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Mastering the art of tattoos – Kokomo Herald (press release)09.07.17

Jerry Frost didnt set out to be a tattoo artist when he was younger, but some well-laid plans in art school paved the way to a successful career in the industry.

For the past two decades, Frost has been responsible for the body art on countless customers at New Breed Tattoo and Piercing, where he works as the owner.

The beginning of his career dated back to his time in art school when he and a buddy of his liked getting tattoos and aspired of inking others someday. The pair believed they could step into the industry if they did it right.

We thought we could do it and took baby steps because it was the early 90s. It wasnt like today. There wasnt a lot of help, Frost said. For the most part, it was more of an issue of most people that were into tattoos werent that artistic. There were people at the national level that were popular and respected, but at a local level, thats what me and buddy thought, that they werent that good at art to begin with. It was something we could do. Time went by, and I slowly got into it and got a job somewhere.

Frost was creating art on the human canvas, a slight difference from his old ways of pencil and paper, although he said that switching from pencil to a tattoo needle was similar in some ways.

You are drawing on a flat surface with pencil and paper. You have to get used to the three-dimension shape. Its something you acquire after so long, he said. You have one shot.

He acquired a job tattooing and quit his job as a pizza delivery guy. He didnt look back. His work is that of realism, a technique he picked up working with a guy who was solid in creating life-like images on the skin.

If I hadnt worked with him, I may not have gotten some of the tricks that lead to the realism, said Frost. People were gravitating more toward artsy realism, so I was trying to keep up with what people were asking for. I guess I just got lucky that I was around somebody that got me that way.

He said, as a tattoo artist, he will tackle any type of tattoo, from simple work to very detailed work. Some tattoos can be completed in a short time frame, while other larger pieces can rack up many hours in the chair.

There have been some back pieces that were maybe 80 to 100 hours in total. I guess I never keep track of hours. The very most Ive ever worked on someone was six to eight hours by the time you take a break or grab something to eat, he said. Most people are done after three to four hours. Some days you might work a little longer, some less.

Frost credits the online world to opening many doors to tattoo artists across the globe to learning new techniques and seeing some cool work.

The same thing that beat up the music industry helped tattooing. Its the access to all the images and people being able to get with you and see your work on a phone. Back in the 90s when I started out, it was still very much where people would walk in, pick something off the wall and go, he said. Now, most everything is custom. It used to be where you would go into a Barnes and Noble and pick up a book of what you think people would like. Those books are at home now. Back in the 90s, you might have been friends with a couple people in town, but now I can look at guys work in Russia or Poland.

Getting tattooed is more mainstream than ever, and Frost said that most of the work that comes into New Breed is custom work. Most people that come into his shop know what they want, and he rarely has to give advice against getting a certain tattoo done. The only time he interjects is if the detail is too tight or a customer is asking for the tattoo to be placed somewhere it will not hold up.

Thats the only time I talk to them about really thinking it out, he said.

In addition to new work, cover up work is a prevalent aspect to the business.

Tattoos deteriorate and dont look as good in the long run, said Frost. You cant just power a new one over the top. You have to be clever with what you do, and not all cover-ups are possible. For some, we might recommend people to get lasered at the shop once or twice to open up that process of more clever ideas.

Frost said the market is competitive, and those wishing to enter the field will have to work hard at it.

Just like if you want to be a good football player, you practice all the time. I know people who want to tattoo, and I tell them they need to hone their own art, he said. They need to draw and draw and draw. There was a renaissance in the 90s into the early 2000s. The tools that a younger person would use are all over the place. Today, I wouldnt say its easy. Its more competitive because there are so many. Long ago, there werent that many. There are a lot of people now, so you really have to work hard to outshine the others. I got in while it was growing in popularity.

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West Brom fan to get Richard Garlick tattoo after losing Grzegorz Krychowiak bet – expressandstar.com09.06.17

Mason Pentreath, from Great Barr, didnt believe his beloved Baggies would be able to tempt the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder to The Hawthorns.

So he tweeted: If we get Krychowiak I will get Richard Garlic (sic) tattooed on me.

The Polish midfielder joined on a season-long loan soon after, leaving Pentreath stunned.

But the 23-year-old, who is a community football coach at Birmingham City and doesnt have any other tattoos, is going to see through his promise after getting a thumbs up from board member Garlick Albions director of football administration.

Im going to have to now! he said. Ive been getting a bit of stick off my mates. I actually tried last week but they didnt have any spaces left.

Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, who was outside the training ground on deadline day, noticed the tweet and invited Pentreath down to meet him.

Funnily enough, Rob then got in touch with the club and they told Richard, he revealed. Next thing I know, hes driving out of the training ground. He gave a cheeky thumbs up when he drove past. My dad said: well youve got to do it now.

But the big question is, where is he going to get the tattoo?

Somewhere its not visible! he admitted. Maybe on the foot or something. I might shorten it, and just get RG.

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William Doolittle Tattooist – Artist – Traveler09.06.17

I am a tattooist, an artist, and a travel enthusiast. I have been tattooing since 2008, and currently work at Unbreakable Tattooin Southern California. I have lived in the Los Angeles area my entire life and will always consider it home. When I am not tattooing you can usually find me spending time outdoors, working on a slew of rad projects, and drawing for my next appointment.

As a tattooist, my goal is to constantly improve my style and skill. I also strive to do my very best at creating a totally custom finished product that caters exactly to my clients vision. My work draws influence from many areas including sacred geometry, modern illustration, pointillism, typography, and traditional Americana.

I am always game for new projects no matter how big or small, and thoroughly enjoy a challenge. I would love to meet up and chat with you at the shop about any potential ideas you may have. Thank you for checking out my site and possibly considering me for your next tattoo.

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The Triple Threat of Belgium’s Best Tattooist: Music, Art and Ink – OZY09.06.17

Muzah Van Tricht, 35 years old and born in Brussels, speaks English about as well as I speak Flemish, or French. Which is to say he can make do. And standing in front of one of his three shops this one called Singulier and sitting dead center on the narrowing Rue Haute in Brussels he does, after tossing his cig in a way that shows he doesnt have to. He waves us inside.

All-white walls, po-mo sculptures sprouting out of the floor between classic antique motorcycles and music. Not just any music, but music from the hardcore heyday. Bad Brains. Minor Threat. Negative Approach. All ripping from the speakers as tattoo artists heavy on the art bend over black leather tables and the people on those tables.

It might be true that if youve been in one tattoo parlor youve been in them all. But how Van Tricht thinks about what he does makes his much less of one that youve seen before, and much more the one that you absolutely need to see. I make the shops a mirror of me, he says. And tattooing since 2005, this reluctant former butcher and son of two secretaries wants his shops to triple as art galleries, music venues and tattoo parlors.

Van Tricht pursues a muse thats equal parts punk chaos and a sort of clean formalism.

My shop in Fribourg [Switzerland], Jolis Voyous, is making books and has a record label, Van Tricht says. And does piercing and runs electronic-noise music workshops for kids. It tries to catch lightning in a bottle from the creation of communities that Van Tricht came from and still feels heavily indebted to communities where people actually push away from the laptops, video games and television, and leave the house. If I didnt have tattoo in my life, Id have music, says Van Tricht. If I dont have music and I dont have tattoo, I dont know. Maybe stay a junkie.

Muzah put his blood into his work, says the tattooist hes most clearly connected to, stylistically speaking: French polymath Jean-Luc Navette. Its not just a tattoo for him. A fact made more than clear when you see the flash, shadowboxed and mounted on the walls. Dark engravings that hark back more than 100 years in both iconography and imagery. Though formally trained, Van Tricht pursues a muse thats equal parts punk chaos and a sort of clean formalism. Dispensed with the colorful cartoonery of some of his contemporaries, Van Trichts work is stark, like his shops.

Im not a big fan so much myself of the heavy black stuff, says music-porn critic Judge Roy Bean. I think color makes stuff hyper-real, and I like my tattoos hyper-real. But then again I dream in black-and-white.

A connection made by Van Tricht himself. The drawings he studies are products of dreams, and these dreams end up populating what people are having him tattoo. Theyre all different emotions, and all have different personalities in my head, the shops and your skin.

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Tattoo fixer Jay Hutton stars in new TV advert – Daily Post North Wales09.06.17

A celebrity tattooist from North Wales has appeared in one of eBays latest adverts.

Jay Hutton, who is part of a team of Tattoo Fixers from the E4 programme of the same name, has quickly shot to stardom since appearing on the show.

His latest role in the advert for eBay shows the 26-year-old from Abergele searching the internet shopping site for an airbrush toolkit which he uses to decorate a birthday cake hes made for his dog.

He posted a clip on his Facebook page and wrote: Giving up my day job to become a professional baker…

As well as Tattoo Fixers, Jay has co-hosted the series, Tattoo Artist of the Year.

