Tattoo and Body Piercing
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Tattoo and body piercing has become very popular with adolescent s and adults in their early twenties. While the general public and parents may perceive this procedure as rebellious and deviant behaviors, some reasons adolescents offer for body piercing is that it is a form of body art, it is a fashionable, it makes a personal statement. Adolescents and young adults are developmentally susceptible to rebellious behavior, it is seen by many .
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For others, it fulfills, a need to justify social anxiety by avoidance
Tattoo and piercing probably the most form of body art in America today. The design can be small and discreet or large and obvious. This art used to express individually to indicate membership in a group or to attract attentions. But such body modification carries with it the risk of health problem of ranging from minor bacterial infections to life –treating illness.
For example, allergies reactions, this may occur even years after they get the tattoo. Some piercing jewelers are made of nickel or brass, which also can cause allergies reaction, Blood- born disease, oral complication, Skin disorder, skin infection. People who get body modifications have a high threshold for pain. Where the tattoo is located will generally tell a person how much discomfort will be involved. Some of the body part causes the most discomfort for men and women are: head, neck back and front of the knee, hands and the wrists just to name a few. Usually the parts of the body that has more fat or muscle build up will causes the least amount of pain.
Adolescents and adults who participating in this newest of fashion trends is a means to establish personal identity through disassociation form accepted norms, Morever, participants with tattoo and body piercing are more likely to have engaged in risk behaviors and at a great degree of involvement than those without either.
These included disordered eating behavior, gateway drug used, and hard drug use. Gateway drug use is associated with younger age both tattooing and body piercing. Research strongly suggests that violence’s are associated with males having tattoo and with females having body piercing.