“Are you sure?” you asked, wide eyed and breathing deeply.
Besides you, your phone buzzed incessantly. Spencer was away
on a case—something in Oregon about six men found dead in the woods—and was
instantly overcome with worry when you told him you were thinking of visiting
the doctor, your temperature having spiked to 103 degrees for the past three
days. You didn’t need to look to know that your phone was filled with messages
asking if everything was alright. Spencer was a worrier, after all.
“Absolutely. Congratulations, you’re going to become a
mother,” the nurse chirped with a bright smile. “And I wouldn’t worry, it seems
like you just have a fever—it seems like it’s going down and can be managed by
some over the counter medications. I’d recommend acetaminophen—not ibuprofen,
because of the little one of course.”
How about we treat every young man who wants buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion- mandatory 48hr waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.
It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care right? I mean no women getting an abortion has ever killed a room full of people in seconds, right?
So, there was a stabbing in Portland Oregon recently, three white men defending two muslim girls that were being harassed by a racist. two men died, one is badly injured, but survived. People, including the survivor, are saying that Portland has a white savior complex because himself and the families' of the two men who died are getting more attention and money donations than the shaken but unharmed girls
How is that a “white saviour complex”? The men that died deserve to be honoured for their bravery, the same as the badly injured man.
Don’t get me wrong, the racism and abuse that those Muslim girls is totally wrong, but families and friends have lost their loved ones, or nearly lost a loved one. Of course they should get more donations. They have funerals to pay for, just as a start.
This past Sunday, the Wonderland tattooers got together for an event we’ve been planning for awhile as an exercise in showcasing our individual styles. We thought it would be fun to show you how differently four artists would render the same image, and in that spirit, we chose one image of a rose to interpret as each of us saw fit. The recipients agreed to give us complete creative control over the tattoos to best showcase our design choices, and we’re excited to share them with you!
We hope this is a fun way for you all to experience the differences in our styles! We certainly enjoyed it as an artistic exercise and we hope you enjoy seeing the results.
In order from first to last: Alice Kendall (blue rose), Sean Wright (black and grey rose), Alice Carrier (purple rose), and Kirsten Holliday (red rose).