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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:08 PM
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Do "Tatoo's on Shoulders and Butt Cracks and Pierced Parts Gross you out?
What's the World coming to? ...as Granny said. :D That "tatoo on shoulder, butt crack" stuff everywhere is grossing ME out and I'm Female! I was at my local mall here in NC today, and was overwhelmed with the change in Southern Culture. When I moved here 10 years ago "Ladies were wearing "gold shoes" and burmuda shorts with stockings. It was sort of weird, I have to say...but interesting.

I moved from the NorthEast and found this quite a culture shock. Now I go to my local mall and see "rings in things, and tatoos and t-shirts everywhere and gelled hair that doesn't look quite clean and a general "frumpiness. Roses and butteflies and squiggly things on their shoulders and on those "low slung jeans" (the low slungs don't bother me because I wore them back when) but there's stuff peeking out the back of these jeans, that I don't need to see. (Our jeans weren't quite "that" low..)

I am having some surrealistic experience here. As a female, I wonder if what "turns guys on today" is different than it was just 10 years ago.

What about the "high heels, and sexy, slinky dress. The hit of "cleavage" in the fourth undone button on the blouse. What about the hint of the "bare shoulder" unadorned and innocent? What about the "hint of perfume" or the "fresh smell of soap" from the freshly showered.

Have Americans females become the "unwashed, tatooed, butt crack exposing, pierced in all parts, gelled hair, unwashed "NEW LOOK?"

Is this why so many guys need Lavitra and Viagra to function?

Or....am I hopelessly "out of touch" and guys really like the "studded, adorned, gummed hair, t-shirted and jeans look of the NEW Millenium? It's grossing me out... but, then, I guess I'm just a "PRISS" at heart.. :D But, seriously...is the "New Look" a BIG turn on?
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:14 PM
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1. Sorry to say ...
Butt cleavage and toe cleavage are the 'in' things this year.

:puke:


Re: Tattoo's ... I think they're cool if they're tasteful. I have the Chinese symbol for Goddess on my right shoulder blade and I think it ROCKS :)


:hippie:
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:37 PM
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19. Come to Venice (CA) Beach, KoKo...
...makes what you saw at the mall look like The Waltons!
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:15 PM
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2. not a fan of tattoos (it's a jewish thing), buuuuuuuut
anything that gets fine looking babes to show some skin in the, uhh, small of the back region has my whole-hearted approval!

:evilgrin:
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:17 PM
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3. hell yes
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:18 PM by quinnox
I don't like tatoos or piercings at all.

I have noticed that all the guys who work on cars on the Discovery channel in their various car or motorcycle shows for some reason have tattoos, and also people in porn are usually sporting tattoos. What is up with that.
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loftycity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:26 PM
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24. Human Tackle Boxes. Seattle term for the tatoo'ed and pierced
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:22 PM
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4. Not a big fan but.
But at least try to make it tasteful. I have a friend who is a coroner who once worked on a lady who had a large arrow tattooed from her belly button down and the words Insert dick here. It always makes me think what would the grand kids think
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:26 PM
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6. Get out of here Wubette! Are you serious??? That 's the Grossest thing
I've ever heard!! It's ROFL...but OMG...too much :D My Granny would "roll over" in her grave hearing that one. But then she probably has rolled many times with all that's going on...
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:40 PM
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11. Were her nether regions in some way confusing...
...or were her mates just REALLY stupid and in such need for graphical assistance?
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:01 PM
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16. I like to imagine that
she thought it whimsical.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:26 PM
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5. some women should just follow their own fashion
these hip hugger jeans with the wide belts and the bare midriffs accentuate the hips in some ladies who should not be bringing attention to that part of their bodies. It 'broadens' the view too much, and cuts down on the normally attractive curves. Every woman does not look good with this trend, tho it seems all are doing it.

god, I hope i dont get flamed, was that sexist? just a 'straight eye for the normal guy' comment!
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:29 PM
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8. and some just shouldn't....



just remember, age and gravity...
dp
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:49 PM
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13. please dont tell me
where it says " insert &^%$ here" on this form
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:30 PM
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9. I think it has something to do with the "Bush Culture." Let it "all hang
out" was a term associated with the 60's, but I agree, there's more hanging out today in places that maybe might do better covered than there was from what I remember of back then...

