BBC News—So why do “normal” people get tattoos?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7034500.stm (Links to an external site.)
PBS—Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo
http://www.pbs.org/skinstories/stories/index.html (Links to an external site.)
Considering Chapter 5 and the online materials on “tattooing,” discuss the following:
What is “culture”?
How does culture pertain to our bodies?
How particularly does culture pertain to our bodies in regard to tattooing and to the various other ways – such as dress, hairstyle, makeup, body form – of expressing our identities by means of our bodies?