Tatttoos and Stigma; Who Needs to Make the Next Move?

In this article, I once again would like to talk about tattoos, tattoo culture and stigma. However, despite how this is also a message to my fellow tattoo lovers and collectors out there, non tattooed people may learn something as well. I also hope that any readers may see, that what I propose here, can… Continue reading Tatttoos and Stigma; Who Needs to Make the Next Move?

Realizing Certain Things:

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:

Kristensen’s Laws of Humanity

A Law Inspired by Sociological Theory and the Work of Asimov: As the subheading above says, my law of humanity (hence why it carries my last name), is heavily inspired by Asimov's "Law of Robotics" which goes as follows: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to… Continue reading Kristensen’s Laws of Humanity

The Importance of Sociology…

... In Regards to Tattoo Research and Culture; The Many Perspectives: Through my career so far, as a sociologist with an expertise in tattoos, I have experienced a certain reaction. Basically, it is people, both within and outside the tattoo community, questioning the importance of sociology, in regards to tattoos (as well as embodied identity… Continue reading The Importance of Sociology…