Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tattoo Assumptions - Can You Lovely Bloggers Help?

For my Creative Writing degree I'm currently planning a life writing project that looks at how tattoos are accepted within our society, especially if you happen to be a tattooed woman. I'm going to interview my female tattoo artist (whilst being tattooed myself!) and a heavily tattooed young woman about how they are treated when looking for jobs, walking about on the street and just by people in general.
I also plan to interview an employer on their views about tattoos and I'm hoping to go to a really high end place to do this, perhaps a posh jewellers or something!
Basically I am just after YOUR opinions on tattoos and how they have affected you/ what you think of them - anything you can say about tattoos is good. If I'm going to use your comment within my piece I shall inform you, although it's still very much in the planning and research stages at the moment.
So let me know what you think, even if you don't have any tattoos your opinion will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks guys!


  1. Hiya!
    My friend interviewed me about my tattoos and social acceptance etc for her Uni dissertation. I can ask her to email you a copy if you like?
    Also, having reserarched Tattooed women as part of an exhibition I helped curate, one book to get your hands on would be: Bodies of Subversion:

    Amazing book!!

    Hope this helps xx

  2. Oh wow thank you! How helpful. I'd love to have a copy of her dissertation! My email is
    Thanks for the great advice x

  3. I have 3 tattoss - 2 of them I really don't like anymore, 1 especially I hate. I do wish now I would have listened to my parents and thought more about what to get and not just for the heck of it. But I as young...

    Generally I think that tattoos are fully accepted. To be honest I think it is much rarer these days to find a person between 25 and 35 who is not tattooed.

  4. I'll be very interested to read this!

    It might be a little backward, but I do think there are a several professions where you shouldn't have tattoos on the hands, face or neck, etc. For example, if you're a doctor or work for the police. Sadly, people do judge you if you're tattooed, and those are the sorts of jobs where you really don't need that. Its a shame in a way, as it doesn't affect your ability to do your job - however, you can't have 'thug life' tattooed on your knuckles and be expected to take care of/arrest someone, no?

    The only tatts that bother me personally, apart from poorly done ones, are offensive ones. I just... no. I don't need to see a vagina poking out of your armpit. Bleh.

  5. Hey!
    I just started a blog talking about women and tattoos. I'd love to participate in your project if you still need folks to contribute.