Lee Barron is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Northumbria.
By combining the philosophies of semiotics and phenomenonology along with his expertise in celebrity and popular cultures, Lee Barron examines the personal and social impacts of collecting tattoos for those in the United Kingdom. Tattoo Culture adds a powerful new ethnographic edition to the global focus on tattoo popularity in consumer societies. -- Beverly Yuen Thompson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Siena College, USA Lee Barron's Tattoo Culture: Theory and Contemporary Contexts is a fascinating new look at contemporary tattoo culture. Combining semiotic theory, phenomenology and ethnography, Tattoo Culture offers a welcome new contribution to the growing scholarly literature about a phenomenon that continues to attract--and repel--millions. -- Margo DeMello, Adjunct Professor, Anthrozoology Program, Canisius College