Process and Meaning in 'Getting a Tattoo’
ABSTRACT - This paper explores the nature of customer interactions and the development of client/provider relationships in the tattoo industry, a rapidly growing service that has seen an increase in demand for its 'products over the last two decades and a cultural shift from the deviant to the mainstream. Through the use of a qualitative methodology the identified themes of 'information search, 'approval, 'interpersonal skills, 'trust building and mutual involvement 'becoming a collector and 'developing a sense of loyalty are discussed.
Christina Goulding, John Follett, Michael Saren, and Pauline MacLaren (2004) ,"Process and Meaning in 'Getting a Tattoo’", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 31, eds. Barbara E. Kahn and Mary Frances Luce, Valdosta, GA : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 279-284.
Christina Goulding, University of Wolverhampton
John Follett, University of Wolverhampton
Michael Saren, University of Stratchclyde
Pauline MacLaren, De Montfort University
NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 31 | 2004
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