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1. Someone who indulges in the arts, don't talk about it much, have been interested in the general perception of "art" for a long time. They often don't feel the need to show off, and to be "artsy" someone else usually says so, because they would never refer to themselves as such. Usually wears a certain style of clothes, normally something seen as "indie" or "classy" (dress shirts and other formal attire for non-formal occasions) but doesn't think the following when he/she buys said attire:

"Will I look artsy enough" or "People will totally think I'm artsy when I buy this"

2. Basically the same thing only with a different mind set. Normally pretentious, meaningless and just used as another way to impress friends and other peers. They often only started once they got into junior high/high school, once they are exposed to the social climate and become self conscious. Basically, someone who thinks that they are cool because they can do an amateur impression of a joker and are in all the school plays. Someone who sees themselves as a nonconformist, when really they are conforming by being "artsy" or "indie". Also a hippie, who probably cares nothing about the environment or the starving children in Africa, but merely say so (despite not understanding anything about politics) because everyone else "does" and because they grew up in a bad, smelly environment. Normally listens to reggae and other hippie/artsy/indie songs to keep up their image. Also tends to break up into an even worse version of a song from said genres. When buying clothes they do think:

"Will I look artsy enough" or "People will totally think I'm artsy when I buy this"

Basically every single person in every junior high in Davis, California.
Guy/thing: Oh look at Shouji, he's so artsy

2. Jack: Why so serious?
by Hoom February 11, 2009

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