Art is not just something to hang on walls, but is a living, breathing phenomenon. This trend is growing all over and with many different types of people. The taboos against tattoos and piercings are finding less of a handhold as more people fall in love with them. Tattoos have a long, fascinating history and the popularity is steadily growing. There was a time when tattoos and piercings were, by many people, considered offensive as well as disgusting.
Many stereotypes have been made about people who embrace tattoos. Most of these are made by people of a prior generation, who have not been raised with the acceptance of tattoos. This upbringing has caused people to view tattoos in a very discriminating and narrow
Probably one of the most well known examples is The Iceman, “Oetzi”. According to the Tattoo Museum (vanishingtattoo.com, n.a), Oetzi was found in a glacier near Austria and Italy in 1991. Scientists estimate Oetzi is from around the time 3300 B.C. Oetzi had 57 tattoos most of which were focused around his lower back and ankles. It is a widely believed theory that these tattoos were, in fact, an ancient type of acupuncture since the tattoos are mainly located around the areas that would treat problems like osteoarthritis and digestive problems he would have dealt with.
But does this have any truth behind it? In my opinion society is still very close-minded when it comes to tattoos. I still notice the look of disapproval when a person with one or more visible tattoos is seen in public. Society is very quick to judge and people with tattoos are often stereotyped as irresponsible and unintelligent. But does this have any truth behind it?
However, with the increasing popularity tattoos are becoming very common and are being accepted more as the norm. Other types of body modifications that aren’t as popular are scarification and branding. These are much more painful and uncomfortable than tattooing but produce beautiful arts of work. It is a common practice amongst tribes in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and
To select groups it is a way of life, but these groups are in the minority and its traditional images and methods are fading, unlike the “West” where the tattoo has exploded into popular culture and become more vogue than ever. With its past elevation to a cherished art form, why then have tattoos in Japan stayed in the category of taboo while here in America have become so incredibly popular? Though having a deep love and pride for their history, culture (which includes the tattooed) and surroundings, much of the decline in tattoo has to do with Japan’s profound desire to be looked upon as culture in control, a culture that cares very much what outsiders think of them. Though the early history of tattooing in Japan is hazy, the origin has been traced back to the Jomon period (10,000 B.C. ~ 300 B.C.)
That is because the most people are likely to be in that category. But the real problem here is that most of them often think that nonstandard characteristics are wrong or bad, and some of them even think that everyone should follow the majority’s way. Also, on the other side, there are people who try to be like the majority, giving up their own. There are many cases in which people have to adjust to the society, rather than adjusting society to them. Likewise, this applies to the homosexual problem.
Piercing and tatoos Tattoos and body piercing are becoming more popular among the young adults in high schools and colleges, and while the increase in their popularity in Montenegro may be a recent phenomenon, tattoos and body piercing are art forms that may be as old as humanity itself. Tattoos have probably been around as long as humans. They are present in any culture, but may have differing connotations. Our culture has generally not been accepting of tattoos.We believed tattoos mostly were restricted to military personnel, criminals and motorcyclists. Nowadys, Montenegrins are turning to tattooing or body piercing as a way to expess themselves.
One piece of evidence from an ice age shows us that continental drift actually happened. One of the Earth’s ice ages is called Permo Carboniferous, It’s large glacial sediments had covered many countries. These glacial sediments covered South America, Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, India, Antarctica, and Australia. Permo Carboniferous happened about two hundred and fifty million years ago and was discovered by A.G. Smith in 1997. This is important, because these continents could not all have been frozen while they were apart.
While in most instances a majority of people think that technology is here to help them make their life better, this concept is controversial for many reasons. To begin with, I believe it interferes human relationships. Furthermore, technology leads them to the incapacity to think by themselves, and finally we will observe the health effects on human. First and foremost, there are multiple negative effects of technology on human, but the most frightening is that it interferes on human relationships. In fact, nowadays there is less and less communication between people.