Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tattoos Looked Upon Differently If You Are Famous

Since I did a celebrity boom column bygone about Pink and she has 25 tattoos that I apperceive of, I anticipation I would accompany this up. Do you anticipate that association looks at rock-stars, athletes, and celebrities abnormally if they accept tattoos than a approved being is looked at. I beggarly for instance, Pink had 25 tattoos or added and if she wasn't a accompanist do you anticipate bodies would appearance her as trashy? Or booty David Beckham for archetype about bisected of his anatomy is covered in tattoos but back he is a acclaimed soccer brilliant he isn't agitated about them. And after the attractive Angelina Jolie, has several tattoos all over her body, would bodies appearance her as abject if she wasn't Angelina Jolie?

I abhorrence to accept that I feel like back they are acclaimed and accept bags of money that some bodies accord them an chargeless agenda to get tattoos and not be hounded about it. But we all apperceive if David Beckham or alike Tommy Lee wasn't as acclaimed as they are, they would added than acceptable be ridiculed about their tattoos and added than acceptable affected to awning them up.

So I anticipate this is aloof addition abundant archetype of how bodies appearance bodies with tattoos. If it is ok for your child's so alleged role archetypal to be covered in tattoos and not get fabricated fun of than what is the aberration of us accustomed bodies accepting tattoos? I alone don't anticipate there is a aberration except for the actuality that their job doesn't attending bottomward aloft if they accept a little or a lot of ink.

Tattoo Lettering

Though we often associate tattoos with pictures or symbols of particular objects, there is a growing population of tattoo lettering styles that reflect the written word. From bold words to statements to live by and quotes to admire, with or without accent images, tattoo lettering designs are increasingly popular in this modern day of self expression and style. Tattoo lettering essentially

Wrist Tattoo

This is a pretty tattoo, I like it a lot. Its a wrist tattoo, but it could easily be on a girls foot or anywhere else for that matter. Blue rose surrounded by free flowing vines, very nice indeed. Just change the color of the rose here and there and maybe add a little calligraphy inside the vines and you got a super hot wrist tattoo. Now days you have to be careful about wrist tattoos and other.

Megan Fox Tattoos

When it comes to megan fox tattoos most of us will pay very close attention. Rarely do we get to look at tattoos on such a drop dead gorgeous woman as her. But this tattoo, a quote from Shakespeare, we will all laugh at gilded butterflies, is both a deep thing to say and a very simple thing to say. This is one of the many ways which Shakespeare used with his characters to have them say what they

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tips on Getting Your New Tribal Bull Tattoo

So you've decided that you want to get a tribal bull tattoo. But where do you start? I can tell you that doing the proper research beforehand is a must. You are about to spend a lot of your cash on getting your new artwork. So you want to make sure that you get the piece that you like. This artwork is going to be a permanent feature on your body. Doing good research beforehand can make all the difference in the world.

I have a feeling you have done what so many others have done before you. Let me guess, you've gone to Google images to start your research. This isn't a bad place to get some ideas, but you need to keep in mind that everyone starts the research here and that means you run the risk of duplicating someone else's artwork.

If I were you I would check out one of the pay tattoo websites. These websites offer a wealth of advantages when it comes to your new tattoo. You can get access to a tattoo artist that does nothing but tribal tattoos. That artist can work with you to customize your piece so you're happy with the end results. You also get access to a huge group of other tattoo enthusiasts that may be able to help you out with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Perfect and Fascinating Bull Tattoo Design For Men

Some tattoos, are suitable for men as well as women known as the unisex tattoos. However, few tattoos look good on either one of them. For women, designs like flower tattoos look good. The best for men are the bull tattoos. Since, the Bull represents a masculine symbol. It is always related to men. Bull tattoos are also related to zodiac signs too. The person wearing this tattoo is said to be strong, temperamental and impulsive. Hence, these tattoos are the best ones to explain your strong personality.