I don't think it's sexist to say this. Because many males have "things hanging" that might better be disguised.

All of us (except our most "fit and buff" DU'ers) could probably use a turn at "Gold Gym" but i'm a believe in disguising what one can of one's "overindulgences," or little imperfections.... :shrug:

I think it's something to do with Bush. I'll blame it on him, like everyone blames everything on Clinton.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:46 PM
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12. without a doubt!
those guys that are skinny (yes, I could use some gym time myself koko :), cant seem to keep their pants up! I cant get the "baggy jean with your underwear hanging out" trend either.

but ya know, the generation before didn't dig elvis and the pelvic thing either, sign of age in myself I guess.

"bush* league fashion" LOL
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:56 PM
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15. Yep, hip huggers (giving away my age)
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:57 PM by doni_georgia
did nothing for me when I wore them in the 70s, and I had (had being the operative word here) a great shape back then. But since I am only 5' 2", they made me look like one of Snow White's side kicks. I'm a teacher, and what I've noticed with my students is that they even roll down the waist bands of their skirts. Many have a tummy roll of fat hanging over. Kind of reminds me of my Uncle Bull (yup that's what we called him) and his big ol' beer belly hangin over the belt. He usually had butt clevage too, as well as a big ol' tattoo on his arm. OMG! Kids today are trying to be my sweet but drunk ol' redneck uncle!
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:56 AM
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37. LOL.. funny
There are times when I wished I had a Polaroid camera to take pics of some of these misguided females, so that I can give it to them and say "because someone's not being honest with you..."

It's not so much the older ones, it's the young ones who still have too much babyfat and no business being in something cut so against their body type.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:27 PM
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7. my advice is to ...
never get a tattoo where a judge can see it.

That and not frying bacon when nekkid.

Good, solid advice.
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notbush Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:34 AM
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36. Well said
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:32 PM
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10. Tattoos - Butt Cracks - You have just offended me a MILLION TIMES!!!
:D

as a butt-crack professin' tattoo on the shoulder wearin' kind of asshole....

oh hell.

:loveya: hon :D

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:54 PM
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14. Your little Moon has a clean butt, Matcom...maybe he's due for a tatoo!
Maybe a little "stud" and something in his nose....LOL's

You have kept him "clean." :D
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:04 PM
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17. I don't know Body Art,
but I know what I like.

Some appeal to me. I've seen the top of some very interesting tats peeking above the top of the jeans, and have wondered what the rest looked like. Never asked to see the rest, but wondered. I've seen other tats that were pure trash (skulls with blood dripping from the eyes and stuff). IMO: a matter of taste. Who remembers Kurt Russel's tat in Escape From NY? A hooded cobra sticking up out of the front of his jeans.

I don't sport have any tats, but have considered getting one. My girlfriend has a small tat that covers a surgical scar in the swimsuit area from a cancer operation. It is a healing mandala. I love it.

I spent some time working at a place that specialized in stage makeup, and many girls came in looking for make up that would cover tattoos for a wedding they were standing in. A few brides also came in with the same request.

I have never been able to accept hardware sticking out someone's face. I find it nearly impossible to hold a conversation with such a person. Even tongue studs are distracting. I usually find myself avoiding eye contact and looking over their shoulder into space.

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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:13 PM
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18. the irony here is that the body adornments and
tight/revealing clothing are generally done
with the intention of being seen by others.
this at a time when 2/3 of sheeple are obese.
wassup with that ?
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neverborn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:49 PM
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20. Meh. I'm not a fan.
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:53 PM
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21. trashy.
be offended, i don't give a shit.

it's an opinion.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:54 PM
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22. don't ask me
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 09:54 PM by Skittles
it boggles my mind that women (and a few men) poke holes in their ears and decorate them like Christmas trees.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:04 PM
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23. I can't tell you how much I hate tatoos ... but I'll try.
They mostly just look like bruises to me. I hate it when I see a beautiful body defaced with them damn stupid-ass things. And they are almost invariably stupid. People get tatoos mostly when they're young and dumb. Thus the roses and the skulls and the hearts. BORING. I have known a few artist types that have done some interesting things. I think it's better to go all out with big thematic tatoos rather than the piecemeal boring little "cute" tatoos. But better still to show me a beautiful unsullied body. If I see another redneck girl with a tatoo on her shoulder blade or above the ass crack I think I'll barf. Tatoos send messages. They can be clever or dumb. I don't think dumb is sexy. Don't show me your dumb tatoos.

