In South Korea, tattoos are commonly viewed as satanic corruptions of the temple of one’s bodies. One way that South Korea’s legal system discourages tattoos through overwhelming obstacles is by requiring tattoo artists to possess medical doctor’s licenses.
Author: Marianna Schroeder
Marianna Schroeder is an undergraduate sociology student at UCLA and previously attended Saddleback College. Topics that interest her include social inequalities and stratification, crime and deviance, education, gender and sexuality, and global issues.
These catastrophic floods that began in October are a result of a perfect storm of typhoons sweeping through Asia from east to west, creating some of the country’s most severe floods in decades.
Embedded within engagement rings, necklaces, and bracelets around the world, diamonds symbolize a $81.4 billion-a-year industry juxtaposing Afican mines containing 65% of the world’s diamonds, and elegant jewelry retail salerooms. Rooted within these jewels, however, are political strife and human rights violations surrounding the process of their manufacture in Angola, Sierra Leone, and most prevalently the Democratic Republic of […]