Light purple logo/background with dark purple text that reads "Healing Tattoo"

Do you have a tattoo that has helped you heal and/or grow as a person?


Healing tattoos are those that people obtain in order to:

  • celebrate

  • challenge

  • disrupt and/or

  • (re)claim

an aspect of themselves and/or of social phenomena.


We are investigating the experience and meaning of tattoos that have a healing effect for their wearers.