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19 Aboriginal Owned Businesses To Support This Invasion Day – Junkee01.24.21

Its almost Invasion Day and there are so many deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned business, big and small, that it would be truly impossible to cover them all in a single article.

You should absolutely be followingTrading Blak, and Blak Businesson Instagram to get updated on Blak businesses killing it out there. But here are some Blak-owned businesses ranging from fashion to food to education that you can support this coming Invasion day and always.

Supporting Blak business is not just about wearing your solidarity on your chest at this coming weeks Invasion Day rallies. Its about supporting Indigenous innovation and autonomy and giving back to the peoples and communities whose land we all live on.

The Minority Co

Created byIndya Hayes in the wake of the 2020 resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, The Minority Cos threads are all about sparking conversations we should be having about all Bla(c)k lives in so-called, Australia. Their invasion day range just dropped and its deadly as.Order online from their store here.

Ngali Australia

Ngali is a fashion label owned and designed by Wiradjuri woman, Denni Francisco. Her stunning Indigenous designs include scarves, dresses and tops and her work has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, and on runways around the world. The brand is high end and bursting with Blak pride.

Clothing The Gap

Clothing The Gap is a Meanjin based fashion movement brand that has taken Australia and the world by storm over the last year. Not only do their deadly designs advocate for Aboriginal equity, but they consistently put resources back into their community. As a confessed addict, I can vouch for the incredible quality, range of sizing, and fair pricing. This mob also never fail to use their platform to speak up and educate. Besides, its never too late to buy threads for next Invasion Day.

Kirrikin

Kirrikin is an Aboriginal owned resort wear brand founded by award-winning Wonnarua businesswoman,Amanda Healy. Healy founded the label in a response to the proliferation of inauthentic Aboriginal art being sold around the world. The designs promote Indigenous artists work, and all profits are shared. As a Wonnarua woman, I could not have more pride seeing a woman from my own mob investing in our art and the survival of our culture.

Gammin Threads

Gammin Threads is a deadly brand founded byTahnee, a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Boonwurrung & Mutti Mutti nations. Her slick typographical designs have even been worn by legends like Miranda Tapsel, and Nakkiah Lui. Gammin also labels which of their apparel is appropriate for mob and which for allies.If you are reading this, youll have to accept this list features a lot of brands I am obsessed with

Warndu Feel Good Food

Damien Coulthard isAdnyamathanha man who co-founded Warndu with his wife,Rebecca Sullivan. Warndu is a company whose mission is to provide resources and products to educate people on cooking and consuming food sourced from nativeAdnyamathanha country ingredients. Their website has recipes for everything from pies, to cocktails all made with Native ingredients. They also sell Native teas, oils and herbs that are to die for.

Indigiearth

Founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Weilwan woman from Western NSW, Indigiearth provides premium bush foods made from authentic Australian native products that are ethically sourced and sustainably harvested. Their range includes sweets, coffee, skin care, candles, essential oils and much more that can be ordered via Indigieearths website.

Chocolate On Purpose

Chocolate on Purpose is creating handmade chocolate out of Millthorpe, NSW. The artisan chocolate shopis the dream of Fiona, a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal Woman on her journey back home to connect with her mob. Flavours use combinations of Bush Food such as Daalgaal (Illawarra Plum), Garal (Wattleseed), Boombera (Macadamia Nut) and Wyrrung (Wild Rosella) and many others. Order something from their delicious range to refuel after attending your local invasion day rallyvia their website.

Mum Pinas Dreaming

Created and owned byKaurareg woman, Pina. Pina creates adorable accessories from wool. Her collections include scrunchies, earings bandanas and all of them are available from her Etsy store here.

Ros Creations

Like Pina,Ros Creations is on Etsy. Own and designed by a Bundjalung woman,Ros Creations has a stunning range of jewellery that can be worn by Mob and allies alike.

Haus Of Dizzy

A force to be reckoned with, Haus of Dizzy has even been worn by Drew Barrymore to red carpet events. Creator, Kristy Dickinson is a proud Wiradjuri woman with 20 years of jewellery making experience. She created the bright bold label in 2015. Like Gammin Threads, Haus of Dizzy has products specifically for mob and specifically for allies, but all of it is deadly.

WANGKATHAA BEAUTY

Created byproud Wongi woman, Kinta-Rose,WANGKATHAA BEAUTY is an Indigenous-owned small cosmetics company. The products are cruelty-free and include a wide range of glosses, faux lashes, beauty sponges and much more. Check out their website here.

