This tattoo is my all time favorite out of all of mine. Obviously, i’m a girl so i asked for an authentic dream catcher, but nothing too manly. I know there is no crazy features to it, but i believe that’s what makes it beautiful. A simple, classy, and beautifully designed dream catcher. Opinions?
It’s done well over all, but I don’t understand the difference between an “authentic dream catcher” and something “too manly.” Dreamcatchers have no gender. They also come specifically from the Ojibwa nation, but were co-opted in the late 20th century by everyoneunderthesun.
Fun fact: 12% of the Ojibwa (so, about a tenth of an entire nationality) were massacred in 1850 by the United States government. I believe that’s called genocide. After the Sandy Lake Tragedy, the United States continued to break treaties with them. But, thankfully, we can now buy dreamcatchers bought in sweat shops to show how much we honor their culture. Team USA!
It’s relatively important to learn the history of a cultural symbol before putting it on your body permanently. You could have learned this all from Google and Wikipedia.
Take heed people, cultural appropriation is a terrible thing. Especially when it comes in the form of permanent body modification.