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Alien Anthropology

Tattoos and the Masks Within

Tattoos are a clear indication that all symbols, all representation and all meaning is not merely (or literally) inscribed upon our bodies and in our symbolic narratives.  All meaning and symbolic representation warps our cultural space back onto itself; it is recursively twisted and bound back upon and through itself.  All representation seeks the continuing […]

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Philosophy Psychology

A Fascination with Broken Things

Broken things and imperfect people are often far more interesting than are complete and whole ones…

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Alien Anthropology

Fear of the Dark

Afraid of the Darkness that the Other and the Unknown represent, we inscribe this upon ourselves, into ourselves.

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art culture Philosophy

Impermanence: Tattoo Fascination

Investment in inscribed permanence and attachment to continuing body or concept and symbol is the very thing which emphasises and reminds us of the ultimate and inevitable transience-into-disassembly-and-nonexistence of this vessel and mind.

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culture

Symbol Soup

We all find ourselves immersed in a phenomenal soup of information, symbols, narratives and languages of varying diversity, sophistication and complexity…

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culture

Essence

Tattoos are personal inscriptions and records of presence or potential no less than every other thing we experience and express…

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culture

Inscription

Culture, transcribed…