18. Confessions of a Tattooed Buddhist Philosopher

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Joseph J. Lynch PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch18

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

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

How to Cite

Lynch, J. J. (2012) Confessions of a Tattooed Buddhist Philosopher, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch18

Author Information

  1. California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, 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:

  • Buddhist philosopher, confessions of the tattooed;
  • tattoos, and meanings;
  • Buddhist tattoos, related to tradition;
  • tattooing with or at odds, with Buddhist principles;
  • impermanence, permanent tattoos;
  • Eightfold Path of Buddhism;
  • ‘No Self’ and body art, as self-expression;
  • Buddhism and suffering, getting tattooed;
  • mindfulness, heart of Buddhist practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Uh, Because I Am a Buddhist

  • Impermanence and Permanent Tattoos

  • ‘No Self’ and Body Art as Self-expression

  • Suffering, the First Truth of Both Buddhism and Getting Tattooed

  • Mindfulness of Ink