Non-indigenous people, stop getting indigenous-based tattoos. You’re wearing gender-specific symbols, family-specific symbols, class or station-specific symbols, symbols that carry stories, symbols that carry power, symbols that can’t be set with a vibrating needle but have to be sewn or stabbed into the body, symbols that are inherited, symbols that are earned, symbols that are worn when you kill, symbols that are worn when you give birth, symbols that are alive, symbols that carry mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, symbols that are found, symbols that are gifts, symbols that dreamt, symbols that mean more than just marks on the skin, symbols that pass with us into death, symbols that protect, symbols that kill. Dream your own symbols. Don’t be lazy, wake up. If I could cut them off you I would.

The end.