Analysis: Tattoo 11



j wearer: woman
j location on body: entire back, neck
j colours: unknown
j design: Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
j text: diva
j approximate size: 50 cm x 50 cm
j probable method/materials: electric tattoo machine; ink

j visibility: not visible to wearer; can be easily hidden under shirt (depending on type of shirt); display of tattoo at the wearer’s discretion
j‘contemporary’/’biker’ tattoo design
j how perceived: female power; queen; ‘the fairest of them all’

j historical/cultural context: late 20th century United States; lesbian culture
j symbolic meanings: feminine/dyke power; inclusion to a community/culture




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-image: Jill Jordan, Date Unknown (Mifflin 1997:149)-