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Local tattoo artist works to heal the scars of cancer – KIDY10.08.21

Garrett Potts of Old Town Tattoo is hoping to provide a restored self-confidence to breast cancer survivors.

SAN ANGELO, Texas Garrett Potts is working to leave a mark on West Texas. About four years ago, the tattoo artist, San Angelo native and owner of Old Town Tattoo discovered areola restorative tattooing, a procedure designed to give women who have had mastectomies natural-looking breasts again.

Id been tattooing for about 10 years at the time, Potts said. Breezing through the internet, one day I stumbled across a guy that was doing reconstruction tattoos and it was the first time Id ever seen anything like that. So I got really excited about it, and its something thats always kind of sat on the backburner of my mind.

Unfortunately at the time, Potts didnt have a suitable location to perform the procedure without the usual stigma that comes along with tattoo shops.

Its a super-emotional experience for these women. They didnt need to be sitting on the couch with a bunch of ratty guys who want to get the year they graduated tattooed on their butts.

Then, last year when the COVID pandemic had just about everyone unsure of what the future might hold, Potts was able to secure a quaint little two-story house on Orient Street, one in which he could both work and raise his four-year-old son, Max, along with their shelter Corgi, Rex.

The opportunity came up to get this really cool place where I could separate my clientele from the people who want to get the traditional tattoos and the women that need the restorative tattoos.

The house looks more like an "Ozzie and Harriet" starter-home than a traditional anchors-and-dragons-type tattoo parlor.

This house is very inviting, you know? Theres nothing intimidating about it. Youre not gonna walk in here and get kicked in the face with heavy metal music. I try to keep it calm and relaxed. Ive got a back entrance for the survivors to come in. I try to create a private experience here.

Now that Potts has his shop/house up set up, hes eager to get the word out about what can be a life-changing procedure for breast cancer survivors, especially those who might not have ever considered walking into a tattoo shop.

One of those survivors, Janie Castanuelas, said Potts work has changed her whole self-image.

When we were texting I was like, I dont know. Im not sure about this, because I was still very hesitant to let anybody see me like that, Castanuelas said. Thats the biggest thing when youre like that, because youre not whole. When I came in, I was very self-conscious. But he just made me feel so comfortable and took care of me. He changed my life for the better. I feel whole now. Before, it was very hard to look at myself. After he was done he said, Look at yourself in the mirror, and I just broke down.

Potts said the self-improvement aspect is a two-way street.

These last couple years, everybody is going through something. If I tattoo two or three clients a week that are going through this, and hear their story, and see the change that Ive done for them, it really kind of doesnt leave a whole lot of room for depression and sadness inside of myself. So its life-changing for me, too. Ive never had anybody break down and cry over a skull tattoo I gave them. So this is cool, you know?

For the rest of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Potts is offering free restorative work to four cancer survivors.

Were going to have the house lit up pink to show support, and anyone who gets ahold of me, for four women this month, Im going to provide pro bono services.

Outside of October, Potts said hes willing to negotiate with installments.

Ill work with everybody. I dont want to turn anybody away from this. Unlike traditional tattoos, which are a luxury for all of us and not a necessity, I feel like this is the complete opposite of that. I feel like this is a necessity, Potts said. "Although doing cobras and daggers and things like that are super-fun to do, this was a whole other avenue that I didnt even know tattooing could take me down. Tattooing can change peoples lives. And this is one way it can do it.

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Dave Bautista is opening a tattoo shop in Tampa – Creative Loafing Tampa10.08.21

Photo via Dave Bautista/InstagramActor, former WWE legend and certified dog daddy Dave Bautista is planning to open his own tattoo shop in Tampa.

Speaking via an Instagram video yesterday, the Guardians of The Galaxy star announced that his new shop will be called DC Society Ink, which is a play on his personal mantra Dream Chaser and the fact hes from the Washington D.C. area.

This place, in two or three months, will be my very own tattoo shop, said Bautista, who added that hes actually a partner with his own tattoo artist, John Kural of 2 Extreme Tattoos. Were turning this dream into a reality, it's going to be an experience, says Bautista.

