Submission Title

The Tattoo Taboo Project

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Mass Communication

Description

The Tattoo Taboo Project is a journalism project consisting of three personality profiles focused on people with tattoos. It is an online, multimedia project, consisting of articles, photos, and interactive features. These stories aim to inform readers that the art of tattooing is a physical form of cultural and personal expression. Tattoos have significant meaning for people across the world and yet are often frowned on by others, rather than seen as a form of expression. People from a plethora of cultures express themselves through their tattoos. This project delves into the history of certain tattooing traditions and the significance of tattoos for people who have them. The three profiles featured on the Tattoo Taboo Project shed light on the tattoo tradition among sailors, the tattoo tradition among Polynesians, and the challenges of having tattoos in the workplace. Each profile is accompanied by photos of the tattoos of the profile subject. Rather than being a reflection of a person’s character, tattoos should be seen as art.

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The Tattoo Taboo Project

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

The Tattoo Taboo Project is a journalism project consisting of three personality profiles focused on people with tattoos. It is an online, multimedia project, consisting of articles, photos, and interactive features. These stories aim to inform readers that the art of tattooing is a physical form of cultural and personal expression. Tattoos have significant meaning for people across the world and yet are often frowned on by others, rather than seen as a form of expression. People from a plethora of cultures express themselves through their tattoos. This project delves into the history of certain tattooing traditions and the significance of tattoos for people who have them. The three profiles featured on the Tattoo Taboo Project shed light on the tattoo tradition among sailors, the tattoo tradition among Polynesians, and the challenges of having tattoos in the workplace. Each profile is accompanied by photos of the tattoos of the profile subject. Rather than being a reflection of a person’s character, tattoos should be seen as art.