This season on TLC’s Long Island Medium, Theresa notices via Skype that her daughter Victoria- who’s away at college- is suddenly sporting a new nose ring, AND a new tattoo on her wrist. Later in the show, Victoria comes home from college and reveals another tattoo, proclaiming “I can make my own choices for myself” when her Mom gets in a snit over these discoveries. The ironic part? Her father stands across the room, with tattoos covering his own arms!
And let’s not forget the child stars growing up and sporting their own tats and body jewelry. The list is getting longer: Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens. Even Amanda Bynes made the news (again!) with her new cheek piercings. There is something confirming about seeing the stars you’ve idolized grow up and suddenly have piercings and tattoos to flaunt.
So if you’re a teen or young adult, talk back to us and tell us:
Did you let your parents know your plans for a piercing or a tattoo? If not, what was their reaction when they found out?