LOWANNA NATURAL SKINCARE

Lowanna Natural Skincare founder Sinead is a proud descendent of the Narungga people of the Yorke Peninsula region. All her companys products are made from native ingredients, are vegan friendly, and cruelty-free. Check out their range of cleansers, creams, clay masks and more on their website here.

Paperbark Love

Creator, Amanda Watts is a proud Kungarakan (NT Finniss River) woman who had a vision to create skincare with native,natural and simple ingredients that evoke love for her heritage. Paperbark Loveis Indigenous-owned, handmade, and available to order from their website here.

Charlotte Allingham

Artist, Charlotte Allingham is a 27-year-old Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa Queer Woman. Through her work, she challenges perceptions of her people and creates in a variety of mediums. Allinghams invasion day themed pieces are incredible.Her online store includes incredible prints, comics, tattoo designs and more.

Rachael Sarra

Rachael Sarra is a contemporary Aboriginal artist from Goreng Goreng Country.Her style is feminine, fun and engaging but is strongly drawn from her heritage and her role as an Aboriginal woman in a modern world. Grab her bubbly prints and typography on notebooks, totes, canvas, and calendar at her store here.

iBobbly

iBobbly is a social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Designed by mob for mob from across various communities, iBobblyis a trial of the worlds first suicide prevention app designed especially for use by Indigenous people on mobile phones or tablet devices. iBobbly can be downloaded from both Play and Apple app stores.

Deadly Science

Kamilaroi man,Corey Tutt started Deadly Science as a charity to bring kids in remote Indigenous communities books. The Indigenous-run organisation is now committedto providing science Resources and Books to ATSI kids around the country. Though it is technically a charity, Deadly Science has fantastic shirts and memorabilia, all of which goes towards funding science resources.

Magabala Books

Last, but certainly not least on this list is publishing house, Magbala books. Based in Broome, Western Australia, they publish Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, artists and illustrators from all over Australia. They are an independent, not-for-profit Indigenous corporation, Magabala is governed by a dedicated Board of Kimberley Aboriginal educators, business professionals and creative practitioners. If youre looking to learn more about Indigenous cultures beyond invasion day, Magabala is a great place to start.

There are 100s of Blak-owned businesses small and large out there. This is in no way a comprehensive list of all of them, but a guide to some of my favourites. If you want to learn about more Blak businesses, check outTrading Blak, and Blak Businesson Instagram. Remember to support Blak businesses as much as possible and not just around January 26th.

Merryana Salem is a proud Wonnarua and LebaneseAustralian critic, teacher, researcher and podcaster on most social media as@akajustmerry. If you want, check out her podcast,GayV Clubwhere she gushes about LGBT rep in media with her best friend. Either way, she hopes you ate something nice today.

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Best Ankle Tattoo Designs And Ideas To Try In 2021 – Cosmopolitan Philippines01.22.21

Hello there! You know the drill: It's finally 2021, so it's the perfect time to do something you've always wanted but never really pushed through with it. For many people, one of those "goals" is getting a tattoo. Of course, if it's your first time, one of the factors you may be considering is the placement. You would want it to be in a place that isn't easily seen, but also in a spot whereyou can show off, too. Our reco? Have it inked on your ankle!

Since it's all the way down your leg, it's not the first place people would think to look. Plus, if the need arises, you can always wear ankle socks to keep your design safe and hidden. Interested? Check out some more info you need to know about ankle tattoos, plus the cutest designs to screenshot and save for ~future reference~!

Okay, there's really no way around it: Ankle tattoos are painful. Since it's such a bony area, there is less flesh that will act as a "cushion." The only consolation? Most designs are small, so it'll (hopefully) be over before you even know it.

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Some swelling and bruising are to be expectedsince your new ink is in a very sensitive area. Make sure to put an ice pack against the wound to relieve any pain. When it's time to wash it, only use a mild, unscented cleanser to avoid any irritation. Rinse with cool water. Moisturize the area to prevent dryness. Finally, always remember to apply sunscreen on your ankle to prevent the colors from fading!

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Your choice of clothing and footwear is also important in your new tattoo's healing process. For your bottoms, wear shorts or cuff your jeans to ensure that it doesn't rub against your ankle. Opt for sandals or low-cut sneakers to allow the area to breathe!

Ready to find a design for you? Check out 20 of the cutest ones we spotted online:

Carry luck with you everywhere by getting a tiny wishbone tattooed on your ankle!

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Love all things space? Get a cute cluster of planets and stars on your ankle! Bonus: The placement of the design below is clever since it's done *above* the ankle bone. There is more flesh to cushion the needle, so it's less painful.

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We love the ~*whimsical*~ vibe of this tattoo.

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Sometimes, the simplest of designs work best. Keep things low-key by getting a small heart on your ankle.

