thank god for all of you!!
i'm 24. i have 3 piercings (my most recent is my lip). i have 3 tattoos. the most visible is the star on my chest. it'll soon be added to with mermaids in honor of my grandfather who passed away when i was 13.
all you "alternative" moms are an inspiration for me. sounds corny, but it's not. i'm the way i am because my tattoos/non-conservative outfits are an extension of me. i worry that maybe i'll tone it down when i have kids--mainly b/c of pressure from other moms. peer pressure never really goes away. it's a fleeting fear, though.
in reality though, i'll always be me. i doubt i'll get rid of the piercings. the tattoos definitely aren't going away. and i really, really look forward to my kids having as much personality and confidence as i do. i think in order for our children to be proud of us, we need to be ourselves. in order to be a good mom, you need to be yourself.
this thread made me smile.
thank you all for being yourselves! it's so hard to find where i live. everyone is a carbon copy of another person.