Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Beauty Mark
1. A bigger booty.
2. A couple of extra inches ... vertically speaking.
3. A beauty mark like Marilyn Monroe's.
Many people speculate that Marilyn's beauty mark was a fake.
But I must say, if it was, she was nothing if not consistent!
Many years ago, I actually "purchased" said mole in the form of a piercing ... aptly named for Marilyn herself.
(Quite honestly, I got tired of the smeared black pencil that would inevitably make its way across my face by the end of the night. And a tattoo - I decided - would have just looked like a gigantic clogged pore) ...
So today, I went to a tattoo shop on Haight Street to get a black stone for my Marilyn piercing. This way, I can mimic the classic beauty's placement AND color with a smear free, sterling silver option. ;)
But it got me to thinking ... why do we call facial moles, "beauty marks" ??
What is it about this slight facial "abnormality" that causes such a stir?
Woman for generations have actually been penciling in "skin lesions" to make themselves more desirable.
Marilyn, Jean Harlow and even Cindy Crawford have been the talk of the town, with girls as far as Siberia stenciling moles to mimic these classic beauties.
But it seems that, as all things "beautiful" do ... beauty marks have their limits.
Location is key ... and Size is everything. ;) ;)