Why I Got My First Tattoo at Age 38

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In the fall semester of my 8th grade year, I began writing in a diary for the first time.

The best part is…I kept it.

In my very first entry, littered amongst an update on the OJ Simpson trial, a twitter patted description of my crush Evan Lindsey (“He’s really cute and has gorgeous eyes.”) and the business plan for a line of clothing called “Forever Young” was the pre-teen…