Wednesday, June 22, 2005

On The Mark -- Enter Here

I've been wondering about this for a long time, and nobody yet has had an answer.

Who started, and why did so many young ladies copy, the tattoo on the lower back just above the ass? I've seen it on zillions of girls. I don't have anything against tattoos, and I've seen some pretty nice ones in strategically located areas of the body.

But this tattoo seems like a big joke that has been played on these young ladies. In fact, it seems that they've been branded and I don't understand why the feminists haven't gone ballistic about this. Saturday Night Live did a funny skit a few months ago that showed how these tattoos transformed over the years as the ladies got older and their body shapes changed.

I asked my niece if she knew what the "boys" call these tattoos. She didn't know. I told her "enter here." She was appalled, but hey, wake up. That's what it's all about.

Am I wrong?

9 comments:

bitchphd said...

Yeah, you're wrong. "The boys" will find a way to make pretty much anything that girls do into a sexual invitation.

I imagine the primary reasons for tattooing the lower back are: it shows nicely below shirts and above the low-rise jeans that are very popular right now; it's easily hidden under business attire; it's a part of the body that's somewhat less likely to stretch and distort over time.

B2 said...

There's a teaser for the new comedy "Wedding Crashers" at apple.com (with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson)... Vaughn says "Tattoo on the lower back... might as well be a bullseye."

P.S. The movie looks good.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Bitch is correct. Far from being a "You Are (or will be) Here" location, the lower back tattoo is a girl's safe choice. It's not too intimate and nasty like a tat on the butt cheek or breast, and unlike a biceps, ankle or wrist tat, no one has to know it's there. I mean, you could still run for president, theoretically. Although, theocratically, no girls need apply.

And Dr. B's first point is exactly right: it doesn't matter what you do or don't do, it can be sexualized. Tats? Easy! No tats, no low-rises, no cropped tees? Playing hard to get.

Larkspur

The Misanthrope said...

Don't tell Hillary a woman can't be president.

On The Mark said...

Would probably make an interesting psychology study. I'm not convinced, though, that the ladies are putting tattoos there only because it won't disfigure and you can hide it. Also, I still don't have the answers to my questions, though. How did this start? I mean it's like an IPod phenomenon.

Misanthrope -- Or your daughter...

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B2 said...

Wow... the plot thickens! What are you guys up to out here?

The Misanthrope said...

I had misread his post and gave a completely off the wall response, and he clarified my misread. So I deleted both our comments. Nothing sinister.