dias de los muertos tattoo

“Diego’s David.” July 27.

“Traditionally, David had been portrayed after his victory, triumphant over the slain Goliath.Michelangelo instead, for the first time ever, chooses to depict David before the battle. David is tense: Michelangelo catches him at the apex of his concentration. Diego on the other hand, takes exactly what Michelangelo did, but gives it a few modern touches. Diego takes Michelangelo’s perfect David, and makes him Diego’s dreamy David.”

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I have a question for my mexican/Hispanic friends.

I want a sugar skull tattoo for my grandma rose but I know it’s used in Mexican culture as a decoration for the day of dead holiday.

Would it be offensive for me to get that tattoo? I want it to remember one of the few good relationships I had with my dad’s side of the family but I can get something else if it seems disrespectful.

I was in Walgreens this morning trying to buy ingredients to make myself some trail mix. The woman in line in front of me stepped out of the line to get some stuff that was on a shelf about 6 feet away. I held her spot in line since she was right there. When she came back, she had 2 packs of Dia de Los Muertos themed face tattoos in her hand… This was a white woman. I was mad as fuck that I let her step back into the line with her old racist self.

Step away from the sugar skulls if you are not from Mexico or a Latin American community that reveres Dia de Los Muertos.