9. My Tattoo May Be Permanent, But My Memory of It Isn't

  1. Robert Arp PH. D.
  1. Clancy Smith Ph. D.

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch9

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

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

How to Cite

Smith, C. (2012) My Tattoo May Be Permanent, But My Memory of It Isn't, in Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am (ed R. Arp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118252789.ch9

Author Information

  1. Duquesne 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:

  • tattoos, being permanent;
  • black marks, etched into the skin;
  • recapturing the non-existent, bordering on the absurd;
  • phenomenological account, experience of a tattoo;
  • memory, as presently constructed;
  • tattooed recreation, of a friend's epitaph;
  • imbued with new, present meanings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Not Fade Away

  • The Present Time of Things Past

  • Memory as Presently Constructed

  • Constantly being Imbued with New, Present Meanings