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Re: tattoos on swiss women

Like exposed cleavage, and tight jeans, tatoos , if tasteful and suitably placed, draw attention to the fairest assets.

I suspect most these days though are henna. Just like earrings and high heels, they can be removed after the trap has sprung
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:13
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

I'm not a fan of tattoos on women. On men they can be rawrrr. And let me just state that for the love of all that is holy, be sure you want that tattoo before you get it.

Removal is excruciating. I had a wee tattoo on my inner ankle. After my first laser treatment to remove it, this hideous, evil (trust me it was) blood blister appeared. It was a good inch in height and had these misshapen edges such that it resembled a beastly malignant tumor. I had to continually drain it and initially regretted the treatment. Fortunately, it healed and subsequent treatments just left redness.
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:16
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Maybe 'people up North' should lighten up. What's next? Otherwise fine but socially unacceptable boyfriends because they aren't from the right social strata? Yeah, one can't imagine why they're rebelling....
Honey, those girls up north got the vote in 1906, yes, 0 ...6 they wear plenty of peircings, etc. but...tats carry a different sort of message. It's like wearing short-shorts that show your cooter, you know? It's done for an audience....my curiosity is that in a country so consumed with rules and not exactly known for it's women's lib, how so many of them have tats.
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:20
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

Maybe its bored housewives?

Last edited by stephanienie; 11.07.2011 at 22:21. Reason: not sure about my reasoning here...but im interested and just bumping
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:22
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Honey, those girls up north got the vote in 1906, yes, 0 ...6 they wear plenty of peircings, etc. but...tats carry a different sort of message. It's like wearing short-shorts that show your cooter, you know? It's done for an audience....my curiosity is that in a country so consumed with rules and not exactly known for it's women's lib, how so many of them have tats.
That's Dr. Honey to you, dear.

Have you ever worn a bikini, worn high heels and shown plenty of leg? I'm guessing some of your ancestors probably felt that 'sent the wrong sort of message' as well. Do you feel ready to go back to corsets, bloomers, and hoop skirts?
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:23
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I suspect most these days though are henna.
And I KNOW for a fact that you are quite wrong!

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Old 11.07.2011, 22:25
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That's Dr. Honey to you, dear.

Have you ever worn a bikini, worn high heels and shown plenty of leg? I'm guessing some of your ancestors probably felt that 'sent the wrong sort of message' as well. Do you feel ready to go back to corsets, bloomers, and hoop skirts?
Yep, nothing better than a pierced nipple with a nice tattoo!

Actually, body paint is great, no need for tattoos OR clothes!

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Old 11.07.2011, 22:27
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

I think the most bizarre thing I have seen here is a mother and (adult age) daughter who both had tattoos of their respective pet dogs on their upper arm...well, they do say a dog is for life...

I see no problem with tattoos on either men or women but like all art: what you are trying to express and how others interpret it can be two different things..especially moving through the generations.
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Old 11.07.2011, 22:40
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That's Dr. Honey to you, dear.

Have you ever worn a bikini, worn high heels and shown plenty of leg? I'm guessing some of your ancestors probably felt that 'sent the wrong sort of message' as well. Do you feel ready to go back to corsets, bloomers, and hoop skirts?
LOL. I'll have you know I have a Masters degree...in SCIENCE.

I did wear heels and such, back when I had a figure to show off...but that's not what I'm curious about - the abundance of tats, some tasteful, some not, in a culture that is not exactly known for women burning their bras for the cause has me rather curious. Like I say, a lot of it comes down to socioeconomic status, but even someone like myself in my salad days dreamed of getting a tattoo of the BSD Daemon somewhere that only I, and my intimates, would ever see...but having tats that you know will be seen even clothed, that's a statement.

I'm not judging, just very curious since it is inconsistent with what I see and hear wrt to Swiss women.
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

I don't think it's that strange any more. IIRC, among young people (something like 20-30 year-olds) it's around 40%, of which more than half have several. I don't see much of a difference between CH and USA in terms of prevalence, though I think that more people here have really good tattoos, since they can afford them.
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Old 11.07.2011, 23:02
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

mhm, close to stampfenbachplatz is an advert. might be gaultier or armani. its a lad posing for a perfume, looking like vincent gallo with more muscles...and is tattooed all over... a high percentage here is doing it for "fashion" reason.
btw i saw one girl, badi enge staff...and half of her back and arm was covered in one of those jap style tats. looked great! nice n fresh colors, much details...sexy. for now
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Old 11.07.2011, 23:06
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a lot of it comes down to socioeconomic status
Yes and good tattoos COST big-time.

My daughter's was CHF 400 (and she paid for it herself).

Women here get them be cause they can afford it!

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And I KNOW for a fact that you are quite wrong!

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No, I am quite right in suspecting. In fact I KNOW I suspect that.


Anyway, semantics aside, quote your source please.
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That's Dr. Honey to you, dear.

Have you ever worn a bikini, worn high heels and shown plenty of leg? I'm guessing some of your ancestors probably felt that 'sent the wrong sort of message' as well. Do you feel ready to go back to corsets, bloomers, and hoop skirts?
That debate would suggest that piercings and tats are the future feminine attire ?

Tats can be pretty if they're brand new. Since they really don't age well, and people change their mind, a temporary henna tat is probably better.
But they really do look unattractive on older people.
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Honey, those girls up north got the vote in 1906, yes, 0 ...6 they wear plenty of peircings, etc. but...tats carry a different sort of message. It's like wearing short-shorts that show your cooter, you know? It's done for an audience....my curiosity is that in a country so consumed with rules and not exactly known for it's women's lib, how so many of them have tats.
I don't think many of them are around today, though, and if they are, I can't (don't want to) see them parading around with piercings and tattoos at 105 years old.

I'm not a fan of tattoos but my dad, for all his conservativeness, surprised the life out of me once by saying "I quite like those little roses that girls get done on their shoulders." Almost dropped my tea.
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When i arrived in february, we went to trampolino and it was super crowded. Thats the first time i saw that much tattooed people (not in a tattoo convention). Almost half of the mums there were inked. Me and hubby were pleasantly surprised. I have more than 100 hrs and he´s got around 80 hrs done.
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Re: tattoos on swiss women

I think tattoos and piercings are cool, depending on your profession one is sometimes limited to what you can put where. Nothing better than a discreet tattoo and a well placed piercing
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WTF! Are you calling me white trash?

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After an afternoon at the local badi and a couple glasses of wine, I have a question; why do so many (presumeably - though I did suss out that most were Swiss) Swiss women have tattoos, usually multiples thereof? Where I come from tats are for biker chicks, rebellious teens who later have them removed, ore white trash like the octomom. It's a genuine curiosity as guys have always had much more latitude with tats and given that CH was so late on the vote, it seems inconsistent that such a cliche for rebellion or prostitution would be so popular. Mind, I hang at the kiddie pool, fully clothed.
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I just want to know where everyone is getting their tattoos at. I need to get some updates to a few of mine.

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I think tattoos and piercings are cool, depending on your profession one is sometimes limited to what you can put where. Nothing better than a discreet tattoo and a well placed piercing
I keep getting told I have to put my sleeves down when I am at work to cover my tattoos, even though there's no rule against tatoos.

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I keep getting told I have to put my sleeves down when I am at work to cover my tattoos, even though there's no rule against tatoos.

Mine are all hidden by clothing anyway
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