Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture: Special Issue - Fashioning Skin: the Process and Practice of Tattoo

Special edition: Fashioning skin: The process and practice of tattooWhile the cultural significance of the self-fashioning of tattoo has been increasingly recognised, the bulk of material on the subject has focused on the consumers, rather than the producers of these cultural signs. This special edition brings a long overdue focus on the tattooist as cultural agent and provocateur, and on the process and practice of tattoo. Contributors from the UK, Australia, Samoa and the Cook Islands explore the changing faces and fascinations of tattooing from the intimacy of a brother's kitchen, to the global reaches of a diasporic community. Indexed by the IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences); the DAAI (Design and Applied Arts Index); ARTbibliographies Modern; H.W. Wilson Art Index and H.W. Wilson Omnifile Index; the Anthropological Index Online (AIO) of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; Sociological abstracts; ISI Web of Science/Arts & Humanities Citation Index and ISI Current Contents Connect/Arts & Humanities (THOMSON); and the MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography