With your freedom you invite and create transformation. But don’t confuse superficial change with Growth: beware bullshit transformations.
Hats and body piercings are fine superficialities, but if the most articulate thing about you is a tattoo, then it’s time to read a book. Take a knife to your dreadlocks, with no drama, and affirm that you are aligned with what is essential about you. Shrug off what is not essential.
A higher you moves on. Move on.
If you want to obsess, make a fetish out of substantial improvement. Ornamentation/style is not substantial. Creativity is substantial, and original presentation may or may not indicate creativity within, but it doesn’t confer it. Swing for the fences, and have the guts to admit to yourself when you could be aiming higher, better. Then do it.