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Tattooing

  • By: Nicolas Guéguen & Andrea Bullock
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Tattooing is the practice of permanently marking the body by injecting indelible ink into the deep layers of the skin. Like other forms of body modification (e.g., piercing, scarification), tattooing has a long history in Eastern and Western cultures, where tattoos ...

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