English 101-016 As a form of expressing oneself, tattoos and piercings have become more common. In society today, tattoos and piercings are becoming more socially acceptable. When one turns eighteen, they legally, can choose to get a tattoo or a piercing. The hard part is choosing which option is best. A tattoo will last forever, and a piercing can be a temporary. I personally think that piercings are better than tattoos. First of all, piercings are never permanent. The easiest way to remove a piercing is to take it out. In cases of body modification, such as ear stretching, procedures are available to have the overstretched ear sewn up. Over a period of time, the ear will heal, and return to its normal state. Tattoos remain in the skin forever, there are options for removal, but these options are never certain. The most common option for tattoo removal is laser removal. It works by targeting the ink with highly concentrated light, breaking up the ink into fragments, which the immune system gets rid of. This is not successful in just one treatment, the more treatments that are done, the more the lasers can destroy and penetrate the ink. The more treatments done not only destroy the remaining ink, but can also destroy the skin cells. Side effects include blisters, scabs that may lead to scaring, and physical pain described as being splattered with hot grease (Hudson 1). Depending on the size of the tattoo, will depend on how many sessions are needed. One tattoo can need one to ten sessions, each session, costing anywhere from two-hundred and fifty to eight-hundred and fifty dollars. One large professional tattoo, vivid in color, could cost thousands of dollars to remove, and effectiveness in removal is not guaranteed. The second option for removal is intense pulsed light therapy. This option is less painful, more effective, but also costs more. Price range for this therapy can be up to ten dollars per pulse. Dermabrasion is another alternative used, which sands away the top layer of skin through abrasion friction. Similar to that is excision, in which the tattoo is cut away, and the skin is sewn back together. These two options cause damage to the skin, and result in severe scaring. Dermabrasion and excision are only used in extreme cases, in which laser surgery is not an option (Hudson 1). There are also do it yourself creams, such as Tattoo-Off and TatBGone. These creams fade the tattoo without pain or damage to the skin. Costs for these creams can be around one-hundred twenty dollars for a two month supply. Another option used is fading the tattoo with saline, tattooing saline solution where the ink is, this is most effective with older tattoos, but is not a reliable method for removal. The last alternative is a cover up, which is to tattoo over the existing tattoo, in hopes of improvement. In choosing to get a tattoo or a piercing, it is important to know the health risks that can come along with each. When getting a
religion observance and practice as well as beliefs. Employers must not use the basis of religion to decide whether to hire an applicant. Many applicants have various beliefs in religion which includes service attendance, clothing choices, tattoos, body piercings and practice.
Employers need to communicate with the employee and make proposals to come to an accommodation that will satisfy the requirement. It is the responsibility of the employee to bring to the employers attention with the proposal…
CHAPTER 1. On the Sociology of Deviance, Erikson
The Four Functions of Deviance:
1. Cohesion, Solidarity, & Integration
-Behavior that is considered unseemly within the context of a single family may be entirely acceptable to the community in general, while behavior that attracts serve censure from the members of the community may go unnoticed elsewhere in the culture. Collective experience
2. Boundary Maintenance/Definition
-given pattern of constancy and stability…
• The essay is virtually error-free and reflects the writer’s command of the conventions of incorporating the words and ideas of others into the writer’s response to an argument.
Sample student essay with a score of 5:
Discrimination Vs Wealth
One of the biggest problems causing separation in today’s society is discrimination based on looks. Our morality is constantly decreasing due to greed and selfishness. At one point in time we focused on the well being of every human…
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