WWHI Intervention: Can You See The Connections?
Date of intervention: 9th May - 11th May
I can always spot the connection between tattooing and psychological well-being. It has always been an intuition until I did my research.
The seven fundamental reasons for people getting tattoos are:
Recording the characteristic features of life.
To decorate the body.
To protest authority.
Seeking for belonging.
To visually attack others.
To create body art.
Lemma, A. (2010) Under the Skin, A Psychoanalytic Study of Body Modification, London:
Fox, B. (Director). (2012). The Skin I'm In [Video file]. Broderick Fox. Retrieved April 12, 2020, from Kanopy.
The six-factor model of psychological well-being including:
Purpose in life
Positive relations with others
Seifert, T. A. (2005). The Ryff scales of psychological well-being. Assessment Notes
I did an intervention by put those factors together on the same sheet and invite people to draw the connections. The interesting thing is everyone seemed to see things a bit differently but by doing so, my target audiences start to think about the connections between those two disciplines.