Sunday, November 25, 2012

Greatest Tattoo Ideas for Men

The popularity of tattoos is increasing day by day and both men and women across the globe prefer to have tattoos on their body. There are several reasons why men want to have tattoos. Body art as we all know is a form of expressing yourself and men try to express themselves with the help of these rightly placed tattoos. Earlier days, only men who were rock stars, jail inmates, sailors or rebels had tattoos on them. But currently tattoos are the latest trends in the fashion world. There are several tattoo ideas for men and they have tattoos for reasons like affiliations, for memories and for religion.

There are several famous celebrities who have tattoos placed on their body including the name of their family members, memories and much more as a fashion statement. There are many tattoo ideas for men that give them that distinct and specific look. In olden days, specific tattoo designs were placed only for specific group of people like sailors had their own designs to be identified as a group. Some tattoos are even considered to be evergreen that will remain popular forever. If you want to have a distinct but ever green tattoo on your body then check for some great tattoo ideas for men which is never to become outdated.

For anyone who is new to the concept of body art the below mentioned ideas can be of great help.

1. Bluebirds - This tattoo is linked with sailors. A sailor once he completes five thousand miles of sea journey he used to get a bluebird tattoo on his chest. Later on the completion of ten thousand miles he gets another bluebird on the other side of the chest. The birds are painted in blue facing towards each other but there can be combinations of blue and red tattoo. This is one of the varied tattoo ideas for men especially for the one who want to go back to their roots.

2. Nautical star - This star is a five pointed star and is normally drawn in the form of pairs on either part of the chest, inside the fore arms or sometimes on the elbows. It can either be of a single colour or of two colours depending on the personal preference. Earlier days, this star was mainly used for representing as North Star which was critical for the navigation. But now this represents coming back to one's home or to their roots.

3. Dragons - This tattoo idea for men the oriental dragon mainly depicts strength, power, wisdom and also immense will. It is normally placed on a large scale and men who want things to happen on the wider side of their life generally go for this on their shoulder, forearms or on chest.

4. Sanskrit and Latin Scripts - Men usually enjoy the feeling of having mythical phrases or sayings with in depth meaning as their body art design. They get these kind of tattoos placed mostly on their shoulder blades.

If you want to go with a unique tattoo placed on the right place of your body then get wonderful tattoo ideas designed for men.

Monday, November 19, 2012


hi whisker LOVErs!
are you having a good MOvember or NovemBEARD? ...i hope so!!! I wonder if there are any men DOJ readers out there that are rocking' MOvember whiskers??
here's another collection of whisker havers for you to enjoy. PS. do you love the flower beard above?? I DO!

you had me at beard & stripes!

beard&moustache&tattoos = funny joke from GOD. #iDIED.

LOVE it all!

it's looks SO familiar!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Natural Non-Invasive Method to Remove Unwanted Tattoos

The removal of a tattoo has been tried using clay, calcium bentonite clay to be precise. Calcium bentonite clay is natural occurring 'earth' found in a limited number of locations around the world. The use of calcium bentonite clay has been known for its 'detox' abilities by many indigenous populations around the world. It is only recently been gaining popularity in the modern world.

Calcium bentonite clay has natural negative charged ionic molecules whereas most substances, including tattoo ink, have positive charged ionic molecules. The clay literally attracts positive charged ink and holds it (adsorption) as well as drawing the ink molecules inside the clay molecules (absorption). This amazing double bout process works with astonishing efficacy.

To apply the clay couldn't be simpler...

    Create some hydrated clay either by mixing 1 part clay powder with 3 parts water (preferably filtered) or using clay mask straight from its tub.

    Spread a layer of hydrated clay over the tattoo to be removed. Leave the clay to harden and do its job of absorbing (and adsorbing) the tattoo ink. One hour should be long enough, unless the clay hasn't hardened.

    Then wash off the dry clay but do not rub or brush the area, just wash by lightly sweeping you hand over the area and dry softly with a towel.

    Repeat this for at least four times a day, with the last time left overnight. Don't add anything else to the mixture or anything else to the treatment, like a bandage wrap for instance. The hardened clay will fall off but it should be easily cleaned up with a vacuum cleaner.

    Depending upon the tattoo this daily routine should be repeated for three months. Over that time after the clay absorbs (and adsorbs) the ink out of your skin, the tattoo should fade then disappear. If the tattoo hasn't disappeared, then stop the treatment for a month and then undertake another three month cycle of treatments.

    The colors, size and age of the tattoo in addition to your skin type will all have a bearing on the rate at which the tattoo disappears. A multicolored tattoo will take longer to disappear than a black-ink only tattoo. Also the color green is the most difficult to remove.

This method is never as immediate as laser removal procedures but this is a simple and in-expensive approach that can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home without visiting the laser treatment clinic.

Remember this treatment is not the same as applying abrasive exfoliation creams. Tattoo removal creams break down the pigments in the skin (both inked and natural). Clay is supporting the skin by attracting the tattoo ink to the surface and on to (and into) the clay. Effectively your own skin is doing the work in a natural less oppressive manner.

Friday, November 16, 2012

for the literate.

YOU make my heart SING! make everything groovy... Oh, hi everyone! i'm so happy to be sitting up in bed and doing a little LITERATES post for YOU. it's been a while yes? i didn't realize how much i missed it until i began to put it together. anyway... please enjoy and i'll get back to my smoothie & eggies! *kiss kiss*

less is ALL you need.

for esther. via.

the BEST!

good one from terry's diary.

don't go around breaking young girls' hearts.

so true.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

tattoo tuesday.

before you hit the bed... 
please enjoy some inks. happy tuesday!


