As someone who is pierced and modified who knows people who are varying degrees of tattooed, I'm constantly told I am making a statement by people who are unmodified, I have never come across a modfied person making any kind of statement with their apperance, the alternative/modified community is often kinder, less judgement and more accepting than those who are not modified yet we are given a bad reputaion as being dirty, bad news and over all a negative mark on society, I have found the modified community are less homophobic, transphobic and rasict yet we are still told we are making a statement,
What is this statement? If someone could fill me in (seriously where can I pick up a copy of this statement) I would love to read why i'm ruining my apperence and other aspects of myself because of how i present my body not appealing to you personally, i dont see people starting a huge amount of negativity about a neckless they dont like claiming its a statement.
As a teenage girl I have been verbally abused in the street and have even had my ears padlocked (which is assult btw). Has it made me want to remove any of the offending mods? No because why would I want someone, who feels it is acceptable to abuse young girls, approval. I would happily remain out of favour of anyone who feels thats okay.
If you dont like body modifcation well don't get any then.