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‘Dr Evil’ tattooist pleads guilty for tongue-splitting …02.14.19

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British tattooist admits to court he took off customer’s …02.14.19

LONDON (Reuters) – A British tattooist pleaded guilty on Tuesday to performing illegal body modifications on clients, including taking off an ear and a nipple and splitting a customers tongue.

Brendan McCarthy, 50, who has no medical qualifications, carried out the surgical procedures at his Dr Evil studio in the central city of Wolverhampton between 2012 and 2015, prosecutors said.

His arrest followed complaints about online images of him removing a clients ear. McCarthy later said believed the procedures were lawful because his clients had consented.

At Wolverhampton Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and will be sentenced at a later date.

This is a landmark case involving body modification, said Rhiannon Jones of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which presented expert evidence as to the risks to those involved.

This prosecution was not brought to seek to curtail individual choice or freedom of self-expression but because McCarthy, who was licensed to carry out tattooing and body piercing, was performing what were significant surgical procedures in a tattoo studio .., she added in a statement.

This case confirms the existing law that surgical procedures must be carried out by properly trained, qualified and regulated surgeons or health care professionals.

McCarthy was none of these and as a result his surgical procedures, albeit carried out at the request of his clients, were unlawful.

Reporting by Madeleine Gandhi; editing by Stephen Addison

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A body modification artist has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to three customers by carrying out a tongue-splitting procedure and removing an ear and a nipple.

Brendan McCarthy, from Bushbury, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent relating to procedures carried out at his tattoo parlour ‘Dr Evil’s Body Modification Emporium’ in Wolverhampton between 2012 and 2015.

The 50-year-old tattooist, who was charged in 2017 while working under the name Dr Evil, had previously denied the charges, claiming consent given by his clients provided him with a lawful defence.

McCarthy entered his guilty pleas at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday and was bailed to appear for sentencing on March 21.

He admitted splitting a tongue with a scalpel in July 2012, removing a nipple in August 2012 and removing an ear in July 2015 without using anaesthetic.

The ear belonged to 43-year-old customer Ezechiel Lott – the other victims have not been named.

McCarthy originally faced six charges but he has pleaded guilty to three today.

A previous hearing heard how McCarthy was arrested in December 2015 after concerns were raised over his lack of medical qualifications, the unsuitability of his salon and unregulated actions.

The case has previously been referred to as a test case – and Judge Amjad Nawaz said it “would not be an easy sentencing exercise.”

Jonas Hankin QC, prosecuting, said: Your honour is familiar with the history of the case – all avenues of appeal having been exhausted.

Andrew Smith QC, defending, added: “It’s my application that sentencing be adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

“It’s going to be my submission ultimately that the particular facts may allow the court to depart from the sentencing guidelines.”

The public gallery at today’s hearing was packed full of McCarthys relatives and supporters.

Speaking outside court, he said: “I’m going to try and put this out of my mind and try and get some normality back.

His bail conditions include not carrying out any procedures that involve the removal of body parts.

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10 Monster Bugs Plucked Straight from your Nightmares …02.12.19

Did I ever tell you I once navigated a Jet Ski through an electrical storm in orderto save a family of Pandas from a sinking, in fire engulfed steamboat, while recovering from two broken legs after a miscalculated,no chute, wing-suit landing? Still, I have to admit that Im scared of every kind of insect known to man. I know that is not very macho on my part, but at least I can take comfort in knowing, Im just one of millions who feel this way.

We are quick to believe bugs are put on this world just to crawl in our ear and lay eggs in our brain. Of course there is no record of anything like that ever happening, but then again, theres no record of it not happening either, and looking at these creepy looking creatures, we are bound to assume the worst.

Another scary thought is that, for every one of us, there are 1,5 billion bugs on this earth and it only takes one to scare the living crap out of most people. Luckily, most of them are so tiny, we hardly even notice them. These monster bugs, however, are downright impossible to miss and you really dont want to come across any of them in the corner of your walk-in closet. We are talking about giant bugs such as:

This scary bug was already featured one time in our list of scary weird creatures. However, this list wouldnt be complete without the spider that is featured in more B movies then Lorenzo Lamas. This giant spider has turned into somewhat of an urban legend when stories started to come in of US soldiers who were faced with these monster bugs in the desert of Afghanistan. Crazy, horrifying stories like: how they can run 30 mph, eat camels from the inside out and even soldiers waking up with missing body-parts as the camel spider feasted on them during their sleep, totally unaware because of the spiders paralyzing venom, untill off course they woke up.I would take most of these rumours with a pinch of salt though. That being said, I can tell you that if Spider-Man was real, then this giant Camel Spider must have been the one that gave him his super powers.

