Le corps à l'œuvre. Tatouage et personnalisation

Abstract : "That there was deepest in man, it is the skin." This quotation from Paul Valéry by Anzieu (1985), illustrates the paradoxical function of the skin. Excitation and inscription support, it wears traces of the earliest communications; psychic space of the meeting, it is the symbolic place where plays the secret alchemy of the soul and body. The skin is the heart of emotional dialogue (Wallon 1941), or transitional space (Winnicott, 1971). A space of intimacy shared construction of meaning, which illustrates the dialectic of socialization and personalization Malrieu (2003). Tattoo is the meaning of a psychic journey whose motivations, beyond the aesthetic purpose, remain a mystery. These motivations play a central role in the construction of identity, especially in adolescence and early adulthood. Tattoo is a rite of passage with individuation function (Jung, 1961). We try to show how this practice in its double dimension of psychological processes and artistic creation is a form of appropriation of the body and the life history of the person, an "act of meaning" (Bruner, 1991). The tattoo is written as an autobiographical narrative that carries the mythical and always enigmatic symbolic trace of human development.
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Hervé Larroze-Marracq, Ania Beaumatin, Angiolina Bedard. Le corps à l'œuvre. Tatouage et personnalisation. 6ème Colloque international du RIPSYDEVE; Actualités de la Psychologie du Développement et de l'Éducation, May 2013, Toulouse, France. pp.312-323. ⟨hal-01018930⟩

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