Right next to flowers, leaves are a no-fail design, TBH.

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Butterflies symbolize freedom, change, and transformationperfect for the "New Year, new me" mantra!

The comedy and tragedy theater masks are the perfect designfor all our Gemini girls out there.

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You really can't go wrong with a moon tattoo, trust us.

Small script tattoos are also a popular choice. You can choose to get it done using your handwriting, too!

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If you're a ~space baby~, you can choose to get a cluster of big and tiny stars on your ankle!

Missing the sea? Get a bb dolphin on your ankle as a reminder of your ~adventures~.

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Heart tattoos are definitely nothing new, but make your design more unique by getting multiple *colored* ones!

Bring your pet with you wherever you go by getting a tattoo dedicated to them.

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This delicate fine line tulip tattoo is the perfect design for matchingtattoos with your BFF!

If you're a big fan ofastrology, it makes sense to use your zodiac sign as ~inspo~ for your tattoo.

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Welp, we knew it was coming to this. All your time spent watching K-dramas would lead to this, LOL! This soju bottle is definitely one of the quirkier designs on this list, but we love it.

This tiny flower tattoo is subtle but sweet.

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We can't stop thinking about how good this celestial design looks with heels!

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Opt for a flower chain wrapped around your ankle.The soft colors make the design look even more delicate!

Song lyrics close to your heart always make good tattoo designs. We love this one taken from"Sweet Creature" byHarry Styles.

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Color Theory – INKED01.22.21

Youll find Carolina Caos Avalle right at the intersection of pop-art collage and skin. Avalle crafts stunning designs combining elements of realism, abstract textures and allusions to childrens cartoons, giving each client a truly unique work of art. We caught up with Avalle to learn about her approach to design, how she incorporates texture into a tattoo and what advice shed give to her younger self.

When did you fall in love with art?

Ive loved drawing and painting since I was a child. It became a physical need for me, like sleeping or eating. During school, I would sometimes lock myself in my room for days and all I did was draw. In drawing and painting, I convey my often tormented state of mind, because Im never satisfied with what Im doing.

What were the first years of your tattooing career like?

Eight years ago, I met my work and life partner Stefano Galati. For the first few years I tried to learn more, try different styles, draw and study various tattoo artists. From Japanese to cartoon, realistic to old school, color to black-and-grey, I tried to learn as much as possible from different tattooers.

How would you describe your current style and how has it evolved over time?

Today I call my style Realism Avant-Garde and its the result of my studies plus my approach to different techniques. I combine illustration, realism, graphics and painting harmoniously. I developed this style over the years, but Im constantly changing. I live in a state of perennial anxiety where Im never fully satisfied and am constantly looking to improve my technique and style. I have a lot to learn and theres always something to improve. Being very self-critical, I always hope to do better in the next tattoo.

How do you decide which elements to combine into one tattoo?

In my projects, I build the parts of realism, painting, abstract and graphics so that the colors are in contrast with each other and make the main subject stand out. I love to approach the complexity of realism with the simplicity and sweetness of illustration. The main subjects on which I build the whole composition are almost always feminine. The woman is a predilection that Ive always had, even before I started to tattoo. Behind a female face, theres a different beauty and delicacy that I would dare to say is profound.

What role does texture play in your work?

Texture is fundamental in my work. The graphic, abstract and design elements are what give life to the composition, which unite the tattoo by making the realism stand out even more.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Everything can always change, for the better or for the worse. Usually in life things don't happen by chance, but with commitment and perseverance I think many results can be achieved. Above all, you must feel satisfied knowing that you have done your best to achieve your goals.

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Dakota Johnson’s 12 tattoos and their meanings, explained – Sports Grind Entertainment01.22.21

Dakota Johnson is no stranger to getting inked.

While the Suspiria star, 31, may have surprised fans recently by revealing she has 11 or 12 tattoos, Johnson has actually been adding body art for years.

While working on Fifty Shades of Grey, the actress had to wear body makeup to cover her many designs, and production even used a butt double to both preserve her modesty and prevent one of her mystery tattoos from showing.

Besides the annoyance of covering her more than 10 tattoos, Johnson also said she regrets the first one she ever got: a Latin phrase meaning actions not words inspired by her famous father, Don Johnson.

Below, see all of Dakotas tattoos including the two dedicated to her boyfriend, Chris Martin.

This small, dying flower on the side of Johnsons right forearm represents the effects of climate change and serves as a reminder to respect the planet. Its placed right below the word tender which she has declared her favorite word in cursive, which sits closer to her elbow.

Theres a small face-like design behind the actress ear, though its unclear what it means.

