Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education (PhD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
David D. Christian
Erin K. Popejoy
Second Committee Member
Kristin K. Higgins
Third Committee Member
Merry Lynn Moiseichik
Adlerian theory, Counseling, Interpersonal, Lifestyle, Narrative, Tattoos
Much research has been done on tattoos and on those who acquire them, but most of the research has focused on negative correlations that might exist with people who have tattoos. This current research, however, showed that people’s tattoo narratives can relate to how they view self, others, and the world, and to how they approach life. A narrative approach to qualitative research was used, and ten people participated in the study. Participants’ views of self, others, and the world were discussed as these views emerged from the narratives. Their possible approaches to life were also addressed. Themes that emerged across participants were then considered. Implications for counseling practice and counselor education were also discussed.
McCarty, Danny Lane, "Tattoo Narratives and Counseling" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 3344.