Rad or Bad: Tattoo Chokers

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I was 9 years old when I first assumed that I was really cool. I mean…in reality I was just a snotty-nosed kid who’s parents would let her stay up on a school night, and watch Beavis and Butthead. But in my mind – Alicia Silverstone had NOTHING on me. I would say things like “As-if!”, read Judy Blume novels in class, and write in my slam book about how ugly Vanessa’s purple laced Adidas were. Now I’m totally about to show my age (or YOUTH, if you will) in this post, so bare with me during this time.

If you’re in your 20’s, then you can easily relate to me and my confusion over this specific 90’s trend: The tattoo choker. Being that I assumed I knew what ‘COOL’ was, I must-of had at least 20 different colors which were worn on a daily basis….because, you know? I was cool. The tattoo choker would be perfectly layered with a puka shell necklace, an oversized hoodie stolen from the older brother, and of course two strands of hair in my face which had the appearance of antennas.  That was the ‘COOL’ shit, dude. Funny to think that 10 years later, the tattoo choker would be resurrected into a seriously coveted accessory. I think I found a few at the Flea Market for about $10 each. $10 each!? I used to buy that shit at the DOLLAR store, man!!!!! I’m not too sure if I like this trend THAT much to buy for $10. No thank you, overly priced vintage store – I’d like to keep my annoying pre-teen days in the past. What do you think? Rad or Bad? The person with the best reason why you like or don’t like, gets a HELLZ sticker pack from the crew!