Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Business Administration

First Advisor

Lawrence Wheeler

Subjects

Tattooing -- United States -- Psychological aspects, Tattooing -- Social aspects -- United States, Body art

DOI

10.15760/honors.133

Abstract

The intent of this study is to examine the "self-help tattoo," specifically the sub-genre of the self-help tattoo, known as the memorial tattoo in scholarly literature. Over the past few decades, tattoos became increasingly popular within the United States' middle- and upper-class communities. The widespread use and increasing acceptance of such body art in Western society have invited researchers in many scholarly fields to interpret the memorial tattoo's meaning. This study finds that the memorial tattoo is conceptualized differently across scholarly fields and there isn't an overarching theoretical framework that all scholars follow.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Business Finance

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15593

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