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Why Get Pierced?

Abstract Piercing one’s body has become a popular fad in today’s culture. But for some people, they don’t know why they get a hole put through them. They just seem to do it out of boredom, or just the pure fun of doing something different. It seems like piercing is a part of today’s culture, just like tattoos and dyed hair. It’s just another way for people to change how they look, how they feel, and how others perceive them. The purpose of this study is to try and get a better understanding of why people get pierced. Little was found, but it helps break some ground into this area. Introduction The phrase "every body's doing it" seems to be an excuse for almost anything we do these days. Whether we cut our hair wrong, wear the wrong color, or do something totally stupid, we easily laugh away the embarrassment with the phrase that everybody is saying. In fact, the phrase itself has become a fad. Why do we as a society tend to do things just because everyone else is doing them? Perhaps people are all blindly following because we have not figured out exactly what we ourselves want to be doing. People follow fads because it is easier for them to identify with other people when they are all alike. However, as people begin to define themselves, the fads tend to change. People move from being a trend follower to a trendsetter. They branch out with something different, and slowly but surely, everyone begins to follow because according to them, everybody is doing it. In our own way we all change fads. Our particular fad may not catch on, but someone's does. Those who change f! ads were once fad followers who have simply discovered how different they want to be. Whether we follow or lead, we all cycle throughout life an integral part of the defining fads. The fad I am interested in is piercing. This is because I recently had my eyebrow pierced, and because many of my close friends have been pierced in the last week. For a fe...

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