The punks I knew tended to revel in the shocking or self-destructive aspects of body alterations; neo-tribalist body art often stresses transformation - gaining control over one's body, undergoing a rite of passage, or the desire to carve an individual identity in a conformist culture." ... It distinguishes someone from the mainstream, it serves as a badge of identity and it can be a way for people to create an identity and a sense of community." ... Most non-pierced or non-tattooed people would agree that people are heading to the needle factory in order to claim their rebellious identit...
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