|Slang City Mail|
|January 14, 2009|
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Slang of the Week ass antlers (noun phrase)
Like the blogger above, many men believe that ass antlers are something women wear to advertise their sexual availability (though not all take their placement quite as literally as CK does). In the popular comedy The Wedding Crashers, for instance, Jeremy (played by Vince Vaughn) and his friend John (Owen Wilson) spend most of their time going to strangers’ weddings hoping to find desperate bridesmaids looking for sex, but they have other methods for finding easy targets. “Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bull’s-eye,” Jeremy explains.
Ass antlers is the literal translation of the German slang Arschgeweih, and over the last few years, it been gaining in popularity, though it hasn’t caught up to the more traditional American synonym tramp stamp. That term is more derogatory, since a tramp is a promiscuous woman; another similarly negative expression for this tattoo is hag tag.
As you may have guessed from the image of antlers, these are often symmetrical designs that resemble horns rising up above the waistband of a pair of jeans. However, ass antlers can also describe tattoos that don’t look so “horny.” I saw, for example, a tattoo of the Olympic rings (on the lower back of an athlete) tagged as ass antlers on the Flickr.com photo sharing site.