On her right shoulder, Johnson has three flying birds. They could be a tribute to her grandmother Tippi Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds.

On her foot, Johnson has the phrase look at the moon surrounded by stars.

The Spanish word for love is located on the back of the actress neck.

On the Late Late Show on Jan. 20, Johnson told James Corden that her first tattoo is also the one she regrets the most. The Latin phrase acta non verba meaning actions not words was a favorite of her father Don Johnsons.

Calling the ink too serious now, she said she initially got it so as not to upset her dad, who disapproved of tattoos.

In 2018, Johnson and boyfriend Chris Martin debuted matching infinity symbol tattoos that signify their everlasting love. Since then, the couple have been on and off, but she has been seen wearing a large emerald ring on her left hand, sparking engagement rumors.

Its suspected that Johnsons I love you stick and poke tattoo is another sweet tribute to Martin.

Johnson once told Vogue her favorite tattoo is the phrase lightly, my darling, which is written in white ink on her left wrist. Its a quote from the book Island by Aldous Huxley and her half-sister, Stella Banderas, has a matching tattoo.

Johnson has two other mystery tattoos: a word that wraps around her forearm and another design on her butt, which is as yet unseen.

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Gilgamesh, all the details on the animated film produced by Fortnite’s Epic Games – Sunriseread01.22.21

As reported surprisingly and exclusively by Deadline, the famous developer of the highly played Fortnite, Epica Games, has decided to invest in the cinematographic field and more precisely in animation with a first and intriguing feature film entitled Gilgamesh, based on the iconic hero of Mesopotamian mythology.

The studio is already collaborating with the Latin American animation studio Hook Up and with the Argentine signatures SleepCandle and FilmSharks for the development of the project, which will reportedly use the technology Unreal Engine by Epica Games itself to trace the exploits and adventures of the famous ruler who later became a divinity, Gilgamesh, also immortalized in the epic poem which bears the same name and is said to even have an influence on Homer's Odyssey and Iliad.

The film, which will have an English and a Spanish version, will explore the theme of the search for the immortality of the demigod and his well-known rivalry which later became friendship with the savage man Enkidu. He is investing in the project the 100 million MegaGrants fund dollars of Epic Games, a film to be directed by the Argentine director Tomas Lipgot, recently producer of the film in language The Adopters.

The fund was opened by the studio precisely to help all those developers wishing to take advantage of Epic's Unreal Engine technology, real-time 3D suits and a whole series of tools for creating photorealistic images and immersive experiences.

Guide Rad, CEO of FilmSharks, said in this regard: "It is an honor to see Epic Games support Gilgamesh through the Epic MegaGrants program"

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How Howard Hughes and the CIA teamed up to steal a sunken Soviet submarine – We Are The Mighty01.22.21

Women have served in the defense of this land for years before our United States was born. They have contributed their talents, skills and courage to this endeavor for more than two centuries with an astounding record of achievement that stretches from Lexington and Concord to the Persian Gulf and beyond, said retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, chief of staff of the Army, 1991-1995.

Depicted from left, Civil War nurse Clara Barton, Susie King Taylor and Dr. Mary Walker. On the right is WAC founder Col. Oveta Culp Hobby and later WAC Deputy Director Col. Bettie J. Morden. Moving toward the front is Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender and Brig Gen. Sheridan Cadoria. In front is todays Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West. (Photo Credit: Peggy Frierson)

Mary Ludwig McCauley gained the nickname of Molly Pitcher in 1778 by carrying water to the men on the Revolutionary battlefield in Monmouth, New Jersey. She replaced her husband, Capt. John Hays, when he collapsed at his cannon. Since then, many women who carried water to men on the battlefield were called Molly Pitchers.

Clara Barton witnessed immense suffering on the Civil War battlefield and did much to alleviate it. She was on the scene ministering to those most in need, taking care of the wounded, dead, and dying.

Barton became a professional angel after the war. She lectured and worked on humanitarian causes relentlessly, and went on to become the first president of the American Association of the Red Cross. At the age of 77, she was still in the field taking care of Soldiers in military hospitals in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Born a slave in Georgia in 1848, Susie Baker, who later became known as Susie King Taylor, gained her freedom in April 1862. Baker was initially appointed laundress of the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, re-organized from the 1st South Carolina Volunteers. Due to her nursing skills and her ability to read and write, her responsibilities with the regiment began to multiply. More than a few African-American women may have provided service as the Union Army began forming regiments of all black men. After the war, Taylor helped to organize a branch of the Womens Relief Corps.

Dr. Mary Walker graduated from Syracuse Medical College in 1855 and later earned a second degree in 1862 from Hygeia Therapeutic College in New York. During the Civil War, she worked at first as a volunteer in Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia. Later she worked as a contract physician for the 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment. Walker is the only woman ever granted the Medal of Honor.

