Something about studying abroad makes people go wild. Away from parents and schools, living the life of young globetrotters, students find themselves doing things they wouldn’t normally do. And for many, this includes tattoos and piercings.

I remember the time I went with my two friends to this biker looking piercing shop so they could get nose rings. The nose rings looked super cute and they loved them. They only took them out to skype with their parents!

If you’re going to get a piercing or a tattoo, just make sure it is something you really want. What seems like a good idea in the excitement of study abroad might be less appealing when the adventure is over and you’re back to normal life.