Post # 1
I’m planning to get my first tattoo in a couple of months, and I found a design that I really like and that speaks to me on a personal level. To me it is very obvious what this design is supposed to be, but I showed it to a friend and her first response was something very different. I don’t want to have a tattoo that would offend or confuse anyone looking at it, so I thought it would be best to ask people who have no prior idea of what it might be what they thought of it!
I would appreciate it so so much if you would look at this and tell me what your first thought is. If others see the same thing as my friend I will definitely have to change my ideas.
Post # 3
My first thought is it looks like a stripper..
Post # 4
To me it looks like someone who was/is involved in some sort of dance.
Post # 5
I think its a dancer, however I think it could be very easily perceived as being sexual.
Post # 6
It looks like those stripper silhouette decal stickers that teenage boys put on their cars. Like these:
In fact, the bottom two on the left even have a similar pose.
Post # 7
jenilynevette: JazzyGirl85: mdcmod: aliciaspinnet: SunflowerGarden:
Thank you all so much. It is supposed to be a dancer. I’ve been doing modern dance for a very long time, and looking at a picture like this that is what I immediately think of, just because I’m so familiar with it. My friend’s frist thought was definitely a stripper/naked lady though. I guess I’ll keep looking for something that is more obviously a dancer!
Post # 8
Tigerlilybride: maybe if you change it from a silhouette to an actual dancer with a dancer’s outfit, it won’t be quite as confusing.
Post # 9
dont do it trust me i got a shilloette cat on my foot they go crap over short time when the ink spreads out and dont get it on your foot my cats legs fell off i need it removed
Post # 13
i mean like the hair and hands are to fine of a detail to be shilloette it wont look good for long at all my cousin has a tattoo shop
Post # 14
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First thing I thought of was mud flap girl or stripper :s. I agree with pp, a tattoo artist could sketch up a silhouette that won’t confuse anyone.
Post # 15
I think if the hair were pulled back in a bun (like you often see in modern dan and ballet), it would be more evocative of a dancer, and less evocative of a stripper/less overtly sexual. The loose hair brings a sexual overtone to the silhouette, while also detracting from the details of the upper body (since the hair covers the neck/shoulders and obscures the outline). Additionally, as a PP mentioned, the fingers and the finer parts of the hair are quite thin and will likely not last well as a tattoo – fine lines tend to blur or “blow out,” or fade, fairly quickly, depending on the skill of the artist, the care the owner of the tattoo takes, and sunlight exposure.