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Infamous Studio02.10.19

About Us

Established in 2004, Infamous Studio is built on over twenty five years of international tattooing experience.In providing high quality custom and classic tattooing we have earned a solid reputation within our local and the international tattoo community.With our professional and knowledgeable staff and unique environment we work hard to deliver the goods for a lifetime of satisfaction.

State regulated hygiene standards are maintained.

* Please Note; You must come in to make appointments, we dont provide price quotes via telephone or email. We prefer face to face interaction.

We are located on the island of Sdermalm in Stockholm, in the SoFo area- bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping and artsy shit.

Our doors are open to the serious collector & novices alike.

Most work and consultations are done by appointment, however we can often be caught for a drop-in.

Come as you are, we’ll help you change that!

– Please arrive on time for your appointment.- It is recommended to rest well and to of eaten prior to your appointment.- It is not recommended to bring a bunch of friends with you when you get tattooed, only you can come into the working areas.- If you have children it is best that they dont accompany you when you are to be tattooed.- We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, bring ID.- We do not tolerate drunks or people otherwise intoxicated.- You must give 48 hours notice to change or cancel you appointment in order to receive a refund of your booking fee. Our time is as valuable as yours.

Leave a bandage on until the following morning or 8-12 hours.Remove bandage & wash thoroughly warm water & mild soap.Gently pat dry with clean towel. Do not re-bandage.Clean tattoo with water 2 or 3 times throughout the 1st day.Use soap only if necessary.Do not apply any lotion/cream for the first day-the tattoo must have air.

For the next 7-14 days with clean hands lightly apply perfume free lotion/cream 2-3 times daily.You can use less, but not more.The tattoo must not feel wet or dry.Continue as above until healed.

Your tattoo will scab & peel lightly.It will be in the colors of the tattoo & look similar to fish food as it flakes off- this is completely normal.

-WHILE YOUR TATTOO IS HEALING-Do not pick at your tattoo! Picking and scratching at your tattoo will damage it!

Do not sunburn, sauna, swim or exercise strenuously with your fresh tattoo.

No wool, polyester or tight fitting clothing directly against your new tattoo.

Do not listen to tattoo experts in bars or on the street.


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Body Art – Hawaiian and Polynesian tattooing01.31.19

Body Art

by Betty Fullard-Leo

Images: The copperline engravings of the Polynesians originated from sketches done by european artists visiting various islands in the South Pacific during the early 1800’s.

Queen Kamamalu had a tattoo applied to her tongue as an expression of her deep grief when her mother-in-law died in the 1820s. Missionary William Ellis watched the procedure, commenting to the queen that she must be undergoing great pain. The queen replied, He eha nui no, he nui roa ra kuu aroha. (Great pain indeed, greater is my affection.)

Early explorers found that both men and women wore tattoos in old Hawaii for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the tattoos were purely decorative. Jacques Arago, who visited the Islands in 1819 as a draftsman with the Freycinet expedition, noted that some men were heavily tattooed on only one side of their bodies. He wrote, They looked like men half burnt, or daubed with ink, from the top of the head to the sole of the foot. Hawaiian historian Samuel Kamakau noted that this solid black tattooing was called pahupahu. It was commonly applied to warriors in the Marquesas as a disguise, and it is thought that such tattooing may have set apart Hawaiian warriors as well.

Oral traditions tell of warriors defeated in battle who were taken prisoner, then beaten and tattooed. As a final indignity, their eyelids were turned up and tattooed on the inside, called maka uhi. Sometimes outcasts born into the kauwa (slave) class were permanently marked with a curved line above the bridge of the nose, or a circular spot in the middle of the forehead, with curved lines like brackets on either side of the eyes.

Tattooing was an art unknown in the western world prior to Captain Cooks first voyage through Polynesia. The word tattoo is one of only a few words used internationally that have a Polynesian origin coming from the word tatau used in Tahiti, Tonga, and Samoa. In Hawaii the word became kakau.

