I didn’t quite know what to call it at the time but I have always been thrilled by Berber culture. Innocently perusing videos by a New Yorker, now Dubliner, I found what I never knew I was searching for. In the video, the woman sat on a couch explaining her odd ink choices and paraded her perfectly straight black-inked vertical line that extended from her lower sternum up to the arch of her chin. I had never seen someone wear a deep v-neck so well. She wiggled her fingers and showed the traced lines hidden between the webs of her fingers and began to share how she, too, was allured by ‘Berber’ line styles. I have to admit, her accent threw me off and I had to rewind nearly five times to find out what word she was saying that summed up the cultural style I had always loved. That’s how I namely found out about berber culture. I rushed to Google and my jaw dropped when I found beautiful dark skin people with faded ink scattered across their body and ornamental jewelry decking every inch of their vibrant attire.
Symbols & Tattoos
(source: vanishing tattoo)