27 Feb 2014

WHY DO THEY WANT TO LOOK ODD ?

Usually I don't watch Talk Shows, but this time, zapping channels, I found a Talk Show on the French 2 channel which is called "Toute une histoire" "A whole history". What I saw made me watch the whole show ! Besides the Talk Show host, there also was a psychologist on stage.

Each day there is another theme and this day it was : "They refuse to be unnoticed"



Indeed with this tattooed face you have to be blind not to notice this young man !



He was 28 years old, and had started to make his face and body a living art work. He had started when his mother died when he was 21. That's what he said. I found the artwork rather odd and wondered what kind of relationship he had with his mother. The psychologist wondered too.

He said that he feels now so good about himself and that his "artwork" is not yet finished. There is still room left for other tattoos. The horns were made through surgeries, he is now at his third silicon layer and wants to add 3 more. He thinks they are too short. I know men who also wear horns, but they are invisible, and sometimes have more then 6 layers ! I wonder if he will hang some Christmas balls on them when it's Christmas time.

To the question if he is accepted in society he answered that of course he has lost many friends and that people are staring at him wherever he goes, even the fact that some throw tomatoes at him didn't bother him at all. Only the fact that people notice him counts.

The psychologist tried to analyze his behavior but without any success. He was closed like an oyster and stubborn like a donkey. He said that he is normal and has no problems with his odd look. To the question how he thinks he would look like when he was in his 60th or 70th he pretended that he still would look good especially when his horns had grown bigger. Poor guy, what a dreamer. When he wakes up, if he ever does, what a catastrophe he could never get rid of all tattoos and deformations he had done to his face. The green underlip is not a lipstick but a tattoo, it will last green forever.

Strangely or just because,  he was very intelligent and studied science !! Of course he had no girlfriend (yet) as he said, I wonder if he ever will find a woman who wants to wake up besides a Frankenstein.

The second person in the show was a girl who hadn't found her identity yet ! She owned 60 wigs and transforms herself every day into another person, mostly by kids well known figures.



As I don't know  these figures I can't tell what she represents here. She has to dress each day into another person, otherwise she won't go out and hide her real face, nobody is allowed to see her without her costumes. The psychologist told her that she needed help and I agreed with her, without being a psychologist.



Unfortunately I missed the problems of the third person who was there, I think she must have problems with today's fashion and wants to look like a lady out of the 1930th !

When the show was over and I went shopping I saw some odd looking people but not that odd !


Jenny Matlock
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15 comments:

Fun60 said...

There's a saying here' There's nowt so queer as folk' which seems very appropriate. My brother had tattoos on his arms and one on his hand during his Navy years (nothing to compare with your example). He regretted them many times especially in later life he always wanted to look smart.

Andrew said...

I can cope with the tattooed face, but not the horns or the ear lobes. I guess he won't go on to be CEO of Royal Dutch Shell.

Eden House News and views said...

Its amazing what you can buy with money but HORNS no way

Wandering Wren said...

I saw the tattooed Devil man with horns and face covered in tats, not my cup of tea!
Looks a really interesting program though
Wren x

Sandra Carlier said...

Oh! Là!Là! What a face! When on the planet some people just try to survive, some people loose their time looking like monsters! Crazy! Madness! this morning i went with Pierre to St Cyr seeing flaviens' cats! The young man who should be there with the cats wasn't at home and the two black cats were so happy to see us!

Jo said...

OMW! I immediately thought the same: What was his relationship with his mother to start doing this once she died. There are tribes in Africa who have earlobes like that but I've never "seen" horns so prominent. The poor girl has some issues to work through as well!

carol l mckenna said...

Well it is one way to 'attention' ~ interesting post for O ~ thanks, Happy Weekend coming ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my. I would be scared to have met them in person. I am with you. I have seen some scary folks but none that went through such dramatic changes.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I've never seen the horn thing before! yikes!

Betty said...

My first thought was that a doctor actually operated on that guy and made those horns. What kind of a doctor agrees to that kind of surgery? I can't help but think he'll regret the horns and body art some day in the future. At least the woman can take off the wigs and costumes. It's not permanent.

Linens and Royals said...

Awful. Why would anyone want horns? And they are real.And this is in Europe? I thought only Americans were strange.
Sorry Americans...

storybeader said...

I think they are all looking for attention and are unhappy with themselves, otherwise they wouldn't be dressing up or changing their natural appearances. Don't have to be a psychologist to see that (my opinion.) I hate those stretched ears on that guy, but that seems rather popular with some "men". Ugh! {:-D

Pamela said...

an odd thing about people who do these drastic things -- some of them act enraged if you look at them.

edenhills said...

Oh my. My son thinks I'm weird, but I can't even begin to compare with this.

jeannettestgermain said...

I feel for these people - they need some emotional healing!