Beverly Yuen Thompson's Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body PDF

By Beverly Yuen Thompson

ISBN-10: 0814760007

ISBN-13: 9780814760000

ISBN-10: 081478920X

ISBN-13: 9780814789209

A small dolphin at the ankle, a black line at the back, a flower at the hip, or a child’s identify at the shoulder blade—among the ladies who make up the twenty percentage of all adults within the united states who've tattoos, those are by means of a ways the preferred  offerings. Tattoos like those are lovable, small, and will be simply hidden, and so they healthy correct in with society’s preconceived notions approximately what's ‘gender applicable’ for ladies. yet what approximately girls who're seriously tattooed? Or ladies who visibly put on imagery, like skulls, that may be perceived as masculine or grotesque while inked on their dermis?      


Drawing on autoethnography, and large interviews with seriously tattooed women, Covered in Ink provides perception into the more and more noticeable lifestyle of girls with tattoos. writer Beverly Thompson visits tattoos parlors, speaking to lady tattoo artists and the ladies they ink, and he or she attends tattoo conventions and pass over Tattoo pageants the place seriously tattooed ladies congregate to proportion their mutual love for the paintings shape. alongside the best way, she brings to lifestyles women’s love of ink, their very own offerings of tattoo paintings, and the which means tattooing has come to hold of their lives, in addition to their struggles with gender norms, employment discrimination, and relations rejection. Thompson reveals that, regardless of the stigma and social competition seriously tattooed ladies face, many suppose empowered through their tattoos and strongly think they're making a house for self-expression that still provides a good physique photograph. A riveting and particular study, Covered in Ink provides vital perception into the usually unseen global of girls and tattooing.

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