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
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
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