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Vi har valt vår färg: En antropologisk studie om ansiktstatueringar

Barte, Jenny LU (2015) SANK02 20151
Social Anthropology
Abstract
In my study within social anthropology I try to find the answer to why people chose to do a tattoo in their face. I start out with investigating the history of tattoos from traditional tribal tattoos, to sailor´s and criminal´s tradition of tattooing and finally to members of contemporary subcultures. Tattoos have become more and more common within the mainstream culture in Sweden today. Tattoos that can be covered under a shirt is more common, and visible tattoos on hands and neck are becoming seen more often. People with facial tattoos are seen less frequently and they trigger questions and stereotypes within the beholder. Through semi-structured interviews with ten persons with facial tattoos or working as tattoo artists, I will try to... (More)
In my study within social anthropology I try to find the answer to why people chose to do a tattoo in their face. I start out with investigating the history of tattoos from traditional tribal tattoos, to sailor´s and criminal´s tradition of tattooing and finally to members of contemporary subcultures. Tattoos have become more and more common within the mainstream culture in Sweden today. Tattoos that can be covered under a shirt is more common, and visible tattoos on hands and neck are becoming seen more often. People with facial tattoos are seen less frequently and they trigger questions and stereotypes within the beholder. Through semi-structured interviews with ten persons with facial tattoos or working as tattoo artists, I will try to figure out opinions about facial tattoos, choice of symbols and strategies to handle others people´s stereotypes. (Less)
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Barte, Jenny LU
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SANK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Socialantropologi Tatuering Stigma Freaks Identitet
language
Swedish
id
8564213
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2016-01-21 12:08:31
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  abstract     = {In my study within social anthropology I try to find the answer to why people chose to do a tattoo in their face. I start out with investigating the history of tattoos from traditional tribal tattoos, to sailor´s and criminal´s tradition of tattooing and finally to members of contemporary subcultures. Tattoos have become more and more common within the mainstream culture in Sweden today. Tattoos that can be covered under a shirt is more common, and visible tattoos on hands and neck are becoming seen more often. People with facial tattoos are seen less frequently and they trigger questions and stereotypes within the beholder. Through semi-structured interviews with ten persons with facial tattoos or working as tattoo artists, I will try to figure out opinions about facial tattoos, choice of symbols and strategies to handle others people´s stereotypes.},
  author       = {Barte, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Socialantropologi Tatuering Stigma Freaks Identitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vi har valt vår färg: En antropologisk studie om ansiktstatueringar},
  year         = {2015},
}