Body Modification Sociology

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Body modification has become increasingly popular due to the influence of media and social trends. As the popularity of body modification increases, the stigma and stereotype that has followed it for generations is gradually losing its prevalence (Keyser, 2017). Social media is a major influence on the popularity of body modification; it has brought body modification into the mainstream and due to this, is becoming more socially accepted (Murphy, 2015). However Cassar (2017) believes ‘Tattoos and piercings are no longer unique”, resulting in the more extreme forms of body modifications as people strive to be unique and stand out from the crowd. The survey conducted shows that 78.6% of the participants had a form of body modification. Out of
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