So, I finally joined flikr today. I was browsing for henna groups to join. I came across a tattoo group that said your photos should be “real tattoos, not henna.” WTF is that? I’m so tired of all the tattoo artists in the world who seem to think their art is “real” while mine is apparently not. I certainly don’t begrudge them their own, henna free site. That’s fine. The phrase “real tattoo” when compared to henna is just insulting. My art is real. What’s more most of work free-hand. How many tat artists can say that? I’ve even met tattoo artists who work solely by tracing a stencil off a flash sheet and filling it in. To me that AINT art. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve met a lot of stunningly talented ink artists. My point is that ink doesn’t mean real, and henna isn’t fake!
ARG! End Rant.