Oh Me, Oh My – Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models +2023

Photo by Amanda Carlson

A butterfly begins life as a humble caterpillar and then seemingly overnight transforms itself into a lively butterfly. Chrissy Chlapecka underwent a similar metamorphosis, going from a college student struggling with her identity to a pink-haired, self-proclaimed chick who dominated TikTok’s algorithm.

“Right away when we were in lockdown because of COVID, I was in a really horrible, abusive relationship and obviously I wasn’t myself in any way — I really lost the sense of who I was,” says Chlapecka. “I remember coming home from college and thinking, ‘What do I do?’ I feel like when everyone had that free time, we all kind of stared at each other and faced all the things that were going wrong. I had broken up with my abuser and it was like shedding this skin that was so untrue to who I was. From then on I was like a blank slate and was able to develop into the person I always wanted to be.”

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