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A Piercing Look at Society
“If it sticks out, pierce it” is a motto for body piercing. In the past decade, body piercing has “steadily evolved” to be part of a trendy fashion statement that is spreading like Parkey throughout the American society. “Body piercing is an American style fad.” (Wattenberg) The influence of fashion is the most powerful pressure there is. The once rebel art of body piercing done only by so called “freaks” of society is now a trendy fashion practiced by many.
The trend of body piercing was partially sparked by models and MTV. “Piercing gradually shed its outlaw image and was mass marketed to the impressionable generation
by music videos, rock stars, and models.” (Leo) Piercings are also found on celebrities whose lives are so torn apart by the media that nothing is kept secret. News would eventually reach the public, which would spark a trend in admirers. Piercing also appears on the Tattoodles Doll in toy stores, and ...
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