Re: Back to a frequent confrontation: Mine's Real

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Posted by Kree @ Gilded Lilies on August 11, 2002 at 12:11:10:

In reply to: Back to a frequent confrontation: Mine's Real posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 10, 2002 at 22:24:09:

I'll have to check the book out.
We have over the last 6 years eliminated the word tattoo from out
literature. Just last night i had a bunch of tattoo driven teens
come around and want tattoo style henna (ie barb wire armbands). Im
getting to the point now where I very patiently but firmly explain
that henna is not a tattoo, it doesn't look like a tattoo, it was
never MEANT to be a fake tattoo and if they want a fake tattoo they
can go buy a stencil. IF they are adventurous and want to
participate in a 9000 year old art form, I'm here for them.
It worked!
I got one of the kids to sit down and try it out and it was cool to
have them all crowding around him with cries "hey dude, that's
Sometimes I'll hold up our mehndi sticks and say "we can make it hurt
if you want to pay extra!"
Recently I have been realizing that by doing fake tattoo designs it
encourages people to go for black henna because they want
it "darker." So for the last year or so I have refused to do
anything that looks like something you could get at Uncle Harry's
Tattoo Parlor - although the line is thin and I love the celtic &
tahitian designs which look good on guys!


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