This Mother's Day Declare Your OWN Theme Color!

This Mother's Day Declare Your OWN Theme Color!

Posted by Manhattan Minds~ Independent Blog on the best of NYC Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle from the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

In my blog, "What Mother's Day is Good For", I challenge the limiting use of the color pink as the exclusive color of women and moms.

Color is a form of non-verbal communication.

The meaning of colors can vary depending culture and circumstances. I don’t, personally, believe that color has a universal meaning. What matters and seems to have influence is how colors make you feel. The way colors vibrate, touching your invisible sense of self, can make a difference in mood. That’s a unique experience to you and can be special to that moment, too.

You may be a woman, but is pink really your personality and style?...

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Siren Song of the Tattoo Salon

Siren Song of the Tattoo Salon

Posted by Manhattan Minds~ Independent Blog on the best of NYC Art, Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle from the Founder, Mona Maine de Biran...

To tat or not to tat: that is the modern question. Whether ‘tis nobler to suffer the needle or take thee up artful quotations and demonstrate amidst the sea of protesters (but isn’t that, like, so 1960’s?)

Whether striving daily to “Let it be”, for “Family First” or just to remind every onlooker that “Black Lives Matter”, there is little doubt that inking one’s mantra is the modern and (mostly) permanent way to go. No longer the sign of rebellion, tattoos are for even the peaceful warrior.

What is so compelling and comforting about the permanence of tattoos?....

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