It took forever because she cuts scallops (she calls them "Mermaid scales") into the hair with a razor and then paints them different colors. You can see how I let my hair grow out on the sides since I've been doing sanctuary at the Miccosukee Embassy but you can still see a bit of my spear tats. It wouldn't be a complete makeover without a new "love paint" theme which I applied. That Purple Heart medal belonged to my father-in-law Busimanolotome Osceola, founder of the New Seminole. I only wear it as "headware" when "going out" but it's always with me as a fond memory of a great man and someone I will love forever. It's one of the few things we could find of his presence on this earth following our devastating losses against Army Rangers at the battle Rendezvous Point deep in the Everglades. I think he would have liked the look but as Nokosee said, he probably would have gone with a camo pattern which would have come in handy in the Everglades. Maybe next time.
BTW, Haalie loves it!