I’m not going to dress down to avoid the stares, then they’re changing you. I’d rather be a bit uncomfortable and be myself.
I always used to think to myself, ‘If I could just write songs, if I could just get a record deal, if I could just put out an album, then I swear I would be happy and I wouldn’t need anything else. And I think then you grow up and realize that the same things that you deal with in your childhood affect you when you’re a grown up as well…You know, little kid, little problems—big kid, big problems.
Sometimes body modification is just a way of telling yourself “this is still my house, I paint the walls and and I hang the art because I’m the one who owns it”