A lot of people have one thing about themselves which defines their self-image, that they use to tell the rest of the world: "This is me." For me it's my hair. No matter what I'm doing or wearing, I like my hair to be perfect, and if it isn't I get really cranky and self conscious, and anything over a centimetre of regrowth has me wearing a hat 24/7. My fringe in particular, if it's not right it can ruin my whole day, it sounds silly but there you go.
I recently redyed my hair bright pink again, and I haven't felt so much like myself in a very long time. I bleached my hair back to blonde at the beginning of the year after losing my job due to depression, and it was kind of the symbol of me losing my way. Recently, it's like the harder I've been working on Tokyo Hardcore the more I've been proving that I'm myself again, and finally the hair is back to how it should be. My pink gets me a lot of stares and a lot of shit from randoms but I wouldn't change it for anything, it's the purest symbol of who I am and who I want to be. Just seeing a bit of pink out of the corner of my eye brings a smile to my face, and I treasure it.
Do you have anything that defines you, or is your armor against the world? A bit before taking the above picture an old lady on the tram laughed at me and told me I must actually be stupid to wear this. The blatant rudeness of her comment aside, it just made me laugh. I think I'll take my fashion advice from someone NOT currently wearing cheap jeans and a daggy parka thank you very much! When I'm rocking my pink nothing can bring me down.
Hugs and love!!