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Young woman dressed as a man.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pigment (recipe)

Method of Making Pigment.

A method for making the dye for tattooing is as follows. Put a piece of blue cotton cloth (color nil, “indigo”) in a dish with ordinary dihn (mutton fat used for cooking), and set this rag afire. Hold a second plate over it to catch the smoke. When the rag has finished burning, the soot is scraped off the bottom of the upper plate and put in a cup or tea glass (istikan) and mixed with a little water.

“A Tattooer at Mosul,” p.78 in Body-Marking in Southwestern Asia, 1958.

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I had chance to find some of my lost family by the Dead Sea.  We strolled the clipped gardens of a seaside hotel as tho we were staying there.  On the veranda we sipped coffee and filled our lungs with the smoke of flavored shisheh.  Someone asked if I was American.question-in-the-air2.jpg  

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