The actorsays theyre currently looking for artists who want to be involved with the project, which plans to launch sometime in January of 2022. An exact location was not unveiled, however Bautista says its close to The University of Tampa.

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Every Sunday of October one parlor is sticking it to breast cancer with empowering tattoos – WTRF10.08.21

WELLSBURG, W.Va. (WTRF) It is a reminderforsomeonefighting breast cancer: youare not alone. And now, it can be a forever reminder.

Every Sunday of this October,Mountain State Tattoos in Wellsburgis tattooing the pink ribbon on anyone who stops by.

And during this month, half the proceeds will be sent to breast cancer research.

The tattoo shop says almost everyone knows someone whohadorhasbreast cancer, which is why they wanted to do something this month.

My aunt passed away from breast cancer so its kind of a personal thing for me. Its why I have my breast cancer ribbon on my hand.

Theyve already seen at least five peoplethis past Sunday. So, whats themost popular design people want on their bodies for life?

There isonein particular,butitsrather profane. Its actually one weve shot a couple of times already too so.

Most of the tattoos are designed to take a half an houror less.

The shop will be selling t-shirts, raffles, and of course, tattoos that run for $60 depending onthesize.

There will also be a pizza truck this Sunday, October 10, from 2 to 6 PM.

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Here are all the winners in the 2021 Best of the Upstate contest – Greenville News10.08.21

By USA TODAYNETWORKVentures| Greenville News

Looking for somethingnewto dowith the family? Perhaps something new to eat? How about some self-care options?

Thislist of2021 Best ofthe Upstatewinnersishere to help.

These local businesseswere chosen by readers who voted in the annual contest in categoriesincludingbest bakery, best gym, best dentistand more. The full list is below.

Best ofthe Upstatecelebratesand recognizesthe best our community has to offer, and readers getto nominate and then vote on the finalists in each category. The contest will be held in 2022, too, so stay tuned.

Thank you to all the readers whoparticipated in thisyears contest.

Andthe winnersare:

Beauty & Health

Best Barber Shop: The EDGE Barber Shop

Best Birth Services: The Doula Group Cradled in Love Birth Services

Best Chiropractor: Kevin P. Lewis, DC Greenville Spine Institute

Best Cosmetic Dentist: Pelham Links Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Aesthetic Center of Greenville