The head of the bull is one of the popular designs of the tattoo. The structure of the head is sharp and thus it helps the tattoo artists; to skillfully paint the art. The face is designed with a ring on the nose and with flaring nostrils that give an angry look to the face. Crescent shaped horns; cover the face of the bull. Each person has their own idea about the bull tattoo design. Some people, like the realistic appearance of the bull and others prefer a carton style tattoo. The carton style tattoo with the features of the bull is exaggerated. Here, the eye of the bull is painted in blazing colors of red. There are few people who design the head in such a way that it looks as though, it is bursting through the skin. Many tattoo designers, prefer this image when designing a skull.

Bull tattoos are designed as an action piece. Some of the action pieces of the tattoo designs are: charging on the target, running in sunset, trying to throw the cowboy; from the back of the bull, etc. The other new idea that has emerged is: the bull fighting inside or outside of the ring. All the good ideas lie inside you. The bull is related to the sun or the moon, in Hindu Mythology. The connotations associated with the celestial world can be used to design mythological bull tattoos. These tattoos are believed to turn their heads.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tattoos Women

Rib Tattoos

A rib tattoo can be one of the most painful tattoos that a person can get. Also that area of the body can be quite challenging for an artist to ink due to each person’s unique size, shape and natural curves. But, if an artist is properly found and a person has given the rib tattoo a lot of thought it can be pretty impressive. Just make sure that you keep a few things in mind. One, decide on

Skulls Tattoos

If you’re thinking about skull tattoos then this is a drawing you should take a look at. It seems a little strange and wild but I think I know exactly what I am looking at here. And I am pretty sure I am right this time. Remember the hunter type of aliens from any of the Predator movies? I believe the creature on the far left in this image, is that predator creature and that the other two skulls

Tattoos Design

This is a tattoo design that has it’s roots in the ancient Celtic pagan religions. A lot of people consider this to be an Irish tattoo design and the two terms are often used to refer to the same genre. When it comes to tattoo designs, one of the world’s most requested designs are Irish tattoo designs. There is no arguing about it. With its interesting history and the imagery of Ireland reflected

Fourth Station--Jesus Meets his Afflicted Mother

(From the Stations of the Cross by Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS)

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets his Afflicted Mother

Leader: O holy Christ, we worship you, we adore you;
People: Your blessed Mother wept at the sight of your pain.

As your mother saw your bruised, bloody and scourged body, she thought of an angel that spoke to her over three decades ago. "Greetings, favored one!" the angel had told her. What favor was there in this? How could the crowds who cheered triumphantly upon her son's entry into Jerusalem now mock him? Her son had fulfilled the angel's words--he had lifted up the lowly, and he had filled the hungry with the hope of good things--love and trust in our eternal Maker.

"O Adonai!" she must have cried. "Come to the help of your servant Israel! Where is the promise--the promise you gave to Abraham and our fathers? Where is the promise you made to me, that my son would reign over the house of Jacob, and where is his kingdom that has no end? All I see is my beloved son, who suffers unspeakably. Why have you deserted him, O Lord, and why have you deserted me? My son will either die on the cross that he carries or die on the streets like a beaten stray dog. I beg you to come to the aid of my Son, my Lord, my rock, and my Redeemer."

Leader: Not only did the whips and spears pierce your Son
People: But each mark upon him wounded his mother's soul.

Leader: Let us pray.
(a brief period of silence is observed.)

Eternal God of power and might;
We so often think of you as "our Father."
But you are both Father and Mother.
As we think about how the Blessed Mother of Jesus
longed to cradle her hurting son in her arms,
and spare him his fate,
teach us in our most desperate moments
to be unafraid to cling to you
like a fearful child clinging to a mother's bosom.
May we always feel your nurturing love, O Lord,
even when the world seems turned upside down.

People: Amen.

Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy immortal one,
Have mercy on us.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Locating Tattoo Pictures and Photos As Inspirations For Your Own Tattoo Designs

When it comes to tattoo, the very first problem that you may encounter is what design to go for. This is just normal; its even good if you are considering it as a problem because that means you are giving it a serious thought and you would just do not want to be tattooed with something that you are unsure of. When it comes to your tattoo designs, forethought and careful planning should be involved. This is definitely not something that should be taken lightly. It may sound cliché but its the truth - tattoo is something permanent so do not get a tat design that you might regret in the future.

