I love my best friends, and trust them more than most people in this world. I would do anything for them… but that doesn’t mean I would let them do absolutely anything for me. When it comes to friends doing things for each other, there is a line that should never be crossed.
For example: a few years ago, one of my good friends let her best friend wax her down there for the first time ever because she didn’t want a stranger seeing her naked. Let’s just say that the BFF didn’t do a great job, and my friend was not happy. Luckily, hair grows back and stuff like this can be fixed. But it’s an important lesson that some things are just best left to professionals… or no one at all.
Here are 8 things you should never your friends do to you no matter what. Allowing them to do this stuff will either mess up something important, or cause a rift in your friendship, or maybe even both. You’ve been warned!
Give You A TattooThis past weekend, Miley Cyrus put up this picture on her Instagram, which looks like Miley giving her assistant a tattoo. I love Miley, but I would never let her tattoo me. I would never let anyone except a professional tattoo artist tattoo me. Please never let an inexperienced friend do this to you. I don't want to sound like your mom, but tattoos are permanent! You have to live with it forever! Okay, I totally sound like your mom, but be serious: do you want to live with a crappy tattoo that a friend gave you? Do you want to have to explain that to people in the future? Doubtful. Source: Instagram
Make Fun Of You All The TimeBest friends joke around with each other all the time. My friends and I lovingly call each other "bitches." We all make fun of each other in a loving way. But there's a difference between doing that, and flat out being mean to someone. Your friend shouldn't be making fun of you the entire time you're together. She shouldn't be making fun of you to other people. She shouldn't be regularly hurting your feelings and making you feel bad about yourself. That's called a frenemy, and it's not okay. Source: ShutterStock
Pierce YouJust like with tattoos, you should only let a professional pierce you. There are too many ways this can go wrong. You can easily get badly infected. It can hurt REALLY bad when an inexperienced person pierces you. It's just not a good idea. Why have a friend do it when you could go to the mall and get it done? Source: ShutterStock
Cut or Dye Your HairA few weeks ago, my friend had her other friend cut and dye her hair to save money. She ended up hating the color, but felt too bad to tell her friend that she didn't like it. So, she had to spend a lot more money fixing the hair, and then spent a lot of time avoiding said friend. Was it worth it? No. Unless your friend is a professional hairdresser, I would advise against letting her do your hair. In fact, even if she is, you still have to be careful. Unless you know you love her work, don't let her do it. It may save you a little money, but if you don't like the result, it will make things really awkward. Source: ShutterStock
Peer Pressure YouPeer pressure in general sucks, but it sucks even more when it's a close friend doing it to you. In high school, I had a friend who would constantly pressure me to drink as much as she did even though I wasn't a big drinker. It got to the point where it was so annoying that I stopped hanging out with her. Don't let your friends peer pressure you. If they won't stop, tell them it's affecting your friendship and they need to respect you. True friends will respect your choices. Source: ShutterStock
Tell You What To Wear and How To ActA friend can give her opinions on what you do and how you look, but she shouldn't ever try to control you. Don't let a BFF tell you what you can and can't wear, or what you should and shouldn't do. It's important for you to be your own person no matter how close you two are. Source: ShutterStock
Put You In Dangerous SituationsI know you've heard this from teachers, parents and cops, but seriously: don't let a close friend put you in a bad situation. Don't let a friend persuade you to get in a car if someone is drinking and driving. Don't let a friend talk you into doing something illegal that you're not comfortable doing. Don't let a friend drag you along with something that is going to hurt you in the end. Use your own judgment. Source: ShutterStock
Blackmail YouOkay, if a friend is blackmailing you... that person is not your friend. Seriously. No true friend would do this to someone. So if this is happening to you, tell that person to eff off and get out of their life. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these things do you disagree about? What stupid thing have you let a friend do to you? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.