1. How do tattoos violate (or confirm) certain formal or informal norms?
2. What are some possible consequences for these transgressions?
3. How can concepts like cultural relativism and ethnocentrism be applied to certain styles of tattoos?
4. Do you think that tattoos are more subcultural or countercultural?
5. Have cultural views of tattooing changed over time? How so? Why do you think this?