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spikestoyiu - 2012-09-24

I've seen a few "hipsters" plating their lips as far back as the early 2000s.

Meerkat - 2012-09-24


spikestoyiu - 2012-09-24

Never has blowing bubbles been so horrifying.

Old_Zircon - 2012-09-24

We need a "hipsters" tag full of videos like this.

Kabbage - 2012-09-24

ye gods tag maybe??? Dare I hope???

fedex - 2012-09-24

sure, whats the big deal?

Kabbage - 2012-09-24

Trying to get it off the ground.

Also: Am I alone in thinking everyone who gets one of these is an idiot?

fedex - 2012-09-25


Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2012-09-24

My random theory is: This is a sort of *conspicuous consumption* status symbol, except more *conspicuous mutilation of important working parts of me* ie. look how together/in control/well provided for I am! I can even seriously debilitate myself like this and I'm still doin jus' fine!
So its up there with spending millions on conspicuously horrible art.

frau_eva - 2012-09-24

Its far more depressing than that. The lip plates weren't done until the Slave Trade happened. Doing crazy shit like lip plates made it much less likely that a slaver would decide to kidnap you.

Redford - 2012-09-25

I have a friend who is a little obsessed with getting tatoos and body modifications (like this one). Whenever I ask him why he does it, his answer is generally to the theme of "Why would anyone not want to?" so no flashes of insight here.

FatFatuousNation - 2012-09-25

Slave trade hypothesis seems a little specious, considering it's been done for thousands of years, deep into prehistory, and by many different groups throughout the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip_plate

My hypothesis: lip = about the same as an earlobe. Piercing and ornamenting one is culturally familiar to us, the other is not, but they're manifestations of the same thing.

memedumpster - 2012-09-24

That really only makes sense to me if the plates are tambourines.

Robin Kestrel - 2012-09-24

Or if all the men in your society have a duckbill fetish.

fractured - 2012-09-24

What's a hipster?

Comeuppance - 2012-09-24

someone that is younger, dresses stylishly, and has more sex than you

fedex - 2012-09-25

and can frequently be mistaken for a homeless person who has stolen some expensive sunglasses

spikestoyiu - 2012-09-25

According to POETV, just about everyone that doesn't wear cargo shorts.

chumbucket - 2012-09-25

Give grandma a kiss

oddeye - 2015-02-27

I hate how your lips smack when we eat in public, darling

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