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My mom got one when she was in her late 40s. It makes it hard to think of them as "skanky." And my friend the college professor, she got one. Not skanky.
As for turn on/off? For me, wouldn't do anything, but they're a way to decorate your body, and I don't see why people shouldn't do that. If you like the way something looks, go for it :)
Your dad sounds like he thinks he owns your body or something, and he needs to remember that you're an adult and can make your own decisions. Don't give it up if you like it. But since he's your father, I can see wearing a shirt that covers it :p The things we do for family harmony.