Vikki Patis is a writer and blogger at The Bandwagon, where she reviews books, interviews authors, and gives her opinions on a wide variety of topics, from feminism to fibromyalgia.
She currently has two published books: I Ink, Therefore I Am, and Weltanschauung, a collection of short stories.
“The harbinger, the oddball, the remaining twin… Weltanschauung seeks to open your eyes to different stories, set in different worlds and at different times, but with the same theme in mind: to make you question your worldview.
This collection of short stories traverses genres, introduces a variety of characters, and shines a light on some of our deepest fears.
Challenge your perceptions.”
I Ink, Therefore I Am: A Critical Analysis From A Criminological Perspective
“The word ‘tattoo’ comes from the Samoan word tatau, which means ‘open wound’, and so tattoos are defined as a ‘self-inflicted wound’ (McCarron 2008). They are a permanent mark made on the skin, and have been associated with both sailors and criminals for many decades, as well as the lower class (Fletcher 1971).” The purpose of this dissertation is to identify the negative perceptions of tattoos within society, and the consequences thereof. It focuses on many aspects within society, including the employment practices of the police and how these relate to their behaviour when dealing with tattooed members of society. The aim of this study is to ascertain whether individuals with tattoos are in fact treated differently by and within society, and whether a social stigma affects their life chances, such as obtaining employment.”
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