Despite the desired image as cool and rebelious, tatoos are for spoiled, rich conformists with no taste ... or sense.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:31 PM
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25. What gets me is when
women get piercings in VERY sensitive areas and VERY private areas too. I couldn't get past the idea of dropping trou in front of a stranger, let alone the pain involved!
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2bfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:43 PM
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26. Count me in as well.......
I have seen some pretty tatoos but always wonder what they will look like in a few years when the edges start to spread and the colors fade not to mention gravity. The peircing thing is just gross. Yes, I feel old.
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dawn Donating Member (876 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 01:49 AM
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27. I have a small ankh tattoo on the inside of my ankle.
I got it about 11 years ago, when I was 21. That's the only one I'll ever get. I do regret it sometimes, but the symbol has meaning for me, and it's so small and I do like how it looks when I wear sandals. I also work in a very non-corporate environment, so it's no biggie. (Even in a corporate office, it isn't a big deal because it's small.)

But I'd never get one on my shoulder, arm or lower back. I don't know why...I just don't like those as much. They only look good (IMO) on certain girls. You almost have to have a rockabilly look to pull them off.

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No2W2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:04 AM
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28. My son's second grade teacher
has a tounge stud. When I first met her, I thought, hmmm, wonder what the kids think of that? So I asked her. She said that the kids don't notice it much and the ones that do ask her why she has an ear ring in her mouth. I don't have any, and would only consider putting my kid's names on my arm if I ever wanted to get one. I think tattoos are alright as long as they don't go overboard with it.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:05 AM
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29. yep, but my girls have one each. go figure.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:21 AM
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30. YUCK...It sure does
very tacky. :puke: :puke: :puke:
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:25 AM
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31. Welcome....
to the generation gap.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:32 AM
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32. Nope
I think they all look great.

Tell what does gross me out, though. The drum-tightened, botox-injected, collagen-fishlips waxwork faces I'm seeing out of celebrityland lately.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:34 AM
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33. yeah, that's creepy too.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:11 AM
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34. No.
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notbush Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:31 AM
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35. I got into a hell of an argument with a friend a while back
His argument was "we wore our hair long in the 60's, it was just our way of showing independence."
My arguments..."Yea but we cut it later, and nobody ever knew","Tats don't go away","poke holes in yourself,change your mind,they'll go away","when was the last time you saw a doctor or lawyer,even a young one, tatted up?"
Sorry, maybe my age is showing, but a young professional will find a large tat a liability when trying to find a job...... My wife is an HR manager.
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bratcatinok Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 04:47 AM
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38. I'll be 52 in July and
I have one tat on the outer side of my right ankle. This is the one and only tat I'll ever get and I got it in celebration of turning 50. My fiance went with me down to Texas to get it and he likes it. (It's illegal in Oklahoma to tattoo someone.) It's 2+ inches long and can't be seen when I wear jeans which is what I wear most of the time except in summer when I wear shorts occasionally. I still like my tat after 2 years even though up until I actually had it done I never thought I'd ever have a tattoo.

I don't think I'll have much of a problem with it sagging once I get (really) old because it is right above my ankle bone.

As far as all of the other types of tattooing and the piercing of different body parts, I don't like the looks of it. I wouldn't ever get a tattoo on my lower back because I wouldn't be able to enjoy it since I couldn't see it. Also, other people couldn't enjoy it because I refuse to wear hip hugging pants anymore. My 50 year old body isn't cut out to display that much skin even if I am slightly thin for my height.

I also don't gel my hair because I think it looks icky and more importantly it feels icky. I like my hair to feel like hair and not some greasy or gluey mess.

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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 07:25 PM
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39. I would rather see,,,
someone dressed in a way that they're comfy with than poured into "high heels, and sexy, slinky dress". High heels are evil and bad for your feet and back.

Oh, and the guys I know...they totally dig my hip huggers and my tats and my body piercing. No Viagra required. :-)
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