What is the problem with regretting a tattoo? That is a question that I along with other people in the tattoo community, and I would imagine other researchers looking at tattoos, have (hopefully), asked themselves. It is something which I have given much thought lately, as well as previously in my research, and I would… Continue reading Tattoos and Regret Continued:
A Convention Like Love Letter to the Tattoo Community: This year I finally got to attend an event that I have been longing to attend, ever since I studied in England back in the early 10's. I got to attend the awesome Brighton Tattoo Convention 2019. It was the 12th time this annual tattoo event… Continue reading The Brighton Tattoo Convention 2019
Celebrities get away with a lot more than the rest of us when it comes to tattoos, yet they also help create more acceptance.
Tattoo Regret; When You Lose the Connection to Your Ink: Tattoo regret is at the same time quite a lot simpler and still a fair bit more complicated, than most people would think. At least what I have found through my own research on the topic (these last 8-9 years) within sociology (social sciences in… Continue reading Tattoo Regret; The Disconnect
Realizing; I May Never Become a Professor: I recently found out after many years focusing on my academics more than anything, even while working in the tattoo community. That my PhD dream may (probably wont) never happen. It is mainly because of bureaucratic rules, certainly not a lack of sociological theories to work on. Of… Continue reading Realizing Certain Things:
The Nature of Normal: We all know the expression or rather, the word normal. Usually, in just about any science or context, it refers to something that occurs most often. However, the way we use it socially and culturally, doesn't necessarily mean that. Admittedly, it is derived from the more basic definition, that I just… Continue reading The Ambiguity of “Normal”
Tattoos; It's Okay For Them To Age: This post is in part inspired by a post on Instagram by @Yallzee, an awesome tattoo collector and lover, as well as by some of my own experiences and ideas. First to explain the post by Yallzee and what inspired me in it: In the post Yallzee shows… Continue reading Tattoos; A Piece of History In Your Skin