Believe it or not but that picture is not Photoshopped in any way. Its called the Atlas Moth and with a wingspan of over 25cm (10 in) its one of the biggest Moth species on the planet.The natural habitat of the Atlasmoth, is Southeast Asia. A bizarre fact is that they cant feed as they lack a fully formed mouth. Therefore, the Atlas Moth can only live for two to three weeks once theyve hatched.

You might be wondering One of the biggest Moths? Come on nature. But the Atlas Moth is the biggest in overal wing surface, which is 400 cm2(62sqin). The biggest moth in average wingspan, however, is the White Witch,with a wingspan of 31cm (12in).

The Goliath Beetle is among the largest insects in the world when measured in body mass. They can weigh over 100 grams (3.5 oz), making itthe heaviest insect on record. In fact they are so heavy, they actually sound like a toy helicopter when in flight. Goliath beetles can be found in many of Africass tropical forests. Little appears to be known of the larval cycle in the wild, but in captivity,Goliathusbeetles have been successfully reared from egg to adult using protein-rich foods such as commercial cat and dog food.

This monster bug is simply called the Giant Water Bug. Their habitat are thetropical, subtropical and temperate areas of the world and are typically found in freshwater streams. It is largest insects in the orderHemiptera, and occur worldwide, with most of the species in North America, South America, Australiaand East Asia. They are typically encountered in freshwater streams, where they prey on fish, snakes and even baby turtles as you can see in the picture.These huge bugs can exceed over 12cm, and nearly reaching the mass of some of the larger beetlesin the world. They are also known as Toe-Bitersfor its encounters with unfortunate swimmers. Its bite is said to be the most painful of any insect. It wont kill you, but it can cause permanent damage though. My advice never go swimming in a freshwater pond andnever ever get drunk and pass out with your face near one of these things.

The Giant Weta is considered one of the largest bugs in the world based on sheer mass. Luckily, this huge species of weta, Giant Wetas, canonly be found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand, although there are 70 other types of smaller weta found throughout the country.Large species can be up to 10 cm (4 in), without legs and antennaeincluded, and can reach a mass of about 70 g(2.5 oz). Even though they arent the most pleasant on the eyes, they are very gentle and some like to keep them as pets.

TheAmazonian giant centipede orPeruvian giant centipede is among the largest species of centipedes which can reach lengths of up to 35 cm (13 in) or even more. While these monster bugs have grown to become quite populair among exotic pet collectors, they are considered as one of the most dangerous centipedes in the world and extremely aggressive.It iscarnivorous, feeding on almost everything it encounters and is capable of overpoweringvertrabrates, including: lizards, frogs, snakes, birds, mice and even bats.

Theyre also known to have unique strategies catching bats in which they can climb cave ceiling and hold or manipulate their prey which is heavier than themselves with just few legs attaching to the ceiling.Their poison, which is injected through their sharp claws, is fatal to most small animals and is also toxic to humansin which they can cause severe pain, swelling, chills and fever. However, they are unlikely to be fatal to humans, except to those who are allergic to the toxins.

The Goliath Spider is officially the biggest spider on the planet. These spiders can have a leg span of up to 30cm (12in) and can weigh over 170g (6.0oz). The spider with the biggest leg span is the Giant Huntsman spider, but this behemoth has it beat in mass though.Despite its nickname this, Frisbee sized, monster bugdoes not normally eat birds.It actually prefers to eat smaller prey like; bats, frogs, snakes and annoying children. Their bite is fairly harmless to humans and its effect is comparable to a wasps sting.They do haveurticating hairsthat can even be harmful to humans, and are considered by some to be the most harmful tarantula urticating hair of all.

The Japanse Hornets are 5 times the size of anEuropean honeybee, which are the favorite target of these hornets from hell.Commonly used by Japanese farmers, the honeybees are not native to Japan and have no natural defenses against an onslaught of giant hornets. Hornet scouts marks the honeybee colony with a type of pheromone and soon after, all hell breaks lose. It just takes 3 of these natural born killer to slaughter a whole colony of 30,000 bees, leaving a trail of dismembered heads and limbs. While people are not the Japanese giant hornets usual prey, their venom is strong enough to disintegrate human flesh, and about 70 people die each year after being stung by these monster bugs. Interesting facts is that the native Japanese honeybee do actually have a defense against their giant and ferocious relatives as you can see in the video below.

