Choose Your Tattoo Wisely and Do Not Rush

Every person who has ever gotten a tattoo had to start with an idea for its design. Of course, sometimes this is done on a dare, as in the case of the Rolex one that Mark McGrath received after a night of drinking. Let’s just say that he called it his dumbest tat. Don’t make the same mistake. Choose your tattoo wisely. Do your research ahead of time and go into the shop with a clear image of what you would like to receive, otherwise, you may end up hating your chosen design the next day or you may choose one that will become embarrassing later in life. Any inked design that you put on your body should be somewhat unique in that there should be a reason or a meaning behind the design you choose. Don’t just find yourself in the tattoo parlor with a blank stare on your face searching through thousands of images…do some research before ever stepping inside the shop.

If you are a girl, maybe you would like to have one in the shape of a heart or maybe a butterfly. If you are a man, maybe the tribal designs are more to your liking. Whichever is the case for you, take your time and search out the online galleries of art available. At home, using the online gallery, you will not feel so rushed to make a decision. You can take as long as you like to look at the images. Once you find a few you like print them out and ask you friends what they think. They will give you an honest opinion and tell you what they like best. Remember, this tattoo will be with you for a long time…maybe forever, so make sure you pick the one right for you.

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Best and Worst Places to Get a Tattoo

The question that I get most often from people who do not have tattoo’s is, “Does it hurt?” and the answer to that question is, “Yes.” Then their follow up question will be, “What does it feel like?” Of course the answer will probably differ from person to person but the best way I can describe it is, it feels like you are getting stung by hundreds of bees at the same time.

So if you are interested in getting a tattoo, please know that getting a tattoo on your body is going to hurt, but there are definitely more and less painful places on your body you could get on. So this leads me to inform you on the most and least painful places on your body to get a tattoo. Please keep in mind every person differs from pain levels, this is just a general consensus.

Most Painful:

1. The ankles or top of your feet

2. Eyebrows

3. Chest or rib cage

4. Your private areas

5. The elbow

6. Eyelids

7. Knuckles

8. Spine

Least Painful:

1. Shoulder

2. Thigh

3. Butt

4. Upper Arm

If I didn’t list a particular part of your body you are interested in knowing about, just keep this in mind: the more bony and less fatty an area on your body is the more painful that tattoo is going to be, due to the fact that there is nothing there to help take the pain expect for your nerves and skin. Also keep in mind that your some of the places that are listed as the least painful maybe painful to you, depending on how well you can handle pain.

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Quest For the Perfect Body

The big business of cosmetic surgery is growing and growing. This is partly due to science and technology advancement which is making this type of surgery more affordable and accessible than ever before. People are doing everything from breast enhancements to operations on any part of your body. Basically if you want a change in the appearance of your body it is now possible with cosmetic surgery. So what is this all about? What types of surgery are available and who is having it done? This article will attempt to answer some of these questions.

Besides all the hype of face lifts, liposuction and nose jobs, there are many people who were disfigured at birth or through an accident. These people often find great relief both physically and psychologically through cosmetic surgery. There are truly wonderful and marvelous things that can be accomplished with cosmetic surgery for children with cleft lips, large birth marks, etc. This type of cosmetic surgery is a far cry from someone getting a nose job just because they think their nose is a little too large.

Another type of cosmetic surgery that can greatly benefit your self esteem is acne scar removal. This is a fairly simple surgery but the improvement in the lifestyle of the patient can be incredible.

Body piercing repair and tattoo removal are becoming more and more popular. Interestingly enough, many people who pierced and tattoed their bodies are now wanting to repair the piercings and remove the tattoes as they get older. This is also considered a form of cosmetic surgery.

Breast enhancements are usually seen as a vain type of cosmetic surgery, However, did you know that cancer victims who have had a mastectomy can have their breasts rebuilt? This is great to keep their self esteem up and to retain their body shape. Breast enhancements and reductions are very popular with all types of women. Sometimes a breast reduction must be performed for health reasons, such as chronic back pain.

Then there are the typical and still very popular procedures such as botox injections, face lifts, tummy tucks. rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job) and liposuction. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles and fixing parts of the body in preferred positions. This is a temporary solution so anyone who wants to keep the laugh lines away will have to continue the treatments.

