Reminds me of a local tattoo parlor that was advertising two name tattoo for $100 last valentines day... it makes respectable tattoo artists looks bad, and it's honestly very frustrating. they think it's a good idea as they'll be able to get the money for the name, AND money for a COVER UP later on :(
He's out of his mind dear, stay away from him! And if you explain what happened with the tattoo to a judge id think you'd be able to get a restraining order with ease..in my opinion you should, for your own safety!
i agree and i don't. i think the bathmat is worth it as any paint you'd use to place the footprints would make it very uncomfortable to stand on in those spots. but the shower curtain isn't really worth it.
Also, I'm still glad they offer it for people who don't DIY.
Squiz, i understand your point entirely. Yes, a agree that fashion in all of it's forms, the "easy way" and the "hard way" are available for all.
Allow me to present what i have previously stated in a smaller scale, as to better communicate it.
There's a tattoo artist in NYC who has no tattoos, but is respected as one of the greatest ink slingers in the country. Not having tattoos does not make him a poseur. it does not mean he doesn't love and understand tattooing. It just means he does not want to wear them himself.
At the same time, fourteen year old teens are allowed to get tattoos, and do so. at least half of these will be covered up due to regret or poor design choices by the time they're 20.
Presence of style has nothing to do with subcultures and their shared mindsets. it is simply a byproduct of people coming together with similar intent and tastes. No one subculture can "own" a fashion concept, that's not how ideas work. It's just the association that goes with it that can result in the silly resentment of any subculture towards peers who don't share their ideals.
I've stretched lobes to a 0, have worked my way up over the period of four years. I also have seven tattoos, and i do tattoos.
To put it simply, people want to experiment. I don't agree with people wearing temporary tattoos as if they're real, or artificial plugs as if they took the time patience and pain of stretching.
as has been said before trying out a look is all well and good but there's a wonderful tool these days called GIMP(photoshop style free program) that's much cheaper than polymer clay.
But anyway on to the point I'd like to make.
In every culture, ever, there will be fakes and liars. there are fake punks, fake goths, fake people. Some people will do anything to fit in without the dedication to what a subculture is and stands for. It's sad, but it's inevitable.
Oh and Pixii, check out Mohawk thread in hair and beauty. The extensions i have right now may be an exception to your comments, as they're not meant to look like real hair. :) They shine and move like plastic.
*Hugs* i can't say i know how you feel but i understand the desire for children. Have you considered adoption? I'm still a bit young for one myself, but adoption is my first choice and birthing my own is more of an afterthought. It does take quite a bit of child proofing to ready your house for approval but it's well worth the child's safety.