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In this essay I hope to persuade my mom to let me get my tongue pierced by proving that tongue piercing is both safe and sane Tongue piercing is a relatively simple procedure if the technician has the knowledge and the correct tools Monahan Roger 1 Piercing is not dangerous as long as you keep everything clean and sterile The tongue is the quickest-healing part of the body and one of the least painful to pierce stated piercing artist Joe J Infection is one of the biggest problems in piercing but when done correctly piercing is safe and harmless Few tongue piercings suffer from infections because the tongue has a tinfoil-thickness of antibiotic slime known as lingual antimicrobial peptide or LAP When the tongue has a sore or is pierced more LAP is produced With a better understanding new techniques and more stringent protection of the client piercings in general have a much higher rate of success than in the past Monohan Roger 1 Piercing is not only safe and simple but it has been around for centuries Almost every culture through history has enhanced their appearance by inserting objects under the surface of their skin often with a basis in mystical or religious beliefs Archaeologists have found Egyptian and Macedonian jewelry for pierced ears dating back to 2000 BC and many contemporary cultures preserve the piercing of ears nose tongues etc as a rite of passage from childhood Monohan Roger 1 People get pierced no matter what their race sex creed color or sexual orientation The practice crosses economic boundaries and pervades all aspects of our society equally Monohan Roger 1 Realizing and appreciating diversity fosters understanding of other cultures and helps break down the walls of prejudice that separate us Robinson Karen R 2 It doesnt change them it just changes peoples initial response to them Cecilia and Denise 8 Society is very stereotypical in that we constantly judge people
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