Interestingly, tattoo designs are thought to supply one more clue to the origin of the Polynesian peoples, as they bear close resemblance to the geometrical designs found on Lapita pottery. The Lapita people originated in Melanesia and Southeast Asia about 3,000 B.C., and early Lapita voyagers reached Tonga about 1,300 B.C., later settling Samoa and eastward into the Pacific. Shards of pottery they carried with them have been found throughout the Pacific, pottery whose curvilinear and rectilinear shapes, spirals, chevrons and interlocking elements are so similar to Polynesian tattoo designs, historians are certain there was an ancient connection. Even stylized masks and sea creatures appeared on Lapita pottery, as it did in early Polynesian tattoo forms.

Other Hawaiian tattoo designs might depict squares, triangles, crescents and figures of aumakua (personal gods), such as the lizard or shark. As recently as 1923, publisher Lorin Thurston told of seeing a woman with a row of triangular dots around her ankle as a charm against sharks, applied because a legend tells of a woman who was bitten by her aumakua, a shark. When the woman cried out that he was supposed to protect her, the shark let her go and replied, I will not make that mistake again, for I will see the marks on your ankle.

After Western contact, tattoo designs evolved to include more fanciful shapes such as figures of birds, goats, fans, guns, etc. When King Kamehameha died, many Hawaiians had Kamehameha, 1819 tattooed on themselves to show their respect for the great king.

Tattoos were applied with needles, sometimes made of beaks and claws of birds, but more often made of the knife-like barbs on the sides of the tails of certain fish, such as palani, kala and pualu. Some bones were split to form double pointed needles. Some were grooved from the base to the point of the barb with the dull upper end wrapped in fiber to hold ink in reserve. Needles could be bound together to form multi-points when large areas were to be covered with designs. Some needles were attached to wooden handles.

Ink was made by several methods. Some plants produce a highly acidic juice, which could be used for tattoos marking the death of a loved one, that would last six months to a year. If permanent tattoos were desired, an intense black ink would be made of the burned soot of the kukui nut. Arago noted in 1819 that kukui soot was mixed with juice from coconuts and sugar cane to attain a workable consistency. Fish bones charred with kukui oil and burning sandalwood chips might also be pounded into ash and added to the juice from the root of a plant called naneleau to make a pigment for tattooing.

In his journal, Arago described the process of applying a tattoo: They fix the bone of some bird to a stick, slit the bone in the middle, so as to give it two or three points, which they dip in a black colour…they apply these points to the part to be tattooed, and then they strike gently on the stick, to which the bone is attached, with a wand, two feet in length. Moli (tattoo needles) dating from 1200 to 1300 were discovered in a shelter near Hanauma Bay on Oahu in 1958, but such artifacts are extremely rare.

Historians have determined that anyone could have a tattoo, but often it was the more affluent who were the most extensively adorned, possibly because a skilled tattoo master had to be paid, and poor people could not afford his services. Hula dancers, both men and women were usually generously tattooed. Women often had tattoos on their fingers, hands, and wrists and frequently wore band-type decorations on their ankles and lower calves. Queen Kaahumanu was known to be tattooed on her legs, the palm of her left hand and her tongue. Palm tattoos have been recovered on mummified remains.

Jacques Arago wrote (The women) make drawings of necklaces and garters on the skin in a manner really wonderful; their other devises consist of the horns, helmets, muskets, rings, but more particularly fans and goats. Those of the men were muskets, cannon, goats and dominos; together with the name of Tammeahmah (Kamehameha), and the day of his death.

Hawaiian tattoos were applied under strict religious rules. It was an art attended by ritualistic ceremony, and often the designs chosen had kaona, or hidden meaning and power. Today, with a resurgence of Hawaiian pride, tattoos are becoming increasingly common. Its one of the few ancient art forms that is truly Polynesian in origin which has spread throughout the world.

