Times have changed when it comes to impressing with style.
For instance, the use of tattoos to make a statement has evolved. In the past, only the most toughened people would get them.
These often included thugs, bikers, and the military, which explains the present-day tattoo stigma. They were not for anyone who wanted to make a fashion statement.
It is the reason why the younger generations and baby boomers do not seem to see eye-to-eye.
Unless you were planning to live a life of debauchery, tattoos were not acceptable.
If you had one, you had no morals – regardless of what you claimed. Moreover, the artists were not as good, and the pop culture did not promote this choice at all.
Tattoo shops were only a handful in large metropolitan areas. This is why they were not as popular as they are today.
Fast forward to about 50 years later, and bikers are not the only ones getting the flames and skull tattoos.
It is easier to spot them on teenagers. They convince their parents that it is okay to get tattoos so long as they keep their grades up.
Older generations are having trouble accepting this as a reward for good behavior. It was once a rebellion against society, thus the baby boomers are having difficulty embracing it. Today, the internet has made it such that people have access to amazing art and tattoos that inspire them.
The pop culture shows celebrities with full-body art, which has been considered to be lovely by the current generation.
How you can also use backpacks to make statements
Getting tattoos and piercings is not the only way to make a statement. You can also get personalized backpacks that will match your taste. For both professionals and students, bags have become a must-have.
The truth is, there are few things as versatile as a backpack. Most of the alternatives are either wheeled or carried by hand.
Backpacks are excellent because they suit all generations. The weight gets distributed evenly across the back.
It is less strenuous to carry, and allows you to hold in an impressive number of items at once.
As a generation X or Y looking to have some commonalities with your mom, it can be problematic. Often the diversity with age, and times render different perspectives on life choices. Some being as basic as the choice of hairdo, jeans, or even bag.
But, when you find ways to represent yourself, you reduce the tension for everyone and make life easier for yourself too.
There are several types of backpacks that you can carry and get a thumbs up from your mother, while expressing your personality to the world.
- 1. Drawstring backpacks
These have a design like gym sacks with shoulder straps and drawstring closures. They are a little weird but functional nonetheless. They are small and will only carry about 25 liters at most. They are perfect for the days when you do not need to carry much. These are lightweight and perfect for outdoor activities. Your mom will approve because they are small enough to pack in other backpacks. When personalized, these can be cool fashion statements.
- 2. Tote straps
These are tote bags with straps. They are designed like the classic tote bags to increase capacity and make them easier to carry. They have external and internal pockets, straps, and carry handles, designed for both men and women. With a capacity of 35 liters, they are just perfect for everyday errands. Depending on where you buy yours, it may have a laptop strap.
- 3. Anti-theft backpacks
These are like regular daypacks, but they have hidden zipper pullers and zippers. Other features also include compression straps over zippers, and cut-proof fabric. Your mom will love this because she will be certain that you will be safe as you run errands during the day. With the anti-theft features, you will also have protection from electronic theft.
There are many ways that baby boomers can relate to younger generations.
The latter can avoid being subject to spite and unsolicited advice. This means finding a middle ground between self-expression and what older generations accept.
This guarantees that you can enjoy your youth without constant judgment.
You will have less stress having conversations with your mom.