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Devil’s Fingers
The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.

unexplained-events:

Devil’s Fingers

The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.

liartownusa:

Have You Seen Your Cat?

liartownusa:

Have You Seen Your Cat?

mpdrolet:

Bondi Baths, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Josef Hoflehner

mpdrolet:

Bondi Baths, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Josef Hoflehner

mediumaevum:

For the medieval man and woman, the eyes and their gazes were an important part of sexuality. In her book, Medieval Life, Roberta Gilchrist explains that according to medieval theories about sight, “the eye was not a passive receiver but was instead active in sending out rays of sight toward the object of vision. The very act of looking could stimulate desire in the observer and the observed.” Women were typically advised to avoid looking at men so as not to tempt them.

(Source: medievalists.net, via thebastardofgloucester)

mpdrolet:

From New Gods
Adam Ryder

mpdrolet:

From New Gods

Adam Ryder

Illegally Handsome

Anonymous said: Hi, is there still a risk if you get one of these tattoos? are some desigins ok such as the cats?

vulturechow:

russian-criminal-tattoos:

Yes, it is ‘still’ a risk. This is a culture that has been ‘perceptible’ to those outside of it for a century but is no doubt much older, even perceptibility innocuous symbols have a meaning you wouldn’t want. Cats aren’t just ‘cute’ nor are they just about ‘love’. You’re marking yourself as a member of a society you don’t belong to, often as a thief showing their skills to anyone who knows - they do this knowing an ‘authority’ can oblige them to work.

There are plenty of shit, ignorant, pig-hearted and dog-brained tattoo-artists that are more than willing to tattoo you if you’d like to pay someone money to be their chump.

I don’t have the final say, I can’t tell you whether it is okay or not because I don’t dictate where you will go, and who will see you.

I’ve heard stories of westerners being questioned over their tattoos, of some being beaten up - this is in the west, in the UK & US.

tbh to anyone asking, if you want one, get one - the only people who would actually want one are ignorant middle-class bourgeois perma-children looking for edge and a rather pathetic consumption of culture, as if it’s some product a style mag has said is hot this season [IN: vor tattoos, quinoa, keffiyehs OUT: macaroons, bubble tea, Día de Muertos tattoos].

With cold honesty, the idea of some British Home Counties 2 Shoreditch tosser getting his head kicked in over it doesn’t bother me. Want one? Get one. If you’re all delusional enough to think you’re anything other than anaemic, powerless lemmings wasting lives in the belly of neocolonial states in their dying throes with your effete preening of artificial, store-bought masculinity and authenticity, knock yourself out. Rock ‘em at your interview for an unpaid internship in some new media project while you repeat some Jon Stewart scripted ‘point from the heart’ as your own opinion.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m sick of this question. If you’d want one, get one, because you’re probably the sort of person that needs someone to knock your teeth out. Ultimately,

I think it’s really sad. Go discover yourself. These say nothing of you, nor will they ever. Some impoverished, starved prisoner’s gulag tattoo over a lost love they know they will never see again doesn’t cover your life or feelings. A tattoo inspired by someone documented in a gulag, who ended up raped and buried alive in icy tundra over a petty debt isn’t appropriate. Anyone who knows the realities of the gulag system, will know it is as inappropriate to ape as a holocaust tattoo. Nor was typical Russian prison life, be it Tsarist, Soviet, or more recent, any less inappropriate. Please, explore your inner space, stop trying to fill it with things from outside of you that are exotic enough for you to think they might be what you need, nothing will be. Not the Día de Muertos tattoos, not the keffiyehs, not the vor aesthetic. Your cultural emptyness has you at it’s root, things you see in magazines or books won’t fill it.

I apologise for the length and the harshness of this, it’s not necessarily directed at your message, but at the actual dozens sitting in my inbox asking ‘can I have this one?’ ‘can I have that one?’ as if I run a macabre sweet shop.

russian-criminal-tattoos is a treasure

"We need beauty. But what right did I have, I kept asking myself, in a world so full of hell?
In his poem, “A Brief for the Defense,” Jack Gilbert attempted an answer. “We must risk delight,” he wrote. Life contains everything. Tear gas in Ferguson. Books read on the grass. Foley’s murder. Dancing in New Orleans, till sunrise blots the stars. We’re meat—fragile and finite. But joy is survival."

Molly Crabapple We Must Risk Delight After a Summer Full of Monsters | VICE United States (via snitnation)

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