I'd appreciate it if you'd take down my tattoo of the Native American and masquerade girl I got on the back of my thighs. Yeah, I may not be Native American but I got it for my best friend who is 100% Cherokee. I asked her if it would be offensive or inappropriate and she said it was fine; she loved it. So please, take me off your site.
Three hits in one short message? Might be a new record.
For the time being, I’m not publishing submissions of dream catcher tattoos. Why, you ask? Because very recently after being assured that the owner of a submitted tattoo was Danish and had no connection to native America, a rather angry native woman living in Denmark came forth to lay claim to it. Oops.
You know the person personally or
They have some icky appropriative/racist explanation for the tattoo
I won’t be letting plain ol’ pictures of dream catcher tattoos through. Thanks for understanding!
I understand that half the people who tag themselves in “gypsy” and Native American are just playing dress up. But i want you to understand, these ethnic minorties are still alive and kicking, and honestly we feel a tad offended.
Please don’t tag your bohemian hipster things in “gypsy” when…
I don’t agree with all of this, but the basic gist is there.
If you tag your shit “native American,” prepare to get chewed out.
Are you posting legitimate quotes ABOUT NDN people or communities, even if they are not BY NDN people, because they’re relevant to historical record and ongoing conversation (microagressions and discussions of racism qualify here)?
Are you posting shit with pendleton patterns or random geometric patterns on it? How about random items made of leather, fur, or feathers? And this stuff is not specifically identified as being made by NDN people?
Are you posting photos of yourself/your friends wearing busted-ass stereotype clothing/dressed as 50’s style Hollywood Indians? Or reblogging others’ photos of the same? HINT: IF SOMEONE IS WEARING A WAR BONNET OR OTHER HEADDRESS AND IT ISN’T AT A FORMAL, REVERENT OCCASION (POWWOW COUNT), IT IS PROBABLY THIS.