welcome to the diamond life

welcome to the diamond life

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Hipster is a slang term that first appeared in the 1940s, and was revived in the 1990s and 2000s often to describe types of young, recently-settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers with interests in non-mainstream fashion and culture, particularly alternative music, indie rock, independent film, magazines such as Vice and Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media. In some contexts, hipsters are also referred to as scenesters.
"Hipster" has been used in sometimes contradictory ways, making it difficult to precisely define "hipster culture" because it is a "mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior[s]." One commentator argues that "hipsterism fetishizes the authentic" elements of all of the "fringe movements of the postwar era—beat, hippie, punk, even grunge," and draws on the "cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity" and "gay style", and "regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity."

The Hipster Handbook (2003) is a satirical guide to hipster culture by Williamsburg, Brooklyn author Robert Lanham.

hip?ster - \hip-stur (s)\ n. One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat. 

hipster triangle (tattoos) ?


well.. i'm still not sure if i like this whole "hipster-triangle-thing".. but i do like the idea of triangles because even if you once don't want to have this triangle as a sign for hipster anymore , there are a lot of other meanings and connections to triangles such as: 


None of the other basic shapes offer this kind of inherent duplicity. When we turn a square on its side, the symbol meaning remains the same. Same with the circle - rolling it around, it's still a circle.


        Female                    Male

        Lunar                     Solar

        Yoni                      Lingam

        Shakti                    Shakta

        Passive                   Active

        Cave                      Mountain

        Down                      Up

        Mother                    Father


  1. haha i thought about getting a triangle even though i didn't know that it stands for hipster.. the guys from justice have each one on their arms...

  2. i had an argument with a friend what *hipster* means exactly so i did a bit of research and some pictures of triangle tattoos came up.. so it was also new for me.. but i think it's okay having a triangle tattoo although u'r not an "official hipster" or whatever.. cos it has a lot of meanings as i've shown in my post. ;)

  3. http://www.invertedtriangl3.com/ playeras hipster del triangulo invertido.
    triangle culture pls