Body modifier on why horn implants and split tongues are not 'barbarism'
Nowadays Tattoos, piercing, and other body modifications are gaining more and more popularity among youth. However, sometimes those modifications (such as horn implants and split tongues) seem to be too much.
New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard claimed that people undergoing such procedures are likely to have some mental problems as they treat their bodies in a barbaric way.
He also pointed out that the beauty industry saloon must be examined as last year a young woman died to try to improve her breasts shape and another woman got serious injuries on her (now) disfigured genitals during the enhancement procedure.
The minister of Health said that first of all the mental health of those who decide to undergo those procedures should be checked as according to his opinion not every mentally stable person will take a risk of infections or injuries for things inserted in their bodies. Of course, he also mentioned that the industry, in general, must be safer to avoid pitiful cases.
Evidently, there are a lot of people who found that attitude unfair and biased. They are indignant because no one bans bad music, weird paintings, or cruel movies but judges people with unusual body modifications. They are sure as the artist is allowed to draw what he wants we should be allowed to do whatever we want with our bodies.
The South Wales Minister commented that for him it is not a matter of “discrimination”, but just his concerns about human health. He said that he wants to make sure that people who go through difficult times get help and not see various body modifications as the only way out.
Also as it is actually proven that somebody modifications cause serious health problems they should be restricted. The future restrictions will require a written consent and concern age.
According to Mr. Hazzard’s words people should clearly understand what risks they might face.