One of the best source of getting ideas from is the world wide web-the internet. There are literally thousands of choices available online that you can readily view just with the simple click of your mouse. When you google "tattoo photos" or "tattoo pictures", you will be seeing tons of websites that you might even find overwhelming. Of course, not everything is created equal. There are tattoo gallery website that offers high quality designs while there are some that are just lame or the cookie-cutter types. The latter are usually the websites that offer free designs that you can easily download and bring to your favorite tattoo artist. Do not fall trap to this kind of offer; they are usually of low quality and have been used by thousands of other people. In short, its not unique; they are just a bunch of flash tattoo art that have been used over and over again.

The best option for you would be to check out tattoo gallery that offers membership at a very affordable price. Read reviews and see what others have to say about the site. When you sign up as a member, you will immediately have access to tons of tattoo designs that are originally design by their in house tat artist. Be careful though as there are paid tattoo gallery websites there contains just a bunch of images and pictures copied from the internet.

Lent and Love as illustrated by the Velveteen Rabbit

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

From "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams

I bumped into this quote via a Lenten devotional set using this book as the focus, written by Andrew Dotchin. It's being posted this Lent here.

Although I read it early this morning, in my "coffee and prayer" time, it has stuck in my head all day long today--probably because of where my focus is this Lent. Every Lent is different. Some years, I haven't felt like I had much cleaning up to do. Last year, I came to the realization that there were some parts of me that needed to be cleaned off down to the bare metal. I had decades of grime simply from the wear and tear , covered with layers of paint, that would need to be stripped down before re-painting, because I felt that if I didn't, the paint wouldn't "stick."

I've done a lot of that stripping--not as much as I had hoped, in some places--but enough that there's plenty bare metal showing. But here is where I ran into one of those twisty curves I blogged about in a previous post. My first big Lenten discovery this year is that I am probably not supposed to paint that bare metal, rather, my task is to shine it up and let it glimmer with the natural gloss that it is, and for it to develop its own patina, like fine antique metal work.

But what it means is I have to work with my barest, truest, most holy self, and it means giving up a large chunk of "who I thought I was." I got used to the color of the paint. I thought on occasion, others were touching it up with paint and in reality, they were putting tar on it, allowing more dirt and grime to stick. Still others painted with good intentions, or I painted it myself, but the colors didn't quite match, or the surface wasn't prepped enough for it to stick well.

All in all, these are not bad discoveries. But they can become a bit confusing at times. Some are literally hidden surprises. Here's another way to look at it. Imagine having a room in the house that for years, had bile green or baby poop yellow carpet. There's always enough furniture and ample enough throw rugs to hide the carpet you don't like. But now imagine stripping away all the coverings and finding a gleaming hardwood floor that got covered simply because at the time, it was the fad to have wall-to-wall carpet.

Others are rotten spots in the floor you didn't know exist, and you stare at them and think, "It's a wonder I didn't fall through here." Still others need minor repairs, and there are lots of places that aren't worth fixing, and their minor defects lend character.

So, in this sense, it's a different kind of Lent for me. It is a season of imagining what the room will look like for the great adventures of life yet to come. It's about making this room hospitable for company. It's about being real, in the way the Velveteen Rabbit yearned to be real, and about letting others love me until my hair is rubbed off. It's about looking at less "protecting" and more fanning the flames of the imaginations of others, and inviting everyone over for S'mores.