The former Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan pupil learned his craft at New Skin in Belgrano and now runs Adrenaline Tattoo Studio in Ellesmere Port.

The Daily Post has followed Jays success since his work earned him plaudits from celebrities including boxing champions Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather.

Now, hes mingling with the stars and has even trained with Joe Wickes, the Body Coach.

Jay even hinted at a collaboration between the pair after tweeting: Awesome day filming with this guy today @thebodycoach absolute gentleman who put me through it today in the gym.

Keep an eye out for this on Channel 4 online coming soon.

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Paris Jackson’s New Chest Tattoo: Photos – People – PEOPLE.com09.06.17

Paris Jacksonrevealed her latest tattoo via a topless Instagram Story photo post on Saturday.

The 19-year-old displayed her new chakra tattoo, with flower emojis used to keep her photo SFW. She also shared other pictures of her new tattoo, including one pic of her new ink covered by a bandage, with the caption, Secreting blood n plasma everywhere.

Jackson who has been open about her spirituality had the chakra tattoo (which represents energy points) inked down the center of her chest.

This is hardly the first tattoo for the model. Thenew face of Calvin Kleinrecently got a matching tattoo of a spoon with godfatherMacaulay Culkinlast month. Both stars got the ink on their arms.

Jackson has said that she hasover 50 tattoos, most of which she got in the last year. Many of her tattoo designs honor late musicians including John Lennon, David Bowie andPrince. In 2016, she also debuted ink on her forearm from her fathers 1989 multi-platinum albumDangerous. The image shows the Michael Jacksons eyes in a whimsical frame featuring a monkey, elephant and peacock.

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In an Instagram post she shared last year, the 19-year-old opened up about her decision to get so many tattoos, writing, the craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. In that post, which featured a picture of herself showing her inked arms, she wrote, I appreciate art. iIalways have.

the craftsmanship of tattoos will always be a controversy. some people like them, some people absolutely hate them. i appreciate art, i always have. especially when that art means something to me. today i can look at my inner forearms and see art that has meaning for me, i don’t see a dark past anymore. my scars and past of self-hatred have been covered by loving marks, creativity, ingenuity.. and depth. sure i will always carry my past with me, but i see ink as a way of changing for the better, always improving. they represent strength for me. i look back at my old self and then i look in the mirror, and i see a fighter looking back at me. i’ll always keep fighting, and encouraging others to stay strong. we all go through hell every now and then but it makes us the warriors of love we were meant to be. so to anyone struggling, it gets better. you’re not alone.

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Back in May, she also defended her decision to display nudity on social media.

i’ll say it again for those questioning what i stand for and how i express myself. nudity started as a movement for going back to nature, expressing freedom, being healthier and was even called a philosophy. being naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia. i’m usually naked when i garden. it’s actually a beautiful thing and you don’t have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do. not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it’s being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself. there’s different ways of absorbing mother earth’s energy, my favorites are earthing which is absorbing the earths vibrations from contact between the soil and your bare feet, as well as letting your naked skin absorb the rays of the sun. the human body is a beautiful thing and no matter what “flaws” you have, whether it be scars, or extra weight, stretch marks, freckles, whatever, it is beautiful and you should express yourself however you feel comfortable. if this makes some of you upset i completely understand and i encourage you to maybe no longer follow me, but i cannot apologize for this in any way. it is who i am and i refuse to shy away and keep my beliefs a secret. every one as an opinion and every one has their beliefs. we don’t always agree with one another and that’s okay. but again, we are all human, and to appreciate the things that other people do that make us human helps us feel connected. how can that be a bad thing?

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Nudity started as a movement for going back to nature, expressing freedom, being healthier and was even called a philosophy, she wrote for the Instagram post that featured a black-and-white side shot of her naked torso. [B]eing naked is part of what makes us human. for me it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia.

[I]m usually naked when i garden, she continued. its actually a beautiful thing and you dont have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do.

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Q&A: BC Lions’ defensive back Ronnie Yell – The Province09.06.17

Defensive back Ronnie Yell is looking forward to having his young son see him play football in person for the first time.Gerry Kahrmann / PNG

Blessed with a keen eye for art off the football field, Ronnie Yell has never been short of inspiration on it. Now, the fourth-year defensive back goes one-on-one with Cam Tucker in the B.C. Lions Blitz Q&A, where they discuss tattoo designs, the art of the interception and the moment during NFL training camp when Yells life changed forever.

Q: Ive noticed you have a lot of tattoos. How many do you have?

