vietnamese beauty standards
You would think that being a woman of Vietnamese descent would be all about skin. However, the beauty standards and what is considered “normal” for Vietnamese women is anything but.
With the exception of beautiful people who have no choice, the standard for beauty in Vietnam (as in pretty much everywhere else) is that a woman has a minimum of three piercings, a face tattoo, and some sort of tattoo on the skin, none of which are allowed in public.
Although it’s not the first time I’ve read that, I just have to say it’s true. As one of the many beauty traditions in Vietnam, tattoos are considered too unseemly and out of the ordinary. In fact, in the article, “How To Become A Tattoo Artist,” tattoo parlor owner Nguyen Doanh tells a story about a tattoo artist who was caught in the middle of a firefight and the man himself was burned.
It seems like it makes sense to outlaw tattoos. The main reason is that most people are afraid to die, and a tattoo is a sure way to get burned to death. Plus, a tattoo is considered far more unsportsmanlike than a face scar.
In Vietnam, you have to put a little effort into being tattooed. First, you have to get your body pierced. Then, you have to choose your tattoo artist. The tattoo artist has to be a good guy, and you have to be sure your tattoo artist can handle getting a tattoo. It seems like a pretty big commitment if you don’t have a lot of confidence in the tattoo artist. It seems like it might be easier just to buy a cheap one.
Well, the tattoo artist might not be as skilled as the guy who did the piercing (whoever that guy is!), but it’s still not a small thing. The best tattoo artists are the ones who have done it so many times that they know a thing or two about the process. This is especially true in a country where the tattoo artist had to learn the art of piercing and do it all over again every time they visit a new city.
One of the points made in the trailer is that the women in Vietnam will have to learn how to compete with the men. Although this may not be true in every specific case, I see this as a sign that women are getting more confident in their bodies. The fact is, they are just as insecure as men when it comes to their bodies. We can all learn from their example.
The reality is, many women are afraid to show their body as it makes them appear to be less desirable and less attractive. This is because men may not want to date them until they know they are as good looking as those tattoo artists. So, even though women have more confidence in their bodies and are more open about their own bodies, they still may get more dates that way.
That’s a lot of pressure to put on a woman, especially when she gets what she wants from the man. That is one reason why Vietnamese beauty standards are as lax as they are. They don’t want to look like your mom.
If you want to date a woman and youve got some kind of confidence, then you should expect to get what you want from her. You can get that confidence while she is still getting used to your body, by getting her to do things that will make her feel as good as she wants to feel.