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It can be quite difficult to have your creativity on tap : balancing client expectations and artistic practice in the tattoo industry

Barbour, Kim 2013, It can be quite difficult to have your creativity on tap : balancing client expectations and artistic practice in the tattoo industry, in Projections - Proceedings of WCCA'2013 - VI World Congress on Communication and Arts, COPEC – Science and Education Research Council, Geelong, Vic., pp. 2-7.

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Title It can be quite difficult to have your creativity on tap : balancing client expectations and artistic practice in the tattoo industry
Author(s) Barbour, Kim
Conference name World Congress on Communication and Arts (6th : 2013 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 4-7 Apr. 2013
Title of proceedings Projections - Proceedings of WCCA'2013 - VI World Congress on Communication and Arts
Editor(s) da Rocha Brito, Claudio
Ciampi, Melany M.
Publication date 2013
Conference series World Congress on Communication and Arts
Start page 2
End page 7
Total pages 6
Publisher COPEC – Science and Education Research Council
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) online persona
tattoo
artistic persona
Summary Tattoo artists work in a commission structure. Their artistic practice, possibly more than in any other creative career, requires the complete approval of the client prior to the creation of the final work. An unsatisfactory tattoo cannot be on-sold, discarded or easily replaced. Rarely can a tattooer practice their art without external participation. Therefore, tattoo artists come up with a number of strategies to manage their client base to ensure that the art they are asked to create satisfies both the client and their own artistic skills and preferences. Drawing on phenomenological research conducted for my PhD investigating artistic persona, this paper will explore the strategies tattoo artists use to construct their portfolios, manage the tattoo consultation and design process, and develop their own artistic skills, in order to build a successful and rewarding career in the tattoo industry.
ISSN 2317-1707
Language eng
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, COPEC – Science and Education Research Council
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051835

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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