Not a big deal for most people, but this one was over 12 years in the making. I didn't know when I was going to do it, but it was always in the back of my mind. I sought approval from many of my friends (and former longhairs) as well as my band and everyone was on board. I know it will help me place higher in my upcoming competition this weekend so that's also a big plus- though definitely not the only reason I did it. My biggest struggle was feeling like I was going to lose a certain sense of my individuality and I'm sure to a degree I have, but only time will tell. I'm donating the 'cut-off' to Locks of Love as anyone who does this should. Anyway, what kind of thread would this be without pics?