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super_grass: Makes sense."Tribal" tattoos are a form of cultural appropriation. We have no right to pervert the culture of others by taking small pieces of it because it's "cool".
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zulius: Indirect yoga pants thread?
Mock26: Hey, I find horns on Viking helmets to be culturally offensive.
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pinguwin: Mock26: Hey, I find horns on Viking helmets to be culturally offensive.You have every reason to be offended. The vikings didn't wear horned helmets. I'm just as outraged as you. Here is a source: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2189/did-vikings-really-wear - horns-on-their-helmets/met a number of historians when I was in Norway who mentioned this
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adamatari: It's not that it's a "tribal" design, the problem is that they specifically borrowed designs with cultural meaning. I am pretty sure Samoans get pissed if you do a full Samoan style tattoo without the standing to do so as well. The tradition of Samoa is not a dead one, their culture is very much alive, has been continuously, and tattoos have a very real meaning there. Not like here.It's a bit like if they copied the designs on catholic vestements for yoga pants - I'm sure Catholics would be offended. Put a nice fancy cross right on the crotch and see how people react, go ahead.I can tell most of you have never lived in the pacific. Partly because none of you have broken out the proper ethnic slurs yet... But in any case, in other parts of the world there are things more sacred than money, and you give them respect if you aren't an asshole.You can say Samoan culture needs to be more equal between men and women, or less hierarchical, sure, but just appropriating shiat and selling it off is not cultural criticism, it's being an asshole.
Cyber_Junk: I do not care in the least if someone feels their culture is being exploited. It's art commercialism. Suck it up.
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