8. Illusions of Permanence

Tattoos and the Temporary Self

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Rachel C. Falkenstern Ph. D., B. A.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch8

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

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

How to Cite

Falkenstern, R. C. (2012) Illusions of Permanence, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch8

Author Information

  1. Temple 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:

  • illusions of permanence tattoos, and temporary self;
  • tattooing, distinct from other arts;
  • tattoo, permanent, and an embodied self;
  • phenomenology, changing object in a moving subject;
  • tattoo's philosophical significance;
  • transformation;
  • tattoo's significance, and relative permanence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Permanent Collection?

  • The Phenomenology of Determining a Changing Object in a Moving Subject

  • Visible Freedom: Nineteenth-Century German Aesthetic Theories and Legacies

  • Transformation

  • A Lasting Impression