I'm still working on getting my own tail, but I'm curious. I'm Italian-American (with family from Calabria, Naples, and La Marche), and therefore, I'm pretty hairy. I've used wetsuits for both scuba and surfing, and like them, but I'm not sure how a tail would feel. Do most mermen here shave their legs to make the tails feel better when being pulled on or worn? How often? Does it depend on the material for the tail, and if so, how?