Psst...do you know what a ‘tramp stamp’ is folks?
It’s a bit naughty and refers to a certain type of tattoo.
Although I cannot stand tattoos on women, I am fascinated by body art.
I think some of the freestyle designs are fabulous.
But I come from the generation before tattoos on females became a fashion statement.
In the ‘50s/60s and so on, if you saw a tattoo on a woman’s arm, you’d nudge-nudge, wink-wink and say to your girlepal: ‘She’s a bit common. Very tacky’.
So when I was reading about the origins of body art recently, I was amused to find out about the tribes of Polynesia and that tattoos on women advertised their sexual availability.
Hence the term tramp stamp to describe today’s little mark on a woman’s shoulder, ankle, or lower back.
Fancy that, eh!