Art and Cultural Traditions

Chin Tattoos are still used today as an epoxy on the tapestry of many cultures. The chin Tattoos piqued my interest the most because it is distinctively beautiful and makes a statement of the strength of the Native American Alaskan women. Eskimo women chin stripes have various meanings as a rite of passage or the onset of adulthood. Myths has it that the tattoos were to DE beautify young girls, and set them apart by their race. The way that I see it the tattoos represent the ancestors and the very close connections throughout history.  The chin clearly represents human evolutions. Do you know that from the bridge of the nose to the top of the forehead is the same length as from the bridge of the nose to the bottom of the chin?  So why? Is the illusion so different the lower part of the face seems much longer the top, but this was what I was taught in Art classes?  Nonetheless the measure of beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet, the standards in American seem to continuously change, due to status, prestige, or maybe even climate change Who knows? At this point what make the beauty Ferris wheel keep turning. One thing for sure what works in the beauty industry today will not work in the beauty industry on tomorrow.   My theory one time was Beauty is beauty weather it is man-made, or God made. However, that prospect has truly changed over the years because some of the cosmetic beauty has turned into a total disaster.  When I watch the television show “Botched” I am constantly reminded of just How? Far people will go to have the most toys like the old phrase went something like this “…The one with the most toys, dies first and wins the race…”   Very Profound statement. Case in point!!!


Categories: Americans, beauty, Cultures, Eskimos, tradition, women


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