The Body Piercing Project Summary

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Amrhein, Lexie SR “The Body Piercing Project” Background Josie Appleton is a writer for an online publication in London called Spiked. She focuses her writing towards unlimited freedom. Appleton believes that states have too much control over people. In addition to being an author, she is the director and spokesperson for the Manifesto Club. The British club’s purpose is to speak out against the abundant amount of state restrictions. Some of her other articles includes No Place for the Young: the Towns Where Childhood is Being Criminalised (2015), Move Along Now: the Law Barring Thousands of People From Public Spaces (2015), The End of Public Space: One Law to Ban Them All (2014), Pavement Injustice: The Tyranny of On-the-Spot Fines (2012), and The Liberal…show more content…
Throughout the years, especially in the 1990’s, the demand for tattoos and piercings have increased across a wide variety of customers. The police force and the military have made restrictions on their applicant’s body decorations, such as ones that imply racism, discrimination, or other negative subjects. She believes that tattoos and piercings help people express themselves and find their individuality. They are simply a style of fashion. The author also thinks that body decorations help one’s social image. In other words, If they want to be seen differently, certain tattoos will enable certain characteristics. Others gets tattoos to symbolize a variety of different topics. They are a piece of bodily art and have a deeper meaning. Sometimes, people will get them to show their belonging to a specific group, such as a gang, club, or team. Tattoos and piercings can also help remind people of important life events. In conclusion, tattooing and piercing can be positive in multiple ways. It is only negative when “existential significance”

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