Tattoos and Piercings
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 16 January 2011, Question 5
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 16 January 2011, I answered a question on tattoos and piercings.
Are tattoos or piercings – all of them, or just some kinds – irrational and/or self-destructive? If so, why?
My Answer, In Brief: The rationality of body art depends largely on what a person does and why. Given its permanence, a person should be careful that it reflects his values and enhances the beauty of his body.
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