A lot of people (like your parents), would say that when sideshow freaks age they'll look silly and out of place. However, I argue that these people will be cooler than anyone you or I has ever met, unless you follow the sideshow scene. Think about it, they'll have tatoos to remember their youth, they'll have tons of scars and piercings which will remain. They will be old, and gray, and dignified and experience and beautiful. Everything that people want to be in their old age but don't have the balls to prepare to be while they're still young. At the end of the day (metaphorically), you will be nothing but your memories. You may as well have a few memories of being as outrageous and alive as is humanly possible. Life is nothing without the risk, so carpe canum, sieze the dog!