17. Is a Tattoo a Sign of Impiety?

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Adam Barkman PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch17

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

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

How to Cite

Barkman, A. (2012) Is a Tattoo a Sign of Impiety?, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch17

Author Information

  1. Redeemer University College, Canada

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:

  • eastern and religious perspectives;
  • tattooing, a sign of impiety;
  • dispelling a confusion;
  • Judeo-Christian and Confucian traditions;
  • ink on one's skin, a red herring, preserving sanctity;
  • Christian Confucian Confusion;
  • tattooing, in and of itself, immoral or unjust;
  • New Testament, and confusion over tattoos

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dispelling a Confusion

  • ‘You Shall Not Make … Any Marks Upon Yourselves: I Am YHVH’

  • ‘You Are Not Your Own … Therefore Honor God with Your Body’

  • ‘We Must Not Injure Our Bodies: This Is the Beginning of Filial Piety’

  • The Christian Confucian Confusion