1/2 I wanted to ask you a question, I am getting a tattoo soon, and it's of an Athenian woman alongside my old dog. It symbolizes my battle with depression and how she helped me through it when she was alive, and the woman is a symbol of Athena, and all the strong woman in my life, and as a child I had a fascination with Greek mythology. The idea being that Athena never went into battle without good reason. I am white, but have very close Portuguese heritage.
2/2 I would get the woman with an olive skin tone, but I do not want to get a tattoo at the cost of someone else’s culture. Is it cultural appropriation for me to get this tattoo? I am not getting it because it looks cool, I am getting it because Greek mythology means something to me, but it’s important to be not to offend anyone
this is fine. greek/roman mythology is generally a safe place to draw from considering it disseminated so greatly throughout history.