Vajazzle – Bedazzle What?

Crystals used for Vajazzelling

Everyone knows about bedazzling–well everyone who was either a young girl at one time or has a young girl in your home or who watches way too many infomercials. Bedazzling became all the rage when the Bedazzler first made its appearance back in the 1970’s. This small staple-like device allows girls or boys (If a boy wants to play with it, more power to him) the ability to attach jewels to various materials. Often you will see purses and bags that have been bedazzled and sometimes a jacket or shirt, all of which are ways that young girls express their artistic side.

Today the Bedazzler lives on and continues to be a fun way for girls to express their own personal fashion tastes.This is one of those fads that  just won’t die–when you are a little girl, you want everything to be shiny and sparkly, how else do we grow into women who love big shiny rings. 😉

So how is it that these same little girls are now growing up and wanting to, well, bedazzle their bodies? And not just bedazzle any where on their bodies, but bedazzle an area that demands its own name–thus, vajazzling. Vajazzling is not just adhering a row of earrings up your ear or piercing your belly button. Vajazzling is blinging up your va-jay-jay and surrounding areas.

I know some of your mouths just dropped open as if you heard me swear, but I am completely serious. This trend has been around for awhile now and probably gained the most attention after Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed on the George Lopez show that she “loved” vajazzling. In fact she loves it so much that she devoted an entire chapter to it in her book, “The Day I Shot Cupid.” There are just some of us arriving late to the show.

Are you trying to imagine how this happens and how it looks and works. Well let me give you the quick rundown. Ladies get a brazilian bikini wax either by going to their aesthetician or doing it themselves. Then if you are doing it yourself you can buy prefabricated Swarovski crystal tattoos which you carefully peel and glue in place on your recently smoothed skin. If you are more creative you can buy the crystals individually and glue them separately in place creating your own design or pattern. However, more often than not, many people choose to have their aesthetician design and apply their vajazzling. It’s just like going to the salon to get your hair done, right?

My aesthetician is a man. He is a fabulously entertaining and very talented gay man, and I adore him. The only reason I mention that he is gay is because of the nature of this topic. Even though I have not gotten vajazzled by anyone, I am not sure I could have him or any other man perform this. Ironically though, since he is gay, it would be no different than a woman in that he is not turned on by feminine body parts. Plus because of his natural talents he probably would do a great job.

What I am trying to determine is if getting vajazzled is like any other beauty service? Do you look forward to the quiet time at the spa and lay back and relax while he or she works away creating a masterpiece? I just don’t know. This is probably a conversation I am going to have to have with him the next time I go in for other non-vajazzling things.

Everyone is different and maybe my issue with this trend is that I was never a bedazzling kind of girl. I wasn’t a tomboy either, although when I was younger I would always choose my Tonka truck and the dirt over silly girl things. My poor older sister thought I was a demon child because I would rip the legs off of her Barbies and cut their hair in all kinds of various lengths. In my defense, my cousin did tell me that their hair would grow back. Oops, I guess he was wrong.

It wasn’t long into my youth where I did make that turn and became quite girly. I took over the Barbie collection, my dolls were always dressed and hair perfectly done and I played dress up and wore my mothers clothes, shoes and makeup. The older I got, the more I enjoyed being a “girl”. So why is it I have not been able to wrap my mind around this trend?

A better question may be why are women making the choice to vajazzle themselves? Is it the constant need for more sparkle without the permanency of piercings? Maybe it is the need to appear sexy. Is it artistic expression? What is the answer?

Whatever the attraction, I am still leaning towards the side of “no thank you” until convinced differently. Now tell me your thoughts–is this something you would do? Have you done it? What has your experience been?

 

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