Snails are one of the few bugs that dont scare many people by default. We see them in cartoons carrying their cute little red bag on a stick, and dont bother anyone as they sluggishly go on with their day. So, when does a snail stops being cute? Well, how about when the green slime starts dripping from the palms of your hand when youre holding one, like with this Giant African Land Snail. These monster bugs can grow over 20cm (8in) and are actually quite dangerous as they can cause serious damage to an eco system. It can consume at least 500 different types of plants, cause structural damage to plaster and stucco and can carry a parasitic nematode that can lead to meningitis in humans.

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Tattoo Supplies Online | Shop Tattoo Equipment, Inks, Guns …02.11.19

Tommys Supplies is more than just a tattoo equipment dealer; we offer abroad range of tattoo supplies including inks, tattoo machines, tattoo medical suppliesand more. We sell directly to shops, small and large via our extensive online catalog, or you can catch us live at manyof the major tattoo conventions we visit each year. Our goal is always to provide the best products AND the best serviceso you can provide the same to your customers.

At Tommys Supplies, we are proud to carry the besttattoo inks available. After all, yourcustomers deserve the best. A few of our most popular brands include StarBrite Tattoo Ink, Eternal Tattoo Ink, Silverback Ink, and Intenze Tattoo Ink. However, we do offer specialty colors from other brands too so that you always have exactly what you need, when you need it. Our goal is to stock exactly what you need to turn your customers dreams into reality.

While our wide range of quality products may be what brings you to Tommys Supplies, we hope our superior customer service is what brings you back. We have a passion for the tattoo business and helping you give the very best to your clients. That means we dont mind answering questions, working with you to choose the perfect product and offering a generous return policy. Your satisfaction is our number one concern.

Your shop is unique, and your needs are too. As always, if you would like more information about any of our tattoo supplies or other related items,contact usby phone or online anytime. Trust us to take care of you–we look forward to it!

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PicoSure Tattoo Removal – Default Parallels Plesk Page02.11.19

Tattoos can be a beautiful and artful expresssion of ourselves as individuals. But as our lives change, sometimes regret about a tattoo may take over. Whether it is due to a new career path we have choosen, a poor decision we made or even a badly done tattoo there is now a new technology that will help you erase unwanted tattoos and pigment.

PicoSure Tattoo Removal is the newest technology on the market. PicoSure is the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. PicoSure targest unwanted ink more effectively than ever before, successfully breaking down even difficult ink colors such as green and blue, as well as previously treated tattoos. PicoSure allows fewer treatments, improved recovery time and faster results.

The PicoSure laser uses an intense beam of light that is attracted to the pigment in the ink, creating a photothermal action and shattering the ink, breaking it down into smaller particles allowing the body to eliminate the ink through its own natural processes. This type of energy allows better clearance with fewer treatments necessary and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

The removal process can be uncomfortable. For many patients, the feeling of the laser tattoo removal has been compared to what it feels like when getting a tattoo, however the treatment is very fast. The treatment area can be numbed prior to your appointment with ice and a topical anesthetic can also be used to help reduce any pain.

The number of PicoSure laser treatment sessions needed for tattoo removal is dependent on several factors such as type of ink used in the tattoo, how deep the ink is, the age of the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, the location of the tattoo, etc. Every tattoo and every person is different. PicoSure technology allows removal in less treatments, about half of other lasers. At your consultation, your tattoo and skin type will be evaluated and we will recommend a realistic treatment plan to help you acheive the results you desire.

Yes, all colors of ink can be treated with the PicoSure laser. Some will fade and break down faster than others but with repeat treatments all colors can be treated.

The cost of tattoo removal depends on several factors including the size and intricacy of the tattoo. Pricing estimates will be given at your FREE consultation. You may choose to pay for your removal with single treatment payments or by purchasing a discounted package. Pricing starts as low as our $99 Introductory Offer.

Yes. With the PicoSure technology we can pinpoint exactly what part of the tattoo you want removed or lightened and treat only that area. If you would like only a color removed from a tattoo we can remove the color within the tattoo but leave the outline. If you are wanting to have coverup work done and need to have your tattoo lightened to make the coverup easier, we can also assist you by not doing a complete removal but working with your tattoo artist to lighten or remove areas needed for your new work.

Traditional nanosecond lasers predominately rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure takes advantage of PressureWave technology to shatter the target ink instead of relying on heat, allowing the body to easily eliminate particles. This allows the ink to break up faster and allows fewer treatments. The short pulses of the PicoSure are safer for the surrounding tissue and cause less pain.

In most cases, yes. However, it is important to remember that there are over 250 inks used in tattoos worldwide today, none of which are registered by the FDA. Not knowing anything about the ink, how much was used, how deep it went, etc. makes it difficult to predict the degree of removal for any tattoo.

