The Influence of Religion and Culture over Tattoos and Body Piercings
It is known that Indians, natives and warriors all around the world have used body painting for a long time. But according to Jennifer Viegas, in her article for …show more content…
According to Bock, Cochran and Beeghley (Koch, Roberts, Armstrong and Owens, 2004), the religious beliefs seem to have a strong influence over the society in relation to the use of tattoos when the express that “Religiosity influences behavior as individual identity with the norms and values of the religious subculture to wish they belong”.
Armstrong (Journal of Environmental Health, 2005), in addition, wrote an article in which is exposed some US’s regulations in relation to tattoos, body piercings and permanent cosmetics. Even when she concluded that “it is unrealistic, given the amount of body art performed in the United States, to prohibit body art…” this is still an example of how for some societies, no matter the religions or traditions, see these adornments as an issues.
Koch, Roberts, Armstrong and Owens (2004) in one of their studies affirmed that religious and nonreligious individuals were equally likely to have, be interested or having the will of getting tattoos and body piercings. This study was made over a sample of 450 students random selected on the southwest of the US.
However, it seems not to be clear evidences for correlations of religions belief and society practice with interest in tattoos and body piercings. It was also