Inking Immortality: Exploring the Relations Between (Tattooed) Bodies, Time, and the Permanence/Change Dialectic

Chloe Steadman, University of Manchester, UK
Emma Banister, University of Manchester, UK
Dominic Medway , University of Manchester, UK
We explore the relations between bodies and time within the context of tattooing. Our informants’ bodies were experienced as out of control, or used to negotiate control over the permanence/change dialectic by crafting symbolic legacies for the self/others. We contribute embodied understandings of time, and insights into (im)permanence and consumption.
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Chloe Steadman, Emma Banister, and Dominic Medway (2016) ,"Inking Immortality: Exploring the Relations Between (Tattooed) Bodies, Time, and the Permanence/Change Dialectic", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 637-638.