Tattoos; Inherently Anti Capitalist:

Already when reading the headline above, many within and outside the tattooed community, may be confused perhaps even outraged. Especially among the US tattoo lovers, people reading this may be very outraged, but settle down, you may learn something quite interesting. Capitalism Loves Uniformity and Streamlining:  A fundamental and very easily observable fact about capitalism… Continue reading Tattoos; Inherently Anti Capitalist:

A Future Ambition for the Tattoo Community:

First and foremost, hello everyone, I know it has been a while. Life has been hectic and I have been working hard. In this post, I would like to talk about an ambition I have for the tattoo community, as an academic and a tattoo lover. It's a way I feel the tattoo community could… Continue reading A Future Ambition for the Tattoo Community:

Tattoos and Regret Continued:

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:

The Ambiguity of “Normal”

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”

Laws and Stigmas

Institutionalizing Stigmas, Old and New: For many, both in and outside of the tattoo community, it is pretty clear that to make the industry safe for everyone, some legislation is probably needed. In many countries around the world, like certain parts of the US, Canada, Sweden and others, positive steps are indeed being implemented, to… Continue reading Laws and Stigmas