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Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 7071

Newark, Delaware, US

Recently I have noticed that there many models (she) have hairy arms.  Does not one shave theirs?  smile

Jan 09 09 02:25 pm Link

Photographer

Skydancer Photos

Posts: 21937

Santa Cruz, California, US

Seriously, is this really an issue?

Edit: Guess it was. tongue

Jan 09 09 02:28 pm Link

Photographer

stevejonesimages

Posts: 591

Ko Samui, Southern, Thailand

My (ex) Japanese girlfriend used to shave her forearms  smile

Jan 09 09 02:28 pm Link

Photographer

DarkPhotographyDesigns

Posts: 2049

Germantown, Maryland, US

I knew a girl who had her lasered off...

Jan 09 09 02:29 pm Link

Model

Vicious Kurai

Posts: 22

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

I shave mine.
I think models who have light or pale skin with dark hair really should. It could also depend on the project, like if you have a back light and the arm is at the side angle, the hair will show through the light and cast a shadow, lol.
Also, models who have tattoos should as well, no one wants to see hairy art work tongue

Jan 09 09 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Bates

Posts: 1551

Austin, Texas, US

The tattoo artist shaved mine before she inked me up..does that count? smile

Michael

Jan 09 09 02:31 pm Link

Model

Less Than Two

Posts: 23401

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

Um.
Wait.
We're supposed to shave our arms now?
Well fuck.
neutral

Jan 09 09 02:32 pm Link

Model

JuliAnnimal

Posts: 144

Portland, Oregon, US

My cousin shaves her arms. But she does it because she is a make up artist for Benefit Cosmetics, and people don't really like having a hairy arm in their face when getting their make up done... lol

Jan 09 09 02:32 pm Link

Photographer

Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

Florence, South Carolina, US

I told one recently to shave her butt.

Jan 09 09 02:36 pm Link

Model

KymberlyAnn

Posts: 1384

Waukesha, Wisconsin, US

Raelyn Mouse wrote:
Um.
Wait.
We're supposed to shave our arms now?
Well fuck.
neutral

I agree...what's that about?

Jan 09 09 02:40 pm Link

Model

Candy Poses

Posts: 3380

Seattle, Washington, US

Raelyn Mouse wrote:
Um.
Wait.
We're supposed to shave our arms now?
Well fuck.
neutral

Yeah, I have no idea how I've made it through life so far without doing something so clearly necessary.

Jan 09 09 02:43 pm Link

Model

Candy Poses

Posts: 3380

Seattle, Washington, US

Rebel Photo wrote:
I told one recently to shave her butt.

I hope she kicked yours.

Jan 09 09 02:44 pm Link

Model

Karina D

Posts: 1592

Los Angeles, California, US

Connor Photography wrote:
Recently I have noticed that there many models (she) have hairy arms.  Does not one shave theirs?  smile

Hello! I shave my arms! big_smile I love it smoooth!
Been doing it since I was 16.

Jan 09 09 03:00 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 7071

Newark, Delaware, US

Raelyn Mouse wrote:
Um.
Wait.
We're supposed to shave our arms now?
Well fuck.
neutral

I am innocent here.  I just ask a question. wink

Jan 09 09 03:01 pm Link

Photographer

Connor Photography

Posts: 7071

Newark, Delaware, US

Rebel Photo wrote:
I told one recently to shave her butt.

What are you shooting?  tongue

Jan 09 09 03:03 pm Link

Photographer

MisterC

Posts: 15162

Portland, Oregon, US

I've noticed the same thing.

I think it's up to the model to decide if she want's hairy arms or not. If the hair is very dark, it really can stand out in an image and be a bit of a distraction.

Jan 09 09 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

ChanStudio - OtherSide

Posts: 5363

Alpharetta, Georgia, US

Skydancer wrote:
Seriously, is this really an issue?

Actually it is if you are doing swimsuit, lingerie or fashion or anything that shows your arm. smile.  Some has more hair than others.  This of course also depends on the model's skin tone and the color of her hair.  Some are just less visible than others.

A hairy arms are like hairy legs.

