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I Was Hep When It Was Hip to Be Hep…

8 July, 2005 (01:54) | Social Commentary

I lack the tight pants; they make my hips look boxy and hurt my nuts.
I lack the nifty slogan splayed across my tight dingy T-shirt; they’re so often trite anyway.
I lack the ear spools and facial piercings; I thought about getting my tongue pierced, but I was afraid I’d lose the ability to taste life.
I lack the worn converse shoes with different colored laces; I had them once, but I replaced them when they wore out because I actually used them for basketball.
I lack the massive amount of cryptic tattoos coiling around my arms and neck; maybe someday, but I still need to establish my career before I paint myself fired.
I lack the horn-rimmed glasses; I see just fine out of these, despite how unhip they might seem.
I lack the skinny, heroin addict-like body; I blame bad genes for not being able to wear tight jeans.
I lack the bouncing, eye-covering hair style, just long enough to hide behind; I tried growing my hair once, but I couldn’t deal with the midway mullet.
I lack the throwback accessory that just screams 70s loser; I traded my leisure suit for a baseball card cause I never thought it’d be cool.
I lack the uncoordinated, single-leg bouncing dance moves; I can do some ballroom dancing, not that I would in public anyway.
I lack the sense of belonging…
I guess I lack the drive to care.

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  • Personally, I think it’s great that you can’t/won’t wear tight pants. VERY few men can actually pull that off and look good, at least in my opinion. And IF they can look good in skinny jeans, it certainly shouldn’t be an every day occurence. :oP

    And that is the sole reason why I have yet to get tattooed: it’s hard to be taken seriously in corporate America if you have a tattoo of a butterfly on your neck. ;o)

  • Personally, I think it’s great that you can’t/won’t wear tight pants. VERY few men can actually pull that off and look good, at least in my opinion. And IF they can look good in skinny jeans, it certainly shouldn’t be an every day occurence. :oP

    And that is the sole reason why I have yet to get tattooed: it’s hard to be taken seriously in corporate America if you have a tattoo of a butterfly on your neck. ;o)

  • I’m probably not going to end up in corporate America with a suit and tie job. My options at this point are interesting, but I can guarantee that’s not one I’d go for.

  • I’m probably not going to end up in corporate America with a suit and tie job. My options at this point are interesting, but I can guarantee that’s not one I’d go for.

  • It’s a means to an end, my friend. I figure I will do this for another year or two, and then find something else to do. Like go back to school, or work from home. Anything, really, besides work in corporate America. :oP

    Don’t get me wrong, the corporate money is nice. But I think my principles are worth more. It’s hard to reconcile my job with my morals. (Even though my employer is really great to work for, it STILL has quite the corporate mentality about some things.)

    You seem to feel the same way, so I understand where you’re coming from. Therefore, damn the man and find something you love to do.

    Which would be what, by the way?

  • It’s a means to an end, my friend. I figure I will do this for another year or two, and then find something else to do. Like go back to school, or work from home. Anything, really, besides work in corporate America. :oP

    Don’t get me wrong, the corporate money is nice. But I think my principles are worth more. It’s hard to reconcile my job with my morals. (Even though my employer is really great to work for, it STILL has quite the corporate mentality about some things.)

    You seem to feel the same way, so I understand where you’re coming from. Therefore, damn the man and find something you love to do.

    Which would be what, by the way?

  • Teacher – allows for limited tattoos in easy to hide places
    Student – allows for any tattoos and piercings
    Radio – allows for any tattoos and piercings
    Newspaper or Magazine – allows for tattoos at some and few at others
    Freelance Writer – if they don’t like em, they can go fuck themselves
    Television – I’d be behind the camera, allowing for any
    Tech – no brainer
    Food Service – as long as the ink isn’t wet, it’s fine
    Professional Athletics – ok, I may have a sang getting into the front office on this one
    Musician – job requirement

  • Teacher – allows for limited tattoos in easy to hide places
    Student – allows for any tattoos and piercings
    Radio – allows for any tattoos and piercings
    Newspaper or Magazine – allows for tattoos at some and few at others
    Freelance Writer – if they don’t like em, they can go fuck themselves
    Television – I’d be behind the camera, allowing for any
    Tech – no brainer
    Food Service – as long as the ink isn’t wet, it’s fine
    Professional Athletics – ok, I may have a sang getting into the front office on this one
    Musician – job requirement

  • So you DO aspire to ink yourself at some point, I take it?

    Professional athletics, huh? ;o) And what sport would you play?

  • So you DO aspire to ink yourself at some point, I take it?

    Professional athletics, huh? ;o) And what sport would you play?

  • I uh… you just described everything I find attractive in a boy.

  • I uh… you just described everything I find attractive in a boy.

  • I’ve already been inked. Whether or not I get more is a separate question.

    If I’m going to be in professional sports, it’ll likely be the business side, not the performance side.

  • Yup. Sorry to disappoint.

  • I’ve already been inked. Whether or not I get more is a separate question.

