Beauty Beat: Your Skin Is Your Canvas

Further, a team of sociologists at Texas Tech found no link among Southern college students between religiousness and number of piercings or tattoos. So, now how are you supposed to let your freak flag fly? May I suggest scarification?

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Tattoos and piercings send social signals. In some cultures, you're saying, "I'm healthy"—suffering the pain and health risks of body modification demonstrates biological fitness. In ours, the message is more like, "I'm down for anything."

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