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TSQ (2024) 11 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Zhi (Yu) Lu; Ren-yo Hwang; Christopher Joseph Lee Abstract Special issue editors Ren-yo Hwang and Christopher Joseph Lee interview Zhi (Yu) Lu (@hotbirdbath), a trans Han/Hakka artist working in tattoo and other media as a collaborative sculptural practice, and an organizer with Trans Revolutionary...
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Published: 01 February 2024
Figure 1. Zhi Lu, “testosterone shot near the site of a trans creature tattoo.” More
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 272–273.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Pokémon, Star Wars, and tattoos. This is who I am, and I am not ashamed of who I have become. Sex work has helped create stability in my life and a sense of purpose. I had a lot of issues finding something that helped me feel like I belonged in this world, but sex work changed that. ...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 208–221.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Sprinkle, we now see a man—shaggy haired, tattooed, scruffy—standing on a street corner in Manhattan. He is lighting a cigarette with one hand while holding a can of Budweiser with the other. Then he is riding a motorcycle wearing a black tank top undershirt and leather jacket. He dismounts and combs his...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 187–190.
Published: 01 May 2014
... University organized a conference on body modification. The aim of the event was to articulate the diverse ways in which all bodies — not simply those that are tattooed or those that have undergone some sort of transformative surgical procedure — are always already modified. One of the keynote speakers...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 649–652.
Published: 01 November 2016
... subsuming dialectic. This is an important notion to reflect upon, because the transsexual in the act of transitioning is willing to die for an ideal: medical surgery is, in fact, the very breach of impossibility, hence the making of a new sexuation, a new body that leaves scar tissue like a tattoo...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 653–678.
Published: 01 November 2022
... sensitive to approach. This gesture of transcoding would stick with me so much so that in 2017 I devised an ending to this work that involved getting my given and chosen rst names tattooed in the transcode system on my forearm (see g. 5). This idea of a transcode gradually shifted from a literal...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 May 2018
... updates, and although she has posted videos documenting laser hair removal and eyebrow tattooing, I categorize these among her beauty vlogs designed for a wider audience, including cisgender women. 2. For example, vlogger Stef Sanjati cites Lazzarato's surgical results as a reason for choosing Dr...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 February 2020
... frameworks. One interviewee, for example, described her trip to Thailand as a “magical experience.” Another interviewee tells a story about getting a tattoo on her shoulder of a mermaid goddess, inspired by a painting she saw while traveling in Thailand. These vignettes suggest the centrality...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 251–267.
Published: 01 May 2018
... published in Social Identities . My more comfortable queer trans chest may yet rely on the ink of a tattoo artist. My tender and settling scars and my contouring are the newest markers of my physical selfhood. Thinking through the poetics of my chest means describing it to myself (after Doty...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 701–709.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the results of his workout program. Different kinds of “technologies” are applied here in order to nurse and keep the trans body healthy, in shape, and aesthetically pleasing (food, tattoos, workouts, testosterone, and surgeries). Reviewing numerous male vlogs, it becomes clear that the body, especially...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 265–300.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., then, for the two of us to quickly learn we both have butterfly tattoos on our arms. Stretching magnificently atop a vine of blooming pink roses, a beautiful yellow butterfly rests just under the roll of Saylesh's right shirt sleeve. With this tattoo comes the story of a cherished childhood memory. Recalling...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (2): 175–188.
Published: 01 May 2023
... more. While it's difficult to pick favorites, my top five issues include the smutty “Bedroom Issue,” the star-studded “Entertainment Issue,” the inspiring “Hero Issue,” the rereadable “Lit Issue,” and the wonderfully creative “Art Issue.” The only issue missing from my collection is the “Tattoo Issue...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 164–179.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., a crown of pink flowers outlining her head, a woman stands in intimate embrace—cheek to cheek—with a man dressed in beige. Across his T-shirt the text “armani exchange” spreads horizontally and repeatedly. His tattooed arms surround her, his hands clasped at the back of her waist. Entwined, her arms...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 407–424.
Published: 01 August 2022
... apprehensive about talking to a researcher when I reached out over email. When we talked, she seemed to have lost any hesitation since I first introduced myself. After detailing aspects of her family life, sexuality, and local politics, she tells me she wants multiple tattoos and piercings because she wants...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and weirdos around there's people with face tattoos and 20 rings in their face working at the coffee shop. So it shouldn't be to big a deal for you to cut your tits off or get some installed or whatever. Similar like sexuality is biological and its near impossible to sufficiently brainwash someone out...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 4–23.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... And, similar to those degrading pieces of fabric, these camera-generated works find new ways to breathe. In the dual camera footage, Rodriguez is framed in a tight medium shot. He is shirtless and bears the tattoos and scars of a trans man of color bravely confronting physical harm. His blue eyes, which...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 506–523.
Published: 01 November 2016
... back again. Kristallnacht once more” (69), and Wright's Charlotte goes on to note that one of the skinheads “had a swastika tattooed on his arm.” The first skinhead then says to Charlotte, “Hitler forgot to shove you in an oven in Sachsenhausen” (70). By closely connecting von Mahlsdorf's skinheads...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of t4t for the purposes of trans intimacy. She is quite explicit about her reconceptualization of it: the acronym appears on the cover of Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones , is spoken as a secret code of care and solidarity at crucial points in the novella, and appears as a stick-and-poke tattoo...