13. Something Terribly Flawed

Philosophy and ‘The Illustrated Man’

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Kevin S. Decker PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch13

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

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

How to Cite

Decker, K. S. (2012) Something Terribly Flawed, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch13

Author Information

  1. Eastern Washington University, 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:

  • philosophy and ‘the illustrated man,’ flawed;
  • anthropological study of tattoos, as symbolic;
  • tattoos, study in opposites unlike bodily scarification;
  • tattoos and human nature;
  • creativity, creativity, creativity;
  • tattooing, plural ‘(re)negotiations’ of self identity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Bad Sign?

  • Pictures of the Future on Your Skin

  • Never a Tattooed Man Like This

  • Tattoos and Human Nature

  • Covered with Rare and Significant Beauties

  • Creativity, Creativity, Creativity

  • Can't You Recognize the Human in the Inhuman?