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23 Pictures That Are Way, Way Too Real For Former Emo Kids

Why was band merchandise so damn expensive?

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1. The struggle of trying to take off your jeans after a long day.

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2. Trying to find the right shade of black trousers to match your black top.

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It's amazing just how many shades of black there actually are.

3. Losing a stud and subsequently ruining your belt.

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Time to get creative and remove each alternate stud to create a pattern.

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4. The importance of your hair looking fly AF, ALL THE TIME.

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5. The emotional pain of eyeliner breaking.

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6. And the physical pain of using a blunt eyeliner pencil.

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7. When you played your favourite music in front of your non-emo friends or family.

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8. Getting something in your eye and not wanting to smudge your make-up.

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9. And when you did forget:

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10. When people felt the need to criticise your clothing choices.

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11. And challenge the amount of make-up you were wearing.

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12. Especially when they used this classic line:

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13. When your eyeliner would run out when you were in the middle of using it.

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14. The very real struggle that came with summer.

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15. When your fringe got a little too out of control.

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16. Spending way too much money on band merchandise.

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17. When you slept awkwardly and your fringe became an untameable monster.

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18. And when your hair was looking perfect, one gust of wind could ruin it all.

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Wind is an emo's natural enemy.

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19. Spending hours learning HTML so you could create the perfect Myspace profile.

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20. And spending even longer trying to get the perfect Myspace pic.

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21. Forgetting to wear gloves during your bi-monthly hair dyeing.

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22. And getting hair dye all over the bathroom, making it look like a crime scene.

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Not to mention the number of towels you ended up staining.

23. And finally, wanting tattoos and piercings that your parents wouldn't let you get.

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Which, come to think of it, was probably a good thing. You'd probably be regretting a heartagram neck tattoo right about now.

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