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Covered in ink. Tattoos, women and the politics of the body.

Author: Beverly Yuen Thompson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press 2015.
Series: Alternative criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A small dolphin on the ankle, a black line on the lower back, a flower on the hip, or a child’s name on the shoulder blade - among the women who make up the twenty percent of all adults in the USA who have tattoos, these are by far the most popular choices. Tattoos like these are cute, small, and can be easily hidden, and they fit right in with society’s preconceived notions about what is ‘gender  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Yuen Thompson
ISBN: 9780814760000 0814760007
OCLC Number: 917363000
Description: 224 pages.
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Becoming Covered 1 1. Sailors, Criminals, and Prostitutes: The History of a Lingering Tattoo Stigma 21 2. "I Want to Be Covered": Heavily Tattooed Women Challenge the Dominant Beauty Culture 35 3. "I Mom": Family Responses toward Tattooed Women 65 4. "Covering" Work: Dress Code Policies, Tattoos, and the Law 89 5. "Is the Tattoo Guy Here?": Women Tattoo Artists' Experience Working in a Male-Dominated Profession 122 6. Tattoos Are Not for Touching: Public Space, Stigma, and Social Sanctions 151 Conclusion: Toward a Tattoo Etiquette 177 Notes 183 Index 199 About the Author 207
Series Title: Alternative criminology series.
Responsibility: Beverly Yuen Thompson.

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A small dolphin on the ankle, a black line on the lower back, a flower on the hip, or a child’s name on the shoulder blade - among the women who make up the twenty percent of all adults in the USA who have tattoos, these are by far the most popular choices. Tattoos like these are cute, small, and can be easily hidden, and they fit right in with society’s preconceived notions about what is ‘gender appropriate’ for women. But what about women who are heavily tattooed? Or women who visibly wear imagery, like skulls, that can be perceived as masculine or ugly when inked on their skin? 0Drawing on autoethnography, and extensive interviews with heavily tattooed women, 'Covered in Ink' provides insight into the increasingly visible subculture of women with tattoos. Author Beverly Thompson visits tattoos parlors, talking to female tattoo artists and the women they ink, and she attends tattoo conventions and Miss Tattoo pageants where heavily tattooed women congregate to share their mutual love for the art form. Along the way, she brings to life women’s love of ink, their very personal choices of tattoo art, and the meaning tattooing has come to carry in their lives, as well as their struggles with gender norms, employment discrimination, and family rejection. Thompson finds that, despite the stigma and social opposition heavily tattooed women face, many feel empowered by their tattoos and strongly believe they are creating a space for self-expression that also presents a positive body image.

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"In this book, Beverly Yuen Thompson serves up asophisticated sociology of the skin. From street interactions and familyperceptions to legal constraints and workplace dynamics, she shows how theworld Read more...

 
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