Best Day Spa: MGs GRAND Day Spa

Best Dentist: Family Dental Health

Best Dermatologist: Greenville Dermatology

Best Eye Care Center: Clemson Eye

Best Fitness Studio: YMCA

Best Hair Salon: WilsonOnWashington

Best Hair Stylist: Morgan Asbell Browning Studio

Best Health Club: YMCA

Best Hearing Aid Center: Hearing Healthcare Center

Best Hearing Doctor Office: Greenville ENT Patewood

Best Hospital: Shriners Hospitals for Children

Best Massage: Urban Nirvana

Best Medical Spa: Clemson Eye Aesthetics

Best Mental Health & Wellness: The Carolina Center forBehavioralHealth

Best Movement Solution:StretchLab

Best Nail Salon: Oscar Nails & Spa

Best Online Physical Instruction: Shock Dance Center

Best Ophthalmologist: Joseph Parisi, MD Clemson Eye

Best Optometrist: Southern Eye Associates

Best Oral Surgeon: Brett Shigley, DMD Magnolia Falls

Best Orthodontist: Marshall Orthodontics

Best Orthopedic Surgeon: Shriners Hospitals for Children

Best Pediatric Dentist: Rula Shalabi, DMD Indigo Pediatric Dentistry

Best Pediatrician: Parkside Pediatrics

Best Personal Trainer: Tabbetha Richardson Tab Fitness

Best Physical Therapist: Elite Integrated Therapy Centers

Best Piercing Studio: Purple Haze

Best Place to Buy CBD Oil: Frannys Farmacy

Best Primary Care Physician/Practice: Brio Internal Medicine

Best Tanning Salon: Browning Studio Midtown

Best Tattoo Studio: Main Street Tattoo

Best Urgent Care: AFC Urgent Care

Best Virtual Medical Experience: Shriners Hospitals for Children

Best Vitamin & Supplement Store: Garners Natural Life

Best Weight Loss Services: The Health Dare

Best Wellness/Alternative Medicine: Garners Natural Life

Best Yoga Studio: Southern Om Hot Yoga


Best Childrens Clothing Store: Once UponAChild

Best Consignment Store: Miracle Hill Thrift Store

Best Local Clothing Designer: Carolina Soma

Best Mens Clothing Store: Smith & James

Best Womens Clothing Store: Southern Sisters Boutique


Best Asian Restaurant: Lieus Chinese Bistro

Best Bagels: Greenfields Bagels & Deli

Best Bakery:StrossnersBakery, Caf & Deli

Best BBQ: Henrys Smokehouse

Best Breakfast: Eggs Up Grill

Best Buffet: Mutts BBQ Restaurant

Best Burger: Grill Marks

Best Caf/Coffee House: Coffee Underground

Best Caterer: Larkins Catering & Events

Best Chef: Taylor Montgomery Urban Wren

Best Curbside Pick-up: Chick-fil-A

Best Deli: Greenfields Bagels & Deli

Best Desserts: Brick Street Caf

Best Family Restaurant: Stax Omega Diner & Bakery

Best Food Truck:HipBurger

Best Frozen Treats (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Gelato): Luna Rosa Gelato Caf

Best Greek/Mediterranean Restaurant: Pita House

Best Hot Dogs: Skins Hotdogs

Best Indian Cuisine: Saffron Indian Cuisine

Best Italian Restaurant: Portofinos Italian Restaurant

Best Jerky: The Beef Jerky Outlet

BestLate NightMenu: Waffle House

Best Local Brewery: The Southern Growl

Best Meat & 3 Veggies: OJs Diner

Best Mexican Food: Tipsy Taco

Best New Restaurant: Rockys Hot Chicken Shack

Best Pizza: Sidewall Pizza Company

Best Restaurant: Halls Chophouse Greenville

Best Restaurant Family Packs/Specials: Tropical Grille

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians: Pita House

Best Romantic Restaurant: The Peddler Steak House

Best Seafood: Rick Erwins Nantucket Seafood

Best Shrimp & Grits: The SELECT Restaurant

Best Soul Food: Durant

Best Sports Bar: Local Cue Sports Bar

Best Steak: The SELECT Restaurant

Best Sunday Brunch: Urban Wren

Best Sushi: Tsunami Restaurant

Best Wait Staff: The SELECT Restaurant

Entertainment & Leisure

Best Art Gallery: Centre Stage

Best Dance Studio: Shock Dance Center

Best Comedy: CafAndThen Some

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Police investigation launched after vehicle reverses into Durham tattoo shop and house in ‘targeted attacks’ – ChronicleLive09.04.21

Officers have launched an investigation after a vehicle reversed into a tattoo shop and house in "targeted attacks" in County Durham.

Durham Constabulary officers were called at around 10.15pm after a dark coloured 4x4 reversed into the front of Eddies Tattoo Studio on Third Street, Horden, before driving off.

Just minutes later, a second call was made to police after a vehicle reversed into a property on Fifth Street and officers were then informed that several windows were also smashed on a property in Blackthorne Avenue.

Read more:Teenage girl dies and three seriously injured after car crashes into wall in County Durham

The force said it believes the incidents are linked and said the vehicle thought to be used was later found on fire in Kilburn Drive.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs following the incidents.

A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: "We believe these incidents to be targeted attacks and are carrying out a thorough investigation to find the people responsible.

"These incidents left all three properties with significant damage a structural engineer was required to make the properties in Third Street and Fifth Street safe.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything significant which could help our investigation.

"We would also like anyone who may have CCTV footage of the vehicle, or who saw it in the area at the time of the incidents, to come forward."

