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.