I really believe when we do that, the flames of our own imaginations thrive.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tattoo Artists Become Celebrities in the Biker World

Bikers accept developed a different ability all their own. This has resulted in a cardinal of stereotypes that are usually incorrect and sometimes aloof bottomward appropriate disrespectful. In the 1950s and 60s, bikers were portrayed as agitated thugs and miscreants. Believe it or not, actual few bikers are absolutely in abandoned motorcycle gangs. In added contempo years, tattoos accept become alike with bikers. It's adamantine to go to a assemblage and not see tattoos accoutrement bisected the crowd, although they alter from actual simple arrangement to acutely intricate ample anatomy pieces. These works of art accept become an basic allotment of motorcycle ability and accept led to the acceleration of a cardinal of celebrity boom artists.

One of the best acclaimed artists in the apple rose to acclaim in contempo years. Kat Von D aboriginal appeared on the apple date on The Learning Channel's Miami Ink series. After her breach from the show, she got her own boutique and show, LA Ink, which currently runs on TLC. Kat began her career as a boom artisan at aloof 16 years old. She acid her abilities over abounding years afore venturing out on her own. Her acceleration to acclaim and affluence has accustomed her to adventure into added facets of the industry, including an absolute boom camouflage makeup. Kat afresh appear a book alleged "High Voltage Tattoo" that chronicles her assignment and adventure through the apple of anatomy art. Bodies planning to get tattooed by Von D charge to plan able-bodied beforehand and be able to absorb a lot of cash.

Another acclaimed name in the boom and bike apple is Corey Hart. Best bodies apperceive of Hart from his outstanding performances in acute motocross sports. He fabricated his antecedent affluence by antagonism clay bikes. Hart absitively to accompany his absorption in tattoos and partnered with acquaintance John Hunting to accessible a boutique in Las Vegas, Nevada. This shop, Hart & Huntington, is the accountable of a television appearance alleged Inked that affectedness on A&E. The appearance has been acutely accepted and appearance a assorted acquisition of artists. Hart & Huntington tends to baby to the abundant celebrity crowd, but abounding bodies airing in attractive to get tattooed. If you're planning on activity to the shop, be able to carapace out a nice block of change because their aggregation doesn't assignment cheap. Although best things that appear in Vegas break in Vegas, it'll be adamantine to adumbrate your appointment to the H&H shop.

Mermaid Tattoo

Mermaid tattoos have a long history in Western and even Japanese culture. They can be traced back to various ancient cultures that lived close to the ocean. For example the ancient Greeks and Romans both have a deep mythology and stories about mermaids and other sea sirens and creatures. The Greeks believe that these half women half sea creatures would wait on the rocks combing their long flowing

Koi Tattoos

Here we have five different versions of koi tattoos. Very nice Japanese koi tattoos at that. All of these are both very well drawn and expertly colored and look very cool. My favorite of the group is the larger one in the center. And I think that is because this fish seems to have a bit of attitude in its face and I like that. To the Japanese the koi fish was suppose to be very close to the Gods

Music Note Tattoos

Here we have a sheet loaded with images of potential music note tattoos. And it pretty much covers the gambit of almost anything a person may want in the way of such a tattoo. It has music notes with birds, with flowers, with records and even a horse and one with spaces for a persons name as well as several more choices. When it comes to music note tattoos there certainly is a lot to choose from

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Aztec Tattoo Designs

The Aztec civilization was once considered superior and thriving. Tattoo designs are some of the legacies they left behind. Aztec tattoo designs are intricate and striking and it's no wonder that a lot of tattoo enthusiasts are drawn to them. The attraction may stem from sheer appreciation of its visual beauty or from deep understanding of how the ancients have lived and flourished. The Aztecs placed great value to their art and to carry a symbol yourself you must understand that it is rooted from an ancient civilization that considered it sacred.

Aztecs tattoo designs were used by the people who created them originally as sacred symbols. They placed them on strategic spots in their body to represent something that was culturally ingrained. A person might want to get a tattoo to preserve his culture or just to show an interest in it. The sun is the focal symbol of Aztec tattoo so a person might want to characterize the strength that the sun represents by getting an Aztec designed tattoo.

In the ancient times, even children have tattoos. This is to identify them with the God they were worshipping. It is perhaps an advantage to you if you would inquire more about Aztec culture so you can identify with it more and you might wish to place your tattoo where the Aztecs might place it too. That way it will not look like a mere imitation of the art but one that indicates perception of the culture.

