when i was 15, i really wanted to get a huge tribal-ish tattoo all across my lower belly and my parents didn’t object at all. but on the day that i headed to the tattoo shop to get it done, i chickened out and got a small nose piercing instead. guess my parents knew that i always had pretty strong ideas about how i wanted to look, but didn’t always have the guts to actually make it happen :b by the time i did have the guts, i had changed my mind about how i wanted to look anyways.
so i wanted to do a series of drawings to show how i really looked vs. how i secretly wanted to look at different times in my life. part 1: age 16!