When I was a kid , people who had body art were considered out of the norm , a little dangerous , kid of badass. They were the stuff of metal musicians , abused kids , gang members , and military lifers . I was one of 3 people in my high school with any kind of piercings or ink , and very few people knew about it until they could see it through the white sleeves of a shirt I wore with my tux . ( in 1993!) I digress . The difference with today is that anyone and everyone is getting inked and people seem to forget that it's permanent when they are getting a Day-Glo Casper tattooed on their ass . And there's nothing really avant-garde about most of the people who get inked or poked now - some of the biggest sissies are human pincushions . It almost seems that rebels don't own their vice of old since it's been replaced by doofuses who do shit like this to themselves .
But the finest famous examples are found in the world of music . Fluffbags like AJ McLean are covered in a sea of faded blue . I was checking out all the cheeserocket bands that my 14 year old sister digs and there's a whole lot of really meaningless scrawlings going on . Here's a fine example
of what I'm talking about - this is Hedley and most of their musical travesty is inked to the fuckin eyeballs .
They look just as stupid for the fact that this video is a rip off of everyone from Good Charlotte to Pink to Eminem , all of whom have more talent in their toenail clippings than this outfit .
We've been style punked by a bunch of entitled , vapid brats . And that sucks.