Thesis Title

Tattoo Significance Among Woment

Graduation Date

Spring 1993

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Degree Granting Institution

Notre Dame de Namur University

Program Name

Art Therapy


This paper has presented the significance of tattoos for women. Responses from individual women bearing tattoos have provided pertinent information regarding the symbology of the tattoo as an art-form. Questionnaire responses of nine Californian women represented a limited sample of the tattooed women population in California. Extensive questionnaire responses provided in depth information regarding contemporary women's' need for personal choice and individual freedom.