Dress code again as it’s still quite controversial. One of the Ottawa Convention Centre workers got back to work but since we live in a small world these days, we know that such things happen all over the world. Examples? A German woman’s application to the police forces was denied due to a tattoo on a forearm. In Australia a man was asked to cover his tattoos while at a night club. The Time magazine and other magazines, too, ran articles on prejudice against body art and based them on an academic research and subsequent article titled ‘stigma of ink: tattoo attitudes among college students’ (the highlights being:
- Having a tattoo, tattooed friends and tattooed family members is correlated with less stigma against tattooed persons.
- Beliefs that tattooing involves health risks and pain is correlated with greater stigma against tattooed persons.
- Among tattooed and non-tattooed, older respondents are less likely to get a future tattoo.
- Among tattooed respondents a greater number of tattoos and greater coverage are correlated with greater experience of stigma and a greater commitment to current tattoos.
- Among tattooed respondents greater experience of stigma is correlated with greater concealment and greater likelihood of removal.)
Fortunately, it wasn’t all that depressing and ‘the whole world against us’ thanks to an article about a German heavily tattooed lawyer who seems to keep his cool about his own ink and the way the world treats him!
Kind of ironic: 2 in 1, a pre-school teacher and a tattooer – the principal doesn’t mind and she even got some publicity.
Lars Krutak’s book review in German: ‘Magical Tattoos and Scarification.’ Adds lots of depth to pop pulp of the many modern tattoos 😉
It’d certainly unusual and allowed me to refresh my very rusty Swedish: a needle lost in a tattooer’s body 40 years ago finally removed (in Swedish). Hard to believe actually!
Eye candy for men: a German magazine Tattoo Erotica celebrates 10 years anniversary (kind of sexist cover – why there aren’t that many tattooed guys on the magazine covers? and liberating as body art can be, it still objectifies women in many ways!) and a short story of the Suicide Girls.