It typically takes 4-8 weeks for the body to break down and absorb the ink particles. Every patient and tattoo respond differently. Following the post treatment protocol will improve the results and help reduce the chance of adverse events.

Be sure that the area is free of all hair. You may take an oral pain reliever 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your appointment. Icing the treament area for 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment will assist in numbing the area.

The area will have an immediate slight whitening or “frosting” of the skin, however this will subside immediately after the treatment is complete. You may experience some redness and swelling.

You will be sent home with a post care take-home kit to use for the next 5-10 days. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn in the area and in some cases minimal blistering can be expected. Your provider will assist you with any concerns you have and as always please call our office with any questions.

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60 Striking Neo Traditional Designs for Your Next Tattoo02.10.19

If you are looking for a new tattoo idea, then why not try out the neo-traditional designs. You may be asking yourself, well what are those? If youve never seen them, then let me give you an idea. The neo-traditional is considered to be an old school or American traditional tattoo design. Its more of a modern tattoo with bold lines in the symbols. They use realistic images and sometimes cartoons, but they still hold the traditional American theme. They have increased in popularity over the past couple of decades as more advanced methods of tattooing have come around. The new artists on the streets these days are bringing a whole new level of creativity to the market, and we love the results. Although they are bringing a more modern look to the designs there are still many people that like the classic look. The look is evolving, and many people are trying the designs in 3D or even with neon colors, the choices are endless. Below are 60 of the most striking neo-traditional designs for your next tattoo:

1. Tribal Tattoos

This realistic designshows off the spiritof natives and tribal designs. I love the colors involved in the tattoo.

2. Peacock Love

This gorgeous design is for all those peacock lovers out there. Its realistic and stunning with the bold colors.

3. Sugar Skulls

This realistic drawing of a woman with vintage style and sugar skull makeup. Its a beautiful design.

4. Bold Roses

Chandelier designs and bright red roses. This is a stunning design.

5. Swords

An interesting take on a finger tattoo, this one is embedded right in the skin.

6. Stopwatch

A beautiful design that has bold colors and a unique tattoo.

7. Vintage Designs

This black and white vintage portrait is stunning. If you are looking for a classic design then try this one out.

8. Too Many Eyes

This is an original design that is sure to draw some eyes itself. This design has so many eyes in the design that you will feel protected.

9. The Ship Has Sailed

A great design of an old classic ship sailing the seas.

10. Beautiful Woman

This is a striking portrait fo a woman, and you dont get much more beautiful than this. There is so much detail to her eye that you can almost feel the life inside.

11. The Viking

A traditional Viking tattoo that takes up the whole back. Its a gorgeous design.

12. The Lantern

This lantern design looks like it could be a deer made up of different elements.

13. Floral Designs

If you have a love for flowers, then you dont want to miss out on this great look.

14. Egyptian Cat

A stunning design with some great colors. This cat is remarkably beautiful.

15. Seductive Eyes

Her eyes are just calling to you in this realistic design of a woman.

16. The Crow

If you love crows, then you will enjoy this design. The black and red really go well with this design.

17. Sailing Ship

I love these old world ship designs; they look great as tattoos.

18. Pirate Captor

This beautiful design has the woman as a captor, possibly by pirates. The moon is in a crescent behind the girl, and theres a crow in the forefront.

19. Original Work

If you are looking for a design that is truly unique, then you should check out this design. Its stunning, to say the least.

20. Bottled Ship

Many people do this as a hobby, and in this case, the tattoo has a ship inside the bottle as well. I love the colors in the design.

21. Stunning Lanterns

A great design that has some flowers as the backdrop. A unique design.

22. Insects

This unique design is wonderfully detailed and crowned with flowers.

23. Bold Flowers

Stunning flower designs that are bold with bright colors. You dont get a prettier design than this.

24. Stunning Flower

A beautiful floral design that has some beautiful coloring. There is only an outline of the flower while the leaves are in full detail.

25. Butterfly Skull

Scary and yet beautiful at the same time, an amazing design and the blue colors really stand out.

26. Sailing in a Cup

An unusual but fun design that has a teacup as the seas and a ship sailing inside of it. Its a cartoonish design that you are sure to love.

27. Crow Fire

This design has some great coloring with the fire behind the crow; its really awesome.

28. Monkey Designs

A great tattoo design that you are sure to love, the detail is just incredible. The monkey, in this case, is being worn by the woman.

29. The Barber

The traditional barber look filled with detail. If you like cutting hair, then you might like a tattoo to represent that love.

30. One Eyed Moon

An interesting tattoo but one that is beautiful and mysterious. The black in the tattoo makes for a dark look.