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service was also called to the incident and confirmed a crew from Peterlee attended the scene at around 11pm.

A spokesperson for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service confirmed: "We received a request for assistance and a crew from Peterlee attended the incident.

"There was damage caused to a property due to a collision with an unknown vehicle.

"We isolated the utilities and cordoned off the area and left it with the police."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 491 of August 28.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website at

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Memory making with London’s most stylish creative couple – harpersbazaar.com09.04.21

Memories come in many different formats: a cinema ticket stub from a first date; the smell of a particular coffee roast you tried on holiday; a piece of jewellery, signifying a momentous date, that never leaves your finger (or keepsake box because youre petrified of losing it).

On face value, most memories sound familiar, but however pedestrian an object, scent or story may seem, each is intrinsically unique to an exclusive number of people. An intimate moment in time thats captured forever.

Poetic sentimentality aside, establishing memories is also scientifically beneficial to our wellbeing. Certain studies have revealed that changes in brain neurons are linked to the formation of memories, suggesting that the creation of them is associated with the strengthening of existing neurons or even the growth of new connections. Its also suggested that improved memory is associated with better jobs and better relationships. So in summary, memory wont just get you off the hook for forgetting your mothers birthday (again) itll actually improve quality of life.

One couple who demonstrate this theory is renowned photographer/designer Ronan Mckenzie and tattoo artist Diogo Rodrigues. They have perfected the art of creating memories in their relationship and through their creative projects. In partnership with Gucci to celebrate their newest jewellery collection inspired by love, Link To Love, we caught up with the duo to discuss how objects can be so much more than mementos, giving fashion and photography deeper meaning, and inking memories onto their skin


Diogo and Ronan met while they worked in an American Apparel on Londons Carnaby Street seven years ago, where they bonded over their love of art galleries, photography and Japanese-inspired tattoos. These shared interests grew into something much bigger, which saw Ronan exit the world of retail to pursue photography professionally. She received commissions from the likes of Glossier and size-inclusive brand Universal Standard (to name but a few), while Diogo became an established tattoo artist in East London.


But it all started with an extinct reptile...

I wanted to get a dinosaur on my finger, Ronan says stroking a small black and white T-rex tattoo, reminiscing about the early days. I went to a parlour and they were like, No, its too small Im not going to do it. It was at the very beginning of our relationship; I came into work and we were chatting. Diogo said hed do it for me and wrote down his Tumblr on a scrap of paper. I still have that paper in my old purse. Thats the earliest keepsake I have. Then he actually did the dinosaur tattoo on my finger. I was supposed to just get that one, but then I got carried away and had all four fingers done!

Ronans sentimentality expands beyond expired social media accounts and into other elements of her body art. I have these two on my hands that are my mums hands from a picture that I took of her holding coconuts in Barbados, which is where shes from. Diogo tattooed it for me so it has double meaning.


I was supposed to just get that one, but then I got carried away

A lot of people come to you with very sweet stuff, she says, looking at Diogo. They want a picture of their dog, parents or boyfriend.

But not every piece has to have a deep, literal meaning. A tattoo marks a moment of time in your life, Diogo philosophises. When I look at mine, its not a direct reference to something. It just allows me to remember a specific period of my life.

People used to say, What if you break up? because I have so many tattoos by him, Ronan says. But whatever happens, its still a moment thats been captured.


I think thats the special thing about photography: its something thats never going to happen again, Ronan says, as she explains why photos are the ideal keepsake. Actually, I got into photography because of Diogo, in a way. I was starting to get interested and he had a camera that his dad gave him.

Yeah, on one of those gallery trips to the Saatchi in the early days, I showed you how to use an analogue camera for the first time, he reminisces.


I wasnt listening because you smelt really good, she recalls. I wasnt listening to any of this aperture talk! But then I began to use one of Diogos cameras to shoot and that was why I started on film and not on digital, because that was what I had access to thats how I found my signature style.

