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Tattoos Redefined

Overview: Tattoos are markings on the body that use pigment in the second layer of skin. There is a variation of kinds of tattoos that people can get ranging from temporary to permanent. People use tattoos for amulets, status, therapy,… Continue Reading →

How Body Modification is Affecting Careers

Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental health awareness. After… Continue Reading →

Inked and Exiled: A History of Tattooing in Japan

Japanese tattooing, or irezumi (入れ墨), is said to have originated in the Jomon Period (10,000 BCE-300 CE). Modern styles of tattooing seen today grew from the Edo Period (1603-1868), when tattooing in Japan became illegal (3). Tattooing in Japan has… Continue Reading →

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