There is a bunch of information you can dig up on the Internet. You can browse some pictures to give you an idea of what you might want your tattoo to look like. To portray authenticity glean your sources well. If you rely on shops for Aztec tattoo designs you have to remember that these are artists who might get a little too enthusiastic about their designs and they might have added something that is not entirely related to the Aztec culture.

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What You Need to Know Before You Get an Aztec Tattoo Design

The world of Aztec tattoo designs is a very tribal and important one indeed. What you need to know before you get an Aztec tattoo design is that permanence and creativity walk hand-in-hand. As the Aztec Indian tribes of yesteryear taught their troops right before a battle, patience, permanence and being creative on the battlefield are very important goals and should be held in the highest regards before and after and even during the battle. Sadly the Aztec Nation is just a distant but vibrant memory that was permanently erased from the Earth.

The History

Since tattoos have been around for many centuries and have been used for so many other reasons that go beyond aesthetic quality, it is important to understand the ancient tribes known as the Aztecs. The Aztecs adorned their bodies with tattoos much as we wear decorated dresses and business suits today. The Aztecs lived in the area of Mexico in North America. The popularity of their tattoo designs has never been as high as many individuals are really getting to know the Aztec culture and the creation of tattoo designs for the gods of their culture. The designs that are Aztec are also functional and helped to define a person and their well-known characteristics. Aztec designs shout-out volumes without speaking a single word.

The Culture

Most of the symbols that are taken from the Aztec tattoo designs symbolize eagles and the sun. For centuries the Aztecs ruled that part of the world and gave us some of the most beautiful and interesting Aztec designs. From the wild game that the Aztec people hunted and lived upon, to the gods that were in the heavens and all around them in their natural surroundings, the Aztec design department is a very busy one these days. Known for both beauty and supple quality of nature and fluidity of living within nature and within one's own means, the Aztec heritage and culture is one of the most interesting and beloved of all. Many individuals today lament the loss of the Aztec culture and wish that they could have done something so many centuries ago. Yet, there was nothing that could be done, as fate was called upon.

Meanings of the Tattoos

If you choose to wear an Aztec tattoo, then it is best to research the meaning of the Aztec design symbol that you may put on your body. A great example of an Aztec tattoo design is the Aztec Thunderbird. Many celebrities as well as sports personalities and the common person sport this tattoo of a winged creature and do so with both pride and respect for the Aztec culture. Some of the most important design translations to know before you start to select an Aztec tattoo are that these symbols mean something, all of them.

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Third Station--Jesus Falls a First Time

(From Chris Gollon's Stations of the Cross at St. John on Bethnal Green Church)

Third Station: Jesus Falls a First Time

Leader: O holy Christ, we worship you, we adore you;
People: You stumbled and fell while the unmoving crowd looked on, and soldiers jeered.

Although Jesus, Son of the Living God, had the power to summon angels and archangels and all the company of Heaven to deliver him, instead he consented to one of the emptiest moments in humanity--a condemned man walking to his death, carrying his cross. As he lay face down in the dust, the weight of the cross upon his weakening body, its rough wood splintering into his flesh, instead of holy adoration he heard mockery and scorn.

Come, let us bow down and bend the knee,
and kneel before the Lord our maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Leader: God did not lift his Son from the dirty cobblestone street;
People: But left him in the loneliness of human suffering.

Leader: Let us pray.
(a brief period of silence is observed.)

Almighty God,
When we lie fallen in the midst of our own humiliation and doubt,
Remind us that you sent your own Son ahead of us
as a suffering servant to us all,
so that we may also rise in your glory.
When we feel alone and afraid
and our human frailties overtake us,
Place our hand upon the Cross of Christ,
So that we know he has been here before us
as we endure our weakest moments.
Strengthen us in the hope of the Resurrection of your Son,
and sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy immortal one,
Have mercy on us.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Your Favorite Celebrity Tattoo Design

We all attending up to celebrities for our appearance style. And so is accurate with boom design. There are abounding celebrities about the apple who are acclaimed for their tattoos all over their body. We generally try to get tattoos aloof like them. So actuality is a account of your admired celebrities with all the tattoos they have.

