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snopes 07 January 2008 06:04 PM

"Tramp stamp" = anal sex
 
Comment: I am writing to ask you to disillusion millions of men
everywhere.

I'm talking about the "Tramp Stamp" myth. Many men believe that when a
woman gets a tattoo on her lower back, it means that she is willing to do
anal.

I've asked around to all of my friends. None of us had that in mind when
we got our tattoos. Frankly, if we knew that would be the assumption, we
wouldn't have gotten them. The reason so many girls get tattoos on their
lower backs is because it's easily hidden in formal situations, and it
will not stretch when you gain weight--with pregnancy, for instance.

A tattoo on your legs or shoulder is impossible to hide in most formal
dresses, and a tattoo on your stomach or breasts is going to stretch and
look really bad when you are old.

None of the girls with tattoos on their lower backs that I've spoken to
have gotten them in order to indicate a willingness to have Anal Sex.
Heck, most of the ones I've spoken to have had to have some really
annoying conversations with men because of it. This is especially
annoying for those who got their tattoos before they were common, in the
early nineties.

PLEASE publish something. It won't stop everyone, but I have noticed that
when something is on Snopes, you can direct people to it and they believe
you.

MidgardDragon 07 January 2008 06:10 PM

The version of the "tramp stamp" myth I heard said that a woman with said tattoo on her lower back "wants you to cum on her tattoo". It is just as stupid as this one, but at least I can see where that one's coming from. Why would a tramp stamp indicate anal sex? Couldn't just as easily indicate "doggy style"?

I think it's really rude and disgusting to assume that a lower back tattoo has any sexual connotations (unless of course it says "I Like Anal" or something), and I generally wouldn't associate with a crowd who believes in such tripe.

Tarquin Farquart 07 January 2008 06:10 PM

I thought lower backs were popular locations for tattoos because they can be covered or revealed as mood demands. Like ankles.

A Turtle Named Mack 07 January 2008 06:16 PM

... now maybe if it had an arrow and it said 'entrance in rear' :o

putitinwriting 07 January 2008 06:51 PM

The best non-judgmental label I've heard for common lower-back tattoos is "ass antlers". Descriptive, without any of that "tramp" BS.

Lancastrian 08 January 2008 11:44 AM

This is probably just an extension of calling them "tramp stamps" anyway. Lower back tatt = slutty girl = more likely to let you stick it up her bum. Ugh.

Zachary Fizz 08 January 2008 12:11 PM

Back in my bachelor days, I discovered that many women like to communicate their preferences (and not just sexual ones) by using a clever technique which I have chosen to call just bloody telling you what they want, in plain English. I still cherish hopes of getting a Nobel prize when I publish a paper on it. I think I'll entitle it "The amazing secret: women's use of verbalised modes of communication to transmit their thoughts, opinions and desires to others' brains". I'm hoping that George Clooney will play me when they make a film about my discovery, though Brad Pitt will do, I guess.

Obviously using their powers of speech is far less reasonable than some obscure code involving getting tattooed just above the buttocks, but there's no understanding women....

UEL 08 January 2008 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz (Post 462807)
Back in my bachelor days, I discovered that many women like to communicate their preferences (and not just sexual ones) by using a clever technique which I have chosen to call just bloody telling you what they want, in plain English.

Funnily enough, that's exactly what I needed when I was in my bachelor days. I could not tell at all that some girl was flirting with me. Short of telling me that she wanted to get me alone, I just thought she was being nice.

To hell with secret symbols. I'm all for overt messaging!

CannonFodder 08 January 2008 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz (Post 462807)
Back in my bachelor days, I discovered that many women like to communicate their preferences (and not just sexual ones) by using a clever technique which I have chosen to call just bloody telling you what they want, in plain English.

I've found the opposite to be true.

Tarquin Farquart 08 January 2008 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz (Post 462807)
Back in my bachelor days, I discovered that many women like to communicate their preferences (and not just sexual ones) by using a clever technique which I have chosen to call just bloody telling you what they want, in plain English.

I need more that: diagrams, pie charts, illustrations.

Zachary Fizz 08 January 2008 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UEL (Post 462814)
Funnily enough, that's exactly what I needed when I was in my bachelor days. I could not tell at all that some girl was flirting with me. Short of telling me that she wanted to get me alone, I just thought she was being nice.

To hell with secret symbols. I'm all for overt messaging!

Quote:

Originally Posted by CannonFodder (Post 462815)
I've found the opposite to be true.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarquin Farquart (Post 462818)
I need more that: diagrams, pie charts, illustrations.


This is exactly what those jerks at the Nobel Prize committee said when they turned me down! It's a conspiracy, I tell you!

Actually, I have to agree that the signals women sometimes use would make tattoos on butts look like a radically simple system. Though I'm not sure if that is because women are unreasonably subtle, or because we blokes are just simple.

NovaSS 08 January 2008 01:23 PM

I had a friend tell me ALL women wanted anal sex, they just didnt know how to ask for it.

DemonWolf 08 January 2008 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NovaSS (Post 462863)
I had a friend tell me ALL women wanted anal sex, they just didnt know how to ask for it.

And he probably though that just sticking it in would be a good idea.

A Turtle Named Mack 08 January 2008 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz (Post 462807)
Back in my bachelor days, I discovered that many women like to communicate their preferences (and not just sexual ones) by using a clever technique which I have chosen to call just bloody telling you what they want, in plain English.

Pffft! That would require actually listening to them. Are you daft, man?

missy_pooh_1997 08 January 2008 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by putitinwriting (Post 461729)
The best non-judgmental label I've heard for common lower-back tattoos is "ass antlers". Descriptive, without any of that "tramp" BS.

Lmbo:lol:


I have also heard that a tramp stamp is supposed to be a target so to speak.

Brad from Georgia 08 January 2008 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarquin Farquart (Post 462818)
I need more that: diagrams, pie charts, illustrations.

Get with the times, man! PowerPoint is the way to go.

Tarquin Farquart 08 January 2008 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad from Georgia (Post 462938)
Get with the times, man! PowerPoint is the way to go.

The "Al Gore" approach?

Zachary Fizz 08 January 2008 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Turtle Named Mack (Post 462926)
Pffft! That would require actually listening to them. Are you daft, man?

So I'm not the only one who gets "But I told you that" on a regular basis, then? :D

DemonWolf 08 January 2008 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary Fizz (Post 462989)
So I'm not the only one who gets "But I told you that" on a regular basis, then? :D

I get that too. Usually it turns out that she "told me" while she was in the other room and I was busy doing something ele and did not even hear her.

She has not yet mastered the #1 rule of living someone with impaired hearing - "do not assume that I heard/understood you unless I respond." The addendum to that is "Do not assume that I understood you unless my answer makes sense."

Example:

Her: What kind is it?

Me: 2:00

Roadsterboy 08 January 2008 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarquin Farquart (Post 462818)
I need more that: diagrams, pie charts, illustrations.

Just bear in mind that the dotted lines on the illustrations are not actually there.

Stupid instruction books.

-D.


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