Bid Farewell to Your Monster

Originally posted on noblethemes:
Does the monster wander back to try to conquer, To conjure up fears like a stalker from your past? Even though you have commanded him to leave? Stand strong, reprimand and demand the demon Never return; be brave; allow your heart to burn! Remember that the monster has no right To…

Mask

Originally posted on @ bittersweet diary:
They say masks are just for masquerade ball;? Feathered, coloured , ?And encrusted with jewels. But the most common mask in reality is skin; Foundation soaked deep into our pores and lips stained from cheap gin.? Scrubbing and scrubbing at our reflection;? But we cannot erase our complexion. ? Our…

i had to leave

Originally posted on niftynafi:
i check on you more than i wish i do i wish i could ignore and i’m always wishing i could move on i didn’t see a reason to stay yet i still searched every crook and cranny i wanted to find something anything at all yet all i found was…

Tattoo Taboo? Exploring The History Of Religious Ink And Facial Tattoos

Originally posted on History From Below :
Over on my Forbes blog, I explore the history of religious tattoos. This post stems from my interest in the use of various stigmas–legal, social, and even corporal–against marginalized individuals. Tattoos in Greco-Roman antiquity were often linked to servility, but could also advertise one’s religious convictions. I spoke with tattoo historian Anna…