Bodies of Inscription

Bodies of Inscription

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An ethnography of the tattoo community, tracing the practicea€™s transformation from a mostly male, working-class phenomenon to one adapted and propagated by a more middle-class movement in the period from the 1970s to the present.Some customers will try to bargain with the tattooist over prices (aquot;I could get my buddy to do this one for a six-pack, man! ... I have also witnessed men and women pulling down their pants or lifting up their shirts to show their homemade tattooanbsp;...

Title:Bodies of Inscription
Author:Margo DeMello
Publisher:Duke University Press - 2000-01


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