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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jacnyr, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. VMan

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    Scarification during the act - so artistic, no?

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    I'm not a surgeon, but from a general medical ethics point of view, if the person has full capacity, then I'd suggest this sort of extreme body modification may not be a particularly unethical thing to be involved in. To use a tailoring analogy, if you felt somebody would be better off with a clean look, but they insisted on lots of drape, if you were sure they absolutely understood what they were asking for, you might still proceed. Now, if the person had impaired capacity, or serious psychological issues driving his desire to get this type of surgery, and the surgeon proceeded anyway, absolutely I would consider that unethical. I leave it to you/others to suggest a tailoring analogy here, perhaps using one of our esteemed members and their bespoke tailors... [​IMG] Of course, it can be argued whether it's possible to want this kind of modification without having those serious psychological issues, but there is a theoretical possible subset that might fit those criteria. I suppose, in some respects, in might be akin to surgery for body dysmorphia. Not something I approve of personally, and it is a highly controversial field, but there are those who hold that it is acceptable/ethical to perform.
    It's outrageous that you should suggest that drape of a suit jacket is the moral equivalent to this extreme body modification. I'm told that people are allowed to spend upwards of $3k on a drape bespoke without going before a panel of psychiatrists - the harm from a drape is permanent - tatts can be removed or covered up, the horns can be cut off or hidden by a hat, drape scars all. A picture of a drape jacket posted here or another forum will upset more people than a pic of scarification. Hell, I'm not even sure that drape exists. There is strict licensing of tattooists, anyone can call themselves a tailor and start making drape jackets.
     
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    It's outrageous that you should suggest that drape of a suit jacket is the moral equivalent to this extreme body modification.

    I'm told that people are allowed to spend upwards of $3k on a drape bespoke without going before a panel of psychiatrists - the harm from a drape is permanent - tatts can be removed or covered up, the horns can be cut off or hidden by a hat, drape scars all.

    A picture of a drape jacket posted here or another forum will upset more people than a pic of scarification. Hell, I'm not even sure that drape exists.

    There is strict licensing of tattooists, anyone can call themselves a tailor and start making drape jackets.


    I'm glad someone else out there understands. I appoint you to run the internet viral campaign to rid the world of this danger.
     
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    Must be interesting when he goes for a job interview.

    It something that I never really understood. Face tats make you largely unemployable in the legitimate economy without an obvious offsetting benefit from the gray or illegitimate economy. I don't think getting a face tat would increase your earnings as a muscian, head-shop employee or as a drug-dealer so in the end you just earn less [​IMG]
     
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    It something that I never really understood. Face tats make you largely unemployable in the legitimate economy without an obvious offsetting benefit from the gray or illegitimate economy. I don't think getting a face tat would increase your earnings as a muscian, head-shop employee or as a drug-dealer so in the end you just earn less [​IMG]

    Whole Foods will hire you no matter what sort of outlandish tats you have.
     
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    Fantastic Zombie Boy interview:

    http://www.bizarremag.com/weird-news...ombie_boy.html

    Money quote:

    Is there any kind of body modification you wouldn't have?

    Cock-splitting. I've seen pictures of that and it's not for me. But I'd tattoo my cock. I'm thinking of having reptile scales and cockroaches.

    I've had different ideas that aren't relevant to my body suit. One was quite sacrilegious. I thought about having my cock tattooed like a Cyclops Jesus ding-dong. There would be a crown of thorns around it, an eyeball and some scales. And there'd be a crucifix in the background, so my cock would be like Jesus on the cross. But in the end it just sounded completely wrong.
     
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    Do you think any of these folks have a moment of introspection where they think, "perhaps I took a wrong turn back there somewhere"?
     
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    Do you think any of these folks have a moment of introspection where they think, "perhaps I took a wrong turn back there somewhere"?

    They'd never admit it, but it's inevitable.
     
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    Do you think any of these folks have a moment of introspection where they think, "perhaps I took a wrong turn back there somewhere"?

    Probably right about the time one of those horns has migrated to the centre of your forehead, making you look like a baby unicorn, and the other one has migrated to the rear of your head, preventing you from laying back to get a good nights sleep. At that point you'd be tossing and turning, wide awake, wondering if maybe you should have just spent the money on a nice Rubinacci number instead.
     
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    Do you think any of these folks have a moment of introspection where they think, "perhaps I took a wrong turn back there somewhere"?

    Do you?
     
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    Guys..I think we've found satan...
     
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    Probably right about the time one of those horns has migrated to the centre of your forehead, making you look like a baby unicorn, and the other one has migrated to the rear of your head, preventing you from laying back to get a good nights sleep. At that point you'd be tossing and turning, wide awake, wondering if maybe you should have just spent the money on a nice Rubinacci number instead.

    More likely you'd be laying awake looking through the open door of the wardrobe wondering why you dropped in excess of 2K on badly fitted sleeve shoved into a too small shoulder opening and thinking how you could have got some spiffy tatts or a set of horns.
     
  16. Mark from Plano

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    Do you?

    Every fucking day.
     
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    Do you?
    Oh ... I've made mistakes ... but never any wrong turns.
     
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    Do you?

    We all have...

    Sometimes I doubt myself so much that I don't recognize my own reflection in the mirror...
     

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