Side bangs dyed jet black. Skinny jeans so tight you couldn't fully bend your knees. Fingerless gloves that went half way up your arms, covered in black and white stripes. Eye liner so heavy that it made you look like a sad raccoon. Studded belts. Converse shoes. An affinity for My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. If you were thinking, "huh... those things bring back some memories..." then chances are you went through a massive emo phase when you were a teenager.
There's a lot of stuff that only true emo kids understand, like are Converse shoes really Converse shoes if you haven't drawn all over the toes? Check out this list of things that you'll only get if you had an emo phase, and vote up the ones that really speak to that part of your soul that's still dark as f*ck.
There Was A Huge Difference Between Emo And Pop-Punk
Nail Polish Had To Be Black - Or Drawn On With Sharpie
Belts Without Studs Were Useless
My Chemical Romance Just Really Got You
Side Bangs Were The Only Way For Your Hair To Grow
Excessively Heavy Eyeliner Was A Must
So Much "Nightmare Before Christmas" Merch...
"Preps" Were To Be Hated On
Any Color Other Than Black Was Way Too "Scene"
Taking Mirror Selfies With A Digital Camera For Myspace Was The Thing To Do
Anything Other Than Skinny Jeans Might As Well Be A Dress On Each Leg
You Definitely Drew All Over Your Converse Shoes
"RAWR" = I Love You In Dinosaur
Fingerless Gloves Were The Ultimate Accessory
Snakebite Piercings Were Essential
You Poured Your Sad Feelings Into Your Livejournal Every Night