31. Blinded Woman

A tattoo of a crying girl from another era. We cant see her eyes, whether shes blinded or just in shadow its hard to tell.

32. Stunning Detail

I cannot say enough good things about this stunning design. The woman is gorgeous and so is the detail in the overall design. Its breathtaking, the kind of tattoo that really calls some attention.

33. Bird Design

This tattoo is huge, and it goes right from the top of her back all the way to her buttocks. There is a lot of detail as well as its a beautiful design. If you are looking for a large tattoo design then this is the one for you.

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31 Striking Moon Tattoo Designs – TattooEasily.com02.10.19

Moon is probably one of the things that we earthlings have always been fascinated by. It makes it natural that it should be a popular element in tattoo designs. The fact is that both men and women have a liking for tattoos featuring. The reasons behind this may sometimes be obvious and in some cases could have a lot of deeper symbolic meaning. The moon is one such design that lends itself in a versatile manner with a lot of things including other elements of the sky like the great sun, the stars. Even celestial beings like pixies and fairies are shown along with the moon tattoo design.

Moon not only represents immense beauty it is also regarded as the symbol of femininity and motherhood. Over the past in many cultures the moon has had a major role and also plays a significant role in many myths and folklore. Many a man has woven fantasies about the beauty of the moon and compared it with the flawless beauty of a woman. Likewise women have revered the moon for its luminous and clear beauty.

2. This is an exceptional piece because it has three dimensional qualities that are really hard to do. Its also pretty hard to do a portrait well and this artist nailed it. The eyes tell such a story and seem so life like. The lips of the moon have so much detail in them. The color choices of white, black, grey and red create this over world type quality that is so mysteriously and somewhat alluring.

In astrology, the moon is nothing short of one of the main players. It is associated with the planets and the earth in many significant ways. Plus the moon as the mother and the representative of motherhood has a strong influence in eastern as well as western cultures. With her cool rays and soothing look, the moon is definitely a motherly presence. Another thing that the moon is associated with is feelings and emotions.

3. This moon is just a sliver compared to the dragon. It appear to be the dragons support system. Almost like his resting place or something. The colors go really well together and the details are quite vivid.

In fact it has been scientifically proven that the moon does have some effects on our mind, the movement of the waves and many other things. People who are into science believe that mood came about into existence due to the crash of a planet on to earth many years ago.

4. These five images are super complicated and extremely well done. Take a moment to enjoy the talent this artist has and what patience and expertise it would take to make this images all look the same and yet all be so very different. It seems to be the various stages of the moon as it cycles each month.

In a tattoo design the moon could be depicted in many sizes and in numerous ways. Some choose to go with the fantasy element and show celestial beings like pixies and fairies lingering near the moon. Some like to show the moon along with the sun, some go with the blue moon, some with the black looking moon and some with the various types of moon as it goes through the cycle.

5. This is a really gorgeous image of a raven. With such a large amount of dark colors, the artist used quite a bit of ink to really penetrate and make it look so good.

Another thing that the moon has often been associated, especially in Native American lore is with animals. They associate the moon with coyotes, crabs, wolves, bats, cats, jaguars and many other creatures of the night. One of the most common motifs is of the wolf in profile looking up at the moon in a howling position. The native American tribes tracked the cycle of the moon and had names for each month.

6. The red hues used in this are on point. The howling wolf looks so real. Its incredible the way his face was captured in such a realistic way. The detail in the fur is really cool because it looks like the wind is blowing it.

January was the wolf moon, February was associated with snow moon, the month of March with Worm moon, the warm month of April with Pink moon, May with flower moon, June was linked with the strawberry moon, July with the buck moon, August with sturgeon, September with harvest, October with Hunter, November with beaver and December with the cold moon. Considering the rough seasonal changes and changes in nature this makes a lot of sense.

7. There is so much going on in this image. Its set up in the sky with the stars surrounding it and its set among the clouds. The shading done on the moon is really cool because it shows the craters in the moon. The little child fishing for stars is super cute and this probably has a lot of sentimental value.

Moon is such a complex subject for tattoos that it represents some elements of fantasy like moods, emotions, beauty, renewal and other things and also earthy and strong elements like motherhood, balance, nurturing, calm, serenity and balance among other elements.

8. Do you see the little stars intertwined in the hair and above the moons? Its such an intricate and cool idea. The line detail here is pretty much amazing. The contrasting colors really make the image stand out and its such an interesting overall piece.

