My latest installment of contemporary Virgen de Guadalupe art finds:
And among my favorites:
Tattoo artist: Tomás García. Person’s rationale for getting the tattoo:
[T]he Virgin is holding a Black baby and a Latino baby. Minorities are so quick to attack one another when we should all be working together to heal this country and the world. That is what my tattoo is about – using our collective history as a strength but not letting lies and propaganda shape the way we see each other. It is also about not letting icons, symbols and rituals from our own culture oppress us by limiting the ways we can express ourselves. I am a fairly queer/non hetero person who is choosing to wear this icon, which gives the Virgin another dimension. She is a positive symbol for me, even as someone who was never meant to be associated with her.
Simply put, that’s fucking awesome.