So I was asking around for something to rant about for blogging purposes, and was told:
Rant about the conflicts between our generation and the previous generations in relation to body modifications. How for us its an expression of one’s self and that body modifications are a way to express ourselves non verbally. Because some people’s tattoo’s tell a story of their lives.
Not quite what I expected, but oh well, I’ll go with it.
So to get a good blog out of it I’d probably have to do some researching and what not, but this’ll just be my opinion, so oh well (:
So for my own body modifications, I have:
- A lip ring
- A nose ring
- Two earlobe piercings in each ear
- An industrial bar in my right ear
- Used to have my belly button pierced
And plan to get a few more, as well as tattoos.
In our generation tattoos are seen as a way of self expression, and people tend to get them to stand out – and be unique. Having a few piercings myself I’ve done some research before hand & read others stories and opinions. A few I came across were seeing body modifications as the worst thing you could possibly do – someone even said that one day your kids will be looking at you and saying “why does mommy have holes in her face?”. A bit extreme if you ask me, but oh well, everyone has their opinion.
With a few piercings of my own, and having done two of them myself, I’m all for piercings – as long as you don’t take it overboard. Like the people you see in the book of world records – that’s a bit much. But as for expressing yourself through piercings & tattoos, go for it.
Some tattoo’s can tell a story, and truly mean a lot to that person. Like one of my friends who recently got a tattoo of his family crest, which I can imagine goes to show how much his family means to him. One of the tattoo’s that I’ve been wanting for quite a while now was one of my dad’s favourites lines.
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.
He past away about a year and a half ago, and this line has meant so much more to me ever since he’s been gone, and made a lot more sense. Why – I’m not sure, but it’s something I’ll always have in my mind.
I may or may not be done this 😛