Start of a Guarani Tattoo Resurgence?

I just got this picture and email. I think maybe it is a sign that at least in little ways the world is becoming a better place, even if just one person at a time?

This is me at Mahatma Tattoo studio, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil. This facial tattoo represents my Guarani heritage.

I’d read that Maori tattoos were making a comeback among current generations in New Zealand, so I asked Robson whether his tattoo was part of a larger trend or not.

No man, only me, I guess. All the guys were doing facial old school daggers or something... We do have a lot of people of indigenous descent here in Brazil, but the media doesn't show anything about our culture.

These kids that are like, five, ten, fourteen years old, they stop me and ask "wow! are you an indian?" and I reply, "sure, just like you!" Most people here, especially in Rio, are a mix of Portuguese, Indian, and Black... and the Indian side I think is pretty cool.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Start of a Guarani Tattoo Resurgence?

  1. Hey I am of Guarani descent as well and was looking to get a tattoo that would do a good representation of that. It’s good to see that I’m not the only one out there that wants to show their native heritage! Kudos to you good man.

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