6. Painted Fetters

Tattooing as Feminist Liberation

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Nancy Kang PH. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch6

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

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

How to Cite

Kang, N. (2012) Painted Fetters, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch6

Author Information

  1. Syracuse University, 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:

  • painted fetters, tattooing as feminist liberation;
  • getting under the skin;
  • tattoo's place, in a liberatory feminist ideology;
  • revolutionary politics, feminist body consciousness;
  • homosociality skinship bonding;
  • corporeal feminism;
  • women's tattoos, commemorating a healing journey

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Getting Under Her Skin

  • Revolutionary Politics and Feminist Body Consciousness

  • Homosociality Skinship Bonding, and Corporeal Feminism

  • Meeting Narrative Needs

  • Pricks as Needles

  • Odd Girls Out

  • ‘By the Father's Hand’: The Tattoo Taboo, Public Anxiety, and India(n) Ink

  • The Skin She's In: Keeping Tattooing Personal and Political