Mary Catherine O Rourke was one of 450 Hello Girls who served in the Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit during World War I. They were bilingual female switchboard operators recruited by Gen. John J. Pershing to improve communications on the Western Front.

The Signal Corps women were given the same status as nurses, and had 10 extra regulations placed on them to preserve their status as women. They had the rank of lieutenant, but had to buy their own uniforms.

Mary Catherine ORourke was in the fourth group of these women who shipped off to France during World War I. She studied French with instructors from the University of Grenoble. She was assigned to Paris and served as interpreter for Gen. John J. Pershing during months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference which resulted in the Treaty of Versailles.

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby was called upon to serve as the chief, Womens Interest Section, Bureau of Public Affairs for the War Department. She served in this position for one year before becoming the first woman sworn into the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps, or WAAC in 1942 and appointed as its director. The WAAC was converted to the Womens Army Corps in July 1943 and Hobby was appointed to the rank of colonel in the Army of the United States as she continued to serve as director of the WAC.

After setting the stage for the creation of the WAC, Hobby built the corps to the strength of over 100,000 by April 1944. She established procedures and policies for recruitment, training, administration, discipline, assignment, and discharge for the WAC. She surmounted difficulties in arranging for the training, clothing, assignments, recognition, and acceptance of women in the Army. Hobby made it possible for women to serve in over 400 non-combat military jobs at posts throughout the United States, and in every overseas theater.

Hobby was later called upon by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve as the first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1953-1955.

Bettie J. Morden had a long, distinguished career in the Army that took many turns. She enlisted in the WAAC on Oct. 14, 1942. She receiving basic and administrative training at the First WAAC Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She served throughout World War II at the Third WAAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, as an administrative noncommissioned officer of the Publications Office. Morden later served as a first sergeant with Headquarters Company on the South Post. After the war ended, Morden was discharged in November 1945.

In September 1949, she entered the WAC, U.S. Army Reserve, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in February 1950. In November 1966, she was assigned as executive officer, Office of the Director, WAC, at the Pentagon and was promoted to full colonel on June 9, 1970. She assumed the position of acting deputy director, WAC, on Feb 1, 1971. She retired on Dec. 31, 1972, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

In July 1973, Morden was elected president of the WAC Foundation, now the U.S. Army Womens Museum Foundation, a private organization formed initially in 1969 to support the museum. Morden resigned from the presidency in June 2001.

After developing a successful line of cosmetics, Jacqueline Cochran took flying lesson in the 1930s so that she could use her travel and sales time more efficiently. She eventually became a test pilot. She helped design the first oxygen mask and became the first person to fly above 20,000 feet wearing one. She set three speed records and a world altitude record of 33,000 feet all before 1940.

She was the first woman to fly a heavy bomber over the Atlantic. She volunteered for duty as a combat pilot in the European Theater during World War II, but her offer was rejected. She trained American women as transport pilots in England for the Air Transport Auxiliary of the Royal Air Force.

Upon return to the United States, she oversaw flight training for women and the merging of the Womens Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron into the Womens Airforce Service Pilots in July 1943. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 for her service in World War II.

After the war, she was commissioned in 1948. She became the first woman to break the sound barrier in an F-86 Sabre Jet in 1953 and went on to set a world speed record of 1,429 mph in 1964. She retired from the Air Force Reserve as a colonel in 1970.

In 1967, Brig. Gen. Adams-Ender became the first female in the Army to qualify for and be awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge. She was also the first woman to earn a masters of military arts and science degree .at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

On Sept. 1, 1987, she was promoted to brigadier general and appointed the chief of the Army Nurse Corps.

In 1991, she was selected to be commanding general of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and served in this capacity as well as that of deputy commanding general of the U.S. Military District of Washington until her retirement in 1993.

Yzetta L. Nelson joined the Womens Army Corps in 1944. In 1966, she was promoted to the rank of sergeant major. On March 30, 1968, she became the first WAC promoted to the new rank of command sergeant major. She continued to serve in the WAC until her retirement in 1970.

Promoted to brigadier general in 1985, Sherian G. Cadoria was the highest-ranking black woman in the Army until she retired in 1990. She entered the Army in 1961, with a direct commission as a first lieutenant in the Womens Army Corps. In the 1970s, she transferred to the Military Police Corps.

Sgt. Danyell E. Wilson became the first African-American woman to earn the prestigious Tomb Guard Badge and become a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Jan. 22, 1997.

