carry a small risk of bacterial infection.
Cartilage piercings are riskier than earlobe piercings. They can lead to infection and an abscess developing. This is because the skin is close to the underlying cartilage and pus can become trapped.
Nose piercings are riskier than earlobe piercings, as the inner surface of the nose (which can't be disinfected) holds bacteria that can cause infection.


Body Modifications
consequences


There are many who cling to the old stereotypes of the modified population as being drug addicted, alcoholic, prone to criminal acts, belligerent, uneducated, and tending toward violence.
When applying for jobs, complying with work dress codes, and any position which requires you interact with the public such as retail. People have tried to sue employers who discriminate against modified folks, these lawsuits have been unsuccessful.


Conflict and Socially unacceptable
Most of piercings and tattoos were viewed as horrible ways to display gang signs, prison sentences, and killings. So therefore giving the cultural history of body modifications a bad reputation.
Despite having a bad reputation towards the older population Tattoos and piercings have became a more accepted form of art and expression. They are a big part of the cultural landscape in cosmopolitan cities like Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Having odd coloured hair gives the impression to the more "conservative" society that people with bright hair have defied their guardians.
Society have always tried to contain and restrict the actions of individuals who don't conform to what society thinks is correct


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