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Jack & Dianes Tattoo > Home01.24.19

Welcome to Jack & Diane’s Tattooing

Welcome to the Web site of Jack & Diane’s Tattooing.Since 1981 Jack & Diane’s has become one of the premier Tattoo Studios in the U.S.This year (2017) will be our 36th year of tattooing here on the Coast.We would like to thank everyone that has walked through our doors.It has been a lot of fun and a great experience.We will continue our efforts to make your tattoo experience the best we can.

Phone Number: (228) 864-4764 / Email:

Business Hours: Monday-Saturday 12-9. Closed Sundays

Like us on facebook @ Jack & Diane’s Tattoo.

Check out our Custom Chopper built by Jack. Click on the “About” link above.

Studio Tips:

Have a valid State issued ID if you plan on visiting us, it is a State law that you must be 18 to get tattooed.The piercing age is also 18 with the exception of the outer ear.

Children under 13 are not allowed in the Studio, unless getting ears pierced.

No photography without permission inside the studio. This includes cell-phones.

Please use cell-phone etiquette while in our studio, we cannot provide the service you desire if you are on the phone.

Due to our busy work schedule, if you are considering a custom design you must contact us a few days before you plan on getting the tattoo, so that we have ample time to draw the design.

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Modesty – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints01.22.19

Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to glorify God in [our] body, and in [our] spirit (1Corinthians 6:20; see also 1Corinthians 6:19).

If we are unsure about whether our dress or grooming is modest, we should ask ourselves, Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lords presence? We might ask ourselves a similar question about our language and behavior: Would I say these words or participate in these activities if the Lord were present? Our honest answers to these questions may lead us to make important changes in our lives. Prophets have always counseled us to dress modestly. This counsel is founded on the truth that the human body is Gods sacred creation. We must respect our bodies as a gift from God. Through our dress and appearance, we can show the Lord that we know how precious our bodies are.

Our clothing expresses who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we and others act. When we are well groomed and modestly dressed, we can invite the companionship of the Spirit and exercise a good influence on those around us.

Central to the command to be modest is an understanding of the sacred power of procreation, the ability to bring children into the world. This power is to be used only between husband and wife. Revealing and sexually suggestive clothing, which includes short shorts and skirts, tight clothing, and shirts that do not cover the stomach, can stimulate desires and actions that violate the Lords law of chastity.

In addition to avoiding clothing that is revealing, we should avoid extremes in clothing, appearance, and hairstyle. In dress, grooming, and manners, we should always be neat and clean, never sloppy or inappropriately casual. We should not disfigure ourselves with tattoos or body piercings. Women who desire to have their ears pierced should wear only one pair of modest earrings.

Like our dress and grooming, our language and behavior are expressions of our character. Our words and actions can have a profound influence on us and on others. We should express ourselves through clean, positive, uplifting language and in actions that bring happiness to those around us. Our efforts to be modest in word and deed lead to increased guidance and comfort from the Holy Ghost.

We should avoid the filthy language and the casual, irreverent use of the Lords name that are so common in the world, and we should withstand any temptation to participate in extreme or inappropriate behavior. The irreverent nature of such language and behavior impairs our ability to receive the quiet promptings of the Holy Ghost.

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The Body, a Sacred Gift – ensign – lds.org01.22.19

When you look into a mirror, what thoughts run through your mind about your body? If you experience a flood of disparaging thoughts, you are far from alone. Recent studies find that approximately 63 percent of women and 50 percent of men in the United States are dissatisfied with their body and view it negativelystatistics that are reflected in the Latter-day Saint community.1

In my practice as a psychologist, I have seen talented, righteous Latter-day Saint women who despise themselves because their bodies do not look like what they see in movies or magazines. Many say they are no good unless they look good. Other clients have been so seduced by pornography that they view the body as a thing to be consumed and exploited. Often they eventually feel duped, trapped, and degraded themselves, since along with a loss of respect for the body and for others comes an inevitable loss of respect for oneself.