Born in 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama, Wilson joined the Army in February 1993. She was a military police officer assigned to the MP Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). She completed testing and a rigorous eight-month trial period and became part of the Honor Guard Company of The Old Guard.

In September 2003, Sgt. Maj. Michele S. Jones was selected by Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, Army Reserve chief, to become the ninth command sergeant major of the Army Reserve. She was the first woman to serve in that position and the first to be chosen as the senior NCO in any of the Armys components. For some time, she was also the highest-ranking African-American in any of the military services.

Jones entered the Army in 1982. She attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and advanced individual training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. She was the first woman to serve as class president at the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West is the 44th surgeon general of the United States Army and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command.

West is a graduate of the United States Military Academy with a bachelor of science in engineering. She earned a doctorate of medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine in the District of Columbia.

Her last assignment was as the Joint Staff surgeon at the Pentagon. In that capacity, she served as the chief medical advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and coordinated all health services issues to include operational medicine, force health protection, and readiness.

(Editors note: The above 15 are just a sampling of the many women who have contributed to shaping the U.S. Army.)

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Chrissy Teigen and 12 other celebrities with delicate tattoos Living – RTE.ie01.22.21

Chrissy Teigen has revealed a new tattoo placed along her spine.The 35-year-old has the words Ooh Laa traced down her back, a reference to a song by her husband John Legend.

Legend tweeted a video of Teigen getting inked, writing: "Chrissy inspired this song. This song inspired Chrissys new tattoo."

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This isnt Teigens first tattoo last year she and Legend got matching inks to honour the baby son they lost pre-term, with the word Jack on their arms.

Thin, delicate tattoos are all the rage at the moment and Teigen isnt the only celebrity opting for dainty designs

1. SolangeIn 2017, Solange debuted a elegant new tattoo: the outline of a constellation on her bicep.

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2. Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus has lots of tattoos, many of which are small and intricate. She has the word freedom on the top of her hand by the same artist responsible for Teigens tattoo.

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3. Kendall JennerKendall Jenner has particularly mischievous ink on the inside of her bottom lip: the word Meow. She confessed on the Ellen Show that she was drunk when getting the tattoo something which definitely isnt advisable saying: "It was literally the first thing that came to my mind."

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4. Zoe KravitzCelebrities like Zoe Kravitz and Hailey Bieber champion the trend for multiple tiny tattoos dotted along your fingers. Kravitz has Lolawolf a nod to the band she performs in along with outlines of the moon.

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5. Kaia GerberSupermodel Kaia Gerber has some tiny tatts scattered over her body (there were 10 at the last count) and one of our favourite designs has to be the Picasso-inspired shape of a womans face on her arm.

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6. Kylie JennerBlink and you'll miss Kylie Jenners arm tattoo its a small heart in red ink.

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7. Hailey BieberMany of Hailey Biebers tattoos reference her faith like the word Pray spread over her two index fingers.

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8. Bella HadidBella Hadids most recent tattoos are unusually placed on the outside of her shoulders. The Arabic script reads I love you on one side and My love on the other.

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9. Ariana GrandeAriana Grande has the outline of the moon tattooed behind her ear. She obviously has an affinity to the night sky, as she also has images of crescent moons on her foot and hand.

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10. Hilary DuffShowing you can have a bit of fun with body art, Hilary Duff has a tattoo of a ghost with the words Ride or die underneath.

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11. Selena GomezIn honour of her third album and the name of her beauty line, Selena Gomez has the word Rare inked under her ear.

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12. Jessica AlbaJessica Alba paid tribute to her children Honor, Haven and Hayes by tattooing each of the constellations of their star signs on her arm.

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Getting inked is becoming more acceptable – The Signal – The Signal01.20.21

Body art exists in countless cultures around the globe. For thousands of years, societies have ascribed various meanings to unique tattoos and designs.

While the ancient Egyptians used tattoos to display high status, the ancient Greeks used them as a mark of shame for convicts. Even in todays American society, the meaning of tattoos is ever-changing. While they still hold a certain stigma about them, they are gradually becoming more accepted and appreciated.

A survey published by the Statista Research Department in 2019 states that, in the U.S. alone, about 44% of the population has at least one tattoo.

Scott Rogers, a professional tattoo artist at Inksomnia Tattoo and Body Piercing, has noticed the change of culture over the last few years.

The industry grows every day, he said. The outlook on tattoos has moved into an artistic one, and away from one of judgment. People are beginning to understand that getting tattooed is an artistic expression of yourself.

The image of the tattooed American has changed over the past decade. As body art becomes more accepted into society, those who have professional and elite careers are beginning to feel comfortable showing off their ink.

