Saw this yesterday on the Facebook page of Bajantube – a super popular Barbadian entertainment/video upload site and it definitely gave me pause!
I stopped, scrolled back up and my jaw dropped. It’s like a social studies project on Barbados tatted on her back – from the flag to the map to the national flower (Pride of Barbados, just so ya know).
I thought two things:
1) That HAS to be a Bajan living overseas – West Indians living outside of the region have a particular depth of emotion and sentimentality for their island homes that you don’t neccesarily have when you’re living here.
2) Owwwwww! I have two teeny little tats and those stung – I can’t imagine her pain threshold!
Comment is divided. Some are lauding it as the ultimate show of patriotism while others say it’s just too much.
Your thoughts, islandistas?