i won’t draw you a headdress
HEY this is just a heads up, if you write me asking me to simulate something for a tattoo design that has a very specific cultural significance that doesn’t relate to my experience or my heritage then i’m probs not gonna do it. i will make concessions if you can prove you have a legit connection with the culture and you are giving me an express one time only permission to work with whatever motifs or images you may want.
i am not adverse to drawing inspiration from a story or belief of another culture and working with my own visual dialogue to pay homage to the same notion/belief/philosophy, ie. the concept of being humble, if your example of humbleness came from the lore of another culture then i would try and use my own experiences and motifs to describe what i thought it meant to be humble, that’s cool, but i am not interested in designing you a “mystical” being in a headdress or an “exotic” “ethiopian style” pattern on a tunic of a being or whatvz. you feel me?