Although shes shot for prestigious make-up brands and glossy magazines, theres a more intimate subject closer to Ronans heart. The work thats most special to me is about relationships, she says. Im really interested in connectivity and how people interact with each other, celebrating those quiet moments when nothings really happening. It's clear that Ronan and Diogo's latest jewellery collection, Link To Love, is inspired by love in these quiet moments.


Ronan receives jewellery every year from her mother, which she keeps in a jewellery box. Jewellery is so special, but I only wear the stuff that I bought for myself. I want to keep it safe because if I lose it, then Ive lost that special piece of my mum, she says. Even if my mum writes me a note or birthday card, I'll keep the envelope where shes written my name on it. My dad calls me every day and if I don't pick up he leaves a voicemail, and I keep all the voicemails even though he says the same thing.


That's the special thing about photography: it's something thats never going to happen again

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You used to wear a seahorse necklace that your mum gave you for years and years until it broke, Diogo remembers. Now you carry it in your purse.

And you wear the ring that I got you, she says. But youre not as attached. If you lost one, would you be upset?

Yeah I would, but I don't tend to lose things

Youre looking at me like thats a me thing.


Although Ronan and Diogo haven't collaborated on work together, they are both cemented in each others projects from a foundation perspective thats invisible to those not in the know. From acting as each others canvases for tattoos to Diogo looking after their sick dog while Ronan set up her gallery, they have both been there and acted as inspiration for each other through major career milestones, combining love and work to create something truly authentic.

You cant fake it, because theres something so special when you really know someone and they really know you, Ronan states when explaining her photography ethos. There are really tender moments that happen between people, whether thats a love relationship, friendship or family. You can see it if its not real. The special thing about it is you get to tap into someone's life for a minute.

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US-Mexico border closure turned busy streets into ghost town – Business Insider09.04.21

The only sounds in the tattoo studio are rock music and the buzzing of two tattoo machines. In the 71-year-old pawn shop across the street, it's silent except for the humming air conditioner and a telenovela playing in the background.

For the most part, an empty quiet fills El Paso's downtown and keeps local businesses in a stranglehold. As a ban on non-essential travel from Mexico drags on into its 16th month, businesses in the border city have seen cash flows shrivel and have struggled to stay alive after up to half their customers vanished.

The US government first banned non-essential travel from Mexico to curb the spread of COVID-19 in April 2020, and has extended the restrictions every month since then.

"What was once a thriving street is now a ghost town," Jon Barela, CEO of the economic development organization Borderplex Alliance, told Insider. He noted that up to 30% of retail sales in this area were made to Mexicans before the border closure. "It's had a devastating impact on many of those small businesses in our region."

In Dave's Loan Co, a cramped pawn shop in one of the oldest buildings in town, the owner has met disintegrating foot traffic and a dwindling loan balance with somber resignation. His parents owned the shop before him, and his grandparents bought the building when he was seven years old.

"We've been here 71 years. What else can I say? It's very hard to see it like this," Baron said. "We've spent our whole lives here."

Though he loves the carousel of eccentric people and items that cycle through the doors, he lives off social security benefits since he can't afford to pay himself a salary anymore.

His tiny shop is crammed floor-to-ceiling with pawned off oddities, ranging from the typical to the unsettling. What Baron says is a real mummy brought in years ago by a mysterious customer faces the cashier counter (sticker price of $15,000), and a blackened, wizened finger purported to be Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa's trigger finger is displayed in a shadow box in the shop window.

Built in the 1870s as a horse stable, the building was allegedly frequented by Billy the Kid, Wyatt Erp, as well as the other desperados, gunslingers, and outlaws during its wild west days, Baron said. But now, the store is hemorrhaging cash, neighboring businesses are shuttering, and the downtown is filling with "for rent" signs.

"What can you do?" Baron said.

Located in a bend in the Rio Grande, El Paso's downtown juts up against a port of entry where a trickle of cars and pedestrians pass back and forth from Ciudad Jurez, El Paso's twin city on the other side of the border fence. The two cities' histories and communities have been knitted together for generations families and friends live on either side of the border; people cross to work, shop, and socialize; and roughly $72 billion worth of international trade crosses into El Paso from Juarez every year.

