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Thesis Tattooing and piercing allow people to express their individuality Even though tattooing and body piercing have been around for centuries many people associate them with Indians and their tribal ink dirty parlors courtesy to sailors bikers and even rock stars However more and more common people are being drawn to them as an avenue to express themselves and develop their individualityPeople have different reactions to a person who would like to get a tattoo or a body piercing Many employers will think twice about hiring a person with tattoos or piercingsWith such an advanced society we now live in people need to come to a better understanding and appreciation for others who wish to express themselves by whatever medium it may be Tattooing and piercing allow people to express their individuality There are various ways in which people especially youth identify themselves People are always sending some sort of communication out at all times whether it is subconscious or not Images and styles are adopted which communicate meanings about the individual to hisher peers and to society Styles of dress language music and dance are some of the ways that portray ones own symbols values and meanings Body modification such as tattooing and body piercing has become only a small part of a persons search for individuality In todays society people have adopted the new trend of body modification There are many reasons as to why people obtain piercings and tattoos For some its simply exciting and pleasurable or part of the latest fad Others consider it a form of art ritual or self-expression It can have cultural and social significance In contrast many people cant understand why someone would choose to put so many holes in their body or place permanent ink in their skin They see body modification as self-destructive even disgusting and irresponsible Adolescence a significant and influential stage in ones development when the search for identity is
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