Body Modification. The term can have weird and scary implications for people who have no personal interest or experience in the subject, and it can be all too easy to judge or malign its participants and practitioners. But in reality, to willfully modify one’s body is to take part in a culture and tradition that spans class, race, and human history like nothing else. In the simplest terms, “body modification” means to deliberately alter one’s physical appearance, though people usually assume the phrase applies only to such practices as tattooing and piercing or the more esoteric branding and scarification. However, all one has to do is look at society’s present definition of aesthetic to discover that almost all of us engage in some form of body modding or other. For instance, it would be pretty hard to find a woman these days who doesn’t have her ears pierced, and one of the most involved, long-term, and committed types of body modification, bodybuilding, is not often even considered to be so. And, of course, surgical body modification has become extremely common in the form of cosmetic surgery, but that’s rarely considered shocking or odd unless the procedure goes wrong or the resulting aesthetic is outside of the socially accepted standard of beauty. In every group of humans in known and recorded history, there have been members who modified their bodies. The reasons behind their choices vary widely, even within a single society. In many cultures around the world, social status, group affiliations, and wealth are advertised with jewelry and adornments; in others, deeper meanings are behind the punctures, scars, and tattoos they wear. In certain African cultures, for instance, rites of passage successfully completed are denoted by scarring all over the face and body, painfully administered by the practiced hand of an elder or religious leader, the discomfort bravely endured by the new initiate, and the marks worn proudly ever after. In some groups of people in India and Southeast Asia, genital modifications are sought after by devotees of the arts of love, and desired and preferred by their partners. And, of course, in almost every culture there are modifications that are done purely for aesthetic reasons–adornment and beautification of both sexes and all genders, striving towards an accepted goal or standard of human perfection within their culture. It’s a commonly accepted misconception that body piercing is a relatively recent trend or fashion, but ear piercing, of course, is incredibly common in almost every culture throughout history, with a huge range of legends, myths, and meanings behind the jewelry worn and its placement. Nostril piercing has been documented in the Middle East as far back as 4,000 years. The fashion continued in India in the sixteenth century, and is still widely practiced there to this day. Both ear and nostril piercing and jewelry are mentioned in the Bible: Genesis 24:22, Isaiah 3:21.(New International Version) And piercings in other parts of the body, such as labret or lip piercings, are widely practiced often in the form of enlarged piercings and lip discs. Tribes across Africa, in Southeast Asia, and in North and South America all participate in lip piercing. And today, of course, all of these types of piercings are still practiced in the West, though the primary motivation behind them is aesthetic adornment and enhancement. Tattooing, as we know it, can be documented as far back as 3300 BCE as seen in the discovery of Otzi the Iceman in 1991 and ancient Egyptian mummies bearing tattoos of animals and various creatures. (PBS) The practice, however, is believed to have originated over 10,000 years ago. The mechanics of tattooing have changed a bit over the years, and the pigments and inks used have wildly improved in recent times, but whether hand-tapped, poked with a single needle, or administered with the telltale buzz of a modern tattoo machine, the basic reasons behind the choice to…
Genetic modification is the process of changing an organism’s genes to alter its characteristics. The aim is to add a trait that is not already found in that organism. Some enzymes can cut a useful gene from one organism’s chromosome and cut another organism’s chromosome to insert the gene. All organisms use the same language of DNA, so a gene from a human can be removed and placed in a different organism and it will still carry out its function.
Using genetic modification to treat illnesses,…
the whirlwind he would create in the next 100 years. Youth and adolescence is one of the most, significant and influential moments in everyone life, when the youth are seeking to identify who they are. This shows a sign of expressing freedom.
Body piercing and tattooing are one of the many ways the youth express their own unique identity. Their symbolic representation of the are perceived. When you are young you are trying to find your identity. Therefore the youth use tattoos and symbols to…
A Marketing Plan Presented By: David D. Castro-Arce
Professor: Ronald Weber
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
2. Company Description
3. Strategic Focus and Plan
4. Situation Analysis
5. Market-Product Focus
Points of Difference
Sciences, and the electives building, housing classes such as Home Economics, Ceramics, etc., with the library built off the end of the wing.
The size of the library was small relative to the number of students that attended the school; the student body alone was approximately fifty-five hundred kids. The front door to the building was on the same walkway as the elective classes. When I stood in the library’s door and looked out, I saw to the left of me the backside of the last building. Straight…
Body modification is the process of altering the human body to make it appear different or to add things to it that were not there before, for any non-medical reason. It has become more and more popular especially among teenagers and young adults today. Whether it’s an ear piercing or a tattoo, body modification has become a trend that is continuing to spread like wildfire. Not only does it attract attention, it may also hide or cover up pain or anguish that people need…
Sciences- Students will be able to apply the concepts| |
| |and methods of the social sciences. |Class Exams/ Journal Readings/ Behavior Modification Project |
| |Arts & Humanities- Students will be able to develop knowledge and | |
| |understanding of the arts and literature through critiques of works…
Genetic modification is the process by which an organism, plant or animal has had its genetic material changed in a process that does not occur naturally. The process works by either isolating a gene of an organism and joining it with the genes of another organism or by altering the already existing DNA in order to produce a desired quality in the organism or to gain more insight into genetic technology.(Phillips, T. 2008)( What is genetic modification? 2007)
caused by sleep apnea.
c. Electro-encephalography (EEG): This measures the brain waves and helps diagnose a rare type of sleep apnea that involves the central nervous system. It occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing.
d. Electromyography: It diagnoses apnea by monitoring muscle activities and signals across upper respiratory tract muscles or diaphragm.
e. Airflow sensors: Airflow can be monitored in several ways such as monitoring airflow in and out of the lungs using…
my chameleon style
My elder daughter Sh-quaila is a proclaimed chameleon of style. She makes bold fashion choices such as mixing stripes with polka dots and bright colors. She refuses to follow regulations for her career path by getting body piercing and tattoos in obvious places. She has chosen to decorate her room with an eclectic mix of art and wall color. The combination of these elements makes her unique and unconventional person with a style of her own.