I LOVE FLASHBACK EPISODES AND I LOVE SEEING CHARACTERS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER
like look at toby, and who i assume is robbies dad and this johnny bravo lookin mofo over here
AND THEN ya got frikin blubs over here, pre law enforcement. trainee at some fast food place. and
Shandra Jimenez lookin like the biggest cutie with her ‘i heart tv’ sweater. like boo, you gonna be on tv soon. no worries. AND FUCKIN “I GOT THE WORD CHIN TATTOOED ON MY CHIN” BIKER TOUGH GUY USED TO BE THE PREPPIEST MOFO EVER like dang, what happened to this sweet young man??
and then we got the elderly couple from the inconviencing, and YOUNG LAZY SUSAN-PRE LAZY EYE. AND I DONT GIVE A FLIP WHAT YOU THINK. HOME GIRL WAS BANGING back in the day day
Māori facial and body tattooing is known as Tā moko. An ancient art
form, its origin lies in West Polynesia. The intricate designs were
chiseled into the skin using a tool called an uhi; ink was then smudged
into the carved lines. Tā moko represents the wearer’s family heritage
and social status—it is believed that the receiver visits a spiritual
realm where they encounter their ancestors, returning as a new person.
For Māori women, as historian Michael King notes in his seminal book Moko, the moko was a rite of passage, marking the passage between girl and adulthood.
But from 1840, with the influx of English settlers, Māori were pushed from their lands and assimilation began. Colonial laws were passed banning what are known as tohunga,
or Māori experts, and children were caned for speaking Māori at school.
By the 1970s, the moko had all but died out. Only a few female elders
carried it, and elsewhere facial tattoos had negative connotations;
adopted by disaffected urban Māori, they became associated with gangs
Things started to change in the 1980s, with a push to revive Māori language
and culture, and in recent years there has been a revival in the
ancient practice among both elders and young Māori women. Tā moko artist
Pip Hartley, 33, is one of a new generation of Māori who are carrying
the art form forward. When she was 18 she started traveling to remote
regions of the country to learn the ancient art, before opening her
Auckland tattoo studio, Karanga Ink, this year.
moko process is intensely personal, Pip tells Broadly. “I prefer to
draw straight onto the person, because it’s an exchange of wairua, or
energy. It’s working with the contours of their body and translating
their story, and for a lot of people it’s a transformative experience.
Every time they see it, it’s a reminder of what they’ve achieved, and
that their tupuna [ancestors] have their back.”