DR MATT LODDER
I am a heavily tattooed academic art historian, based in London. My work is primarily concerned with the history of Western tattooing, and the artistic status of body art and body modification practices, including tattooing, body piercing and cosmetic surgery.
I write regularly for Total Tattoo, give public lectures on tattoo history and related topics, work as a freelance writer and broadcaster for both radio and television, and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Reading and the University of Birmingham.
Beyond tattooing, my research interests include lowbrow, outsider, kitsch and erotic art & visual culture; internet and digital art; and the art, music, culture and philosophy of inter-war Paris.
I am currently writing a book called 'Tattoo: An Art History' for IB Tauris, due for publication in 2014.
This is my photoblog. It is, on occasion, Not Safe for Work, given my propensity to post some erotic and pornographic imagery and art.
For more about me and my academic work, see http://reading.academia.edu/MattLodder.
Send me messages and questions. I can also be reached by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physically? Petite, heavily tattooed (face and throat and hand tattoos on women do something strange to my insides!), dark hair.
Personality? Rapaciously intelligent, gregarious, and sexually adventurous.
You know, I’ve always considered lust to be very narcissistic - especially for me if not entirely for everyone. Ask single people who their ideal partner would be and it will often be some (imagined, improved) version of themselves in many ways - this is what dating sites often encourage (with their lists of likes and dislikes; smoker / non-smoker; relgiosity, etc.).
So when I’m asked questions like this, it often sounds like I’m saying “Me, but female”. But in reality, attraction is more complex. I’ve definitely been attracted to women who have had none of the attributes I’ve listed above, and not been attracted to ones who do (that’s less common though, to be fair).
Attraction is complicated.