Goldie Notnice, a professional tattoo artist at City of Ink Tattoos, spoke on the change towards acceptance and being a female artist in the industry, and how working professionals of all kinds come to her shop to get a tattoo.

I absolutely have seen a change in the stigma around tattooing, she said. Not just with the body art itself, but even with being a female in the industry. We are being more accepted, and youll see more of us working alongside the guys in shops. Concerning society, I definitely feel like we are moving forward. Before, doctors, nurses and lawyers had to follow a certain image. Now, so many of them have visible tattoos.

Tattoos have made their appearance in everyday culture, including shops and the media. Hit television shows like Ink Master and companies like InkBox, which specializes in selling semi-permanent tattoos, have had great success.

According to Cameron Gowan, a junior with a full sleeve on his right arm, because tattoos are more normalized in todays society, he feels confident entering the workforce despite his many tattoos.

I can say full-heartedly that I feel more comfortable and more accepted [in] society with my tattoos today than how I felt about them when I first got them, student Cameron Gowan, a junior with a full sleeve on his right arm, said. When I got my first tattoo, jobs wouldnt hire you if you had any sort of body art. Over the past three to five years, I have found that jobs have been a lot more accepting of them.

While there is still a stigma associated with tattoos, people are beginning to see body art differently. Many are realizing that the pieces on their bodies can be a further extension of their inner selves.

Its a further expression of my artistic views, Notnice said. Instead of people viewing it as me staining my temple, they are beginning to view it how I feel about them, which is that Im simply enhancing my beauty.

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Black, White and Inked All Over: Danny Cruz to Open Second Tattoo Parlor – What Now Atlanta01.20.21

TattooistDannyCruzs designs are best known for their photorealism despite the limitations of any two-dimensional canvas, let alone one a living one, his tattoos are imbued with a dizzying level of dimension. Lively with a cacophony of chatter and television programming, the energy of his current establishment, simply named 4154 Tattoo Shop for its location at 4154 Jonesboro Road, is reminiscent of a classic barbershop, save for the buzzing of tattoo guns rather than shavers. Cruz is curating a different environment for the upcoming Moreland Avenue Tattoo Shop at 55 Moreland Ave SE, which is scheduled to open in February, opting for a black and white aesthetic, an open ceiling and a concrete floor with the goal of a more modern and new-age vibe.

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I want to diversify my market more, hit different ranges and audiences of people, Cruz told What Now Atlanta. We started off with the urban community but its a big world out there we want to cater to everybody I want to diversify my market more, hit different ranges and audiences of people I always wanted to franchise in my life, kind of have different locations to go to to be able to bounce around.

The first tattoo that Cruz penned was a small star on a friend, a far cry from the lifelike tattoos enjoyed by his 50,000-plusInstagram followers today. A tattoo hobbyist for the next three years, Cruz began his professional career in 2012 after the birth of his first child. Since, he has been profiled in VoyageATL, received mention in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has been booked solid with tattoo appointments. He began attending tattoo expos and diligently studied black and gray realism, his present specialty, which was originally pioneered by imprisoned California Chicanos using single needles with makeshift materials like burnt baby oil

Atlanta does a spinoff of California style, said Cruz. California tattoos are the originals, they started everything and they spread it out throughout the world Atlanta, were going in our own way.

Cruz hopes that this new location is the first of many in a potential franchise, for which he is still devising the commercial name: Im trying to think of a name I can market I feel like the name doesnt make the location, its the artist.

Ultimately, after the first seeds of the franchise are planted, the Atlanta native dreams of an Atlantic Station tattoo shop that is simultaneously a restaurant, selling breakfast, dinner and tacos, inspired in part by Rob Dyrdecks Fantasy Factory on MTV.

The Moreland Avenue Tattoo Shop will have about ten employees, a hair more than the Jonesboro Road location, and will provide Cruzs existing clientele throughout the city with better access to their artist. Despite his recent or future successes, Cruz said he will stick to his roots, building his potential tattoo empire within his home city.

A grand opening for the shop is scheduled for February 6, two days before Cruzs birthday and at approximately the same time that he opened his Jonesboro Road tattoo parlor in 2019.

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Mum who has spent thousands on tattoos vows to cover entire body by 40th birthday – Mirror Online01.20.21

A tattoo-obsessed mum-of-two is preparing to ink her entire body by her 40th birthday.

Alex Derbyshire, 38, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, has spent thousands of pounds on her inkings and around 200 hours being tattooed from head to toe - and she's not done yet.

Alex's fascination with body modification began during childhood, reports the Manchester Evening News.

As soon as she turned 18 - the legal age to get inked in the UK - she began her body transformation with a subtle Celtic design on her lower back.

