Oh boy, here’s one of my favorite days of the year! (Not really) It’s Punk For A Day Day! Fortunately we do not have to honor Punks, we just need to pretend we are one for the day. We can dress up, put on fake tattoos and act like we hate everybody… but just for the day.
You have lots of choices, Punk Doctor, Punk Model, Punk Chef… of course the most natural is a Punk Rocker. And… the upside of the day… you don’t really need any talent to do it! The idea is to show your anger at society and bash a lot of stuff around you. The bashing part is probably the most important part.
Of course looking different is a key… however all the punk people look the same so I am not sure that proves anything. There definitely is a statement being made. The piercings alone tell us a lot. I am not sure what that statement is, nor am I sure I want to know what it is. Perhaps it’s simply, “it’s the only way anyone will ever see me”.
Of course where ever we have punks we have those who want to rid the world of punks. I believe everyone has the right to make a statement, so long as it doesn’t stop anyone else choice of choosing for themselves. Punks are generally thought of as thugs and bangers… so be careful of the company you keep.
It is generally believed that Punk started in the UK. Sort of ironic in a society that professes calm and consideration. Maybe that’s why Steam Punk is so big today… it’s showing your displeasure for society while looking like you might be a vampire from the mid-1800’s!
How to celebrate – Go Punk for the day. Remember to use the fake tattoos or you may regret them later on. It makes no sense piercing something that no one sees… it doesn’t make much more sense piercing something that can be seen.