The tattooed client – a phenomenological exploration of symbolic representations in Self-concept
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AbstractThis study’s primary research questions sought to explore Tattoo Narratives as an alternative approach to understanding a client’s phenomenological sense of Self. The author was also interested in understanding why some clients choose to immortalise significant life events with tattoos and the personal meaning they attach to it. The intension of this study was to examine whether any knowledge produced is of benefit to a counsellor, working with a tattooed client. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was employed in an in-depth study of a small sample of tattooed counsellors. Three master themes emerged, detailed by eight interlinking super-ordinate themes. Master themes were Self, Tattoo Narratives and Meaning Making of the Tattoo Narrative.
PublisherUniversity of Chester
TypeThesis or dissertation
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