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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Body Piercing Article (so far)

Cavaliere, J.


Body Piercings

April 24, 2012









“I just enjoy piercings and tattoos. It's who/what I am.” Kim Balje said. Balje isn’t alone when she says she enjoys piercings; in survey done by American University, 22 percent of college students were pierced.

Balje, 24, said the aesthetic appeal is what helped her decision. When asked in a questionnaire done for this article, she listed what she considered to be the pros of body piercings; “I get asked questions. I have just about all the piercings I said I would always have. I enjoy all the different jewelry too.” Other people in the survey mostly agreed with Balje: they “love the jewelry” and “the way it looks” that contributes in the decision of getting a body piercing.

There are other pros listed on the internet. Some of them include in other cultures it is a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. In the past two decades it has become a trend in the U.S. where it is becoming a sort of rite of passage to mark the coming of adulthood.

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Cavaliere, J.

Body Piercings

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Balje also likes the way people talk about her piercings.

Unlike Balje, there are a number of people who don’t. Ridicule and being called a “freak” could accompany body piercings. Some parents also don’t like their children being pierced, but tolerate it. Of course there are still some professions that won’t hire people who have noticeable body piercings like some civil service jobs, according to Dave Cavaliere of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. He said that the department doesn’t mind ear piercings and small nose studs because they can be hidden, but eyebrow and lip piercings are forbidden.

8 comments:

  1. Seems good to me; I found the last part of the post (about the police rules, I didn't know that) to be the most interesting.

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    1. For awhile dad had to wear long sleeves all year round because the old sherrif hated people with tattoos and wanted to hide it. the new sherrif could care less... it depends on the official.

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  2. It's for my news writing class, so it has to be relatively short. I think 1,000 words or less. Roughly five pages. I'm almost at 3.

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  3. Needs to be longer! /busybusybusy

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    1. I'm only half way done, lol. I am finishing the rest in class on Friday (he gives us class time).

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    2. Seriously?

      What sort of class is that?

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