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GTA Online Gets Massive Update With New Vehicle-Themed Missions and Social Space – Hollywood Reporter07.25.21

Grand Theft Auto Online has received a free update with a host of new vehicle-themed missions and a social area for players to gather.

Los Santos Tuners features the debut of LS Car Meet, an underground street racing club in an abandoned warehouse where up to 30 players can get together in a combat-free area to mod their cars in real time and go head-to-head on a private test track, or out on the streets of Los Santos.

Members of LS Car Meet will have access to a tattoo shop and social area to grab drinks and snacks, as well as the ability to host private meets and more.

Elsewhere, a new Auto Shop allows players to earn income by modding and delivering high-end vehicles and competing in races.

The update has 10 customized vehicles across multiple high-end brands available at launch, and six new high-stakes robbery contracts that can be completed solo or with a crew.

Detroit DJ and GTA Online character Moodymann, who goes incognito in the game as Kenny, drops into the update a music mix, Kennys Backyard Boogie, which players can find and collect to add to their in-car radio dial when they visit him at the car meet.

The update also includes a collaboration between Rockstar Games and L.A.-based street label Born x Raised, with in-game apparel such as T-shirts.

Los Santos Tuners will be available on July 20 as a free download.

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Tattoo studio’s epic reply to customer who threatened to leave a bad review – The Mirror07.25.21

A tattoo shop has hit out at an unsatisfied customer who threatened to leave them a bad review.

Staff at the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio in Glasgow didn't hold back when a customer messaged them on Facebook, complaining that their tattoo wasn't healing properly.

After showing a picture of the affected area, the customer said they'd like to get it fixed.

But when asked whether they'd used cocoa butter as recommended aftercare by the professional, they revealed they had used Savlon instead.

"I've used Savlon cream as my dad says that's better and that's what he used to use," the customer said.

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"So if it's not fixed for the end of the month then I'll be leaving a bad review across your social media and we'll see."

Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with the studio who told them that Savlon suffocates the skin rather than letting it breathe - which is what you're advised to let it do.

They said: "Savlon? Did your dad do the tattoo for you? Why the f*** are you listening to him instead of the person who actually did it and you paid actual money to?

"Go f***ing right ahead with your s***e review.

"I'll review you right now, you wee f**ny.

"S***e patter, can't follow written instructions. One star out of ten, WOULD NOT TATTOO AGAIN!"

The studio then shared some screenshots of the exchange to its Facebook page, with the caption: "This is from last weekend, and why we've been banging on about aftercare all week. We can only do so much after you've left the studio...

"But defo go with what your dad says, even though he's not been tattooed since he got a tribal skull in the 90s."

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Hereford tattoo parlour crash driver was twice the drink-drive limit – Hereford Times07.25.21

A DRINK-driver who crashed in to a Herefordshire tattoo parlour has been handed a roads ban.

Simeli Matavutuka entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash in Hereford's St Owen Street just after 2.15am on July 5, prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said.

On arrival, they found a Vauxhall Astra had crashed into a building, the Aaargh Tattoo Parlour.

The building was seriously damaged and was cordoned off while firefighters worked to make it safe.

Police noted driver Matavutuka's eyes were glazed and that he was unsteady on his feet, and he was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

An evidential test in custody revealed the 47-year-old had 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

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Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Matavutuka, said the crash had not been witnessed and that he had admitted he had been driving in police interview.

"He is a man of previous good character and has never been before the court before," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

Matavutuka, of Catherine Place, Longford, was disqualified from driving for 17 months and fined 411. He must also pay costs of 135 and a 41 victim surcharge.

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Scots tattoo parlours scathing reply to wee f*nny who threatened them with bad review… – The Scottish Sun07.25.21

A TATTOO parlour left a scathing response to a cheeky customer who threatened to leave a bad review after failing to take care of their new ink.

Staff at the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio in Glasgow hit back calling the customer a wee f*nny for listening to their dad rather than the professional artist on aftercare.

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The punter messaged the shop to say that their tattoo is not healing properly and asked whether they could get it fixed.

After showing an image of the affected area, the ink professional asked whether the customer had used the recommended cocoa butter they spoke about when talking about aftercare.

It then emerged that they had used Savlon which their dad recommended to use instead of moisturising cocoa butter.

The cheeky punter wrote: Ive used Savlon cream as my dad says thats better and thats what he used to use.

So if its not fixed for the end of the month then Ill be leaving a bad review across your social media and well see.

The staff member then told them that Savlon suffocates the skin rather than letting it breathe - which is what you are meant to let it do.

They added: Savlon? Did your dad do the tattoo for you? Why the f**k are you listening to him instead of the person who actually did it and you paid actual money to?

