Covered in Ink [electronic resource] : Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body.

Author
Thompson, Beverly Yuen [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : NYU Press, 2015.
Description
1 online resource (360 p.)

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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? Drawing.
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Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Becoming Covered; 1. Sailors, Criminals, and Prostitutes: The History of a Lingering Tattoo Stigma; 2. "I Want to Be Covered": Heavily Tattooed Women Challenge the Dominant Beauty Culture; 3. "I ♥ Mom": Family Responses toward Tattooed Women; 4. "Covering" Work: Dress Code Policies, Tattoos, and the Law; 5. "Is the Tattoo Guy Here?": Women Tattoo Artists' Experience Working in a Male-Dominated Profession; 6. Tattoos Are Not for Touching: Public Space, Stigma, and Social Sanctions; Conclusion: Toward a Tattoo Etiquette
  • NotesIndex; About the Author
ISBN
  • 0814785999 (electronic bk.)
  • 9780814785997 (electronic bk.)
OCLC
951103392
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