Since the moon is closer to the sky and thereby the heavens it is not wrong to associate with divinity and other related aspects. Among the people of the orient the moon represents Yin the symbol of night, darkness and femininity and the sun represents Yang the forces of day, light and masculinity. Couples find this tattoo depicting the sun and moon working together to provide day and night very significant for tattoo designs.

9. Here is a classic moon image with the clouds hanging around it. The shading helps add dimension to the craters for a more realistic look.

10. This is such a dainty look and its so feminine and pretty.

11. This has kind of a skater girl look that is hip and edgy. Does anyone else think the red on her head looks like eyes? The artist did a really good job with the line detail. Her eyes seem so big and cartoon like which is what they were going for here.

12. She chose a pretty gnarly spot to get inked but the outcome was beautiful. What a neat idea to have such beautiful imagery within the moon sphere. It has a tree, angels and day and night. What do you think its supposed to represent?

13. We love this for so many reasons. First, the color is exquisite. The lips, nose and eyes are on point and the way the moon looks like its water is insanely good. The use of white to exhibit contrast is such a great idea and the whole thing is just amazing.

14. There is such a simple yet complicated beauty to this image. Check out the incredible detail in the flowers. There is so much curving and line detail thats unmistakably good. We really like the variation in colors as well. This is an excellent piece.

15. The way that the rose wraps around the moon makes it look really well done. We like the added dimension of the butterfly. Its a whimsy look that is dream like and fun.

16. This is a tribal look that has a deep black color as the only color chosen in this palette. What do you think of this?

17. Behind the ear tattoos look really cool when they are done right. This one is pretty big but its not too overbearing. We like the added pops of sparkle around the moon which are probably the stars.

18. This is a pretty interesting piece. The face looks so forlorn and the coloring has a dismal look but thats probably what he was probably trying to convey. They did a great job with the shading and line detail.

20. This is really great. They picked greatcolor choices and whole thing is aesthetically pleasing.

21. This is a really pretty tattoo. The eyelash detail and the sharp lines makes for a really good look.

22. This angry moon has an interesting look about it that would be sure to be a great conversation starter. What do you think about the stars rising from it? Its pretty interesting and would be kind of cool if they added some coloring to it for an added pop.

23. Check out the line work on this. Its skillfully done and turned out really nice.

24. This is super cool because it shows all the moons cycles over the course of a month.

25. We love the detail in this piece. She chose great placement for this art.

26. The white makes the entire piece seem to sparkle. Its very beautiful.

27. This is a neat version of the solar system. She could easily keep going and make a full sleeve which would look pretty cool. The pastels she added in there look very cool.

28. This is very detailed and has such a fresh and springlike feel to it.

29. Heres a great small tattoo idea.

30. We love the various detail here.

31. This is an excellentexample of shading. The artist did a tremendous job with this design.

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Health effects of tattoos – Wikipedia02.10.19

A variety of health effects can result from tattooing. Because it requires breaking the skin barrier, tattooing carries inherent health risks, including infection and allergic reactions. Modern tattooists reduce such risks by following universal precautions, working with single-use disposable needles, and sterilising equipment after each use. Many jurisdictions require tattooists to undergo periodic bloodborne pathogen training, such as is provided through the Red Cross and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Dermatologists have observed rare but severe medical complications from tattoo pigments in the body, and have noted that people acquiring tattoos rarely assess health risks prior to receiving their tattoos. Some medical practitioners have recommended greater regulation of pigments used in tattoo ink. The wide range of pigments currently used in tattoo inks may create unforeseen health problems.

Since tattoo instruments come in contact with blood and bodily fluids, diseases may be transmitted if the instruments are used on more than one person without being sterilised. However, infection from tattooing in clean and modern tattoo studios employing single-use needles is rare.[1] With amateur tattoos, such as those applied in prisons, however, there is an elevated risk of infection. To address this problem, a programme was introduced in Canada as of the summer of 2005 that provides legal tattooing in prisons, both to reduce health risks and to provide inmates with a marketable skill. Inmates were to be trained to staff and operate the tattoo parlours once six of them opened successfully.[2]

In the United States, the Red Cross prohibits a person who has received a tattoo from donating blood for 12 months (FDA 2000), unless the procedure was done in a state-regulated and licensed studio, using sterile technique.[3] Not all states have a licensing program, meaning that people who receive tattoos in those states are subject to the 12-month deferral regardless of the hygienic standards of the studio. Similarly, the UK does not provide certification for tattooists, and blood donations are prohibited without exception for four months following a tattoo.[4]