The world teaches that bodily appearance determines individual worth and desirability. The more ideal ones body type, the greater ones worth and the greater ones chances of leading a happy, fulfilling life. Those without ideal bodies are often criticized or ignored, while those with ideal bodies are sought after, envied, or given authority.

Is this the way God intends us to regard our bodies? In the scriptures God reveals a perspective on the body that is radically different from that of the world. The scriptures and other revelations offer unparalleled truths about the body that free us from worldly ideas and practices that weigh us down.

One foundational gospel truth about the body is the principle that having a physical body is a godlike attributeyou are more like God with a body than without. Our religion stands virtually alone in believing that God has a tangible body of flesh and bone and that our bodies were literally created in His likeness. In the Pearl of Great Price we read that in the image of his own body, male and female, created he them (see Moses 6:89). To become as God is requires gaining a body like He has and learning to correctly comprehend and use it. Those who chose not to follow God in the premortal state were denied mortal bodies. The Prophet Joseph Smith stated that Satans lack of a body is a punishment to him.2

The body then is necessary for progression and for obtaining a fulness of joy. Having a mortal body indicates that you chose righteously in the premortal state. Inherent in the mortal body are powers and capabilities that enable you to continue to progress toward godhood. The body is not merely a mobile unit for the head nor a carnal vexation for the spirit, as some believe. Rather, it is an integral, powerful component of the soul, for the spirit and the body are the soul of man (D&C 88:15). Being privileged to know about the literal embodiment of God and the progressive nature of the body gives us a rare vantage point from which to comprehend and enjoy its tremendous capabilities.

A second truth the scriptures offer about the body is the clarification of its nature as a sacred gift from God. Though in mortality we will all die, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we will all be resurrected and united with our bodies forever (see 1 Cor. 15:22). Indeed, one of the essential purposes of Christs Atonement was to give us the opportunity to overcome death. In sharp contrast to the worlds definition of a perfect body is our belief in a perfected bodya body together with a spiritthat has overcome both physical and spiritual death. A perfect or perfected body can ultimately be obtained only through Jesus Christ.

The scriptures warn us not to trifle with sacred things and to be wary of treating the body disrespectfully. Alma asks:

Can ye lay aside these things, and trample the Holy One under your feet; yea, can ye be puffed up in the pride of your hearts; yea, will ye still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world?

Yea, will ye persist in supposing that ye are better one than another[?] (Alma 5:5354).

Such scriptures beg us to consider how we regard our bodies. If you become preoccupied with manipulating or adorning your body, for what purpose are you using your gift? If you do not properly care for your body, to what extent are you limiting your gift? If you use your body in direct opposition to the commandments of God, what ends will your gift serve? The scriptures ask a pointed question: What doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? The sobering reply is Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift (D&C 88:33).

The purpose of the body is to help us learn, progress, serve, and glorify the Giver of the gift: God. Too often, however, people mistakenly presume that the body is intended to glorify the self. Disrespecting our body in any mannerflaunting it, disparaging it, participating in immoral behavior, or neglecting itconstitutes rejecting the gift. A wise and loving God counsels us instead to be grateful for our body and to become a wise steward of it.

To become a grateful and wise steward of the body often requires giving up something worldly to gain something heavenly. For some, such an offering may include giving up a quest to become model-thin, while for others, it may include giving up excessive grooming habits and the wearing of costly or immodest apparel. For still others, it may include giving up the short-term pleasures of overeating, the avoidance of proper exercise, or the viewing of others bodies as objects for self-gratification. With such forsaking of worldly practices come tremendous spiritual gains. Realizing and following the truth about the body brings freedomfreedom from the tyranny of vanity, fashion, envy, superficiality, self-criticism, backbiting, the ill effects of overeating or undereating, lust, pornography, substance addiction, tattooing, and a host of other forms of worldly weight and oppression. Developing an understanding of the true purpose of the body enhances our ability to use our agency, to progress, and to find joy.

Another truth the scriptures teach about the body is that it is a temple (see 1 Cor. 6:19). A temple not only is sacred, but it also radiates light and truth.

