Body modification - I don't get it (NSFW)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zjpj83, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Can someone explain to me why people do this?
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    wierd people.
     
  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Humans have ornamented and adorned themselves for thousands of years. It just seems to be in our nature.
     
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    I dunno, I don't really find it all that weird. Pretty much everyone wants to alter their body to some degree to conform with some aesthetic ideal. Splitting your tongue is really no different from getting breast implants, except that the aesthetic involved is different. Granted, I may not be attracted to the specific aesthetic involved there, but there are plenty of strange aesthetic ideals out there that I don't identify with, so I don't stress about it.
     
  5. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Note that I'm not saying the results aren't creepy as hell--just that I don't find the impulse all that strange, even if I don't really find any particular value in the aesthetic involved. [​IMG]
     
  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    wtf you almost made me vomit at work.
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Oh, holy cow. I am SO sheltered.

    NSFW, and not in a good way.
     
  10. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    ZJ, I get the impression that you have rather delicate sensibilities.
     
  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    [​IMG]



    looks like a fun ride. something new at Disneyland?

    It would be funny if there was a thread on a BM/Tattoo site that linked a G&G/Lobb/EG shoe thread here and asked "can someone explain why anyone would spend $1000 on a pair of shoes"
     
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    It would be funny if there was a thread on a BM/Tattoo site that linked a G&G/Lobb/EG shoe thread here and asked "can someone explain why anyone would spend $1000 on a pair of shoes"

    [​IMG]
     
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    pg34 Well-Known Member

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    Tattoos are just a poor man's way of investing in art
     
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    Tattoos are just a poor man's way of investing in art

    Is that supposed to be an insult? I honestly can't tell, since it doesn't work as one unless you think "poor" is inherently derogatory.
     
  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Is that supposed to be an insult? I honestly can't tell, since it doesn't work as one unless you think "poor" is inherently derogatory.

    Also, a good tat is far from cheap.
     

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