A: As far as a number count, I cannot give you that. I completely lost count of all my tattoos. I can tell you where Im covered. My whole front side is covered, all arms, all back and were working on legs next.

Q: When did you get your first tattoo?

A: Fifteen.

Q: I read that you do a lot of paintings, drawings and art work. When did you discover that you had an artistic talent?

A: That came from (when I was) young. Id say early ages. My mom just kept me in a lot of creative stuff, just kept me busy. Kept my in sports and outside of sports, I was a good student, so when I was done my homework, I just doodled. Ive got a creative imagination so I paint a lot. I draw. A lot of my tattoos, Ive drawn myself. Im just really artistic. Im into fashion. Im into designs. I started that at a really early age.

Q: How many of your tattoos are from your own personal designs?

A: Every tattoo I have has some sort of my design in it. I gave the artist an idea, I drew the idea for them and then I basically let them get in the rings and incorporate what they do.

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Some of them. Some spots hurt more than others but none of them feel good.

Q: Id imagine all of your tattoos are personally significant, but is there one that you would say has a really special meaning for you?

A: I would definitely my sons tattoo I have his footprints tattooed on my neck with his name and his birthdate. Thats definitely to date my most prized possession for tattoos. Thats my pride and joy right there, man. That would definitely have to be my most important.

Q: Your son was born during Arizona Cardinals training camp. That mustve been an amazing moment but given where you were in your career, trying to make the NFL. How did you balance the two?

A: Honestly, it was really hard balancing due to the fact that I was fresh out of college. It wasnt like I was in the league and established and I could miss time or take off. I really couldnt. I was trying to make a team, I was trying to make a 53-man roster, so I couldnt leave. The coach at the time, Bruce Arians, I asked him at the time if I could go see the birth and he was open about it and said I could, but as a player you can tell you can tell demeanours, you can tell just how coaches are. I couldnt miss that. Unfortunately I missed the birth of my son but it turned out well. Im here and Im able to provide for him.

Q: When you got back to see your son, what was that like?

A: It was amazing. It was the first thing I wanted to do. Right when I got released, I almost immediately came up here (to the Lions during the CFL practice roster expansion period) so I had about a month in between when I got released and when I came up here. Everyday I spent with him. It was amazing. It was a lot of time missed being in training camp and it was a lot of time made up with the month off. Our relationship is amazing today.

Q: What will that mean to you when he comes up here for a game?

A: Its going to mean everything. It will be his first time actually seeing me play live and not on television. Seeing what dad does best in real life. That will be really exciting. Hes going to be really excited. It will be a fun time.

Q: Whats his name?

A: Kaeto Akai which stands for the first born and then Yell.

Q: You played quarterback in high school. You made the transition to defensive back at San Jose State. What went into the transition and how difficult was it?

A: The transition wasnt too hard. Im not the prototype quarterback stature or size or arm. None of that. I already knew after high school that I wasnt going to play quarterback anymore. So going into college, it was either slot receiver or DB. The determining factor was I came in, they tried me at DB and I started all four years at San Jose. That was the story right there.

Q: The art of the interception what goes into getting an interception?

A: The art of the interception, it comes in all ways. Its preparation. Its film study. Knowing exactly whats coming, knowing exactly what your opponents going to do. Honestly, just when the ball is there, its making sure youre in position and going and making a play on the ball. A lot of DBs in the league, they kind of panic when that ball comes or they dont look at where the ball is at. Theyre just chasing. Youve got to look and see where that ball is at all times and when its there, youve just got to go get it. Go make a play.

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Just Tattoo Of Us series two has a start date and this time things are going to get messy – Metro09.06.17

Just Tattoo Of Us is back (Picture: MTV)

Enjoyed the first series of Just Tattoo Of Us? Well, heres some good news you dont have to wait too long for the shows return to screens.

Because MTV has confirmed that Stephen Bear and Charlotte Crosby will be back presiding over those tatts and the bust-ups that follow on Monday October 2 at 10pm.

Thats, like, really soon you guys.

Series two will see more people lining up to be inked with designs chosen by family, friends and loved ones which they wont see until the tatt is complete.

And judging from an early promo clip for the series,things are going to be even more explosive than before once those results are unveiled.

Yup, you can expect fights, tantrums, arguments and as Charlotte explains one scene where a girl attacks her own brother and starts kneeing him in the face.

She added: We had to intervene cause we dont have enough money for security.

Tattoo artist Cally-Jo Pothecary added: There are so many meltdowns in this series.

We cant wait.

