In today's society, self-expression, and the ability to be proud of who you are is usually celebrated. However, even today, there are many people out there with surprisingly closed minds when it comes to others' appearance.
Social media influencer, Lonni Pike, runs a blog called Gray Hair And Tattoos. And that's precisely what she is - a stylish lady in her 50's, with (you guessed it) gray hair and tattoos.
Lonni's mission is "to explore the world with laughter and a never-ending smile." She also loves dressing in cool outfits that showcase her unique style.
But, while Lonni has an abundance of admirers - she has over 375k followers on TikTok alone - she is also no stranger to criticism and cruel comments. And when one person commented, "you're too old to dress like a teenager," Lonni had the perfect response.
Lonni got her first tattoo when she was 30. "I was in a bad marriage, and we were separated for a time," she said.
"I got barbed wire around my ankle because I felt trapped and helpless. This was the beginning of my journey to let the real me out and be who I wanted to be."
Lonni has become a much-loved inspiration to many who previously believed that life needs to slow down once you reach a certain age. She is always smiling, and her goal is to inspire everyone to be who they want to be.