Ear Plugs

What do tattoos, makeup, piercings, shapewear, and Instagram filters all have in common? All of these devices are used by people to alter their appearance to better fit a beauty standard that has been set by culture. Different cultures have different ideas of what makes a person beautiful. These standards often encourage people to alter their bodies to better fit the society’s understanding of beauty. While some alterations may seem more extreme than others, it is important to note that the cultural perspective you come from influences your perception of what is “normal.”