The Tattoos You’ll See In Every Hostel : Part Two
Six more tattoos that you’ll find on at least one person at every hostel you stay, ever.
JOSEPHINE RYAN MURPHY
We recently posted an article called, The tattoos you’ll see in every hostel, but there are just so many of them that we couldn’t fit them all in on the first one, so here’s round two.
Sun And Moon
Worn by those with a deep connection to the universe and everything in it – they dreadlocked their hair too but realise not everyone knows the spiritual meaning behind this cultural appropriation/hairstyle, so they needed something a little more obvious as back up. More than likely also wearing rings and an annoying amount of bracelets from urban outfitters.
Dream catchers are believed to have been created by a mystical protective spider woman. They’re hung above children’s beds so that the good dreams in the air can be caught and dripped down the feathers into the children’s minds and the bad dreams can be caught up in the string and burnt by the day light. Its an old and very lovely belief of the Native American people. People who not only have to deal with being shoved aside in their own country but who also have to watch basic bitches pick and choose the most fashionable parts of the Native American culture to tattoo on their butts.
More than likely straight out of Pinterest’s 101 girly tattoos you’ll wish you had this summer. I have one and even I don’t know what it means, some dude in a bar just kept shouting at me to “Get the palm tree!”. It seems to have just become some mark of the people that sort of surf and hang out in places like Bali without actually experiencing any of the Indonesian culture at all. But hey, we’re all a lot more attractive now that we’ve got tattoos right?
World map (a.k.a compass, airplane etc. )
Ok you travel, cool. Do you think that all the people you’re meeting in these hostels while travelling do not also travel? Is this your way of branding yourself so you and your free spirited people can find each other and give each other egotistical high-fives and so that the normal people can immediately recognise you as better and more worldly than them? Also when have you ever, in all your impressive amounts of traveling, actually used either a map or a compass.