Yesterday I was explaining a couple more of my tattoo ideas to my cousin who went with me for my first one, and my uncle was there too. The same argument I keep hearing from every adult is this,
“You’re going to regret them when you’re 40!”
And I never say this, because I respect their wisdom and opinions, but what a terrible way to live; to make decisions based on appeasing a version of you that does not even exist yet. How do I know who I will be at 40? How does anyone know? And why should I try and live up to the ideals of an average 40 year old? I’m not trying to be rebellious. I’m not making ill informed, foolish decisions. This isn’t about me fighting this system. This is me living my life how I want to live it. I once read somewhere that you should never regret anything, because at one point it was exactly what you wanted. I’m just trying to live life the best I can, even if it means stepping outside of social norms and how others try to view me.