(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
Developing Identity explores how tattoos affect personal identity through a series of self-portrait photographs in which I am performing as different characters that draw from aspects of my identity. I am interested in how tattoos inform the way people perceive an individual's identity and how having tattoos changes the way people perceive themselves. By superimposing tattoos on my body in self-portrait photographs with Adobe® Photoshop®, I am able to explore how a variety of tattoos affect my identity and hope to discover how that identity is perceived. With my performance for each identity I am attempting to gain insight into how an individual with the coinciding tattoos might perceive themselves and act.
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