Tattoos and Body Piercings

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Tattoos and Body Piercings 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.
Tattoos used to be a trend among the ancient Egyptians as a type of “ritual” marking. Many women were tattooed among their body with lines and dots. Sharp bone and clay is believed to be the tools used to engrave the woman with these tattoos. During this time period many slaves were also tattooed as a symbol of who they were. "Tattoos of the Egyptian World." Many people have different religions, traditions, and are raised in different cultures. Different body piercings as well as tattoos can show peoples different religious beliefs, views, and represent what culture or religion they are a part of. Some different religions forbid tattoos as they are natural. Buddhism is an example of a religion where tattoos are promoted. In the Buddhist religion tattoos represent keeping the strength in a time of crisis. Comparing the Buddhist
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