The Bill To Ban Body Art
So now it looks like you can’t do whatever you want with your own body. It’s against the law. When are we going to re-name America, Crazy Town?
In an article published on Counter Current News ‘The Arkansas Senate passed a bill to ban tattoos, piercings and other similar body modifications which it characterizes as “non-traditional,” recently.’
The original proposal was dated 2013, and we are surprised that this wasn’t made a bit more public.
Now personally, we think sub-dermal implants are a little bit freaky, but it is not for us to decide that they are right or wrong. Any person who wants one, some or more should be allowed to have them after all who owns their body? According to the US, The Government do.
Oh dear lord. Maybe they have a point? No, no they don’t. Clearly the people who go to these extremes have issues, but that doesn’t mean anybody can ban them from being unique. Let’s not get body modifications and art mixed up. In our humble opinion, there are a lot of people out there, that understand less is more:
We freely admit that some of our admins do have multiple piercings and tattoos, we are not against it. In moderation.
The problem we have is that body modification, tattoos and piercings are actually traditional:
Archaeological evidence indicates that labrets have been independently invented no fewer than six times, in Sudan and Ethiopia (8700 BC), Mesoamerica (1500 BC), and Coastal Ecuador (500 BC). Today, the custom is maintained by a few groups in Africa and Amazonia.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, African women wearing lip plates were brought to Europe and North America for exhibit in circuses and sideshows. Around 1930, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey promoted them as members of the Ubangi tribe, but the Ringling press agent admitted he picked that name from a map for its exotic sound. The word Ubangi was still given a definition as an African tribe in 2009 in some English-language dictionaries.
What is a labret, we hear you say. Well, ask and you shall receive:
‘Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe. However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th millennium BC. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC. Other tattooed mummies have been recovered from at least 49 archaeological sites including locations in Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, western China, Egypt, Sudan, the Philippines, and the Andes. These include Amunet, Priestess of the Goddess Hathor from ancient Egypt (ca. 2134–1991 BC), multiple mummies from Siberia including the Pazyryk culture of Russia, and from several cultures throughout pre-Columbian South America.‘
‘Ear piercing has been practiced all over the world since ancient times. There is considerable written and archaeological evidence of the practice. Mummified bodies with pierced ears have been discovered, including the oldest mummified body discovered to date, the 5,300-year-old Ötzi the Iceman, which was found in a glacier in Austria. This mummy had an ear-piercing 7–11 mm diameter. The oldest earrings found in a grave date to 2500 BCE. These were located in the Sumerian city of Ur, home of the Biblical patriarch Abraham.
Nose piercing also has a long history. c. 1500 BCE, the Vedas refer to Lakshmi’s nose piercings, but modern practice in India is believed to have spread from the Middle Eastern nomadic tribes by route of the Mughal emperors in the 16th century. It remains customary for Indian Hindu women of childbearing age to wear a nose stud, usually in the left nostril, due to the nostril’s association with the female reproductive organs in Ayurvedic medicine. This piercing is sometimes done the night before the woman marries.
Nipple piercing may have been a sign of masculinity for the soldiers of Rome. Nipple piercing has also been connected to rites of passage for both British and American sailors who had traveled beyond a significant latitude and longitude. Western women of the 14th century sometimes sported pierced as well as rouged nipples left visible by the low-cut dresses fashionable in the day. It is widely reported that in the 1890s, nipple rings called “bosom rings” resurfaced as a fashion statement among women of the West, who would wear them on one or both sides, but if such a trend existed, it was short-lived.’
So. what is it exactly that Arkansas objects to?
Do you think Arkansas know something that we don’t know?
I got a computer chip implanted into my hand. Here’s how it went.
‘This may seem like a crazy body modification to undertake, but at the “bio-hacking” events I attended with transhumanist presidential candidate and immortality advocate Zoltan Istvan this past Sunday, it felt like the conservative option. Other attendees were getting magnets implanted into their fingertips, or into their inner ears. Things actually had to get sliced open. Compared with that, the tiny injector prick necessary to shove an NFC chip into my hand is trivial.’
So, let’s get this clear right from the off. Arkansas want to ensure that sub-dermal implants are only done by doctors. This is possibly because they don’t want people taking out the RFID chips that either are about to or might be about to become mandatory:
Auburn University holds grand opening for its new RFID Lab; announces a joint project with Amazon
‘The RFID Lab at Auburn University is a research institute focusing on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain, and manufacturing. The RFID Lab is a unique private/academic partnership between major manufacturers and retailers, technology vendors, standards organizations, and cutting edge faculty and researchers from the Harbert College of Business, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, College of Agriculture (*all in Alabama), and researchers from other universities including the University of Arkansas (*Not in Alabama).’
Notice how the words used were ‘Ban tattoo’s, piercings and other similar body modifications’. Sneaky huh? When the truth really is that they just want to make sure nobody is ‘allowed’ to remove the mandatory RFID chips that Arkansas are currently assisting in researching.
If you want to stop this ban, then you have to prove to the House that body modifications are in fact, traditional. They go all the way back in time to 8700 BC. Otherwise, we are going to be forced to have RFID implants and nobody will be able to stop it.
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