Please don't wear bindis that's cultural appropriation and is super disgusting:) my culture is not a fucking costume/outfit.
i don’t wear bindis, but i do have a third eye piercing for various personal reasons, which also relates to the super interesting pineal gland and its properties.
i differ between bindis and third eye piercings, but do you know the cultural significance of the former? here it is anyway:
“Traditionally, the area between the eyebrows (where the bindi is placed) is said to be the sixth chakra, ajna, the seat of "concealed wisdom”. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. The bindi also represents the third eye.“ from wikipedia’s article on bindis.
these thoughts are not exclusive to hinduism and/or south asian religion. here is an article that i think explains how wearing bindis could be viewed as not culturally appropriate.
from the article: "The big deal with cultural appropriation is when the new adoption is void of the significance that it was supposed to have — it strips the religious, historical and cultural context of something and makes it mass-marketable."
looking from this point of view you have to see the cultural practice in a new situation, devoid of meaning and context. i am not saying that all bindi-wearing, my own third-eye piercing for the sake of easy explanation included, fall into one category or another, but i think you have to see to it from the situation it is worn or practiced in.
i am sorry if you think me “super disgusting:)” (i like the smiley face, a very nice touch) but luckily no one forces you to look at me and i’m pretty sure you don’t see me in my everyday life.
From Size 24-14Uk size took me 2 years but I’m happier with my body now even with its scars and leftover chub. Fuck what people say, don’t ever change unless it’s for yourself, don’t ever hide yourself away in the dark and don’t ever give up.