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

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Posted by Kree @ gilded lilies on August 11, 2002 at 12:11:56:

In reply to: Re: Back to a frequent confrontation: Mine's Real posted by Kree @ Gilded Lilies on August 11, 2002 at 12:11:10:

: 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
: 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!
: Ciao,
: Kree


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