During the following years, she added another 16 small inkings around her body - all of which could easily be concealed by clothing.

A barber by trade, entering her thirties, Alex cared less about the opinions of others and decided to take the plunge and get tattoos on her face, toes, armpits - and even a solid, opaque 'blackout work' covering her neck, back and arms.

Alex said: Ive always loved tattoos. Before I was old enough to get one, I was dying to know what they felt like.

I have no idea how much Ive spent in total it must be quite a few thousand pounds but thats been spread across two decades, during which, on average, Ive had one to two large pieces done a year.

I have had the odd nasty comment, with people telling me Im stupid for spending so much money on them, but that doesnt bother me.

"To me, tattoos are a hobby and an art form why shouldnt I show them off?

The single mum, who also runs a vintage memorabilia shop in Ramsbottom, said that tattoo culture has evolved over time.

When I first started getting tattoos 20 years ago, they werent as common as they are now, and not as appreciated as an art form," said Alex.

People could still be a little judgemental about them, so I wanted to get them in places I could easily hide and cover up.

But with the rise in social media, Alex soon discovered an online community of other like-minded tattoo enthusiasts.

And after seeing the community's infectious pride for their ink - alongside the new found confidence she discovered after turning 30 - she decided to take her tattoos to the next level and turn her body into a living story book.

I was really inspired by the people I was seeing on Instagram especially other women, she said.

Its a really friendly community and I love seeing everybodys individual art work, and the sorts of styles and designs they go for.

Her designs include several pieces dedicated to her favourite band, Pink Floyd.

There's also Johnny Cash lyrics on her foot, a skull and butterfly on her neck and chest, and a portrait of Sweeney Todd - a dark nod to her job as a barber.

But one of her most distinguishing tattoos is her blackwork.

The blackwork is more about the style than any sort of meaning, she explained.

I started getting it about four years ago. As its a completely solid tattoo almost as if youre colouring in a piece of paper its more high intensity pain.

And its not like you can ask them to stop. Once you get going, thats it."

She continued: The most painful places Ive had tattoos so far are my back, armpit and my toes. I didnt expect that to hurt quite as much as it did.

I have a couple of tattoos on my face mainly little linear designs done in white ink, so they arent super visible which was a very strange sensation.

"You can feel the vibration going through your whole body the second that gun touches your skin.

The longest Ive ever sat without a break is probably around six hours to have my neck tattoo done, she said.

It sounds odd, but sometimes I almost dont want a break I just want to power through.

"The pain is like a challenge, to see how far I can push my body. Sometimes when you break through that barrier, its almost meditative.

Even big burly blokes need a little breather every now and then, though. You can find your body starts to shake a bit after a while.

These days, Alex has most of her inkings done by three carefully chosen artists, who she has stayed loyal to for years.

But she has picked up a few tattoos as souvenirs during holidays in Australia, Spain and the USA.

Now almost completely covered, she hopes to have all her work completed by the time she turns 40 in December 2022.

She said: My ribs arent tattooed and I have a couple of patches on my right leg, but thats it.

I have all the actual designs I want done. Now, I just need to fill in the gaps with more blackwork.

Im aiming to have an entire bodysuit done and dusted by the time I turn 40 though obviously getting tattoos is on hold at the moment, given the national lockdown.

Her tattoos have thankfully inspired more admiration than criticism from strangers - but she admits she does get the odd funny look.

She continued: I do get people staring when I go out, though not necessarily in a negative way.

Online, Ive had the odd comment here and there, but I dont pay attention.

"Its very unnecessary to be judgemental of others especially when my tattoos are a personal choice. Its up to me what I do with my body.

I think people who hold strong opinions about tattoos may just be scared to get one themselves. If they opened their minds, theyd see its a real art form and a way to express yourself.

She said: Luckily, most people are really nice and just want to ask me where I got my work done, or tell me that they like it.

Alexs two sons, Joseph, 18, and Liam, 12, are also big fans of her ink and she anticipates they will follow in her footsteps.

She added: Joseph is 18 now, but doesnt have any tattoos of his own yet. I can see him getting a couple.

I think Liam will be more like me, as hes a little rocker.

"Sometimes he rolls his eyes, as if to say, Whatve you done now, Mum? but I know he likes them really.

Over the years, Alex his built up a following of more than 20 thousand followers on her Instagram page where she shares pictures of her tattoos.

She said: I never expected my page to take off in the way it has.

Its really lovely to connect with fellow tattoo enthusiasts and share our designs with one another. Its a proper little community.

I absolutely love all the work Ive had. Its taken years to get here, and I cant wait to be fully covered.

I think then Ill be finished, like a completed piece of artwork.

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