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?

Celebrities and Tattoos

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; The Disconnect

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

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…

Tattoo Etiquette; All About Respect

Look But Don't Touch; It Is With Tattoos as With Most Things: For a lot of people it might go without saying, but if you ask most tattooed people (especially women, sadly no surprise there), people really do not get this. It is really quite simple, it is all about respect. First of all, respecting… Continue reading Tattoo Etiquette; All About Respect