“But what are you gonna look like when you’re old, what are your tattoos going to look like then?”
BAD ASS, THATS WHAT!
I just had to ask this man for photo at breakfast and I just have to post this on my page even though it doesn’t “fit my feed”
.(edit: apparently this fine man is a master Tattooer here! And he touched my black work arm and chuckled 😂🤗)
One of my first memories of seeing heavily tattooed people was when I was about 19 and I had just started getting tattooed. I had my first visible tattoos on my arms and back then (around 15 years ago) it wasn’t ‘cool’ to get tattoos, it wasn’t accepted, it didn’t make you bad ass or Instagram popular, it made you kind of a loser because it was seen as hella trashy.
I got shit about being tattooed from my boyfriend at the time, from general people, it definitely was not how it is now.
Anyway I was in this pub with my visible tattoos, with said boyfriend and friends and then this group of two older couples (60-75) walked in and they were all visibly tattooed and heavily tattooed! Full sleeves on all, even the women, I think both the men even had their necks tattooed.
I remember looking at them in awe at how awesome they looked, how cool they looked, how much I wanted to know them and I realized - I’m going to be just fucking fine.
If this is what it looks like when you get older and this is what your tattoos look like, I’m good and I am not stopping!
Fast forward to now and here I am, little heavily tattooed reject from Australia getting paid to be in this beautiful city in Sardinia Italy for a tattoo convention that celebrates tattoos and the history of them getting to meet this cool dude in the breakfast buffet, hi! 👋🏼
(Tattoos are not accepted in many places and they WILL affect your chances for work and even what kind of people will want to be on a relationship with you. This is not me advocating for heavily tattooedness this was just a cool personal moment for someone who is already heavily tattooed ✌🏼)
These mountains are such an interesting shape due to their age. They are generally flat on top and have quite a few sections with “balancing stones” where it looks like massive boulders were improbably stacked on top of each other. The Dutch named it Drakensberg because it reminded them of dragons whereas the Zulu name is uKhahlamba ("Barrier of up-pointed spears"). Outside of Kilimanjaro, it’s one of the only other places where you can see snow on the continent and people from SA like coming here to see it
However, Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in the world and ranks second highest in HIV/AIDS, with 1 in 4 people affected. With a population of about 2.1 million, that means about 525,000 people are infected. Unemployment is about 27%
Also, traveling as a nonwhite person means I get less racially bilateral opinions. I was asked my opinion on whether HIV/AIDS was something created by the white man to kill blacks. While I personally don’t believe so, the economics, politics, and politics of race, inequality, capitalism, and access, come to play in African countries when it comes to medicine. When I do global pharma work, our major ex-US targets are the EU, Canada, and a little Japan. The other countries of interest are referred to as BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India, China. Obviously this is interpreted as, there isn’t enough money in other markets to bother
Although there are exceptions - dengue being one because half the world’s population is theoretically at risk (disclaimer, I worked on a dengue account for 1.5 years). And as a person who got sick with dengue while in Myanmar, holy fucking hell, it was in the top 3 worst things I’ve ever experienced. It was a 10 out of 10 in terms of pain. I walked into a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, told the doctor I thought I had dengue, he laughed at me, then I got the last laugh when my serology test came back positive
Our Fearless Leaders and Oracle Co-Owners @bribirdhair and @hayshedoeshair recently took a trip to visit Ancient Greece - the very place that inspired our salon namesake. Pictured here are some of the many inspiring sculptures and statues from all over Greece that have survived through history for thousands of years. Bri was able to visit Delphi - the home of the Oracle where people from around the world would come for advice. The energy there was incredible and she cannot wait to bring that back into our space. Welcome home ladies!! Book with us online www.oraclesalon.com 💞🙏🏼
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CANDID 😆 📷 by @elena_mariposa •
We know what happiness is because we've experienced sadness, we understand the power of light because we've known darkness - it's the grace of being in a physical body. Knowing this, we have the opportunity to let ourselves be spiritual beings having a physical experience. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
My art giveaway winners are @carlykopp and @lissetmariex :) thanks so much for all of the entries!! I put all the names in a bowl and randomly chose those 2. Namaste everyone. I appreciate the support love and peaceful vibes I receive on here daily. Stay trippy.