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|Title:||Display, Concealment, and Social Meaning of Body Ornamentation|
|Author(s):||Capraro, Vincent J.|
|Abstract:||This project aims to answer the following questions: Why do some people get tattoos? Why do some people conceal their tattoos? When does someone feel comfortable enough to wear tattoos out in the open? How does body ornamentation affect social acceptance, status, and hierarchy within the community? Based on four interviews, surveys, and participant observation, the study indicates that tattoo(s) can implicate social status and hierarchies. The results point to a stratification between people with tattoos and people without tattoos, but also to a stratification and hierarchal (or honor) system within the tattoo culture itself. People often conceal their tattoos in academic or professional context when they feel it would be perceived negatively.|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-08-20|
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