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The Body Language of Body Art (3/22)
Men's Health magazine recently analyzed the body language of various body
decorations and discovered that females who wear lots of body glitter are
fun, curious and playful but body glitter isn't the only way to find out about a woman's inner side.
A small tattoo on a woman's shoulder means she's funny and overtly sexy, and
loves to tease. This woman wants something unexpected and memorable to catch
your eye when she wheels on her heels, throws you a sly smile, and takes
leave. "Invite her out for a night of dancing, preferably Latin dancing.
And don't forget to kiss the tattoo. The shoulder is a very erotic spot."
A tattoo on the small of her back suggests a woman who is secretly sexual.
She's essentially telling you to "press here." This type of tattoo,
especially if it's a tribal design, also means spirituality and a wider
perspective on reality. "Bring her aromatherapy candles and be sure to
ask what her tattoo means. Lower-back tattoos are usually very personal."
Body glitter If she's wearing body glitter or crystals, she wants to sparkle
just like they do. She's girlish and fun, curious and playful, and she still
believes in magic. In fact, she's looking for a Prince Charming to put some
real twinkle on her finger. Might be you.
Nails A woman with long, elaborately painted fingernails is trying to create
the illusion of class. She may be a supermarket cashier, a bank teller, or
work on an assembly-line who's trying to disguise the fact that she's a
everyday blue collar girl. This woman values an elegant lifestyle
in which she doesn't have to work. She's looking to be pampered and
protected. Think high-maintenance.
Tongue Stud This is the most in-your-face piece of body art a woman can
have. "This is a self-confident woman.
Belly art When a woman calls attention to her stomach with a navel ring, a
belly chain, or a small tattoo, she's sending the signal that she's sexual,
fertile, and possibly ready to reproduce. Men don't just size up potential
mates by their facial features. We sub-consciously weigh a multitude of
factors, including waist-to-hip ratio. So if she's got it and she's
flaunting it, she's probably the type who wants to have kids--maybe not
immediately, but someday.
Nose piercing A stud in the side of the nose means this woman is worldly
and a little exotic."
Ear piercings A woman with multiple ear piercings can't get enough of a
good thing. "If one is attractive, then two has to be twice as attractive,
This tough-to-satisfy gal may have lots of credit-card debt, a closetful
of shoes, and a lot of exes."
If her eyeliner curves up at the corners, she wants to be seen as mysterious,
exotic, and divine. So we're talking wannabe diva here. Either be prepared
to adore her, or ignore her.
A bicep bracelet or an armband tattoo signifies toughness. A woman with
body art on a typically male place of adornment, such as the forearm or
biceps, is willing to stand up for herself and won't take any crap. Better
not insult her. Since she's calling attention to that arm, she probably
An eyebrow ring or any other unconventional facial piercing is there for
shock value. So what you have here is a rebel--a girl of brassy independence
who likes to be provocative and occasionally make trouble. If you catch her
eye, do nothing. Before long, she'll be over to ask you out.
A small tattoo on atop her breast may indicate she's
coming off a bad relationship. "Some women, especially older ones, get
tattooed in private places to reassert ownership of their bodies." A sun
design or a butterfly may represent her desire to rise again and be free.
To win her broken heart, do just one thing: Listen.
Lots of bracelets on her arm means she's trying to attract attention. Men
are visual creatures, taking in 80 percent of the world by sight. Women
instinctively play to this, but creative types will endeavor to take it a
step further. They'll use scent (perfume) and even sound (bracelets). Such
a ploy may mean she's insecure, but more likely she's intelligent and
cunning, and will stop at nothing to get her man. Introduce yourself and
kiss her hand.
A tiny tattoo on the ankle signifies a good girl who wants to be bad. She
probably works in a professional environment that frowns on tats, so she
picked one that's less likely to be noticed. A rose symbolizes love and
romance. An angel represents protection. Fairies connote nature and magic.