Tuesday, September 11, 2012
On Body Decorations: Chris Brown and Spiders
Or what I have come across today while surfing for stories.
First, Chris Brown appears to have a tattoo of a battered woman's face on his neck, at a visible point. Is this to serve as a warning signal in cultural exchanges or what? Is it a sign of remorse? Or an angry challenge? Or what?
And do we care?
Second, here's a lovely body decoration demonstrated by a male spider in Australia while he woos his sweetheart. The decoration clearly has a social role in that case.
I put these two topics together for no other reason than happenstance. I went from one story to the other and noticed the odd commonality. Make of that what you wish.