1. Owning a pair of converse and writing emotional lyrics on them. @sugarandweedkiller / Via Flickr: sugarandweedkiller 2. Wearing black all the time even when it's boiling hot. Cathy Ngo / BuzzFeed 3. Spending hours straightening your hair so it can be dead straight. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Not to mention all those burns from the straightener. 4. Taking high angled, overexposed selfies that would then be posted to MySpace. Tumblr 5. Touching up your chipped, black nail polish with a permanent marker. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 6. Knowing all the words to "Welcome To The Black Parade". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Reprise 7. And losing your shit whenever you hear the G note. @ibreakshinsnotknees / Via instagram.com 8. Cutting and dying your own hair at home. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Including multiple bleaching sessions that ended up turning your hair orange instead of blonde. 9. Having a massive side-swept fringe that covers the majority of your face. me.me 10. Religiously wearing band tees from all the MCR, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco concerts you go to. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 11. Having a subscription to Kerrang!. Kerrang! / Wasted Talent 12. And decorating your room with all the posters that came with each issue. @proxyllove / Via Twitter: @proxyllove 13. Telling your mum "it's not a phase". me.me 14. Speaking like this: "rawr XD", "okeeeez :P" and "~~~nuzzles you~~~ ;3". emoandgoth.tumblr.com 15. Knowing that indecipherable part of "Sugar, We're Goin Down". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Island 16. Learning how to perfectly apply your eyeliner from the emo holy trinity. View this post on While thirsting over them, of course. 17. Having multiple Xs in your usernames to make you seem edgier. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Columbia Pictures RIP to xxunforgiven_sorrowxx. 18. Thinking that Blink-182's "Miss You" was the most perfect love song in existence. Geffen Records "WHERE ARE YOU?? AND I'M SO SOOORRRRYYYYY." 19. Customising your MySpace page with HTML codes so it could better reflect your inner angst. createblog.com 20. Accessorising your outfits with wallet chains, arm warmers, skinny ties and multiple studded belts. @margera_curse / Via Twitter: @margera_curse, etsy.com 21. Attending Warped Tour every year without fail. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images That's IF your parents didn't ban you from going. 22. Stepping out of the house with nothing less than a face full of thick, black eyeliner and red eyeshadow. @horror_six / Via instagram.com, Scott Gries / Getty Images 23. Drawing Sharpie stars on your arm to mimic what a tattoo sleeve would look like. Flickr: mcneillr / Via Creative Commons 24. Posing with heart hands in every single photo you take. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF zaneisbatman.tumblr.com 25. Convincing your family that the bands you listen to aren't santanic. Fuelled By Raman But most of the time it was a losing battle. 26. Dying a chunk of your emo fringe a different colour. Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images 27. Posting your favourite lyrics as your away message on MSN Messenger or AIM. Candace Lowry / BuzzFeed Bonus points if they were emotional because you wanted to seem ~angsty~. 28. Sneakily getting snake bites, plugs or other piercings because your parents didn't let you. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 29. Wearing anything related to The Nightmare Before Christmas or Emily the Strange. Touchstone Pictures, Cosmic Debris 30. Expressing your feelings through these comics. Pon And Zi / Jeff Thomas / Via ponandzi.com 31. And finally, screaming the lyrics to all your favourite emo songs when you were in a ~mood~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Slaughtering Bunnies / Reprise / Via rebloggy.com NO MUM, I WILL NOT TURN THE MUSIC DOWN BECAUSE I NEED TO VENT MY ~FEELINGS~, OKAY??!!