The tattoo artist then said that they will fix the customers tattoo if needed but they will have to pay full price as it is their own fault.

In relation to the bad review claim, they added: Go f***ing right ahead with your s***e review

Ill review you right now you wee f*nny.

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S***e patter, cant follow written instructions. One star out of ten, WOULD NOT TATTOO AGAIN!

The studio posted the screenshots on their Facebook page with the caption: This is from last weekend, and why weve been banging on about aftercare all week. We can only do so much after youve left the studio

But defo go with what your dad says, even though hes not been tattooed since he got a tribal skull in the 90s.

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Why people are so mad on airplanes and in stores right now – Business Insider07.25.21

Violence on airplanes is spiking. Retail and fast-food workers say they're being harassed and assaulted. And small business owners report experiencing frustrated customers whose patience has evaporated.

All of this behavior is the result of a year and a half of fear and anxiety, according to Luana Marques, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"We've been skating thin ice in the past year, and if the weight [becomes] too much, the ice cracks. I think that's what we're seeing," she said.

In 2020, retail workers were called "heroes" and "essential" as they worked to supply meals or groceries amid a harrowing pandemic.

At the same time, they were tasked with carrying out one of the most complex social aspects of the pandemic: enforcing mask mandates.A survey of 4,187 McDonald's workers from last summer conducted by the Service Employees International Union found that 44% of respondents had been physically or verbally assaulted over mask mandates.

Workers say the abuse hasn't let up, even as mask mandates have lifted in many parts of the country. A Starbucks barista in Louisiana recently told Insider's Mary Meisenzahl that the "handful [of customers] that you get each day who will berate or abuse you can take a drastic toll on your mental well being."

That harassment, combined with low pay, is causing workers to leave their jobs, leading to a labor crunch as society gradually reopens.

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The situation isn't much better on airplanes. After aggression over mask compliance spiked last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration began tracking unruly passenger reports, according to NPR. Since January 2021, the FAA has received2,500 reports of unruly behavior, leading to thousands of dollars in fines for passengers.

FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor told NPR that the number of reports is now "significantly higher" than in the past, which coincides with what flight attendants are seeing on planes: Insider's Allana Akhtar spoke with several flight attendants who described witnessing "unprecedented" passenger violence as travel returns and planes begin to fill back up.

"It seems that everybody is angry at everybody 24/7," Colleen Burns, a representative with the Association of Flight Attendants union, told Insider. "One little thing sets them over the edge, either they're upset they have to wear the mask or they're upset someone else isn't wearing the mask."

Some small businesses are also noticing a change in customer behavior. Paul Collurafici, the owner ofTattoo Factory, a piercing and tattoo studio in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, told Insider that many of his customers are frustrated and short-tempered when they learn of the restrictions his business has had to put in place due to the pandemic.

"We have a large amount of people that don't want to wait, don't want to follow the rules," he said. "Everybody's just always mad."

Marques, the Harvard psychologist, said that the pandemic has understandably caused fear and anxiety in a lot of people, which leads to the activation of the amygdala, the fight-or-flight part of our brains.

"Patience is the ability to restrain your emotions a little bit, right? And you need your thinking brain there. You need to be able to assess the situation, you need to be able to just slow down and not let your emotional brain take off," she said."But if you walk into a store ... and you're already on edge, you're more likely to get impatient because you're not able to press 'pause' on your emotional brain."

Marques explained that even though life is gradually opening back up and the most frightening days of the pandemic are hopefully behind us, people are still "riding really high cortisol," which means they're more on edge and quicker to reach what she called a "boiling point."

She said one way to help people recalibrate their emotions and stop resorting to aggression is to shift their perspective.

"When we're anxious, our lenses are distorted. We tend to magnify or 'catastrophize,'" she said. "Widen your lenses and try to collect more data that tends to also cool off the brain a little bit."

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Lynn’s Hood Ink Tattoo Zoo donates school supplies and $20 tattoos – Itemlive – Daily Item07.25.21

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LYNN Hood Ink Tattoo Zoo celebrated its three-year anniversary on Wednesday by hosting a back-to-school drive, where $20 tattoos were also offered.

The tattoo parlor had about 250 boxes filled with pencils, pens, glue, erasers and crayons all donated by Staples outside of its establishment.

A line formed from the front of the business, located at 515 Boston St., and wrapped around onto Childs Street as people waited in line to get a $20 tattoo from about 30 different available designs.

In regards to the school supply drive, Hood Ink Owner Jeffrey Brito said he tries to do some kind of drive every two to three weeks whether it be school supplies, clothes or food and decided to do the drive on the same day as the $20 tattoo offering in order to draw in more people.

I like to use my platform for different things, so for our three-year anniversary Im doing a promo for $20 tattoos and combining it with the school supply drive, Brito said. Knowing that all these people will be here for the promo, I figured wed host the drive too, and a $1,200 raffle.