Jan 09 09 03:06 pm Link

Model

Coyote Doyenne

Posts: 196

Piéla, Gnagna, Burkina Faso

I actually have a worse problem with the callouses forming on my hands as my knuckles drag the ground. And, do you realize how hard it is to shape eyebrows when your forehead protrudes so much?

Arm shave? That's the least of my problems! smile

Jan 09 09 03:08 pm Link

Model

Less Than Two

Posts: 23401

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

ChanStudio - OtherSide wrote:

Actually it is if ... anything that shows your arm. 

A hairy arms are like hairy legs.

neutral

I have both.

Jan 09 09 03:11 pm Link

Model

Karina D

Posts: 1592

Los Angeles, California, US

Some women like it natural. smile

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr122/writetosavanna/25-1.jpg

Jan 09 09 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

ChanStudio - OtherSide

Posts: 5363

Alpharetta, Georgia, US

-Karina- wrote:
Some women like it natural. smile

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr122/writetosavanna/25-1.jpg

Great example of what I was trying to say... smile

Jan 09 09 03:13 pm Link

Photographer

stevejonesimages

Posts: 591

Ko Samui, Southern, Thailand

ChanStudio - OtherSide wrote:

Great example of what I was trying to say... smile

She's hairier than I am - and I'm a bloke ... scary !!! wink

Jan 09 09 03:15 pm Link

Photographer

ChanStudio - OtherSide

Posts: 5363

Alpharetta, Georgia, US

Raelyn Mouse wrote:

neutral

I have both.

Long long long time ago I dated this girl and she don't ever shave her legs or anywhere.  Her hair was so fine and thin that it is impossible to see.  Even when touch, it is hardly noticeable.

Jan 09 09 03:16 pm Link

Model

adrian louise

Posts: 385

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

i shave my arms for several reasons: pale skin, black hair, tattoos, and it feels so nice and smooooth!!! an ex of mine shaves his arms too cause he has sleeves on both arms. i love smooth skin against smooth skin... =]

and i do think it really takes away from a photo when an otherwise beautiful girl has noticeably hairy arms. it's not my idea of feminine beauty. but everyone has their own, right?

so if you like your hair, no one's saying you have to shave. but you may find some folks who'd prefer you smooth. it's like anything else.. if one person doesn't dig it, you can be sure that someone else will.

Jan 09 09 03:16 pm Link

Photographer

ChanStudio - OtherSide

Posts: 5363

Alpharetta, Georgia, US

stevejonesimages wrote:

She's hairier than I am - and I'm a bloke ... scary !!! wink

Yeap, she beats me too. smile

Jan 09 09 03:17 pm Link

Photographer

stevejonesimages

Posts: 591

Ko Samui, Southern, Thailand

ChanStudio - OtherSide wrote:
Long long long time ago I dated this girl and she don't ever shave her legs or anywhere.  Her hair was so fine and thin that it is impossible to see.  Even when touch, it is hardly noticeable.

Some of my Asian girlfriends or models had hardly any hair, even in their 20's/30's. So to see a very hairy model in a photo is a big no no to me.

Jan 09 09 03:22 pm Link

Model

Ariel Danielle

Posts: 1389

Austin, Texas, US

I have dark hair.

It's a must, really.

Girls with naturally light hair, both in color and thickness, generally don't see it as being necessary, and I agree.

But if I didn't, I'd probably look like Miss Natural up there.

Jan 09 09 03:33 pm Link

Model

Lauren Grace

Posts: 1906

Louisville, Kentucky, US

I bought a professional waxing kit complete with warmer, strips, hard and creme wax... It has saved me ALOT of money by waxing my own bikini, underarms, and legs! But one day I got "Wax happy" and did my forearms now I have to keep it up and it's annoying sad

Jan 09 09 03:39 pm Link

Model

Candy Poses

Posts: 3380

Seattle, Washington, US

Ha, right now I do look like Ms. Natural up there, and I've never had any complaints from lovers or friends.  The only people who really care are you guys, apparently, and, seriously, I wasn't planning on screwing anyone in this thread to begin with.