When the Lord sent the prophet Samuel to anoint a new king from among the sons of Jesse, Samuel saw one of the eight sons of Jesse named Eliab and assumed, based on Eliabs physical appearance, that he was to be anointed king. But the Lord informed Samuel that his judgment was mistaken and counseled him to look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7).

We must learn, as Samuel did, that the body and the person are not to be judged using worldly criteria. A persons worth is not dependent upon his or her appearance. What makes a temple precious is what it allows us to learn and to do. Many buildings are outwardly beautiful, but only within the temple can the splendor and magnificence of Gods eternal truth and promises be found. Likewise, the worth of the body is great in the sight of God, but the preciousness of the body comes from what it allows us to learn and do and from what it radiates from within. We must enable our temple-bodies to radiate the light, love, and truth of Christ. Alma asks: Have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? (Alma 5:14). A Christlike countenance that radiates truth, charity, and hope constitutes true beautybeauty in the eyes of the ultimate beholder, God. True beauty comes from who and what an individual is. Such divine beauty is felt more than it is seen and is not bound by culture, age, or other worldly criteria.

Because he was denied a mortal body, Satan understands all too well how precious bodies are. He seeks to confuse and tempt us to misuse the body or even to reject it so that we might be miserable as he is (see 2 Ne. 2:27).

Ways of mistreating the body abound in all cultures. Amid such influences, treating the body properly requires deliberate thought and effort.

If you find yourself preoccupied with the appearance of your own body or those of others or if you struggle to feel at peace with your body, you might ask of God what you can do to remedy this. If you ask this question with real intent, the strength and assistance you need can be given to you through the scriptures, the Holy Ghost, and other means. Our Father in Heaven will help us with the struggles we face with our mortal bodies. He created us and our bodies and pronounced all that He had made as very good (see Moses 2:31).

If your struggle is particularly significant and you have a problem such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, morbid obesity, or substance addiction, you may require assistance from mental health or medical professionals. However, seeking to understand the divine nature of the body and accepting the healing that comes from that understanding are the most powerful means by which you can overcome worldly weight associated with the bodywhether that weight is physical, ideological, emotional, or behavioral.

As Satan would conspire to have you be discontent with and disrespectful of your own and others bodies, God will inspire a different view. Through the Atonement, Jesus Christ can heal your mind and heart concerning your body, if you so choose. As you treat your own and others bodies in a manner consistent with the scriptures, your vision of the body will be transformed. You will recognize the illusions of the world, and you will experience a release from worldly views and practices. Faith in these principles about the body shall help make you whole.

These suggestions can aid you in helping your children develop a healthy body image:

Teach your children that God values us because of who we are, not how we look.

Help your children understand the differences between the worldly perspective on the body and the gospel perspective.

If your children criticize anothers appearance, teach them that this behavior is inconsistent with gospel teachings.

Teach your children that God created our bodies to help us be able to progress and become like Him. Ask them to identify what their bodies allow them to learn and do.

Teach your children that we can show God we appreciate our bodies by caring for them and using them as they were intended.

Leaving the Garden of Eden, by Joseph Brickey, Joseph Brickey, may not be copied

He Is Risen, by Del Parson, may not be copied

Photograph of Memphis Tennessee Temple by Rick Fisher

Detail from Prayer at Gethsemane, by Del Parson, may not be copied

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Dermal Artistry Cosmetic Tattooing01.05.19

What to expect the first few weeks after microblading. (see illustration below)From day 2-7:All the hairstrokes that have been applied have started the healing process. During this period some may experience flaking, peeling or scabbing as this is normal when tissue is healing. Please do not panic. The top layer will then shed, making it appear very light.From day 8-21:At this stage your skin is still healing and changing. The skin will appear a different colour translucent/opaque which will make it very hard to see the pigment under the microbladed skin. From week 3 the skin starts to become normal again, meaning it will be more clear, pigment and hairstrokes will be visible once again. Please be aware that all skin types are different, which can result in variations in appearance during the healing process. Please wait the full 4 weeks for the colour to settle, we will revisit any areas that did not take or faded at your touch up.

