14. The Vice of the Tough Tattoo

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Jennifer Baker PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch14

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

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

How to Cite

Baker, J. (2012) The Vice of the Tough Tattoo, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch14

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:

  • ethical concerns;
  • the tough tattoo;
  • Ouija Boards and bar owners;
  • mummified bodies of women in Egypt, tattooed;
  • getting a tattoo, assertion of individuality;
  • tough tattoos, vicious, virtuous, psyche;
  • traditional virtue ethics;
  • toughness in people, bearing tough tattoos

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Of Ouija Boards and Bar Owners1

  • Bad Reasons for Condemning Tattoos

  • Some Moral Compliments

  • My Complaint

  • Traditional Virtue Ethics

  • Virtue Ethics and Tattoos

  • Tough Tattoos … What Lies Beneath