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Guide to the Chicano Tattoo Body Art Collection CEMA 98
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  • Title: Chicano Tattoo Body Art Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 98
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet 1 half-size document box
    Date: ca. 1970s
    Location note: Del Norte

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    No known provenance

    Legal Status note

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Processing Information note

    Collection processed by Michelle Wilder, May 24, 2004

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection began with the acquisition of a set of 71 slides (the photographer is unknown) that suggest a possible ethnocentric study on gang life in San Gabriel Valley, California. Included in the slides are images of tattoos and tattooing, as well as images of picnics, confrontations with police, graffiti, and group shots. Also included in the collection is an article from the San Diego Union-Tribune on the meaning of tattoos and tattooing.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Body piercing
    Mexican American youth -- California -- San Gabriel River Valley -- Social life and customs
    Tattooing -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
    Tattooing in art