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The Meaning of Tattoo and Lesbian Couples: A Phenomenology Study

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Background: Lesbian phenomenon is considered as a deviant behavior and not accordant with the religion norms by most people. This is further exacerbated by the presence of tattoos on lesbians. The description of tattoos are not just a picture attached to any part of their body, each image showing the characters of a lesbian with each label, either as butch, femme or as andro. This study aimed to analyze the meaning of the tattoo on the lesbian couple. Methods: This study used a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. The subjects were lesbian couple who live in the district of Jember, which is made up of lesbian labeled as femme and lesbian labeled as butch and had a relationship as GF (Girl Friend) or in the term of the heterosexual as a lover. The primary data was collected in two ways, participant observation of subjects that was conducted by blending directly with members of the lesbian community and depth interviews. Results: The results showed that lesbian couple who had a relationship as GF for 6 years, began their relationship at the time when DV (22 years old) asked help AY (22 years old) to draw a tattoo on his arm. The subject decision to keep drawing a tattoo on their body is more as a symbol of intimate interpersonal relationships. Conclusion: The selection of a lock and key picture illustrates the meaning of their tattoo as a form of intimate relationship between them as a lesbian couple.
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Keywords: Lesbian Couple; Phenomenology Study; Tattoo

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, Science Faculty of Public Health University of Jember, Indonesia

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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