Tattooed female bodies: Considerations from the literature

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Dann, Charlotte, Callaghan, Jane and Fellin, L. 2016. Tattooed female bodies: Considerations from the literature. Psychology of Women Section Review. 18 (1), pp. 43-51.
AuthorsDann, Charlotte, Callaghan, Jane and Fellin, L.
Abstract

In this article, we present an overview of literature that explores tattooed female bodies. Focusing particularly on literature on femininities and embodiment, we consider how tattooed women’s bodies are read culturally, and the implications of this reading for our further understanding of the social construction of femininities. We explore how hegemonic notions of femininities and embodiment intersect in our cultural reading of women’s tattooed bodies. To conclude, we look at how femininities and embodiment are important in under- standing how femininity is constituted, how women experience their tattooed bodies differently, and what this means in terms of how the body is read culturally.

JournalPsychology of Women Section Review
Journal citation18 (1), pp. 43-51
ISSN1466-3724
2396-8796
Year2016
PublisherBritish Psychological Society
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Print08 Feb 2016
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Deposited10 Feb 2017
Accepted08 Feb 2016
Copyright informationThis is a pre-publication version of the following article: Dann, C., Callaghan, J. and Fellin, L., 2016. Tattooed female bodies: Considerations from the literature. Psychology of Women Section Review, 18(1), pp.43-51.
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