Proper care following your enhancement is necessary to achieve the best results. You may experience the following symptoms for the first few days which are common during healing process:

Minor swelling and redness, mild tenderness Itchiness in and around the treated area. Dry flaking skin (some color loss is normal).

-No wetting, excessive sweating, steam or saunas!!

Itching is normal. Please DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB your enhancement as the colour may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Allow the colour to flake naturally. The end of the first week, post procedure, is typically when the scabbing/skin shedding will occur.

Do not undergo any skincare beauty treatments for at least 14 days after the application of your enhancement. No make-up should be applied close to your enhancement during this time.

Do not expose your enhancement in direct sun, tanning treatments, jacuzzis, salt water, chlorinated pools and direct shower spray. Do not tint, wax, peels, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to the enhancement region.

Please note your selected color will be more striking and sharply defined for a few days after treatment but as the healing process occurs the colour will soften and lighten up to 40%.

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Tattooing The Final Step in the Long & Winding Road of …08.02.18

This past October I completed my breast reconstruction. Things are now finished on that front (pun intended). Overall things turned out alright. Am I thrilled with the results? Hmm no, not thrilled.Implants are still stand-ins for the real deal. Am I satisfied? For now, yes.

I could choose to havea fewfurther minor adjustments made, butfor now, I choose not to.I will need MRIs every two years or so to monitor things, but for now things are good enough. Sometimes good enough is just that, good enough.

Im ready to be done.

Ive had enough poking and prodding, enough surgeries, enough soreness, enough unveilings, enough disruptions, enough healing, enough fine-tuning. Ive had enough, enough ENOUGH!

You get the idea

In some ways the final steps on this long and winding road of breast reconstructionhave been the most difficult to undergo and the most difficult to share about as well. Bringing Up Goliath isblogging about it too this week and that helps somehow. Being Sarahhas also shared intimate details about her recent nipple surgery.

Its odd that its so uncomfortable to say out loud, discussor even type words like nipples, areola and tattooing.

Why do these little words make us so squeamish?

Its taken me a while to figure out how to tackle this particular post. What angle should I take? How much is too much to share? Or should I even share about this final step at all? It is very personal. But its also part of the process and therefore, in my view, should be discussed.

And since Ive been pretty open about the rest of the process, why start holding back now?

First of all, I should explain the purpose of tattooing in the breast reconstructionrealm, is to create an areola, the darkened area around the nipple. Unless you have a nipple-sparing mastectomy, you lose the nipple and areola along with your breasts. The nipple-sparing surgery wasnt an option for me.

Ive come a long way since that day eighteen months ago when I first stood chest to face with my plastic surgeon. After that consultation, the next most bizarre thing about that day was being escorted by his nurse into a special room for my photo shoot. It was, of course, for the purpose of recording the before half of my before and after shots.

Talk about feeling uncomfortable, but on to todays topic

I never had a tattoo before. On my list of things to do before I die, getting a tattoo was probably near the bottom. But cancer steered me into many new unexpected and unwanted territories. This was just one more to navigate.

Naturally, my regular plastic surgeon (it feels odd to have a regular plastic surgeon) was not yet certified to do tattooing, so voila, this meant I needed to see yet another plastic surgeon. Oh the fun never ends! I did mention to him he definitely needed to step it up and get this training, pronto, in order to spare his future patients more anguish. Luckily, we can be pretty open and honest with one another and he didnt seem to mind me saying that!

I didnt have to search too long or too hard for plastic surgeon number two because plastic surgeon number one recommended a colleague of his. But still, it meant more appointments, more explaining, more rehashing more uncomfortableness, just MORE

Before I was allowed to even schedule a tattooing appointment, the procedure first had to be authorized by my insurance company. That took a while; weeks in fact. There seemed to be a fair amount of confusion as to what this tattooing was for. I was asked if tattooing was normally part of breast reconstruction.

