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


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Posted by Natasha Papousek on August 11, 2002 at 20:21:50:

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:

: We have over the last 6 years eliminated the word tattoo from out
: literature.
I've also done that -- call it henna art, henna body art. And I also
don't have tattoo-like designs in my book...except the Chinese
characters. That's just a personal thing. I studied Chinese in
college and love the way lines and dots combine to create meaning...

It's an education for both artists and clients. I just have to be
patient and realize that even though I"VE given the "henna is its own
artform" rant 1 million times, the million and 1st person who asks
again hasn't heard it and i need to be calm and friendly when I
explain again...

The pain thing is a whole separate issue. Survival scars, battle
scars, the miracle of enduring pain, and also pain during transition
rituals in many cultures...the pain as a process of transition...that
somehow makes it more tangible (and therefore more significant?) than
a pleasant experience? I'll have to check out that book to raise
more questions...

 


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