Infections that can theoretically be transmitted by the use of unsterilised tattoo equipment or contaminated ink include surface infections of the skin, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and HIV.[1] However, no person in the United States is reported to have contracted HIV via a commercially applied tattooing process.[5] Washington state’s OSHA studies have suggested that since the needles used in tattooing are not hollow, in the case of a needle stick injury the amount of fluids transmitted may be small enough that HIV would be difficult to transmit. Tetanus risk is reduced by having an up-to-date tetanus booster prior to being tattooed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of 13,387 hepatitis cases in the USA in 1995, 12 cases (0.09%) were associated with tattoo parlours; by comparison, 43 cases (0.32%) were associated with dentists’ offices.[6]

In 2006, the CDC reported 3 clusters with 44 cases of methicillin-resistant staph infection traced to unlicensed tattooists.[7]

Perhaps due to the mechanism whereby the skin’s immune system encapsulates pigment particles in fibrous tissue, tattoo inks have been described as “remarkably nonreactive histologically”.[8] However, some allergic reactions have been medically documented. No estimate of the overall incidence of allergic reactions to tattoo pigments exists.[9] Allergies to latex are apparently more common than to inks; many artists will use non-latex gloves when requested.

Allergic reactions to tattoo pigments, while uncommon, are most often seen with red, yellow, and occasionally white. Reactions can be triggered by exposure to sunlight.[10] People who are sensitive or allergic to certain metals may react to pigments in the skin with swelling and/or itching, and/or oozing of clear fluid called serum. Such reactions are quite rare, however, and some artists will recommend performing a test patch. Because the mercury and Azo-chemicals in red dyes are more commonly allergenic than other pigments, allergic reactions are most often seen in red tattoos. Less frequent allergic reactions to black, purple, and green pigments have also been noted.

Traditional metallic salts are prevalent in tattoo inks. A 3-by-5-inch (76 by 127mm) tattoo may contain from 1 to 23 micrograms (1.5105 to 0.000355gr) of lead, but there is insufficient evidence to assess whether the metallic salts are harmful at this dosage and via this method. However, in 2005, there were no reports of metal toxicity from tattoo ink.[11]Organic pigments (i.e., non-heavy metal pigments) may also pose health concerns. A European Commission noted that close to 40% of organic tattoo colorants used in Europe had not been approved for cosmetic use, and that under 20% of colorants contained a carcinogenic aromatic amine.[12]

A few cases of burns on tattoos caused by MRI scans have been documented. Problems tend to occur with designs containing large areas of black ink, since black commonly contains iron oxide; the MRI scanner causes the iron to heat up either by inducing an electric current or hysteresis.[13] Burning can occur on smaller tattoos such as “permanent makeup”,[14] but this is rare.[15] Non-ferrous pigments have also been known to cause burns during an MRI[citation needed]. It should be stressed that tattoo burns are rare, so merely having a tattoo does not contraindicate the use of MRI scanning.

The most common dermal reactions to tattoo pigments are granulomas and various lichenoid diseases. Other conditions noted have been cement dermatitis, collagen deposits, discoid lupus erythematosus, eczematous eruptions, hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis, and keloids.[citation needed]

Hypersensitive reactions to tattoos are known to lay latent for significant periods of time before exhibiting symptoms. Delayed abrupt chronic reactions, such as eczematous dermatitis, are known to manifest themselves from months to as many as twenty years after the patient received his or her most recent tattoo.[citation needed]

Other documented conditions caused by tattoo pigments have been carcinoma, hyperplasia, tumours, and vasculitis. Keratoacanthoma may also occur, which makes excision of the affected area mandatory. Eyeball tattoos carries its own unique risks.[16]

Occasionally, when a blood vessel is punctured during the tattooing procedure a hematoma (bruise) may appear. Bruises generally heal within one week.[17] Bruises can appear as halos around a tattoo, or, if blood pools, as one larger bruise. This bluish or dark blurry halo that surrounds a tattoo can also be attributed to ink diffusion or ‘blow-out’. Commonly mistaken for a hematoma, this discolouration occurs when tattoo pigments spread out into the subcutaneous tissue beneath the dermal skin layer, and may be caused by ink being deposited too deep in the skin.[18]

Some pigment migrates from a tattoo site to lymph nodes, where large particles may accumulate.[19] When larger particles accumulate in the lymph nodes, inflammation may occur. Smaller particles, such as those created by laser tattoo treatments, are small enough to be carried away by the lymphatic system and not accumulate.

Lymph nodes may become discolored and inflamed with the presence of tattoo pigments, but discoloration and inflammation are also visual indicators of melanoma; consequently, diagnosing melanoma in a patient with tattoos is made difficult, and special precautions must be taken to avoid misdiagnoses.

