Argumentative Essay On Body Art

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Tattoos. Piercings. Colored hair. From the Bronze Age to Egypt, Japan, China, and other countries the appearance of body art has spread and has found its way throughout the world; brought to society today from culture, symbolism, and religion in ancient times. Many difficulties reside around the looks they give off in a place of professionalism. Though in modern day society body art is becoming more popular and uprising controversy of their presence in a workplace is becoming more of a problem. Body art is a beautiful way to express yourself and if people with it cannot show it off without consequences towards their careers is disappointing. A new law needs to be formed to protect those who have them from getting discriminated against or fired. For the younger generations are becoming more fond and interested in body art, while the older generations disapprove this uproar. Within the younger generation known as the Millennials, early 1980s to early 2000s, are developing our society into one where body art is becoming accepted. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published data showing that in 2006 approximately 24 percent of Americans had a form of body art when back in 1976 it was only around one percent (Cooke). Also from 2007 to 2012 the number of people that had two or more tattoos increased, which would make it 13 percent more popular (Tattoos in the Workplace Statistics). So with body art on the rise and it becoming the new grind, why is it not
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