Oh, and as if thats not enough youll be seeing a few familiar faces turning up including Geordie Shores Abbie Holborn, Ex On The Beachs Charlotte Dawson, and a certain Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland from a certain Love Island.

Set those reminders now, people

MORE: Charlotte Crosby confirms Just Tattoo Of Us start date (and her romance with Stephen Bear?)

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Can getting a tattoo be a spiritual experience? I tried it to find out – Well+Good09.06.17


I always laugh when people ask about my tattoos, then back off and say, Or maybe you dont want to talk about it. Of course I want to talk about it. I had something drawn permanently on my body. You dont think I have a story to tell?

They reveal who I am, reflect journeys Ive made and the person Ive become: Take the lotus-blossom motif I got after a retreat in India, which I half-jokingly refer to as my divorce tattoo.That one was healing and empoweringas were the others before and after. (I have five in all.) Which is why, when I found myself traveling in Thailand earlier this year, I jumped at the chance to sit for a sak yant (AKA sacred tattooing) session with Arjarn Boo, a former monk who studied with the master who did one of Angelina Jolies pieces.

He determined that what I needed was a specific prayer signifyinga blessing that I would be better able to receive and give kindness.

Hes now the resident tattoo artist at the luxurious Siam Hotelin Bangkok, but Arjarn Boolearned the ancient art form (which dates back over 2,000 years) in a monastery. Monks traditionally perform the tattoos (known for their intricate patterns, geometric shapes, and animal or deity designs) on one another in order to impart blessings and prayers for things like health, protection, or fortune.

When I met with him, we spoke through a translator, and he determined that what I needed was a specific prayer, written in the sacred language, signifyinga blessing that I would be better able to receive and give kindness. He didnt know anything about my lifeand barely even spoke Englishbut his idea turned out to be spot on.


Id very recently moved from New Yorkmy home of 20 yearsto Lisbon, and found the transition harder than Id expected(thanks in part to my complicated romantic relationship). So, Id left to attend the embracing change program at Kamalaya, a remote wellness resort on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. There, I realized Id been so hung up on the things that were frustrating or disappointing or difficult about life in Portugal that Id lost sight of the fact that a lot of kindness was being extended to me. Enter Arjarn Boo with his blessing.

Was it coincidence or divine intervention? IDK. But what I did know was that understanding how hed settled on this particular prayerhe doesnt offer clients a lot of explanation or choice on the sak yant itself (other than size and location)didnt feel so important as I sat in his studio amongst his Buddha statues, lotus blossoms, incense, candles, and water offerings. What mattered more was that my tattoo, located on my right forearm (I wanted it in a place where I could see it), would be a single, long line rather than the more common pattern of five or seven shorter ones typically used in the tradition. After a (brief) discussion, followed by prayers, offerings, and blessings,Arjarn Booshy, reserved, and wearing all whitequietly set to work.

I was relieved to find that the procedure, hand-done, with a traditional long needle, turned out to be no more painful than a tattoo with an electric one.

While in moderntattooing, artists generally tracethedesignon special paper, transfer that drawing to the skin, and then go over it with a needle, he simply drew a straight line on my forearm and used it as a guide ashe freehanded the actualtattoo tapby tap. (Forearms are really hard, FYI, because of the way your ulna and radius rotate and the skin moves around, so straight line down the middle ends up being kind of subjective.) Anyway, that made it seem like he was drawing with confidence and maybe even intuition.

And I was relieved to find that the procedure, hand-done, with a traditional long needle, turned out to be no more painful than a tattoo with an electric one (which is commonly compared to a cat scratchalbeit one thats deep, slow, extended, and repeated). This was less intenseit felt like a series of pinpricksand he took a lot of breaks to add ink to the needle.

More than the pain, what I noticed was thequiet. Other than thetranslator occasionally asking me if I was holding up all right, there was really no noise during my 30-minute session. Without the unpleasant drone of an electric needle, I was able to reflect on the meaning of the tattoo, my intentions for it, and my choice to invest in it. (Sak yant as the Siam Hotel costs between $900 and $1,800 USD.) The lack of soundalong with the offerings I made at the altar and the prayers Arjarn Boo intonedheightened the experience. But could it be called spiritual?


Historically, sak yants been more about divine blessings than internal, personal growth. But Arjarn Boo tells me it can be both. It depends on the behavior of the wearer, he explains. What matters most is the self-discipline and morality of the [individual]if they think good, speakgood, and do good, good things will return to [them]. So, basically become a boomerang for positive vibes.

