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Be tattooist, be artist: a sociological analysis about the artification of tattoo process in São Paulo

Grant number: 16/21546-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Jorge Leite Júnior
Grantee:Beatriz Patriota Pereira
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This research proposes an empiric study about artification of tattoo process and start with the question: what are the strategies and the discourses actuated by tattooists for the practice be artified? So, its objective is an understanding of the power relations add*the negotiations between the tattooists in the knowledge construction about the artification of tattoo. And the proposes are: to analyze how was materially the association between tattoo and art in the areas of production, mediation and reception; to understand how are the negotiated dimensions by tattooists in the construction of artistic value of tattoo; and, finally, to reflect how the generation, gender, race and classe diferences are reaffirmed, reiterated or questioned in the tattoo field in São Paulo. These purposes will be achieved through a participant observation in the institutions that discuss tattoo as art (conventions, workshops, events, museums, expositions, studios, sites and magazines), semi structured interviews with tattooists inserted in the artification of tattoo process in São Paulo and a bibliographic research about body modification and art. (AU)

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