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Rhetorical Analysis On Teenagers And Tattoos

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Millennials Change Culture: A Rhetorical Analysis of “On Teenagers and Tattoos” Tattoos are usually a mark or symbol that represents a hidden meaning or is simply a beautiful piece of art. In some cases, people wait until they are older and more mature to get a tattoo, but recently, America’s teenage culture has been undergoing a massive change. Getting a tattoo at a young age now represents individualism and uniqueness. A common question that adults have been asking is” Why would teenagers even get a tattoo at such a young and mature age?” Andres Martin, a child psychiatrist, dives into the mind of a millennial teenager in his article “On Teenagers and Tattoos.” Martin highlights the recent change by mentioning that teens are progressively becoming more individualistic and expressive. Andres Martin’s overall rhetorical viewpoints were convincing, but his connotations were confusing at certain points and his evidence was only based on small sample sizes. In the article “On Teenagers and Tattoos,” Andres Martin says that “Tattoos and piercings have become a part of our everyday landscape” (Andres Martin, 2000, p.143). Suggesting that it is very common for teens to have piercings and tattoos. That tattoos can also help teenagers form their own identities. Martin’s first argument is that tattoos and piercings offer a solution to the identity crisis that many teens face today. Since the typical teenage body changes so much, a tattoo is the one thing that cannot change on the
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