Seriously? How could a huge insurance company be so out of the loop? How could this not be a logical next/final step?

That ticked me off a bit. And then, of course, they labeled the procedure skin pigmentation correction.

Nothing like continuing to make the cancer patient feel flawed.

Like Ive said many times before, words matter.

When tattooing day finally arrived, once again I was surprised a bit at how cowardlyapprehensive Ifelt about this minor procedure, well, minor in comparison to everything else anyway. I dragged hubby along because I felt totally incapable of choosing a proper color or size (yes, you can pick your size too) and I didnt want to be responsible for a wrong decision; easier to blame him later on, right?

When we arrived and I mentioned to the nurse that yes, hubby was indeed accompanying me back there, she gave me a disapproving look that seemed to say something like, well thats never done, then scurried off to get doctors approval even though I told her he had already approved it, which he had.

After finally making it into the dentist-like chair and once again feeling quite literally very exposed there under the lights, things got underway. The doctor teased me about color choices and jokingly said he was thinking purple since Halloween was approaching. Plastic surgeons can be such wise guys.

The procedure itself only took about forty minutes, maybe less. Hubby left half-way through after the color selection had been made and probably after deciding he had seen enough. Surprisingly, I could feel it all a little bit, even after they numbed me up. It wasnt painful, just a sort of prickly or tingly uncomfortableness. I took this to be a good thing, because any feeling in the chest area is welcomed post-mastectomy. The needle device was surprisingly quite loud, again reminding me of the dentist with his drill.

When the surgeon and his nurse were finished, they brought overa mirror and let me take a look. I must have gasped a bit because immediately they said, Things will look better after you give it some timebe patient.

A patient never likes being told to be patient.

So just a heads up if you are having this procedure, the results might look sort of scary at first due to bleeding under the skin.

Next, I was properly salved, bandaged up and given directions about how to care for things.

Then I was finished. No drum roll. No triumphant moment. No jubilation. Only a tiny sigh of relief that another step in this cancer gig was complete. Another round in the ring, so to speak, was over and I had come through.

I asked if I needed to schedule a follow-up appointment. They said NO!

What, no follow-up?

It was over.

Except for the healing; that took about a week.

I had reached the end of the long and winding road of reconstruction; the end of something I never wanted to begin in the first place.

Well, except for the fact that I need to go back to plastic surgeon number one for the final inspection and for that after segment of my photo shoot.

I think Ill wait tilnextyear.

Note: Breast Reconstruction is not everyones choice for many reasons. Check out for further info when contemplating decisions.

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Permanent Makeup Tattooing Charlotte NC Belmont NC06.01.18

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Dedicated to helping women achieve a look that is natural and a look that enhances their existing beauty. Permanent make-up saves time, increases your confidence, and ensures that you are always ready for a photo opportunity. Permanent Make-Up is artistically applied to enhance your natural appearance. Youll look your best and no one will suspect.

Our Permanent Makeup location is near Charlotte NC area, 611 Central Ave N. Studio B, Belmont NC 704-451-0823We have moved our Concord NC location into our Belmont NC office.

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TATTOOING Close Up (in Slow Motion) – Smarter Every Day …05.15.18

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I hope this video helps break a few of your stereotypes. I found that most Tattoo artists that I dealt with were very courteous professionals.

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The awesome piano music by “A Shell In The Pit” is called:”Explodeface, Destroyer of Worlds” It can be downloaded here.…The song at 2:30 is called “Poacher Shack”…

A huge thanks to Seejay and Leah at Timepiece Tattoo. They were open and welcoming to some random nerd who asked if he could hang out and film in their shop.Seejay and Leah Tattoo here

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I like following Leah on Instagram, she posts fresh tattoos almost daily, as well as her original sketches and artwork. (guy that did the macaroni tattoo) and the owner of the shop.

While you’re at it, I have an instagram account too. I like to post rockets and interesting observations I make. I reserve the right to post “proud Dad” pictures.

