Michele's parents weren't exactly surprised to see their daughter covered head-to-toe in body art.
"For me, it's weirdly enough a family activity," said Michele, who grew up in The Bronx. "I come from a very big Italian family; tattoos are very popular. So, it'll be, like, Easter, and we'll be talking, and we'll be like, 'Let's all go get tattoos!' And then we get super sentimental, and then the next day I wake up with another butterfly on my foot. And I'm like, 'It seemed more important in the moment.'"
"You'll still see the kids that this year were juniors; you'll still see them next year in high school," she said. "And then you'll follow the people who have graduated outside of high school, whenever they may go."