Zapatista Tattoo

OK, so this Zapatista tattoo was done on a white guy (solidarity) by Mike Moses of Enigma in Richmond, but still, pretty interesting… I’m not surprised when I see a Che tattoo, or a communist icon, or Hitler even, but I wasn’t expecting to see a Zapatista tattoo.

Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a gang member in Neza, a rocker in the National University, a Jew in Germany, an ombudsman in the Defense Ministry, a communist in the post-Cold War era, an artist without gallery or portfolio…. A pacifist in Bosnia, a housewife alone on Saturday night in any neighborhood in any city in Mexico, a striker in the CTM, a reporter writing filler stories for the back pages, a single woman on the subway at 10 pm, a peasant without land, an unemployed worker… an unhappy student, a dissident amid free market economics, a writer without books or readers, and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains of southeast Mexico. So Marcos is a human being, any human being, in this world. Marcos is all the exploited, marginalized and oppressed minorities, resisting and saying, ‘Enough’!

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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.

One thought on “Zapatista Tattoo

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 12-01-2005 16:37:30 by J
    RVA represent!

    Posted on 12-06-2005 01:25:06 by mexica
    QUE VIVA LA RAZA! y gracias por una idea nueva poara un tattoo

    Posted on 12-08-2005 00:02:37 by Ryan

    Posted on 12-14-2005 03:24:53 by whatever
    Gay in SF? Shouldn’t that be Kansas or something?

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