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A special thanks to Tattoos forever in Ft. Walton Beach Florida for teaching me about needles and letting me film in their shop.

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Model Goes Blind After Tattooing Eyeball, Warns Others of …09.29.17

Updated|Twenty-four year old Catt Gallingers fun excursion into body art ended in horror when an eye tattoo left her partially blinded and oozing purple tears. The tattoo was meant to have tinted her sclera, the white part of her eye, but instead went terribly wrong, causing pain and possible permanent impairment. Nowthe young modelis sharing her story in the hopes that others wont make her same mistake.

Catt Gallingers eye tattoo became infected and swollen. It has nearly cost her vision. Photo Courtesy of Facebook/CattGallinger

In a post shared several thousand times on Facebook, Gallinger, who is from Canada, explained how a recent attempt to tint the whites of her eye purple has nearly cost her vision, The Independent reported. According to Gallinger, the artistdid not dilute the ink, injected too much of it into her eye, and did not have enough injection sites on her eyeball. All this caused the eye to swell and the ink to seep out.

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The tattoo caused Gallingers eye to seep purple ink. Photo Courtesy of Facebook/Catt Gallinger

Immediately after the procedure, Gallinger knew something was wrong. She was rushed to her local hospital, where she received antibiotic eye drops for a week and a half. The drops did not help the problem and caused the eye to swell completely shut.

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Steroid drops caused the injection to form a clump around the cornea area,The Daily Mail reported. Gallinger is unable to see properly out of the injected eye, needs to see a specialist, and is at risk of becoming permanently blind.

Gallinger may suffer permanently from the repercussions of this botched eye tattoo. According to Dr. David Flug, an ophthalmologist working in New York, the practice is unsafe and extremely dangerous. Photo Courtesy of Facebook/Catt Gallinger

The practice of tinting the white of the eye is fairly new and slowly gaining popularity throughout the world. According to Dr. David Flug, an ophthalmologist working in New York, the practice is unsafe and extremely dangerous.

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Basically my feeling is that its insane. It can be done, but it has no long-term testing for safety. You have to be nuts to do it, Flug told Newsweek .

Even Luna Cobra, the man credited with first making the procedure popular a little over 10 years ago, agrees that it is unsafe. In fact, hes even working to help make it illegal.

Ive been trying to ban this. I think its super important that this becomes illegal, Cobra told Newsweek. To be clear, this is happening all the time, all over the world.

According to Cobra, he is the first artist to have refined the procedure that completely tattoos the whites of the eye. When he first began doing this procedure he would film it, and he told Newsweek that this led to many copycat artists trying to replicate his work. Unfortunately, these copycats were not as well trained as Cobra and as a result, the procedure often ends badly.

I didnt think people would think so lightly of this [tattooing the eye].” said Cobra. I thought they would take it more serious. It looks like people are not taking it so serious.

Dr. Stephanie A. Castle, an optometrist at Park City Vision in Utah told Newsweek that, when done wrong, not only do these tattoo pose a risk to patients vision, but they can also interfere with a doctors ability to help treat them.

It blacks your eye doctors ability to view ocular structures-which provide us with important information about eye health and systemic health, wrote Castle. In some cases theres a danger of patients having to have an eye enucleated (removed) because of infection and pain.

Since the initial procedure, Gallinger has updated her Facebook page with a post stating that her vision has improved in the past few weeks. But she says medical professionals have informed her that she will likely never completely regain complete eyesight in the damaged eye.

According to Metro, Gallinger insists she is not sharing her story to cause trouble but rather to warn others who may be contemplating their own eyeball tattoo. Research who you get your procedures by as well as how the procedure should be properly done, writes Gallinger.

Or you could just follow Cobra and Flugs advice and not get the procedure done at all in the first place.

Udated: This article has been updated to include quotes from Luna Cobra andto include comments fromDr. Stephanie A. Castle on further possible damage from sclera tattoos.

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