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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

fake tatoo of the day

some face art i did for fun. it was water paint so it took a while to make it look thick enough. wish it was permanent, but my grandma forbids me from getting a tattoo on my mug. booooooooooooo.


Thomas Perkins said...

Ahhh, Grasshopper...but this will allow you a variety of designs and expression by their very impermenance. Check that out. Your Grandma may be a sage in this afterall. ;)

Gambear1er said...

I agree, the ability to change it up is beneficial...but it does look pretty cool...

Smars said...

According to Māori mythology, tattooing commenced with a love affair between a young man by the name of Mataora (which means "Face of Vitality") and a young princess of the underworld by the name of Niwareka.

One day however, Mataora beat Niwareka, and she left Mataroa, running back to her father's realm which was named "Uetonga".

Mataora, filled with guilt and heartbreak followed after his princess Niwareka. After many trials, and after overcoming numerous obstacles, Mataora eventually arrived at the realm of "Uetonga", but with his face paint messed and dirty after his voyage. Niwareka's family taunted and mocked Mataora for his bedraggled appearance. In his very humbled state, Mataora begged Niwareka for forgiveness, which she eventually accepted. Niwareka's father then offered to teach Mataora the art of tattooing, and at the same time Mataora also leant the art of Taniko - the plaiting of cloak borders in many colours.

Mataora and Niwareka thus returned together to the human world, bringing with them the arts of ta moko and taniko.

That is to say, I like it. While yes it being washable allows you to change its design at will, it is an unmistakable statement to the world of your dedication and love of this art. The design should be something that you have thought long about as it will speak of your personality and be apart of you for life. But yeah, it's cool... until you can get it keep working with what you have.

Mateo said...

Oh yeah, this one is awesome. :D