NARRATIVE #2 - Mackenzie Terwilliger Butson ENGL 103 Narrative#2 This summer I turned 18 Typically it means a lot of things Graduating high school and

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Mackenzie Terwilliger Butson ENGL 103 9/13/19 Narrative #2 This summer, I turned 18. Typically, it means a lot of things. Graduating high school and going to college, the ability to vote, and for some, it can mean getting your first tattoo. And, that can be a big deal. It was for me. Social media is a wide-range platform with multiple purposes. Some use it for social activism and spread awareness, others use it to share their highly unpopular opinions with the world. And then there are those that use social media to share the biggest moments happening in their lives. Social media is very touch and go; and it always has been. And all sorts of different people see in their own context. Your posts can look a specific way to you, but Joan who is your next door neighbor, could think that they are absolutely trashy. When I got my first tattoo a little over two weeks after my 18th birthday, I had very mixed reactions from all sorts of different people. My grandma thought I was an absolute nutcase. My dad and brother thought I would chicken out and come home with nothing on my shoulder. I also got some positive reactions too. Those combined with my determination to get the tattoo itself were enough for me to take the brave step of undergoing the needle. After the process was over, and a pair of gray-washed feathery angel wings were permanently engraved into my shoulder, the adrenaline rush hit like a bolt of lightning. I had just taken an important (to me) step into my journey of being an adult, and conquered a fear. I was excited to tell my friends and extended family members. There were positive and negative
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