The closure has made in-person gatherings in the US practically impossible and cut off a crucial source of revenue for many El Paso businesses. It's unclear when the travel restrictions will lift or even what requirements would have to be met before that happens.

Tom Fullerton, an economist at the University of Texas at El Paso, estimates that local businesses lost $200 million in retail sales in 2020 due to the border restrictions.

"If the border ever re-opens, that is a lot of pent-up demand," Fullerton said.

In August, the Department of Homeland Security extended the restrictions until September. In the meantime, other businesses have found new ways to reach Mexican customers who are barred from crossing. At a 39-year-old boutique dress shop, where girls often bought their prom and quinceaera dresses at the same place that their mothers first tried on their wedding gowns, the owner now hand-delivers wedding dresses to her clients in Mexico.

Elodia Perches, the owner of Bridal Novias, said around half her customer base was from Mexico before the pandemic. Last year, her revenue plummeted by around 90%.

"The only reason I'm in business still is because I have a guardian angel," she said. "I feel like, literally, we are blessed."

Fabian Cobos, the owner of Golden Goose Tattoo, said his business was on the brink of shutting down during the pandemic. During the lockdown, he'd often jolt awake from sleep, panicked and his heart racing, wondering when his business and the world would return to normal.

It still hasn't. His store lost around 10% of its customers because of the border closure, but he hopes a lifting of restrictions would revive foot traffic and customers that many borderland businesses rely on.

Despite the economic impact of the border closure, public health experts are divided over how effective travel restrictions are at taming the virus's spread.

"I don't think keeping the border closed necessarily makes any sense since there's already so much COVID in Texas," Andrew Noymer, a public health professor at the University of California Irvine, said. "Travel restrictions in general worldwide is like the saying of 'a horse has bolted from the barn' a long time ago."

Armando Meza, chief of infectious diseases at Texas Tech University, said achieving high immunization rates in the US and Northern Mexican states would reduce the risk of spreading the virus once the borders reopen. El Paso's vaccination rate has hit 71%, while Ciudad Jurez lingers at around 30%, with the US promising to deliver 8.5 million vaccine doses to Mexico in the next month.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said vaccine parity between the two regions should be a priority, noting that opening the border would allow areas like El Paso to set up vaccination hubs for people from Jurez and the surrounding areas, where it's more difficult to access vaccines.

"I don't think we can solve this issue by having the bridges closed," he said. "We solve it by dealing with the reality of this situation."

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Inked Microblading Parlor: Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Brows to a Microblading Session – GlobeNewswire09.04.21

Scottsdale, AZ, Sept. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing procedure that is soaring in popularity for men and women alike all over America. The procedure creates hair-like strokes that resembles natural brows by placing pigment in the dermal layer of the skin.

Inked Microblading Parloris a respected beauty parlor specializing in microblading, and they want you to know 5 key benefits to microblading

If you have thinning eyebrows a receding hairline or sparse stubble, then Microblading is the perfect solution for you.

Microbladingis used for creating the appearance of fuller natural eyebrows, not to mention its now being used on the scalp to conceal receding hairlines and fill in patchy stubble. In these ways, microblading can help you build your confidence with full, natural-looking brows and stubble day and night. Book an appointment at Inked Microblading Parlor today to boost your confidence!

Most people opt for microblading because of its reputation for creating full, maintenance-free brows.

Once the procedure is complete, youll never again be late for work because of fixing your brows. You can save hours every single day by waking up with amazing brows that stay looking amazing throughout the day with no effort on your part.

When you think about how much time youll save in the long run, scheduling a treatment at Inked Microblading Parlor is a must!

One huge advantage of microblading is that, when a professional has finished your procedure, youll be able to have fantastically full, shaped eyebrows that will last for up to 18 months.

