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Prairie & I Know It
Session at Soc. of American Archivists this year: “Coloring Outside the Lines: Tattoos as Personal Archives” (cont.)
"Humans have been recording a variety of information on their skins for as long as dermal records exist . Recent surveys indicate that 14% of Americans have one or more tattoos . In addition to their artistry, tattoos document personal and community histories, group relationships, and social affiliations . This session explores issues surrounding these records, which have both a permanent nature and an ephemeral nature." - Prairie & I Know It