We first noticed Tessa on her Instagram decking out people's bodies permanently with sweet cherubs, black butterflies and serpents and got very excited. After deciding to resist the urge to fly to Melbourne to get inked by her at Third Eye Tattoo, we asked if she would draw us an angel for some tees that just happen to fit perfectly with our teen nostalgia story, Youth World. Et voila!
Name / profession / residence?
Tessa / tattoo artist / Melbourne
It wouldn't bee a teen nostalgia themed interview if...
What kind of story would Youth World be without a look back on the music that defined us? That we cried, danced, learned all the words, dressed to show we belonged to and worshipped the people who made it.
We asked a few of our favourite girls and a couple around the office what tracks still have a place in their heart. We can only guess it'll be a fun, emotional, angst-filled rollercoaster just like our puberty mood swings. What more could you want out of a playlist, anyways?
If you grew up in Australia in the 90s or 2000s, you’ll need no introduction to Australia’s seminal teen magazine—Dolly. It was every girl’s go-to for (often dubious) fashion and beauty advice, celebrity interviews, horoscopes and the prestigious—albeit controversial—Dolly Model Search.
Nestled among the tear-out posters of Avril Lavigne and quizzes on which Jonas Brother you belong with was a “sealed section”, where teens would write in their burning questions on health, sex and relationships to be answered by Dolly Doctor....
Inspired by crushes, puberty blues, the birds and the bees, teen bedrooms from 90s movies, listening to music and learning all the words, experimenting with fashion and makeup, The Virgin Suicides, 3 hour phone calls, celeb heartthrob worship, confusion and first kisses.