to the anon who said henna is "sacred"- henna is involved with holidays and ceremonies but it's more of a cultural thing, not inherently religious. It's used in a lot of countries in south Asia and the middle east, not just by Indians/Hindus. And btw its a plant. I don't think nature should be off limits to anyone
how about all of these white people clowning around about the end of the mayan calendar?
It’s not the end. The Mayan calendar, like all mesoamerican calendars, has cycles that organize years in larger groups, numbering 52, or like 5000. All this stuff is available on Wikipedia. This is like white people freaking out and yelling about Naw Ruz, or Tet. Just fucking chill, Jesus Christ, white people.
to the anon that said they wanted a henna tattoo: the appropriate name for it is Mehndi. It is a cultural and sacred thing in India. It is used for Karva Chauth, Teej, weddings, etc. It is ceremonial art. It is not ment as a hobby, or as something you do because it's fun. It is sacred. It's turned into cultural appropriation. It's wrong over all.
When does interest in cultures other than ones own become appropriation? I mean, I make jewelry and take inspiration from anything and everything, from colors to styles to shapes. Not to sound like a douchebag, and I apologize if I do.
Based on your interest in appropriation and ignorance, perhaps you would be interested in my blog, fucknoculturallyignorant. It's basically an archive of the stupid shit people say when they're trying to appear worldly. :) Any contributions would be appreciated.
I've long wanted a tattoo of a girl wearing a fox skin on her head; I have my own spiritual beliefs (pagan) which this tattoo would represent, however I've recently realised this could be construed as taking something from Native American/Mayan/Egyptian/various indigenous cultures that commonly use animal headdress in ceremony, as I am a white Australian with European heritage. Do you think it would be inappropriate? I already feel uncomfortable with all the "gypsy" girls tattoos I see!
"Gypsy" shit is the worst, esp. with how Roma ppl are still treated so brutally.