I was doing what I does when I does it (read: nothing) when I stumbled upon the picture below. I blame Thembi for this.
No that is not a mannequin. That is a grown man with tattooed cornrows.
I have many questions and not enough answers.
Is this what we’ve come to as a people? As a species? As a human race? We now think it’s ok for people to tattoo hairstyles on their scalps? And of ALL hairstyles… this dude picks the one that no one over the age of 21 should even rock. Does he not want anything better for himself? You can only go so far in life with a scalp covered with tattooed braids.
How long did this take??? This had to take HOURS upon HOURS because it is highly detailed. There’s all types of shading and everything. This idiot actually sat through this. And the tattoo artist looks like he was more than enthused to tat individual hair strands on Mr. Clean’s head. And how much did this cost? Lemme find out dude used his entire life savings to fund this.
In fact, who is the tattoo artist who agreed to do this? Can his license be revoked? This has got to be a crime somewhere. He’s accessory to some sort of illegal deed. Aiding and abedding the tacky-nification (yeah I made it up. Say something) of society.
Why are those ink braids so tight? Y’all see that red. Looking at his scalp makes me remember the days I used to get my hair braided. The first 2 days, they’d be so tight I’d look like this: ^__^ even when I was relaxed. I’m getting a headache just thinking about it.
Why are those cornrows so short? They coulda tattooed some drapeage on them braids. Sitting up there looking like Brian from Day 26 (who managed to have the SAME length braids for 5 yrs. And they barely touched his neck). Only thing worse than cornrows on a grown man are cornrows that won’t grow…man (see what I did there? You see it).
How is this gonna look when he’s 85? I mean, it looks UTTERLY and COMPLETELY ridiculous NOW. Imagine what it’d look like on a wrinkled old head. That’s gon be someone’s granddaddy one day. Chile…
IDK, but listen… WHOSE HEAD IS THIS??? What tattoo artist agreed to this? And are we afraid of where we’re heading as a species?”