An Estimated 40 year ago those who received tattoos and various forms of body art were only prisoners, outlaw motorcycle gangs and those who were in the armed forces (Taylor, 2012). As more people demanded more ink, more businesses were opened, some tattoo artists began to fear the spread of blood borne pathogens such as hepatitis (Taylor, 2012). “If you do not know whom you are going to or what you are getting done, anywhere in Idaho, it is a risky situation” (Taylor, 2012). The minor could be put in a real high risk situation; a number of tattoo artists were calling for government intervention. The reasoning is that, the health department needs to step in, so tattoo parlors that do not take safety into account, can get shut down (Taylor, 2012).
My senior project was over the History of Tattooing, I chose this as my topic because Tattoos really interest me with all the different styles and meanings behind them. Some things I already knew about Tattooing is a lot of tribes used tattoos to symbolize things, but I didn’t know what.
The audience’s expectations regarding the author’s prose might have been surprised towards what he had to say about the relationship between teenagers and tattoos. I would think the audience already considers it to be an academic article because that is what it looks like to me, but maybe the topic would be about something different. The evidence his audience expects him to use would be maybe statistics, but his case vignettes provide some evidence. They might think that teenagers are rebels and arrogant, but after reading the article, it is possible they open up their minds about it a bit more and consider that tattoos are not as bad as people make them out to be, especially when teenagers get them. Throughout Martin’s article, valid points are made as he views tattoos as a whole. He discusses tattoos as a form of identity as well as a permanent marking that the teenager uses as a sense of
A Career in the tattoo industry has always been a fantasy of mine, I’ve had a lot of dreams for what I want to do when I’m all grown up and I can honestly say that a tattoo artist will always be one of them. Ever since I could remember I’ve had a talent for anything art wise. My favorite hobby has always been drawing. As a kid I enjoyed looking at and hearing about everyone’s tattoos. They’re just permanent drawings on someone’s body. Your body is like a temple for your soul, and I think that tattoos are just decorations. They tell the souls story, and make the body look like a beautiful book of life. It’s like a unique way of telling your story, through the art all over your temples walls. Every tattoo has a meaning and a story behind it.
King and Vidourek’s (2013) study surveyed 998 university students to assess their participation in tattooing, examine their understanding of the risks of getting a tattoo and investigate the correlation between tattooing and unsafe behaviors. They concluded that a significant percentage of the university students had tattoos, knew a friend who had a tattoo, or were considering getting a tattoo. The survey also helped King and Vidourek determine that a large portion of tattooed students didn’t thoroughly consider the consequences and risks (infection, scarring, HIV, etc.) of getting a tattoo. The main point King and Vidourek established was that students with tattoos are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as sexual intercourse and
The decision to get a tattoo is personal and different for everyone. Tattoos are generally permanent additions to the body. Rushing into a design typically ends in regret. Taking a considerable amount of time to find the perfect design and the positioning on ones’ body may not be a bad idea. Unfortunately, there are far more tattoos that are spur-of-the-moment rather than thoroughly considered, meaningful, or commemorative tattoos. In Beth Janes’s article, “Why I Rue My Tattoo,” and Stephanie Dolgoff’s piece, “Tattoo Me Again and Again,” the authors describe the different processes that they went through when deciding to get their tattoos. Both authors discuss their reasons for getting their tattoos, the designs they chose to get, and
Our purpose is to examine whether or not people who get tattoos are more likely to engage in risky activity. In our study, risky activities was defined as actions of a person who is more willing to step outside of society’s boundaries and participate in more impulsive, sensation seeking, adventurous and sexual activities (Wohlrab, Fink, Kappeler, & Brewer, 2009). In our study we will focus on some
In recent years tattooing and body piercing have become increasingly prevalent in popular culture. These forms of body modification are no longer tools used by criminals and gang member, showing their role in society. These practices are used by many of teenagers and young adults in our society today. In fact many of these practices have been a positive trend in American culture, giving adolescents a way of expressing themselves
People change as they grow older, so their likes and dislikes change over time. A person getting a tattoo of a mermaid now at the age of fifteen would not like that tattoo in five to ten years from now. Therefore, that person might want a tattoo removal, but what they don’t know is that tattoo removals are extremely costly. “Expect to pay $1,000 to remove even a fairly small sized tattoo if you are looking at laser surgery.”(Anderson 1). That person getting it remove will also notice a huge nasty scar from the surgery. Even if that person had health insurance, “Health insurance companies will not pay for tattoo removal because it is considered an aesthetic and elective surgery and not required for their physical health”(Anderson 2). The same
A lot of consideration comes with getting a tattoo. The design, color, and placement, but never the chemicals the ink is made out of. Both articles explained the chemical risks that come with getting a tattoo and provided research findings of contaminated ink. Though, I have a tattoo, after reading both articles it made me contemplate that I never bothered to ask what type of ink was being used or how it can harm me. Anke Meisner (a policy officer at the German Federal Ministry of Food & Agriculture and a panel member at the ESOF conference) explained how consumers are aware of the infection risks but not the chemical risks1. That is why the dangerous part of getting a tattoo is not knowing what you’re putting into your body, nonetheless,
Needle Stick and Splash Injuries (NSSIs) include penetrating stab wounds from needles (or other sharp objects) and mucosal contact that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. ‘At least 20 different pathogens are known to have been transmitted by NSSIs’, notably, Hepatitis B and C viruses and HIV. The average risk for HIV transmission after a per cutaneous exposure is estimated to be approximately 0.3%, that of HBV and HCV transmission is 6-30% and 1.8% respectively.
Every finishing touch on my tattoo represents me and things that are important to me. In the center at the bottom of the page there is a drawing that symbolises the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The quotes in the background are there because they are my favourite quotes and because they make me feel happy . The musical notes represent the fact that I love to play music and listen to music,( in my kind of style). The names going down the side of the Koru/wave are the names of the members of my family and they are important to me because they encourage me and help me when things get difficult. The placement of the fern in the left hand corner represents that I am from New Zealand. There is also the
Needlestick injury is the piercing of skin by a needle which was in contact with blood, tissue, or other body fluid before the exposure. It’s very important that appropriate precautions are taken to prevent needlestick injuries to avoid any untreatable blood-borne diseases. The three common blood-borne diseases that have infected healthcare workers after a needlestick injuries are Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. During the inspection, nurses who were assigned to draw blood were seen handling the needlestick carelessly, leaving our organization concern about the safety of the patients. This organization’s goal is to provide equipment and support to developing and slightly developed countries with
The unsanitary conditions of getting a tattoo tend to go unnoticed by teenagers. The increase popularity in body art has also caused an increase in the incidences of Hepatitis, especially Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is spread by contact with human blood. Since, the government regulation has not enforced
Throughout time body piercings and tattoos have become a very common trend in today’s society. Body art including both piercings and tattoos have been around for many years, it used to be a way of communicating through each other but it has now become more of a fashion trend especially among today’s youth. Not only do tattoos and piercings have their own type of fashion but they can also represent many things such as religious traits. Many people ignore the dangers that can come along with tattoos and body piercings, things such as HIV and hepatitis are easily spread through the needles used for these forms of Body Art.