Tattoos: Marks of meaning
Thursday 22 July 2010, 19.00-20.30
Why do people get tattoos? And how does their motivation affect
the location, type and style of tattoo they choose?
This event explores the motivations and meanings behind
tattoos - both for the tattooed individual and for society.
Join us to investigate tattoo history, culture and psychology.
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted
Dr Sharon Cahill,
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East London
Gemma Angel, PhD student, UCL, researching
the Wellcome tattoo collection in the Science Museum
Sean 'Woody' Wood, tattooist and laser remover,
This event is free.
Book now to receive an e-ticket
The winner of our
tattoo competition will be announced
on the same evening as this event and the winning design will be
tattooed live, outside our Skin exhibition. There is no need to
book to see the live tattooing or the exhibition, please just come
along between 18.00-22.00.
Further information about our speakers:
Sharon Cahill studied undergraduate psychology
at the University of Teesside and her PhD was completed in 2002
(Glasgow Caledonian University) entitled 'Women's Experience(s) of
Anger: Social and personal perceptions' using Q-methodology and a
thematic discourse analysis. Her research interests stem from
feminism, issues of power and giving voice to those not
tradtionally heard in Psychology.
Gemma Angel, studied Fine Art with
History of Art at the University of Leeds whilst training as a
tattooist, before going on to complete a Masters in Visual
Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She is a
current AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award holder with UCL History
of Art Department and the Science Museum London. Her doctoral
thesis is concerned with a collection of 300 dry-prepared tattooed
skins owned by the Wellcome Collection and originating in late
Woody has been tattooing professionally for 20
years and has established a business in tattooing, body piercing
and laser tattoo removal which is world renowned. He has written
various articles for 'Skin Deep' magazine, and a long article about
tattoo removal which was published in the second edition of the
'Tattoo Masters' magazine. Some of this article was also
used in the publication 'Tattoo Bible'.