In this article, we investigate permanence through exploring tattoo consumption in terms of the social-historical context of being tattooed
This article looks at two groups within the most elite realm of tattooing, tattoo collectors and tattooists, and identifies how they use both positive and negative deviants.
Inscriptions on the body, especially tattoo, scarification, and body paint, have been part of ethnographic literature since before the birth of anthropology as a discipline.
As the popularity of Victorian iconographies grew, it is unsurprising that the trend would be reflected in tattoo habits, and yet it is striking that neo-Victorianism manifests itself in tattooing not as a revival of Victorian tattoo practices, but in a reflection of what might loosely be called a Victorian “mood” in wider visual culture.
It is estimated that twenty-four percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 50 years-old have tattoos, while fourteen percent have body piercings.
Tattooing was once considered a deviant form of self-expression, and has now become a popular form of displaying one’s individuality in our society.
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