A regimen of blood thinners may affect the tattooing process, causing excess bleeding. This increased bleeding can slow the process of getting enough ink into the skin. The aftercare healing may also take longer.[20]

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40 Mysterious Sacred Geometry Tattoo Meaning and Designs …02.10.19

For the person interested in a tattoo with a deeper meaning than just beauty, there is no substitute to a sacred geometry tattoo. They are among the oldest designs for tattoos, dating back to the days of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

The designs can also be seen in architecture, because they draw from natures inspiration and are deeply rooted in beliefs, religion and spirituality.

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Most of these tattoos have origins in some of the most ancient religions, where they are used to bring about certain results. To date, people still believe in the meaning of the various symbols and imagery used, and this has led to a widespread application of these tattoos.

Being deeply seated in superstitions and beliefs, you can imagine these tattoos have varied interpretations. Some people may be attracted to the design for its mere beauty, which is understandable as they are very appealing, but this doesnt happen often.

Most people wearing a sacred geometry tattoo usually have one for the meaning it represents.

There are many different designs of these kinds of tattoos, but they are usually centered on perfect geometric shapes like circles and squares. More complex shapes, however are now being applied because unlike ancient times when they had few equipment, nowadays creating complex shapes is easy.

Among basic shaped, circles are associated with relationships and community while square based designs show stability.

When used together, it shows the balance between the two. Other complex and platonic solids such as the dodecahedron and icosahedron are used to show the complexity of nature and the universe yet at the same time a remarkable interconnection and unity.

They remind us that despite our differences, we are still connected.

This is the most common design of sacred geometry tattoos and this is because it had deep spiritual meaning. A mandala basically is a circle contained in a square, but various modifications may be made to these basic elements to either add more visual appeal or meaning to the tattoo.

In traditional Hindu and Buddhist culture, the square had four gates, on each side, which would open up into the circle. This showed radial balance and some believe it shows our connection to the universe.

This design is not only seen in those religions, but can also be seen in Christian symbols like the rosary and Celtic cross. In this context, it is interpreted as the journey from the outer world into the inner sacred centre where the divine is found.

Perhaps this rampancy in imagery based on the mandala is the reason for its repeated use, but what still remains is that the wearer of the tattoo is the one who truly knows what it means to them.

This is another very common design, and ancient too, because it appears all over the world, with the oldest such design being seen in Egypt and dating back 6,000 years ago. It has since been a fascination among architect, philosophers and artists who try to determine its meaning.

In its basic form, it comprises seven of more overlapping yet evenly spaced circles. When drawn out, it forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon.

Some people believe this is the basis of all life form, including the human body and the energy systems. This is because it is identical to the cellular structure after three embryonic divisions, which is when a single cell divides into two, then the two create four and the four, eight, thus the origin of life.

It is therefore considered a symbol of the mystic laws of the universe, hence the growing popularity. However you may choose to interpret this design, theres no question its very unique and meaningful. Other similar designs may be the egg of life, fruit of life and seed of life; similar but still a bit different.

Greek mythology has it that Gordius once secured his oxcart with a peculiar knot and dedicated it to Zeus. Many tried to untie the knot but couldnt until Alexander the Great finally cut it with his sword after also failing to do so.

Although this could be just a story, the symbol has been passed down by musicians and poets to represent a tough problem, literally a problem with no solution.

No one has seen the actual Gordian knot, of course, but in its most basic form is represented by three interlocking rings, sometimes more. When worn as a tattoo, it represents the complexity of life and an appreciation that we may never be able to unravel the true secrets of the universe.

Unlike the other symbols that have incredible histories, this design is actually pretty new. It was discovered in 1940 by an agricultural geneticist, Derald Langham. During his research, he found that all life forms shared an 8-cell stage of development and the design, too, took on this principle.

It is seen as a circular geometric sculpture with rings oscillating around it, sometimes a solid is placed in the centre. It is used to promote health, harmony, emotional control and even mental clarity. Usually, it is found in solid form but more people are now wearing it as a tattoo.

Youve probably heard of the golden ratio, the ratio that governs all of nature. In the human body, the golden ratio is constant in everyone when measuring the length of your arms to your body, the distance between your eyes and your entire head, your torso and total height, etc.

Basically, it is considered as the basis for all of nature.

The nautilus shell is one such shape, and it follows the shape of the golden spiral. As such, it has become a standard symbol for illustrating the golden ratio and the fundamental measurements in the universe.

Artists and architects know just how much nature influences our own lives, even the built environment.

These tattoos remind us of our connection to nature, and how we shouldnt distance ourselves from our surroundings. All this, of course, is in addition to the beauty and awe to be drawn from just looking at one of these tattoos.

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