1. Tattoos and the Tattooing Arts in Perspective

An Overview and Some Preliminary Observations

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Charles Taliaferro PH. D. and
  2. Mark Odden

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch1

Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am

Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am

How to Cite

Taliaferro, C. and Odden, M. (2012) Tattoos and the Tattooing Arts in Perspective, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch1

Author Information

  1. St. Olaf College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470672068

Online ISBN: 9781118252789

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Keywords:

  • nature of tattoos;
  • tattoos, tattooing arts in perspective;
  • ‘tattoo,’ Tahitian word tatau;
  • Christians, with names tattooed on bodies;
  • Polynesian, tattooing, a test of male endurance;
  • cultural meaning, interpretation of tattoos;
  • iconography, ideology of tattoos;
  • tattoo's cultural meaning, and its individual meaning;
  • self-expression and double skin;
  • tattoos, of a serious nature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Punctured

  • History

  • Cultural Meaning

  • Individual Meaning

  • Self-Expression and Double Skin

  • Inescapable Seriousness