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Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

SACRED SKIND IN INDIA



folks, the beautiful Maellyn Macintosh asks for your help here. 
she wants to shoot the first episode for her "sacred skin" documentary and needs
some people to help her fund this thing. so go here and do it:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-skin-in-india

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Samstag, 17. August 2013

TATTOOS AND INFECTION

Getting a tattoo is common practice by many in this day and age. With an on body art form that can
be used to express yourself, it’s no wonder so many people enjoy getting tattoos. This is all good and 
well but what happens when a tattoo goes wrong or becomes infected? This can be a traumatising 
and depressing experience so it is important to make sure that you know exactly what you want and 
that your tattooist is a reputable artist. 
It is important when picking out your tattoo that you make it clear to the artist what it is you want. If 
there are any details of a design you do not like, make sure that you point this out, remember it is 
your body that the design is going on and so you must be the final decider. Tattoos that you should be 
extra careful about are those with letters or numbers in them. The last thing you want to do is get the 
spelling wrong or dates wrong, because once it’s on your body there’s no changing it. 
One of the most worry things however about a tattoo is the risk of infection. The most common cause 
of an infected tattoo is lack of aftercare and not down to the tattooist. They can however also become 
infected due to poor hygiene in the tattoo studio such as dirty needles and equipment not being 
sterilised properly. 
If you have just got your first tattoo it may be difficult for you tell whether or not it is infected or just 
healing. A number of symptoms that would indicate an infected tattoo are listed below.

  • Extreme redness or irritation
  • A fever
  • Increased, persistent or shooting pains
  • Swelling
  • A funny odour
  • Discharge
  • Red streaks or sores

A seriously infected tattoo has the potential to kill a person if it gets out of hand, it is therefore 
extremely important that you take the proper care precautions after having one done. If you feel as 
though your tattoo is infected and you are becoming worried about it you should firstly see your 
tattooist as they should be able to inform you if it is infected or not. If you are still worried however 
or have had an infection confirmed you should make an appointment to see your doctor immediately. 
The treatment of an infected tattoo will generally be a course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. 
Some doctors may ask you to take a blood test depending on the seriousness of the infection. It is 
important that if you do have an infected tattoo to keep it out of direct sunlight and away from water. 

Author Bio:

Jake is a keen writer who has a particular interest in tattoos, piercing and their aftercare. He often 
writes about tattoo supplies and the aftercare of tattoos.

Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2013

TOP TATOO FACTS

As we know how hard it is to grow credibility as an artist we want to give every young artist the possibility to showcase their work as long as we like what they do of course :)

so here are the top tattoo facts by Kate Critchlow.

1.

Tattoos are an interesting topic and certainly have an interesting history; while we might not know a huge deal about tattoos no one can deny that learning about them is interesting, nor that they have a much more complicated past than we might have first suspected. The following are some interesting facts about tattoos and their history. The exact date of the first tattoo or the invention of tattoo technology is not known, however we do know that it is a very old technology and one that has been improved and modernised only recently.

2.

In 1991 a frozen Bronze Age hunter was found, the body is estimated to be around 5000 years old and has been named Özti the Iceman, and one of the most interesting things about this body is that it features a number of tattoos. The meanings behind these tattoos is not clear, however they consisted of six straight lines located around 15cm above the kidneys, a series of parallel lines on the ankles and a cross on the inside of the left knee. Scientists have suggested, due to the location of these tattoos against the location of certain pressure points on the body, that the tattoos may have been given for therapeutic reasons; the tattoos were located in areas that are frequently targeted in acupuncture therapy.

3.

Tattoos have a very strong history when it comes to the Christian faith. It states in the bible (Leviticus 19:28) that ‘Ye shall not make any cuttings into your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you’ however there were many early Christians who has religious symbols tattooed onto their bodies; in particular their arms and faces. It was not until AD 325 that the Emperor Constantine prohibited the act of tattooing the fact, insisting that the human face was made in God’s image and must not be disfigured with ink. It was in AD 787 that tattoos were completely renounced by the Christian faith. Much later it was brought back and used as an ‘act of kindness’ towards slaves, some slaves would receive a representation of the crucifixion tattooed on their back to prevent their master’s from whipping them.

4.

There was a sharp rise in the number of babies being tattooed by their parents after the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped, this was because the body of the baby found could not be positively identified as the same child that had been kidnapped due to the state of decomposition and the body was very quickly cremated. Over the following decades many men, and even women, came forward claiming to be the lost child, parents who heard the story worried about how they would identify their own children if they were kidnapped which lead to many children being tattooed from the late 1930s and into the 50s. It was more recently made illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 in most countries.

5.

During the early days of tattooing the colours were often made using soot and brick dust, which had to be bound using a missing agent, many tattooists used their own spit and even urine to mix the colours before they could be used. There were a number of ways the tattoos could be done, whether it meant cutting the skin and rubbing the colour into it, dipping the point of a pen in colour and then stabbing quickly and repeatedly or whether it means dipping a length of threat in the colour then threading it through the skin. Tattoo parlours now have machines that make the process much faster and easier, however in many prisons the old methods of tattooing are still used, making use of whatever the inmates can get hold of.

6.

Getting a tattoo on an area of the skin that is close to the bone hurts more than getting one on a fleshy area; tattoos to areas like ankles, knees and shoulders can be some of the most painful while tattoos to the chest, stomach and buttocks are the least painful.

7.

In the first few years following the social security cards being issued in 1936 one of the most popular tattoo options among both men and women became their social security numbers; many people had these tattooed onto their arms to help them to remember them. Less than twenty years later in 1955 the assistant secretary of defence in the US started recommending that people get their blood type as a tattoo on their arms, in case there was an attack.

Author’s Bio

Kate Critchlow is a young writer with a very quickly developing interest in tattoos, with everything from the process of selecting a tattoo to the aftercare of a tattoo. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2013

WATCH THIS



The Unlovable Heartbreaker Collection 
By P&Co & Ricki Hall 
directed by Daniel Peters 


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