Brito credited his longtime friend Jeison Gonzalez who is a store director at Staples in Brighton and is from Lynn for making the drive possible, as he was able to obtain a donation of more than 200 boxes of school supplies to distribute to the neighborhood.

I grew up in Lynn and I remember when I was a kid, people would do stuff like this and help me out, so I just like to give it back and help out my community, Brito said.

In the past, Brito has hosted food drives, including giving away turkeys around Thanksgiving; giveaways consisting of electronics, sneakers and clothes; and even donating bags filled with personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic.

About two weeks ago, Brito distributed more than 300 boxes of school supplies and he plans to host another school supply giveaway at the annual Shoe City Basketball Classic during the first weekend in August.

A lot of kids out here cant really afford all of this stuff, so if we can help them out were going to, Brito said.

When he has items to donate, Brito said word travels fast between social media and word of mouth. He also partners with Ward 6 Councilor Fred Hogan to support children and those in need in the community.

If we dont do things like this, then whos going to? Brito said. Im not the type of person to just stand around and wait for somebody to give me a hand.

He said he hopes to continue to spread the word about these donation drives so he can reach more people.

Brito is also friends with the owners of the neighboring businesses and said they have teamed up together in the past to implement food drives and to bring the neighborhood together.

Sometimes we have a lot of things that we take for granted, but theres people out there that really dont have much, Brito said. These are our people and this is where were from. We might not be able to help everybody, but if we can at least help one person it makes a difference.

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Musicians Reacting to Nu Metal – Loudwire07.25.21

Some people love it, others hate it, but everyone has an opinion when it comes to nu metal. Heres a compilation of rock and metal artists reacting to the polarizing genre.

Who gave love to nu metal during its hay-day? You may be surprised to learn that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was extremely supportive of hip-hip and metal fusing together. I think its fantastic, Corgan told MTV two decades ago. I think the more people are cross-pollenating between different musical styles it not only has musical implications but it has cultural ones as well.

Its no secret that Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello dislikes being lumped into the nu metal space, especially since RATM helped plant the seeds for the genre. Theres a lot of great music in that genre, a lot of great musicians in it, but the ethos of it tended to be much more misogynist in nature, anti-women, fratty and there was a political and intellectual content to Rage Against the Machine that is singular in that broad genre of music that Id like to keep clean.

Sebastian Bach was another defender of nu metal, praising Limp Bizkits Break Stuff during an MTV interview. I love the riffs, I love that guitar player [Wes Borland] dressing up and looking like an alien, I think thats awesome. I love the attitude, I wanna break some shit tonight, how bout your fucking face? Who cant relate to that?

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It's no secret that rock and metal tend to go hand-in-hand with tattoos. But not all ink-obsessed rockers are content to stay on the receiving end of the needle; many become tattoo artists themselves. Here are just some of the rock and metal musicians who double as tattoo artists.

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Worlds most horrific body modification as rapper rips flesh off face to give demon smile… – The US Sun07.25.21

IN what could be the worlds most horrific body modification, a rapper has ripped the flesh off his face to give himself a demon smile.

Renato de Santa, who has implants under his skin to give him horns, dyed black-black eyeballs, a bifurcated tongue and the number 666 carved into his head, has taken his body modification journey one step further.

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In his most extreme modification yet, the 41-year-old from So Paulo, Brazil, has now had swathes of his flesh peeled back between the corners of his mouth and ears.

The transformation, which has been termed a Glasgow smile, is created with a scalpel.

My new scarification is inspired by the Japanese legend of Kuchisake-onna the woman with the cut mouth, de Santa said.

In Japanese folklore, Kuchisake-onna is a malevolent spirit whose mouth is cut from ear to ear.

Shes said to ask her victims if they think she is beautiful killing them if they say no, and cutting them to look like her if they say yes.

But de Santas look is not meant to be scary in fact, he says some consider it sexy.

There's still a lot of prejudice even in the tattoo world, and people with commercial or trendy tattoos sometimes get scared by my changes."

Some women have fetishes for my changes and are full of admiration, but there are also women who have some kind of aversion, he said.

There's still a lot of prejudice even in the tattoo world, and people with commercial or trendy tattoos sometimes get scared by my changes, but that's no problem for me.

How people react often depends on age, he said. .

The kids like it a lot and see me as a superhero. They ask how the implants were made and also my eyes.

The elderly show more resistance in accepting my changes because they are from another time and used to other customs.

De Santa also has subdermal implants in his arm and a tongue thats been cut in two, as well as a row of titanium studs running back over his skull from his forehead.

The musician traces his fascination with self-transformation back to 1996, when he worked as an apprentice in a tattoo studio.

