The Affects Body Piercing Has on Society

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“The Affects of Body Piercing has on Modern Society” Thesis statement: Body piercing can affect modern society in several different ways, one is the way the art makes society look at individuals differently, religious backgrounds questioning the choices newer generations make, and also infectious diseases they may cause if not cared for properly. Piercing one’s body in a creative way has become a very popular way for various types of people to express their different personalities. In the 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, or ECCMIB of 2006, it is stated that the young female population that is getting this done ranges from the age of 16-24. The affects that it has on society depends on the person…show more content…
Although people who think in ways that may be considered different to many shouldn’t be criticized for the things they do to their own bodies, even though it may not be acceptable to different culturs. Even if society is affected by the act of one piercing random parts of his or her body, they are protected by their Constitutional rights. In simpler terms, the “Freedom of Expression” in the Constitution covers a wide variety of things a person can do to express themselves in just about any way they want. Therefore, if society is affected by body piercing in any way, it is each persons’ right to do as they want to their own bodies not society’ right to dictate what they should do. In other words, society is still stuck on how people should look, instead of accepting people for who they are. As Fakir Musafar once said, “By using your body, modifying your body, you can go into different states of consciousness and discover the true nature of life and yourself.” WORKS CITED: 16th ECCMID. 2006. “http://www.uk.answers.yahoo.com”. Ferguson, Henry. December, 1999. “http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles”. Musafar, Fakir. 1989. “http://wiki.bme.com”. Polhemus, Ted. 1996.
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