& good shirt.

he's cool.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

What to Expect From Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is one of the best options for removing tattoos you do not want to have any longer. If you made a bad decision years ago after a night out on the town or had a change of heart, it is possible to remove most of the ink from your skin. However, doing so is not easy. Older methods are painful, and they can take months to complete. Even then, you may still have marks. However, some specialists now offer lasers as a treatment option. You may find that this is one of the best options available.

Are You Sure You Want It Gone?

Life changes rapidly. You may not want the name of a former love on your chest. You may have changed your mind about the art you just had to have. Laser tattoo removal is the best method for getting rid of that unwanted tattoo for good. It may a time-consuming process, but the results are there.

Why Lasers Work Best

Although you can find painful kits to use for removal, most will only lighten the color rather than remove it. Lasers, on the other hand, will actually work to remove the skin cells that have the pigmentation. This is done in a way that will not feel like your skin is peeling off. A professional will be able to carefully remove the image. You will not have to be reminded of a mistake you made in the past.

What to Expect

It may be necessary to have more than one treatment to fully remove the image. This is often the case with tattoos that have dark colors. It is impossible to remove some tattoos due to the type of pigment they used. You may have redness and some discomfort during the process. Larger images may take more than one treatment to complete the removal process. Afterwards, the skin may look discolored or like a sunburn. This may heal well, or it may leave some marks. Though the actual image will be gone, you may still have some discoloration of the skin in that area. You will have to decide if having an area of discoloration instead of a tattoo if preferable to you.

You can take back your skin. Forget all about that bad relationship or bad decision. Laser tattoo removal is not only effective, but it is safe and easy to have when you work with a professional.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

tattoos (on wednesday.)

from me to you... i didn't forget! ...enjoy.
(yeah and sorry about the dude above... i'll find a better one next time *wink wink*)

okay, you win Sir.

this is a great outfit shot (via calivintage) but really i LOVE her ink lines!! ...WANT!

how do you do? and shake hands!

i like it as an outline actually.

love the dagger. love the stripes. love the red polish. LOVE it!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

do not read this.

i'm SO beat i can't see strait you guys. tattoos will go up tomorrow.
...pinky promise!

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Monday, November 5, 2012




...i LOVE this guy that The Sartorialist always catches.

the quote from interest: "apparently there is something called the Tweed Run where hot bearded men ride bicycles in dapper clothing. i love this world" // i want to go to that thing!

tattoos. specs. & a beard OH MY!

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beard season.

YES it is!
happy November//MOvember//NovemBEARD everyone! 
i've got some work to do today so I'll be back tonight with my first celebration of MAN whiskers (eeeeeeep!) #bestmonthEVER

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chase kunze

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Some Tattoos Are Just Taboo

So why did you even get a tattoo to begin with? This is likely a question you've heard from many of your friends, colleagues, co-workers and most likely your parents as well. In many cases, people are very proud of their tattoos. After all, not everyone gets a tattoo in haste. Many of them have very significant and symbolic meanings.

A close friend of mine named Alex got a tattoo to commemorate his mother's life just last year. After she passed away following a long battle with cancer, Alex thought that a tattoo was a heartfelt and appropriate way to honour her. The tattoo, which appears on his forearm includes his mother's signature, in her very own writing.

Tattoos like these are often the ones that can last lifetimes without getting any strange looks. Alex himself admits that he had the idea of getting a portrait of his mother on his upper arm but thought better of the decision. He reminded himself that when he gets a lot older, the tattoo may not look as good as it once did on his now-young-and-supple skin.

Not everyone is like Alex, however. Many people get tattoos as fashion statements with no real sentimental value attached. These types of tattoos, especially the more extravagant ones, are the kind that often get removed after some time. And the reasons are plentiful. Not only do they not suit the look of aging skin, but some tattoos are simply seen as taboos.

My friend Beatrice knows exactly what I mean. The snake tattoo that begins on her left shoulder and runs halfway down her arm is an animal she'd certainly like to get off of her back. Admitting that she was practically obsessed with snakes as a teenager, the current school teacher wishes that she had thought better of the decision to tattoo one on her body. Clearly, the fashion statement does not suit her profession.

Beatrice even recalls how excruciating the pain was when she got the tattoo. She recalls a particular stretch of moments when the needle was embedding ink in an area near her shoulder blade that was extremely uncomfortable. Luckily for her, and people like her, there is a much less agonizing way to remove tattoos.

Laser Tattoo Removal sessions are generally no more than five to ten minutes long. Patients, however, are generally asked to arrive for treatment two hours early in order to have an anesthetic cream applied in order to minimize discomfort. This is a recommended part of the procedure, however, it is not mandatory.

A Q-Switch Laser is used to damage pigmented skin so that the body can work to naturally remove it. For maximum results, anywhere between four and eight sessions is recommended. For more information on the Q-Switch Laser and its ability to remove your unwanted tattoos, be sure to contact your local expert laser physician.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

the dark side.

oh, hi strangers!
well life has been interesting & crazy for me. changes and goals are in effect and thoughts of the future make me smile! aww isn't that cheesy!?
PS. im SO glad its fall and then holiday time and then a new year comes! i LOVE starting over... like LOVE it! ...anyway, here's some darkness for you starting with this great sun beam shot!

i keep looking at this thinking ..."what could you do with this??"

the fly.

dip it.

...sorry im not home right now i'm walking in a spider web...



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