Re: What to do about unsupportive family


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Posted by Mika on September 9, 2002 at 20:05:37:

In reply to: What to do about unsupportive family posted by Nancy on September 9, 2002 at 18:07:23:

My husband loves it. He loves to let me henna him (as long as
its manly and resembles a salamander). Well..we have to start
somewhere!

When i told my mum about starting to do henna as a side
business, she Jokingly said "I paid for 3 years of graphic design
college. If you drop that and do henna full time, I want every
penny back!" and i respond "But mum, if i did not have the skills
of drawing from graphic design, i would not be able to do henna!
It has not gone to waste!" She's great.

When my older sister got a tattoo (bright colourful dragon and
unicorn on her calf), my mum was rather unimpressed. Dad is
the quiet type. Hmm. Not really sure what he thought of it. Well,
mum thought it was too big and gaudy. When I had my little
dragonfly tattooed onto my ankle, she called it dainty and
ladylike. My parents never encouraged body art, fashion or
makeup, but as long as its tasteful, they will compliment me on
it. If its not tasteful in their eyes, they will say so.

Now my sister is always hennaing up herself and her daughters.
'As long as it comes off eventually...' my mum says. My father
thinks its a bit too much sometimes ('did you see what your
sister did to her arms!??!') but from a purely cosmetic point of
view.

The whole family is pretty kewl about it all. Even my MIL thought it
was 'interesting' (but thats a word we used in high school when
we did not like something).

If your family is Irish, just say you could not find Woad and you
want to get intouch with your ancestors. That might get them
thinking ;)

 


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