Let's alpha with Johnny Depp or bigger accepted as Jack sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean. He boasts of added than 14 tattoos on his body. Abounding of his boom designs represent bodies in his life. He has affection design, a aerial sparrow with his child's name beneath it, sun and abounding added canonizing tattoos.

The abutting is Angelina Jolie. A admirable extra is additionally actual accepted for added than dozen tattoos on her adult body. Girls who ape her would like some of her boom architecture too. So what does she accept on her body? She has aggregate from brand of admired ones to prayers. Words accounting in Buddhist, Arabic and Kanji to pictures of Latin cross, tiger and dragon. Which one will you get?

Jessica Alba the accepted Fantastic Four extra boasts of her boom in Sanskrit calligraphy which agency lotus annual a attribute of spirituality. Besides she additionally has a bow, daisy and ladybug. Which boom architecture you liked?

David Beckham, apple acclaimed football amateur has tattoos all over his body. He expresses his thoughts through his tattoo. He has tats of wings, angel, cantankerous and added religious tattoos, names of his accouchement and admired wife in Sanskrit.

We all adulation Britney Spears and her tattoos too. She has feminine butterfly, bogie and annual tattoos. She has religious boom architecture in Hebrew and a cross, lips, wings, kanji and abounding more.

Megan Fox the agent extra generally adverse critics from accepted accumulation over her tattooed anatomy is looked up to by boom lovers. She has bow-shaped moon and star, composition accounting on ribcage, kanji, and a few added including angel of Marilyn Monroe. Who anytime anticipation of such a design?

So now that you apperceive which tattoos your admired celebrity have, aloof aces one of their boom architecture and get accessible to advertise it.

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A season of curvy roads

Make sure you watch the video before you read on. This was the object of our Theological Reflection in EFM last night.

Many things struck me about this video, but the big thing was all the "curvy roads," especially the one at the end. The last frames show a curving road through a rocky, barren desert, with a road sign showing curves ahead and a 20 mph speed limit.

This is going to sound strange, but to me, Advent seems "linear" and Lent seems "curvy." Maybe it is because the act of examining ourselves to prepare for a resurrection takes us down a lot of side streets, uncovers a lot of debris, and reveals rough spots in our finish in a different way, because the outcome of "resurrection" is less well defined. At the end of Advent, we're going to welcome a baby--and most folks are captivated by babies. We don't always know what lies ahead in resurrection, and resurrection can be a tad fearful.

Think about the stories in the Gospels of the resurrection of Jesus. He appears first to the "cultural nobodies of the day"--women. Thomas can't really buy it until he reaches in Christ's wounded side. Everyone has to look at the nail holes. Even then, they are not sure what they have--everyone's going, "What does this mean?" (Although I have this visual image of St. Peter, looking at the rest of the disciples, going, "See! I TOLD you he was the Christ and you all gave me funny looks! DUH!")

At Lent, we aren't even able to ask "What does this mean?" We're asking "What's this GONNA mean? What's the price I have to pay for this? I am not even sure what lies ahead."

But back to that final image in the video.

We see barren-ness...yet we see a road leading through it. We see blind curves ahead, yet we sense the road goes through it. In a place where our temptation would be to speed through it, putting it behind us as quickly as possible, the sign says, "Go slowly." To travel quickly, in fact, invites danger on those blind curves--we'd run the risk of smacking head on into another person on a similar journey--a journey to the place we know already and left behind us. What we leave behind could well be what someone else is looking FOR.

But, if we heed the speed limit, we might take the time to look around and see that shiny raw gemstone glinting among the barren rock, a flower blooming in the desert, a map that leads us to hidden treasure. Things to see, time to do it. Go slowly.

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