Tattoos and the interaction process: managing a tattooed identity

dc.contributor.advisor David Schweingruber
dc.contributor.advisor Brian Monahan
dc.contributor.advisor Anastasia Prokos
dc.contributor.author Sween, Molly
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2018-08-22T15:29:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:44:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:44:22Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The practice of tattooing is something which has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years. Once something deemed worthy for only the lower-class echelons of society, tattooing is now practiced by those from a wide variety of classes, statuses, and demographic compositions. After providing a brief account of the historical and contemporary views associated with tattooing, this paper will discuss the ways in which tattooed individuals manage and negotiate their tattooed identity in relation to audience perceptions and expectations. It is argued that through utilizing various forms of identity work and impression management techniques, an individual's tattooed identity is activated or deactivated dependent upon the interaction process with others.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/15418/
dc.identifier.articleid 16417
dc.identifier.contextkey 7028864
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16645
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/15418
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/69049
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Sociology;
dc.title Tattoos and the interaction process: managing a tattooed identity
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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