Tattoos

Dear Peg and Friends,
Of all the body adornments that I hate the most, The tattoos would have to head the list. Perhaps there is or was a place for them in times past, when our primitive society seem to be leading the charge and knew no better. Really as an art form that’s where it should have been kept. Back in the past. Further more there is not much in our primitive brother’s culture, that I admire, and that’s where in the main this recent outburst of expression is coming from. I have studied their culture of Tattooing. The more I see of it. The more I realise just how shallow it is. It bothers the followers not a jot. Many are obsessed by it, and as well their chanting, which they repeat endlessly. The Haka for example is something that they trot out and perform endlessly, on any occasion. And you who are on the outside, hoping for some change in their displays, forget it, they haven’t got any. What you see, is all there is, and that’s all there is to it. Just a childish repetition, over and over.
On many occasions, well on every chance they get, they broadcast a mass display. They are all candidates of the avoirdupois club. But this doesn’t stop them from performing in various stages of undress, they display more than their share of grossly overweight members. They get a lot of ‘air time’, too much in fact, If I’m surfing for a station to watch, and should I happen onto a Maori programme. It’s always the same. ‘In your face aggression’. And so help me, it never changes. Even the native kids in swaddling clothes are at it, it never changes even a little bit. Repetition, repetition. Really, it has no place in today’s order of things. We live in a very violent Society as it is, and I’m sure that a lot of our social and crime problems all lie at the feet of this of organised aggression which is being encouraged even at a the State level.
They also have taken to the idea of sticking studs into their lips, tongue, eyebrows, ears, even would you believe their nipples. This practice is something I don’t like either. Always there are some who take this extension of sticking a bone through your nose another hangover from the past, again it’s a step too far. Someone is always looking for a bigger bone.
All this leads onto body Tattoo. In early days the female was happy with a Moko which is a Tattooed chin. There were one or two around when I was a boy, but this now has given over to whole body Tattoo. The tattooing of a whole body today is rampant, and why they stop at the neck line I don’t know, something must be holding them back. Beautiful girls who were lucky enough to be blessed with a million dollar body, set about adorning it with Polynesian graffiti. Easy to put on, but it’s going to be very difficult to remove should they change their mind and want it removed down the track.
The Polynesian way today, is where the money is. They are pandered to by the State and offered free trips and education, so your display could have a financial rewards a well. However I’m happy to express my dislike of the culture and something we can well do without.
Love from Christchurch,
Wally
Of all the body adornments that I hate the most, The tattoos would have to head the list. Perhaps there is or was a place for them in times past, when our primitive society seem to be leading the charge and knew no better. Really as an art form that’s where it should have been kept. Back in the past.
Further more there is not much in our primitive brother’s culture, that I admire, and that’s where in the main this recent outburst of expression is coming from. I have studied their culture of Tattooing. The more I see of it. The more I realise just how shallow it is. It bothers the followers not a jot. Many are obsessed by it, and as well their chanting, which they repeat endlessly. The Haka for example is something that they trot out and perform endlessly, on any occasion. And you who are on the outside, hoping for some change in their displays, forget it, they haven’t got any. What you see, is all there is, and that’s all there is to it. Just a childish repetition, over and over.
On many occasions, well on every chance they get, they broadcast a mass display. They are all candidates of the avoirdupois club. But this doesn’t stop them from performing in various stages of undress, they display more than their share of grossly overweight members. They get a lot of ‘air time’, too much in fact, If I’m surfing for a station to watch, and should I happen onto a Maori programme. It’s always the same. ‘In your face aggression’. And so help me, it never changes. Even the native kids in swaddling clothes are at it, it never changes even a little bit. Repetition, repetition. Really, it has no place in today’s order of things. We live in a very violent Society as it is, and I’m sure that a lot of our social and crime problems all lie at the feet of this of organised aggression which is being encouraged even at a the State level.
They also have taken to the idea of sticking studs into their lips, tongue, eyebrows, ears, even would you believe their nipples. This practice is something I don’t like either. Always there are some who take this extension of sticking a bone through your nose another hangover from the past, again it’s a step too far. Someone is always looking for a bigger bone.
All this leads onto body Tattoo. In early days the female was happy with a Moko which is a Tattooed chin. There were one or two around when I was a boy, but this now has given over to whole body Tattoo. The tattooing of a whole body today is rampant, and why they stop at the neck line I don’t know, something must be holding them back. Beautiful girls who were lucky enough to be blessed with a million dollar body, set about adorning it with Polynesian graffiti. Easy to put on, but it’s going to be very difficult to remove should they change their mind and want it removed down the track.
The Polynesian way today, is where the money is. They are pandered to by the State and offered free trips and education, so your display could have a financial rewards a well. However I’m happy to express my dislike of the culture and something we can well do without.
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