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Please help me get started - I need to write an expository essay on the dangers of getting tattoos.

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Interesting topic! One approach to help you with an essay assignment is to look at information from various sources, which you can draw on for your final copy. This is the approach this response takes.

Like all academic papers, the paper with include an Introduction (e.g., introduce the topic; include purpose statement: This paper investigates the dangers of getting tattoos), Body (e.g., identify and discuss the dangers of tattoos) and Conclusion (e.g., restate purpose; sum up main points). I also attached one supporting resource on tattooing.

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1. Expository essay on the dangers of getting tattoos.

The art of tattooing has a long history, which began over 5000 years ago. The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau," which means, "to mark." the word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the Polynesian word 'ta' which means striking something and the Tahitian word 'tatau' which means 'to mark something' (3). For example, tattoos were first mentioned in explorer James Cook's records from his 1769 expedition to the South Pacific. However, the earliest tattoo is seen in the "iceman." In 1992, for example, at the very border of Austria and Italy, high up in the Alp Mountains, the body of a man was found, and as they realized that he was more than 5000 years old, they realized they had found a sensation. He had been under ice for all those years, so his body, clothes and equipment was extraordinarily well preserved. "Iceman" we was tattooed! In all 58 tattoos has been counted on his body. His tattoos were only simple dots and little lines. (4) It is not surprising however, since, historically, tribes, clans, or families used tattoos as a right of passage. Tattoos were also used to show stature and to share stories or experiences with future generations. Their tales were written on a living canvas by pricking, scratching, and puncturing the skin. Today, tattoos are used as a form of self-expression.

This response addresses the question: What Risks and Dangers are involved in Tattooing?

Let's look at some of the literature and possible dangers associated with getting tattoos.

(1) Infections and Diseases from 'dirty' needles (e.g., ...

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This solution provide assistance with expository essay on the dangers of getting tattoos. Specific dangers of tattoos are discussed. Research validated and references are included.