SHAVE: This version uses an "X" handshape.
Move your hand as if scraping the side of your cheek twice with the top of your "X."
In typical usage you don't actually make contact with the face during this sign, but if you do, no big deal. If you were inflecting the sign to mean "shave carefully" or some other extended meaning then you would indeed make contact with the face.
SHAVE: Here's and oldie but goodie. Comes from the days when people
used straight edge razors.
Form an "X" handshape and hold it near your armpit. (An inch or two away.) Move the hand down, up, and down again. Use some wrist movement. The hand doesn't need to touch the armpit. If it happens to brush up against your shirt or body no big deal.
In a message dated 8/10/2007 3:26:54 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, monta@ writes:
So, now the obvious question-- What about shaving the bikini line? Waxing? Brazillian waxing?Sorry-- just had to ask.; )Monta Briant
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