Description or Abstract
This audio documentary is about how women historically and currently use tattoos as a way of defining and empowering themselves. It draws similarities between Ancient Egyptian women’s and Arab women’s tattoo motifs. Women in the Arab world live in a patriarchal society and many try to break free of its hold. This audio documentary sheds light on a creative expression of resistance some girls have taken to: tattoos. These girls translated their independence into the form of a tattoo and the symbolism behind these tattoos are similar to motifs Ancient Egyptian women had behind their tattoos 5,000 years ago.
JRMC 4460, Tattoos, Art, Women, Feminism, Independence
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
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Ismail, Mariam, "Battle scars set in ink" (2018). Audiovisual Projects. 104.