16. Writing on the Body

The Modern Morality of the Tattoo

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Simon Woods PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch16

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

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

How to Cite

Woods, S. (2012) Writing on the Body, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch16

Author Information

  1. University of Newcastle, UK

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:

  • writings on the body, morality of a tattoo;
  • tattooing, whether being immoral;
  • Adolf Loos, and tattooing as a moral issue;
  • tattooing vogue, of body piercing, scarification;
  • tattooing per se;
  • Loos, and the crime of ornamentation;
  • tattooing, and personal meaning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What if Tattooing is Immoral?

  • Latent Criminals or Degenerate Aristocrats

  • Loos and Amorality

  • Tattooing is Like Murdering?

  • Loos and the Crime of Ornamentation

  • Tattooing and Personal Meaning

  • Tattooing and Liberal Autonomy

  • Attraction and Repulsion