Imagine all the time and money youll save when you dont have to visit a salon to have your brows fixed traditionally Instead, youll be rocking microbladed brows every day for months without maintenance costs! Speak to an expert at Inked microblading to find out more.

Microblading is the best semi-permanent cosmetic procedure today to achieve water proof, sweat proof and smudge proof results so your brows can look amazing no matter how busy or hectic your lifestyle is!

Whether you need to squeeze in a workout before heading to the office or youve forgotten to put your makeup on before the school run, one thing you wont need to worry about is your brows looking bad. Microblading means your brows wont be going anywhere, even during a sweaty workout, so you can focus on getting the most out of your day.

Some people are scared to have microblading, thinking its a painful or unsafe procedure. However, this is not the case! A numbing cream is used for your comfort, so you should feel very little pain as the work is done. As for safety, just ensure you choose a beauty technician who is a trained professional capable of doing a quality job, like the artists at Inked Microblading Parlor.

As well as being safe with minimal pain, in most cases microblading only takes a couple of hours to complete! So, whatre you waiting for? If youre in need of microblading Phoenix ormicroblading Scottsdale, you cant go wrong with a trip to Inked Microblading Parlor.

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Logan Real Transforming The Way We View Leather Goods – Ocean Drive Magazine09.04.21


Over the past 14 years, Miami-based artist Logan Real (@loganreal) has taken the luxury goods world by storm, showcasing his unique artistry through customizing high-end leather products for celebrity clientele such as Drake and Kendall Jenner. Now, he plans to expand his mastery. From leather goods to home decor, Real is poised to transform the luxury leather industry with unrivaled creativity. We chat with the artist to find out whats next.

What sparked your interest in the customization of leather goods?

In college, I started painting on T-shirts and sneakers to express my thoughts. This was the first time I started customizing goods, and I knew if I focused on the craft, I could become good at it. Over time, I became fascinated with high-quality leather goods and how they were constructed. I studied brands like Herms and Moynat to learn how to develop refined leather goods.

Do you think being a selftaught artist made it harder for you to break into the industry?

Absolutely. I think it was very difficult at the beginning of my career to earn customers loyalty and respect in the industry. My customization business is basically a tattoo shop for luxury leather goods. I must know what Im doing for clients to trust me with their high-priced items. Over time, as I worked with respected influencers and designers, people slowly began to trust my services.

Do you have a favorite piece in your collection?

My favorite piece in my collection is the bespoke dog charm! I really enjoy making this item because Im able to create a one-of-a-kind charm that features my clients dog portrait, which is handpainted, and also includes hot foil embossed with the dogs name. Clients put these on their handbag handles, and it becomes a very special piece for them. I also paint cats and horses.

Whats next for your brand?

My direct intentions are to develop an American luxury housethis is one of the reasons Ive been studying refined French leather craft. My house will include leather goods, home decor and more as the brand progresses. All goods will be made in the USA with the highest level of quality control and purity.

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Where You Have Seen The Cast Of Fantasy Island Before – Looper09.04.21

Episode 6 of the new "Fantasy Island," which is titled "The Big Five Oh," follows a single-track storyline, though its plot carries slightly less freight than its guest stars. The premise about three longtime friends who travel to the island to celebrate their 50th birthdays is enlivened by the presence of Josie Bissett, Laura Leighton, and Daphne Zuniga as the trio, which makes the episode as close to a "Melrose Place" reunion as possible.

Josie Bissett, who plays Camille in "The Big Five Oh," was Jane Andrews/Mancini on five and a half seasons of "Melrose Place" before taking off time in the 1996-97 season after a real-life health issue. She returned to the show for its final season in 1998, and later reprised Jane for the CW's revival of "Melrose Place" in 2009.

Between "Melrose" assignments, Bissett has also enjoyed recurring roles on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "When Calls the Heart," as well as guest appearances on "Law & Order: Special Victim Unit," among other series. She's hosted several specials on parenting, and co-edited two books on advice for parents. Bissett is also a longtime advocate for breast cancer awareness.

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