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PEREZ, Andrea Lissett. A identidade à flor da pele: etnografia da prática da tatuagem na contemporaneidade. Mana [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.1, pp. 179-206. ISSN 0104-9313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-93132006000100007.
This article provides a descriptive account of contemporary tattooing, based on a perspective that prioritizes the notion of practice, as well as the interactions and experiences involved in the process of being tattooed. The analysis attempts to rebuild a holistic view of tattooing, combining subjective processes and social dynamics as equally constitutive parts of this activity. Among the conclusions reached are: (a) the emergence of tattooing as a new aesthetic norm and a lived experience at the heart of the western society; and (b) the configuration of a new subjectivity, the tattooed, as an interactive, innovative, emotional and reflexive process in which the body is converted into a form of expressing and constructing the subject.
Keywords : Tattoo; Body; Subjectivity; Practice; Individual.