It’s right on the spot where my back hurts from my SI joint, and I got to thinking. This SI joint fucked-ness is caused by walking around in eight inch heels, hyper-arching my back at work, and doing all those sexy arching floorwork moves. The henna tatt is right on that sexy spot above my ass, in the small of my back. It’s called a tramp stamp and it’s probably considered the sexiest and most popular place for a woman to get a tattoo. So, in a way, the spot that is weakened and hurt by living up to this cultures ideas of sexiness is also the spot that is fetishized and sexed up by the culture.
I wish I still had Gyn-Ecology and I could cross reference this with Mary Daly’s observations about Chinese footbinding and Indian wife burning. If only my brain could hold everything all at once.