My first tattoo was a tribal piece on my left arm, he recalls.

My first piercing was on the eyebrow and also some small earrings.

In 2000, I set up my first studio in my house tattooing friends, but little by little more clients appeared and I expanded the business.

Today I have no idea how many tattoos I have, but I believe I have 65% of my body is tattooed.

In total, he estimates hes spent around $10,000 - a whopping 7,270 - on transforming his appearance.

Coming from such a religious country, however, his efforts are not always appreciated.

Sometimes I get offensive messages on the internet, he said.

They are usually Christians saying that I'm going to hell and promoting hate speech.

The 666 is a protest against the church and the system that obliges everyone to convert to Christianity in some way.

De Santa said the abuse doesnt bother him anymore.

I feel good looking like a demon, as haters say.

I want to show that the world is not just for Christians but for everyone who lives here regardless of beliefs, colour, race and sex.

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A Week In Oregon On A $54,000 Salary – Refinery2907.25.21

9:15 a.m. I drop K. at the high school and am at work by 9:30. I drink the rest of the milk tea and eat the donut. The two combined are really frickin' sweet.

10:30 a.m. I get an email from Penzey's that they have temporarily reduced their spending requirement to get free shipping. This is timely because I used the last of my curry powder two days ago, so I place an order for curry powder, cumin, kosher flake salt, chili powder, and Muskego Ave seasoning blend (good on scrambled eggs). $29.32

12:30 p.m. I place an order for three pizzas. My ex will split this expense with me. $41.97

2 p.m. I have a southwest salad bowl and a La Croix for lunch.

5:10 p.m. I drive to my ex's house to pick up N. and D. They just got two kittens a few weeks ago, so I spend some time petting the kitties. We swing by the pizza place to pick up the order.

6 p.m. It's quite the crew at my house, with my three kids and three bonus kids. (Feel how you want about it, but I decided mid-pandemic to prioritize K.'s mental health over maintaining a strict bubble. They have a history that's not mine to disclose. Almost all of the adults in our lives are fully vaccinated, and my two teens are half vaxxed.) My ex comes over for a while and everyone eats pizza crammed in the kitchen, laughing and talking. After my ex leaves, the teens and I watch the Bo Burnham special with my boyfriend, V., and his daughter.

9 p.m. I ordered a new couch six weeks ago that arrived in five huge boxes earlier this week. Those boxes have been waiting patiently in my garage for the right time (i.e., people strong enough to carry out the old couch). V. and J. carry the old couch into the garage and then V. and I put together the new one. It's a gorgeous green velvet. We all take turns trying it out.

10:30 p.m. The big kids pile into the car for rides home (J. is spending the night) and N. watches the little ones. We stop by Dutch Bros so K. can get their free birthday drink. Two teens want drinks too; V. graciously pays.

11:30 p.m. Back home, the grownups are pooped. I fall asleep without washing my face.

Daily Total: $71.29

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Going for the Gold: New Gold Snake Tattoo Shop Ready to Leave a… – Volume One07.09.21

GENTLEMEN, REMOVE YOUR HATS AND YOUR SHIRTS. An example of Matt Duffenbach's tattooing talents. (Submitted photo)

If youve been thinking of getting a new tattoo, consider going for the gold at Eau Claires newest ink parlor, Gold Snake Tattoo.

Owned and operated by Eau Claire native Matt Duffenbach, the private studio will have an upscale, modern aesthetic to offer tattoo aficionados nothing short of a high-end experience. Its expected to open July 6 at 2759 London Road.

I have made a lot of updates to make it as comfortable as possible for artists and customers, said Duffenbach, who has worked at Wintership Tattoo in downtown Eau Claire since its opening in 2013.

Duffenbach knew he had an artistic touch from a young age. I was always decent at art and drawing, he said.

Im thankful for the experiences and inspiration to finally open my own shop. Im excited to take this next step in my career path.

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After receiving his first tattoo at the age of 18, he began working the counter of a local tattoo shop with the hope of learning more about the industry. Eventually I got an apprenticeship, and the rest is history, Duffenbach said.

The 16-year veteran of the inking industry specializes in traditional tattooing, including bold linework, heavy black shading, and bright colors. Duffenbach prides himself on his ability to be versatile in his work.

I do a wide variety of styles, Duffenbach said. I also do black and grey work and a fair amount of line and dot work.

Now a longtime tattoo artist, Duffenbach attributes his success to the knowledge he gained from the shops and artists he once worked for.

Im thankful for the experiences and inspiration to finally open my own shop, Duffenbach said. Im excited to take this next step in my career path.

Gold Snake Tattoo is at 2759 London Road, Eau Claire. Learn more on Instagram or Facebook, or email goldsnaketattoo@gmail.com.

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