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Nowadaysifyouwalkdownthestreetinanybigcity,you’llseepersonswithatattoo,oraringintheirearornoseorevenintheireyebrow.Decoratingyourbodywithexoticdesignsseemstobemoreandmorepopular.

Atattooisanyindeliblemarkundertheskin,whichismadedeliberately.Themostcommonmethodistopricktheskinwithasharpinstrument,likeaneedle.Butitusedtobedoneandcanstillbedonewithaboneorashell.Originallytattooingwaspartofreligiousceremoniesinsomecultures,butitgoesbackatleasttotheancientEgyptians.TheJapanesehavebeentattooingforcenturies.AndtheAmericanIndiansusedtattooingasawayofidentifyingthemselveswithcertaintribes.ForwarriorsinAfricaitwasawayofshowinghowbraveyouwere.Ifyouwantedtofrightenyourenemy,you’dhavetogetyourselftattooedfirst.Todayinsomesocietiesifyounggirlsarenotdecoratedwithbeautifultattooing,theywon’tbeallowedtogetmarried.MaorisinNewZealandstilltattootheirfaces.

Thefashionfortattoosandbodypiercingbecamemorepopularinrecentyearswithteens.

Inthemodernworldbodypiercingbeganinthe1970sinCali­fornia.Itbecamepopularwithpunkrockinthe1980sasteenagerschosetoexpresstheirrejectionofconservativebehaviourbypiercingtheirnoses,earsoreyebrows.Itwasawayofsaying:"1amnotlikeyou:Iammyself."It’sawaytoexpressperson’sindividuality.Butbodypiercingisnotonlyateenagetrend,itgoesdeeper.Evenmiddle-agedpeoplearekeenonbodypiercing.Somemiddle-agedpersonsusedtoberebelswhentheywereyoung.Andbodypiercingremindsthemthattheywereonceyoungandrevolutionary.

Soatattooiscertainlyfashionable.Alittleredroseonyourshouldercanseemlikeagoodideaatthetime.Butbecareful.Thereisaveryrealdangerofgettingaseriousdiseaseifyougotoanunqualifiedtattooartist.

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