Body modification: related to low self-esteem?

I've noticed that most of the people that I know who get tattoos and piercings have low self-esteem? Is it true for all people with body mods, or just a coincidence? Also, I'm not talking about people who just have their ears or their nose pierced.. I'm talking about the people with strange/unusual and many piercings and tattoos?

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  1. kelly Says:

    Just because most of the people you personally know have low self-esteem doesn’t mean all of us do.
    You’ve met a very, very, very, very small handful of our culture and judging all of us based on that is just plain ignorant.
    I have a lot of “unusual” piercings and as well as tattoos and I love myself, thank you very much.

  2. ? Says:

    I don’t think its a point of self esteem issues, I think its just an attention getter. Something to show off. If its a self esteem issue, they should think of the percent of people who do not care for the strange look.

  3. Jasmine Quiroz-perez Says:

    Not at all . Body modifications are a form of self expression . I have multiple piercings and tattoos and I don’t have low self esteem. I have a lot of pride . Before I starting getting into piercings / tattoos , I’ve had a normal self esteem .

  4. Nein Says:

    When you say body modification, be aware that you’re also addressing plastic surgery, body building to things as simple as putting on make-up to how you wear your clothes and put up/down your hair.

    I’m assuming you’re talking about people like LizardMan, Bear and Stalking Cat, yet all of these people are incredibly happy with who they are and what they’ve done with their bodies. I don’t know anyone with very serious body modifications (as far as piercings/tattoos go) that has low self-esteem as body modification can help you become the you that you always wanted to be.

    I don’t have many piercings (no tattoos yet as i’m a minor), however i can say that my piercings have improved my self-esteem. My piercings gave me the feeling of a fresh start, a new beginning, a new identity, a new me. I had no idea a piercing could do so much emotional changes to a person, it did far more for me than any therapy session(s) had.

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