How to be emo:

Wear only skinny jeans or old, crappy, tight, cut-up jeans. Wear tight shirts that you can barely get over your head. If after getting dressed you can't breathe and look like a hobo, you've done it right. No shoes but low-top Converse or slip-on Vans are acceptable. Anything out of Hot Topic will do.

Dye your hair with the cheapest, least-convincing black dye you can find. Nothing over 99 cents. Fix it so that you look like you just rolled out of bed then walked through a hurricane and lost a fight with a lawn mower.

Peirce everything you can reach, and put in the largest, ugliest rings you can find.

Dark, thick makeup is key in the emo world. Never leave the house without putting on globs and globs of badly-put-on black eyeliner. Extreme amounts of bright pink eyeshadow is optional.

Now that we've covered the emo look, it's time to teach you to act the part of an emo, so the others won't think of you as a poser.

Flip your hair vigorously every ten seconds. If your neck is broken at the end of the day, good job.

Whine about your pathetic life every chance you get, (twice as much if your parents are divorced) but never reveal that you live in saburbia. If asked where you reside, say something emo like, "The depths of living hell", "The home of sorrow", or some other pussy shit like that.

Always have your MySpace mood set to "apathetic," and make sure to have about 986730865734567349576 pictures of yourself with extremely emo captions that have plenty of X's. It is necessary to be a MySpace whore, and to beg for picture comments in a bulletin every ten minutes.

Only listen to emo bands such as Dashboard Confessional, My Chemical Romance, ect. If there is an extremely popular emo band at your school, say that you like them even if you don't.

Make it widely known that you cut yourself every night with a razorblade while listening to emo music. If ever asked why, say something stupid like, "I cut myself to stay ALIVE! You would NEVER understand!" Then run away crying, even if you are not upset.

Finally, always deny that you are emo. Claim to be scene, goth, or a "non-conformist." But always keep in mind that you are, and always will be, a pussy little emo fag.
Emo kid: My life is a big black whole of sorrow and nothingness. My razorblade is the only thing that lets me know I am still alive.

Normal kid: Fuck you, emo.

Emo kid: Oh em gee! I'm not emo! I'm SCENE!

Normal kid: What's the difference?

Emo kid: You don't UNDERSTAND! Why does nobody get me!?!?! *Runs away crying and cutting himself, preparing to post this event on his blog.*
by Disasterpiece January 02, 2008
It does not mean to cut your wrists or wear skinny jeans or have side bangs. To cut your wrists means your depressed, to wear skinny jeans is along the lines of clothing and fashion, and having side bangs is about hair. Being Emo, is not possible because Emo is a music genre, meaning "Emotive Hardcore" and last that I have heard, people can not be a music genre
1. No one uses this word correctly.

2. This Emotive Hardcore music is very Emotive Hardcore
by Abigailea May 05, 2007
Distressed kid that just can't cut it in the gothic world, so he lowers his standards to a depressed emo kid
"Fuck satan! i can't do this anymore im demoting myself to an emo kid. Hours are better and I am fucking sick of that satanic book its too shallow and unemotional."
by Ev Dawg April 28, 2007
Emo IS a type a music

but has now been turned into a lifestlye
which consits of
crying
cutting ones wrist
wanting to die
and being deppersed all the time

it is also a fashin stlye:
wearing all black
chains
spikes
ect.
Friend:do you wanna hangout today?
Emo: if im the one doing the hanging.
by MasterOfTheWicket April 16, 2007
See "Fag", "Faget", "Pussy", "Pansy", and my favorite "Suicidal Retard".
"Look at those Emo Fags over there, Johhny!", Johhny's Mother said.

Johhny replies, "Eww! Mother, Why are there such people on Earth?"

"Because America sucks ass and no one has common sense or a sense of humor anymore and people fuck their cousins." Replies Johhny's Mother.

"OH! Now I understand!", Says Johhny.

"No Johhny, no one understands... No one.", Johhny's Mother explains.
by VoorheesBoy April 01, 2007
Right i've had enough of this bull shit!. If you all think that so called emo's are attention seekers and that they're lives aren't tough then i've got something to change your minds. A few months ago my frinds mum left home deciding that she didn't love my friends dad anymore and she is the only girl in the house now and so she has to bring up her brothers care for them and her father, clean their clothes and do all the work around the house and look after their many pets.And she still goes to her college and goes to work and then has to come home and do more.I am her only real friend.
Yes she did cut herself at one point and she listens to rock music because the lyrics pull her through all the shit life throws at her and she can relate to the music and if you think about it the reason why so called emo's listen to rock is because the lyrics are about things that effect the so called emo's like self harm, family trouble, and love. Instead of all that chav music which is about killing other people. A lot of teenagers have jumped on the band wagon and called themselves emo's but if you ask them the real ones never actually wanted to be called that at all they just wanted to deal with things their own way. i think you will find that the majority of these kids are having family trouble and i agree with definition numer 45, could you cut yourself just for the sake of it.i've cut myself before when i had some serious problems in my life and i know that no matter how much a person wants to be liked they couldn't put themselves through that pain (trust me cutting yourself hurts a lot) a great man once said 'i think sometimes you have to sort of die inside in order to rise up from your own ashes'

so next time you go to put the girl with the cuts on her arm down just think about my friend and what she has to go through everyday she doesn't have '2 loving parents, a comfortable and stable home enviroment or friends'.
by friend of the rekkit March 27, 2007
Girls:
-Choppy black hair that is always in their eyes
-Heavy eyeliner
-Ultra tight/Ripped pants
-Scars on their wrists/arm/thigh
-They complain about the world and themselves
-Needs a reality check

Boys:
-Choppy black hair that is always in their eyes
-Wears makeup
-Wears tight girl pants
-They cry into their hair
-Scars on their wrists/arm/thigh
-They complain about the world and themselves
-Needs a reality check
Emo Boy: "I hate my life."
Emo Girl: "I hate my life more. Lets cut ourselves and cry together. Then take pictures and put them on myspace."

by jetplanes July 17, 2006
Emo, short for Emotional. Pretty much your definition right there. A whole bunch of sorrow filled people, who listen to downtrodden music which lyrics usually consist of groans and moans of past relationships that went wrong and they take there pain to the extreme. Typically "cutters" or, people who cut themselves when they are upset to release their emotional pain (which is very unhealthy by the way.) Majority of Emo's are homo/bi-sexual. Usually "Punks" do not get along with them. ("Indie sux, hard-line sux, EMO SUX, you suck!"-Antiflag)
Emo bands include, but are not limited to: my chemical romance, the used, and taking back sunday.
by Steven Hanaway June 26, 2006
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