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dc.contributor.advisorParnell, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Leana*
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-25T11:18:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-25T11:18:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/314611
dc.description.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.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjecttattoo narrativeen
dc.subjectsense of selfen
dc.subjectphenomenologyen
dc.subjectcounsellingen
dc.subjectlife eventsen
dc.subjectmeaning makingen
dc.titleThe tattooed client – a phenomenological exploration of symbolic representations in Self-concepten
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
html.description.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.


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