Topic: body modification

13 Obnoxious Reactions To My Tattoos (And My Replies), In GIFs

13 Obnoxious Reactions To My Tattoos (And My Replies), In GIFs

I have tattoos on my feet, thighs, arms, back, ribcage and pelvic region, as well as one scarification piece along my left rib area. I love all of these like sentimental treasures, and I could probably go on for longer but I would bore both myself and you, so instead, I think we should just talk about the downside of tattoos: how other people react to them.

From touching to tracing to straight up insulting them, it would sure be nice if Will Smith and Urkle could just tell the critics and creeps off for me. More »

Writer Says No One Should Get Tattoos Because Her Own Butterfly, Birdie & Flower Aren’t ‘Revolutionary’

Writer Says No One Should Get Tattoos Because Her Own Butterfly, Birdie & Flower Aren't 'Revolutionary'

“You’ll hate that tattoo when you’re 50!”

“You know that’s permanent, right?”

“Aren’t you afraid it’ll stretch when you get pregnant?”

Ah, the lovely things people who hate tattoos — or at least don’t actively like them — say to people who have them, completely bewildered by the idea that somebody might want to do something to their body that he or she does not. More »

Do I Doubt True Love Because I Hate Dedicatory Couple Tattoos?

Do I Doubt True Love Because I Hate Dedicatory Couple Tattoos?

Not too long ago, I was talking to a friend about whether couple tattoos are ridiculously stupid or not. In my mind, I think they are impractical and entirely different than, say, getting a dedicatory tattoo for your mother or your childhood cat, as most — indeed, most! — relationships do end. He, on the other hand, felt that my attitude signified a pessimism toward “true love” and that I shouldn’t be so skeptical about it. More »

Beauty Trends From History: Have You Ever Considered A Lip Piercing?

Beauty Trends From History: Have You Ever Considered A Lip Piercing?

I am a total body modification wuss. No tattoos, no piercings – I don’t even have pierced ears. Which does not stop some boyfriends from buying me earrings. I’m sure that a healthy percentage of my readers are more ballsy about these things. But just like I look at pierced ears and think “ouch, no thanks.” I’m sure that even the most inked and pierced of you have the same type of reaction to more extreme body modifications. You know, like this More »