I’d like a map, please.
At this stage in my research, I have completed the following:
- Completed two in-person interviews
- Completed two online interviews
- Received two extra e-mails from teachers with tattoos stating their experience
- Attended the Skindustry Expo in Allentown, PA
- Read articles pertaining to tattoos
- Researched videos that pertain to tattoos (emphasis on YouTube)
- Have made arrangements to meet with a tattoo artist at a local parlor and have him walk me through a routine visit
After pooling responses from both the in-person and online interviews, one thing is clear: I would like a map, please.
After speaking with an administrator and a teacher for my in-person interviews and corresponding with two teachers with tattoos via e-mail, I have noticed a pattern: tattoos are not Public Enemy number 1. The teachers commented on how they have never had a bad experience with having a tattoo, and one teacher went as far as explaining how she uses having a tattoo as a learning experience for her students.
Thus, I am thinking about putting a positive spin on my article on tattoos in education. Before, I planned on fighting for the idea that having a tattoo doesn’t make one less capable. Yet, it seems a lot of people are already there. So, I will jump ahead with that mentality and comment on just how positive tattoos can be in education.
I already have quotes from people who are okay with teachers having tattoos. Now, I am working towards getting a balanced article by getting quotes from people who are adamantly against tattoos (perhaps in general, or perhaps strictly on teachers).
I am feeling somewhat apprehensive about the direction of my article. All of the research is spinning before me like a whirlpool, and it is overwhelming. I would love thoughts and feedback on my plan for discussing the positives of tattoos in education. Thanks for your help!