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Covered in Ink – "Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body" - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Covered in Ink: "Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body"

Beverly Yuen Thompson


Coveredin Ink’s main objective is to present the experience of heavily tattooed women: their love of ink as well as their experiences of prejudice from strangers, family, employers, and media representations. While other books and media focus exclusively on the tattoo designs, Covered Women takes a macro-sociological approach to understanding heavily tattooed women in society as they struggle with gender norms, employment discrimination, family rejection, and social stigma. Women’s experiences within the tattoo community are so very rarely mentioned within tattoo books; therefore, a book devot ... More

Keywords: women, tattoos, stigma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760000
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beverly Yuen Thompson, author
Siena College