7. Tattoo You

Personal Identity in Ink

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Kyle Fruh A. B. D.1 and
  2. Emily Thomas PH. D.2

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch7

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

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

How to Cite

Fruh, K. and Thomas, E. (2012) Tattoo You, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Cambridge, 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:

  • personal identity;
  • tattoo, personal identity in ink;
  • questions of identity;
  • personal identity across time;
  • tattoos, scars filled with ink;
  • global popularity of tattooing;
  • questions of personal identity, over time;
  • tattooing practice, and implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Questions of Identity1

  • Personal Identity Across Time

  • Somatic and Psychological Accounts

  • Tattoos and the Somatic Account

  • Narrative Identity

  • Tattoos of Anchors … and Anything Else as Anchors

  • When You Get a Tattoo, You Tattoo You