So I’m in the habit of drawing an eyeliner star on my cheek. (It started when I was Amanda Palmer for Halloween, and sometimes I do a heart a la Marina Diamandis or Emilie Autumn, but I just kept doing it and it became a Luna Thing.)
Anyway, I had it on during commencement, and didn’t wash my face between then and coming home, when I saw my grandmother.
She greeted me with a hug and then a kind of panicked expression. As soon as I was out of her hearing range, she turned to my mom and started whispering frantically. Both my mom and I had to assure her that no, it’s not a tattoo, it’s temporary.
And she went “Oh thank goodness, I was going to tell you to take her to the doctor tomorrow and have it removed.”
(If I’d been on my game and she would have gotten the reference, I would have licked a finger and smeared it off, a la “Bring It On”)