15. To Ink, or Not To Ink

Tattoos and Bioethics

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Daniel Miori

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch15

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

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

How to Cite

Miori, D. (2012) To Ink, or Not To Ink, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch15

Author Information

  1. Buffalo, New York, 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:

  • tattoos and bioethics, to ink, or not to ink;
  • difference between one's ass, and first base;
  • personal and professional ethics;
  • philosophical foundations of bioethics;
  • bioethics, and ‘practical ethics’;
  • tattooing risks, of contagious and health risks;
  • autonomy, trump card in getting a tattoo;
  • ink, central to tattoo decision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Knowing the Difference Between One's Ass and First Base

  • Self-Important Dork

  • Personal Ethics and Professional Ethics

  • The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics

  • Clinical Bioethics and Some Major Players

  • Risk Versus Benefit

  • Autonomy

  • Inside the Outside Influences of Your Ink

  • Memory Remodeling