And its not just ancientsocieties (think: Maori people of New Zealand, who have a form of skin art known as MOKO, as well as other Buddhist traditions) for whom tattooing can be a divine act. In contemporary, Western culture, getting inkedcan be sacred, too, says Gabe Crenshaw, PhD, a lecturer at the University of Southern California. The majority [of tattooers] exhibit a positive motivational basis for their behaviorthey seek a deeper spiritual experience that has tangible results, explains thepsychology expert who appeared on Ink Shrinks, a TV special about the potential healing power of permanent body artthat aired on SpikeTV in 2014.

Because endorphins produce feelings of well-being, the tattoo plays a significant role in the therapeutic process by providing relief from emotional pain.

Although theres little scientific research into the spiritual side effects of tattoos, studies have found that painful stimulation releases endorphins in the body. Because endorphins produce feelings of well-being, the tattoo plays a significant role in the therapeutic process by providing relief from emotional pain, relaxation, and clarity, says Dr. Crenshaw. So, would I still feel as happy and transformedonce the pain subsided?


Sometimes fresh tattoos bleed or are even a little scabby, but my arm was just slightly red when the session ended. And while you normally have to wrap a new piecein plasticfor a day, keep it absolutely dry, and sometimes even have to change that dressing as itoozes, Arjarn Boo said that wouldnt be necessary and would actually be counterproductive.

Instead, I was sentout with a pot of Vaseline (I know, I know, petroleum, but it was still ThailandI imagine any kind of mild unguent would have worked, but I didnt think to ask) that I was supposed to apply twice a day. I was told to avoid putting soap or shampoo on it for a week. And finally, in addition to the everyday healing directions, sak yant comes with lifelong after-care instructions: In my case, not eating star fruitnot a big sacrificeand not disrespecting anyones mother, which is generally a good policy.

And while I loved it then, I love it more nowespecially because I think its helped me; however, I also did a lot of my own emotional work. Since getting my sacred tattoo, Ive become better at accepting kindness (giving it has never been my problem, but I pay more attention to my opportunities to do so today) and happier with my life. Plus, I like telling the story.

Looking to do some energetic healing, heres what happened to another writer who tried intuitive tattooing. And this iswhy your permanent ink might be changingthe way you sweat.

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What is microblading? – News-Press Now09.06.17

Eyebrows are arguably the most important feature on our face. Many women spend countless amounts of time and money on products to make them on point, including eyebrow pencils, color, tweezing, waxing and tattooing.

But there’s a new way of accentuating eyebrows that has a lot of women intrigued microblading.

It’s basically a tattoo, said Courtney V. Pina of Surreal Tattoo Studio in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s a form of cosmetic tattoo, technically semi-permanent.

Microblading is done with a hand tool with a blade. Pina said it basically makes micro splits in the eyebrows to give the optical illusion of hairs that mimic eyebrow hair.

You’re just making slices into the skin and the ink lays in the skin, Pina said. Tattooing pushes the ink into the skin.

Pina, who owns Surreal Tattoo with her husband, has been tattooing for years. She said that the microblading tool works best because a tattoo needle can be too thick.

Microblading results can last from one to three years, but everyone’s skin is different, Pina said.

This is why she includes a first session and a touch up in the price.

That way I can see how the brows are healing, she said. I’ve had clients that it just fell out, which could’ve been her beauty regime or her skin rejecting it, which is normal. Others, it stayed in perfectly.

To begin, lidocaine cream sits for about 30 minutes to an hour for numbing. Pina then maps out the brows. From there, she performs the first pass with the microblading tool, and while the ink is settling in, she mixes a lidocaine gel and epinephrine to sink in. This is done so the second pass doesn’t hurt.

Some people feel it, she said. It feels like tweezing or a paper cut.

She said the pain scale is about a three to five for the first pass. A day later, the eyebrows are less sore.

Pina recommends researching who is performing their procedure because there are a lot of untrained and unskilled people doing microblading.

(The microblading tool) is so easy to get your hands on and doesn’t cost very much, she said. Some people are doing it without credentials. Don’t be afraid to ask for before and after pics. Look at their reviews on social media.

Pina, for example, has education and experience under her belt. The licensed tattoo artist is Missouri certified and is also a licensed esthetician.

Microblading certification is a three-day course where individuals learn the basics, but she believes that’s not enough time.

If (the cost) is under $300, just be aware, she said.

Pina said that she is able to charge a lower fee because of owning her shop. But microblading can cost as much $800.

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