    If I’m going to be in professional sports, it’ll likely be the business side, not the performance side.

  • Yup. Sorry to disappoint.

  • Ahh, yes, I think I recall seeing a hint of something on one of your legs when you posted pictures of your Boston trip, but that’s about it. So what is it, if you don’t mind me asking?

    As for myself, I have been toying with the idea of an anklet. Very low on my left leg, right above my ankle. As I understand it, it will hurt like hell. But I figure as long as it will look right when it’s finished, I can tolerate some temporary pain. And if I survive the experience without bawling like a baby, I’ll think about getting others (like the neck tat, maybe). ;o)

  • Ahh, yes, I think I recall seeing a hint of something on one of your legs when you posted pictures of your Boston trip, but that’s about it. So what is it, if you don’t mind me asking?

    As for myself, I have been toying with the idea of an anklet. Very low on my left leg, right above my ankle. As I understand it, it will hurt like hell. But I figure as long as it will look right when it’s finished, I can tolerate some temporary pain. And if I survive the experience without bawling like a baby, I’ll think about getting others (like the neck tat, maybe). ;o)

  • I kept good records of my experience in this LJ entry.

    The pain wasn’t nearly as bad as I had expected. Anyway, you’ve already had a kid. What do you have to worry about?

  • I kept good records of my experience in this LJ entry.

    The pain wasn’t nearly as bad as I had expected. Anyway, you’ve already had a kid. What do you have to worry about?

  • Exactly!! I figure if I can handle labor, I can deal with a tattoo, no matter where it is. So the pain isn’t really the problem (although I’m sure it will hurt like hell on the ankle bone like that).

    The real issue is that I only have an idea of what I want in my head, no drawing or picture to pull from. This makes it a bit challenging to just walk into an tattoo shop and say “Ink me, baby.”

    I’d rather wait until I feel compelled to draw it myself. But, contrary to what some people choose to believe, I am NOT an artist and I can’t draw for shit. So, it’s either wait until I can figure it out myself, or find someone to do it for me. :oP

  • Exactly!! I figure if I can handle labor, I can deal with a tattoo, no matter where it is. So the pain isn’t really the problem (although I’m sure it will hurt like hell on the ankle bone like that).

    The real issue is that I only have an idea of what I want in my head, no drawing or picture to pull from. This makes it a bit challenging to just walk into an tattoo shop and say “Ink me, baby.”

    I’d rather wait until I feel compelled to draw it myself. But, contrary to what some people choose to believe, I am NOT an artist and I can’t draw for shit. So, it’s either wait until I can figure it out myself, or find someone to do it for me. :oP

  • Find a shop that has a a myriad of artists, preferabbly one that does custom jobs only. Go down and ask to look through their catalogs and find an artist who does work you like in a vein similar to the tattoo you want. Sit down with him and explain what you want, perhaps bring in photos or sketches of various parts of it. You may need to make several trips before your artist has something you like.

  • Find a shop that has a a myriad of artists, preferabbly one that does custom jobs only. Go down and ask to look through their catalogs and find an artist who does work you like in a vein similar to the tattoo you want. Sit down with him and explain what you want, perhaps bring in photos or sketches of various parts of it. You may need to make several trips before your artist has something you like.

  • my ankle was the second one i got and it wasn’t that painful. for me, at least on the first one, i remember being so scared, and then the noise started, and i realized it didn’t hurt that badly so i was fascinated in watching it. they yelled at me when i tried to watch the ankle one though, because i kept trying to turn around and moving and stuff.

  • my ankle was the second one i got and it wasn’t that painful. for me, at least on the first one, i remember being so scared, and then the noise started, and i realized it didn’t hurt that badly so i was fascinated in watching it. they yelled at me when i tried to watch the ankle one though, because i kept trying to turn around and moving and stuff.

  • haha, i was thinking the same thing

  • haha, i was thinking the same thing

  • The worst part about getting my ankle done was having my body fall asleep. I had to ask for breaks twice to get up, stretch and walk around.

  • The worst part about getting my ankle done was having my body fall asleep. I had to ask for breaks twice to get up, stretch and walk around.

  • anonymous

    That list is undeniably hot, for sure.

  • anonymous

    That list is undeniably hot, for sure.

  • see, mine is substantially smaller than yours. it took about 45 minutes to do it, so i never had to deal with that part.

  • see, mine is substantially smaller than yours. it took about 45 minutes to do it, so i never had to deal with that part.

  • Umm, yea, this was me.

  • Umm, yea, this was me.

  • Cheat!

  • Cheat!

  • Hi, my name is xx and I’m attracted to Sceneagers.

    Hiiii !

  • Hi, my name is xx and I’m attracted to Sceneagers.

    Hiiii !

  • I guess I’m just really not sure what to expect, although I do expect it to hurt. :oP But I’m glad to hear that your experiences haven’t been all that bad. :o)

  • I guess I’m just really not sure what to expect, although I do expect it to hurt. :oP But I’m glad to hear that your experiences haven’t been all that bad. :o)