-BODY PIERCING: painful-pleasure

Body piercing is a type of body modification,is it the practice of puncturing or .cutting a part of the human body,
creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn.
Many different cultures have pierced their bodies for centuries.it has been practiced by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans who decorated their bodies with piercings and tattooes as a means to mirror personal expression and an integral part of religious ritual.Today,body piercing has become very popular especially in western cultures as a subculture,people do it as a way to express their themselves.

-Types Of Body Piercings(LOCATIONS)

Body piercing cover a large range of piercing such as:

Nose Piercing

Nose piercing is mostly done by women than by men. The most common position for nose piercing is on either side of the nostrils.

This kind of nose piercing is very common in India,where it is said that piercing the left nostril of the woman makes childbirth easy.
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Indian woman with nostrils piercing
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Ear Piercing

Ear piercing has been the most popular all over the world and well accepted form of body piercing. Archeologist studies, showed that the mummified remains Egyptians Pyramids used ear piercing as symbol of wealth and status.
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A Karen woman from Burma with traditional ear plugs

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Possible parts of getting an ear pierced
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Guardian Dragon Ear Wrap

- Piercing of the lips and the tongue

Some tribes in Africa pierce the lip and place a desk in the hole to stretch the skin.it has been done by young women, so they would be considered worthy to be married.
Toungue piercing is done on the top of the toungue.it should be done by an experienced person, there are less infection.

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A Mursi woman from Ethiopia
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Extreme Tongue Piercing

- Body piercing has become a mainstream in the Unites states seen as an act of rebellion ,where Piercing artists developed others forms of body piercing based on the history and their meanings such as Button and Belly piercings,Nipples piercings,Navel piercings,Male and Female genitals, and other unusual forms
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2003-world record- female having the great number of piercing
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Extreme face piercing
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Female-closet


Why Do People Pierce Their Bodies?(secrets and reasons)

The reasons of bodies piercing vary amongst different people and cultures. we can classify the reasons as followed:

  1. - Religions and spiritual reasons: Back to history, people has pierced their bodies as a way to celebrate a religion ceremony ,popular in INDIA, to be protected from evil,or as a form of spiritual self-mortification.
  2. - Self-expression:In modern times, body piercing has become a way people do to express their selves or to comfort with a group . it is mostly practiced by young teenagers who may be influenced by other people.
  3. -Aesthetic value the look`</strong>`: <span style="font-weight: normal;">it is also called the art decoration of body.Artists piercing have been able to provide various styles of piercing that people do to highlight an area of their body or to show a beauty . As an example: women pierce their navel to show their satisfaction of the shape and condition of their stomach</span></li><li>- <strong>To mark a special event in one`s life</strong></li><li><strong><span style="font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal;"> - </span>sexual pleasure:</strong> <span style="font-weight: normal;">people pierce their body , genital and nipples piercings``, to increase sexual satisfaction.
VIDEO :people`s secret about getting a tattoos or a piercing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNJ2xm0njUU

-What is Society View About Body Piercings in the Western Culture ? it is deviant ,a life style or just self-expression.
Body piercing as all other forms of body modification has become very popular in the western society,however, people acceptance to this form of body art is different. People who opposed to all types of body modification, claim that people with tattoo or piercings are violent ,anti-social and they will never make a contribution to the society.they also claim that body piercings is badly infected and requires medical treatment.In addition, most religion prohibits body modification.
As society began to accept body modification,since it became common in the workplace and school, people prejudges has changed.People view body modification as a new subculture. they think people pierce their body as a way to show their individuality,freedom and independence in a group.
In my opinion, i think since body modification has been practiced in the ancient times and since a new generation is entering the workplace. we should not make prejudgment about people`s appearances, we should be open mind ,and allow people be themselves and let them express their identity and personality the way they want it.

- VIDEO :Body Modification in Africa (AKA BEAUTY): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOXCmjTsvs


Bibliography
"The History of Body Piercing"by Lyn Davis,January 28,2008.http://www.populararticles.com/article6295.html

"Body Piercing" Articles. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/body-piercing/ .

"Society`s view of body modification" by Trisha http://www.bmezine.com/news/edit/A51212/artsocie.html``

At Issue "Body Piercing and Tattoos" by Tamara Roleff ,Book Editor.

"Body Piercing`` From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_piercing