I’m always amused by the attempts to either fit in or defy the social norms. If you truly defy social norms, then you’ll probably end up looking crazy. Instead, you change some minor things about your appearance that have been pre-approved as “edgy.” Of course, that is not to criticize these people any more than the mainstream. At least they’re trying to do something different, even if they discover that’s near impossible.
BILLY: But by getting a tattoo aren't you simply giving into an alternate social construct?
TREY: Fine, then I won't get the tattoo to show my independence.
BILLY: But by flaunting the alternative, aren't you also following a social trend?
TREY: So, I'm basically damned if I do, and damned if I don't?
BILLY: Woah, I'm not touching religion!