The most important thing to know when thinking about the safety of cosmetic surgery, is that their are people out there who do not know what they are doing. The temptation to go to a doctor who will offer you a huge discount, must be avoided. Typically those who are offering a huge discount are not reputable surgeons. Because they literally hold your life in their hands during surgery you should never go to someone who does not have impeccable references. We have all heard of the unfortunate instances of people dying while on the operating table of a plastic surgeon. It just is not worth the discount if you loose your life in the process.

When you are selecting a clinic or surgeon, you should take your time and not rush into anything. Your personal doctor should be able to make a good recommendation and of course there is always the Internet that you can use for researching a good, reputable doctor. One thing you can use the Internet for when researching the qualification of a surgeon is to see if the qualifications have been earned, bought or simply printed out on fancy paper to make it look good. A good clinic or surgeon will always be willing to meet with you one on one for an interview and they will be happy to answer any and all questions you have. If they are not willing to meet with you, then you should avoid them. Also, if they cannot answer all your questions satisfactorily, then do not use them

Selecting the right clinic can take time, and definitely isn’t something you should rush into. Always select a clinic that boasts recognized qualifications; a little research on the Internet will tell you whether a qualification has been earned, bought or simply printed. Only consider using a clinic that offers a one-on-one with a surgeon before operating. They should be able to advise you on all aspects of your surgery. This includes any benefits as well as the operation itself and any side effects.

Many people get overwhelmed when they set out to find a surgeon. If you make a list of questions to take to your consultation meeting then that will help you to keep focused and you will not forget to ask any questions because you will have them right in front of you. Try to have some knowledge about your surgery before your first meeting. So you will need to do some research which is very easy with the Internet.

Some questions you will want to ask are what are the potential side effects, what types of painkillers will be used, what is the estimated recovery time, what type of anesthesia will be used. Do not forget to ask your surgeon what their experience is and ask to see their qualifications if they are not hanging in plain site. These are just some of the questions you can ask, you should come up with more questions if you do your research.

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Body Art – Tattoos

Body Art

Body art is very broad term which includes ear piercing to a funky tattoo, painting or you can say everything related to skin decoration. Today there is a craze among college students especially to get a funky tattoo done. Having a body art done is a means to express themselves and their individuality.

Besides piercing and tattooing body painting is growing in popularity as a body art form. Body art painting treats human body as a blank canvas, and beautiful crafty colorful pictures are drawn on it. Although this artistry may not be your drawing room’s show case they are still splendid.

These days companies have employed a new marketing funda of using body painting as a form of advertising. Many advertisements showcase the models with company logos painted onto their bodies.

Be it a sports day at school or cricket match in the country or going in discs beautiful body art, or painting is apparent. Fans many times express their love and compassion for their favorite team by painting the team mascot or writing their favorite team’s name.

Tattoo asthe popular body art

Tattoos are very old art, anciently practiced as marking to identify animals or some convicts and also as permanent ornaments to decorate the body. The word Tattoo is actually derived from a Tahitian word “Tatau.” The regularly growing passion Tattoos differ in patterns between males and females. Where males prefer tribal, skull, scorpion patterns, females go for angel, sun, moon patterns.

Tattoos may be permanent or temporary. Heena or mehandi, sticker tattoo or that drawn from water colors is temporary tattoos. Permanent tattoos are much painful and costly too. Inspite of pain involved tattooing has been practiced by modern as well as tribes across the world. The procedure of making tattoos too sports a wide variety; in some cultures tattoos are formed from scaring and rubbing it with ashes or charring while pricking with thorns to insert dyes in others.

Uses of Tattoo

Decorative and spiritual uses of tattoos involve symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, mark of fertility, amulets and talismans for protection.
Now-a-days people choose to be tattooed for cosmetic and sentimental purposes. Extensive decorative tattooing is common for traditional freak shows and by performers who follow in their tradition.
Tattoos are a marking that gives an idea about status and rank of an individual.
The tattoos were carved out for identification of inmates by Nazis. Sometime a tattoo can be useful for forensic pathologists as they might help identify burned or mutilated bodies.
These days for the cosmetic purpose tattoos are marked as permanent eyebrows, lips liner or lipstick, eye liner and even moles.
A new application of tattoo is ‘Medical tattoos.’ Tattoos are used for in repeated radiotherapy and for breast reconstruction.

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