Hearing stories of love, life, laughter, and loss by persons with tattoos motivated me to create an online community and resource for persons with tattoos, researchers, tattooists, storytellers, and curious others. As a person with commemorative tattoos and a sociologist at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I knew this was a project I did not want to do alone, nor could I do alone. The Tattoo Project is a community effort that will continue to have collective rewards. Thus far, our Project team consists of persons with commemorative tattoos and researchers. We invite you to join us in creating a digital archive for your tattoo photos and the stories they represent.
Hoping you join us,
Deborah Davidson, for The Tattoo Project Team