2. How to Read a Tattoo, and Other Perilous Quests

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Juniper Ellis PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch2

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

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

How to Cite

Ellis, J. (2012) How to Read a Tattoo, and Other Perilous Quests, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch2

Author Information

  1. Loyola University, Maryland, 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:

  • reading a tattoo;
  • creating a tattoo, as separate from the mark;
  • tattoos, inseparable from human existence;
  • Pacific tattooing, ritually in community;
  • Pacific tattooing, a distinct philosophy;
  • truth itself, unread;
  • tattoo devotion;
  • tattoo's proclamation, sacred realms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I Tattoo Myself, Therefore I Will Commit Murder

  • The Mark of Cain

  • Tatau: First Signifier

  • Name Beyond Face

  • Truth Itself, Unread

  • Tattoo Devotion