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Matthew Bowen
3/30 Discussion
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:02pm
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For my issue paper, I am considering writing an argument on tattoos. My reason for wanting to write on this topic is so I can learn where both sides are coming from as far as tattoos in the workplace or in public. I have several tattoos and I think they are just works of art that represent something major in your life. Many other people feel this way also, and that is why you see people walking around covered in tattoos. This topic really interests me and I want to learn more about it. Maybe it will give me more reason to get another tattoo. One of the sides of the argument will be from those with tattoos, people who think there is not anything wrong with representing yourself through ink on your body. It’s similar to having your own style and wearing certain types of clothing, except it’s a permanent alteration to your body. The other side of the argument that I would be discussing is from the point of view of those who see them as stupid or “trashy” looking. People that think this way may be those in higher job positions, like your boss or business executives. While I do understand not allowing lots of body piercings or disrespectful tattoos in the workplace, I believe that a few should be allowed. While neck tattoos and facial piercings may be a little excessive, people should respect a tattoo sticking out from under someone’s shirt sleeve because chances are it means something to that person. I see tattoo’s as a very controversial topic in today’s world and believe it would be something good to write my paper about. Another topic that I was considering focusing on is the proposal to introduce hunting of coyotes and feral swine in North Carolina. While to some this may be a good idea, to others it is dangerous and very risky to do. I understand that this is a better time to hunt if you are someone who hunts these animals, but in turn it is a very unsafe practice and could result in many injuries or deaths. While I enjoy hunting, I am not a fan of this and wouldn’t mind writing an issue paper on it to learn and discuss both sides’ views.

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