Inked Lives: Tattoos, Identity, and Power

@inproceedings{GarciaMerritt2014InkedLT,
  title={Inked Lives: Tattoos, Identity, and Power},
  author={Gabriel Garcia-Merritt},
  year={2014}
}
Tattoos are culturally rich forms of self-expressio n and fulfillment, and hold power for their owners, both internally and externally. The p urpose of this study is to examine the ways, and the reasons, tattoos are important Body Documents of identity, as well as their perceived role in making their wearer distinct within specific cul tural environments. I examined this dynamic through a summer of participant observation and a s erie of interviews with participants within the Phoenix, Arizona… 

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