Jan 09 09 03:40 pm Link

Model

theda

Posts: 21717

New York, New York, US

Candy Poses wrote:
Ha, right now I do look like Ms. Natural up there, and I've never had any complaints from lovers or friends.  The only people who really care are you guys, apparently, and, seriously, I wasn't planning on screwing anyone in this thread to begin with.

What a way to reject us all!  Have you no pity?

Jan 09 09 03:43 pm Link

Model

adrian louise

Posts: 385

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Candy Poses wrote:
The only people who really care are you guys, apparently, and, seriously, I wasn't planning on screwing anyone in this thread to begin with.

hey i didn't see any offers posted. did i miss something?

and i don't wanna play with you either. =P

(lighten up lady... it's just a discussion.)

Jan 09 09 03:44 pm Link

Model

Candy Poses

Posts: 3380

Seattle, Washington, US

Candy Poses wrote:
The only people who really care are you guys, apparently, and, seriously, I wasn't planning on screwing anyone in this thread to begin with.

adrian louise wrote:
hey i didn't see any offers posted. did i miss something?

and i don't wanna play with you either. =P

(lighten up lady... it's just a discussion.)

Yeah, we've never had a discussion about hairy women before here.  Ever.

Jan 09 09 03:47 pm Link

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theda

Posts: 21717

New York, New York, US

Vicious Kurai wrote:
I shave mine.
I think models who have light or pale skin with dark hair really should. It could also depend on the project, like if you have a back light and the arm is at the side angle, the hair will show through the light and cast a shadow, lol.
Also, models who have tattoos should as well, no one wants to see hairy art work tongue

I have pale skin and dark hair.  I bleach the hair on my arms periodically, but I'm not prepared to walk around with 5 o'clock shadow on my arms. I find something off-putting about seeing a woman with that post-shave look head-to-toe.  You can tell the difference between shaved flesh and someone who just naturally isn't very hairy.

Jan 09 09 03:48 pm Link

Model

adrian louise

Posts: 385

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Candy Poses wrote:
Yeah, we've never had a discussion about hairy women before here.  Ever.

i'm sure it hasn't been discussed as many times as "will getting a tattoo affect my modeling?"
by now just about everything's been brought up at least once.

you're obviously comfortable with your body hair. that's awesome.
some folks prefer their models/ladies smooth. it's not that big of a deal.

Jan 09 09 03:59 pm Link

Model

BigA-LTL-Commercial

Posts: 830

Connor Photography wrote:
Recently I have noticed that there many models (she) have hairy arms.  Does not one shave theirs?  smile

Ewwie!  Arm shaving is for guys!  I have fuzz on my arms and it's CUTE, so suck my baws, mmmkayyy?!  big_smile

Jan 09 09 04:02 pm Link

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theda

Posts: 21717

New York, New York, US

BigA-LTL-Commercial wrote:

Ewwie!  Arm shaving is for guys!  I have fuzz on my arms and it's CUTE, so suck my baws, mmmkayyy?!  big_smile

But if you have baws, doesn't that mean arm shaving is for you?

Jan 09 09 04:04 pm Link

Model

Alicia_NudeModel

Posts: 1550

MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, US

I shave mine, but simply because of the tattoo's.

Jan 09 09 04:07 pm Link

Model

adrian louise

Posts: 385

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

BigA-LTL-Commercial wrote:
Ewwie!  Arm shaving is for guys!  I have fuzz on my arms and it's CUTE, so suck my baws, mmmkayyy?!  big_smile

so you have hairy arms AND balls? umm... you may have a larger problem than fuzz. ;P

Jan 09 09 04:09 pm Link

Model

adrian louise

Posts: 385

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Cherry Von Jersey wrote:
I shave mine, but simply because of the tattoo's.

we should rub our uber soft arms on each other! heh heh heh

Jan 09 09 04:10 pm Link

Model

Nikkie D

Posts: 182

Naples, Florida, US

As this convo is kind of strange i have to say really, us girls shave everywhere else already, is it really necessary to shave our arms now too!  I mean, I am not hairy at all so I would NEVER do that, but maybe if you looked like a guerilla or something then I would say do it! smile WHAT?

Jan 09 09 04:10 pm Link