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Ok so you're ready to take the plunge and get a tattoo. So, the big question is "Where can I go to get the best design?" Well, there are lots of places to get a great tattoo. We have put together a comprehensive directory of Tattoo shops, Tattoo Artists, Body Piercing shops and more. Search our nationwide directory to find the best Tattoo shop in your area.
A great tattoo shop will have a tattoo book of their work available. In addition to looking through their selection of tattoos in their portfolio, each tattoo shop should have their state certification displayed prominently.
Also, look for qualities like cleanliness and their policy on new needles. Many shops will post their artist's hepatitis immunization records. Before you decide on a shop, hang out for awhile and watch them work. Be sure that all ink, needles, and supplies are stored separately and that they are always new.
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Breast Cancer Double Mastectomy Tattoo Design Ideas
Losing part of who you are is never easy. According to BreastCancer.org one in eight United States women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.
Tattooed actress Angelina Jolie opted for a double mastectomy in February after learning of her high genetic risk. You can learn more about self-screening for breast cancer and treatment options by visiting BreastCancer.org
Further advancements in breast reconstruction have made the decision to undergo either necessary or preventative mastectomies more approachable. Whether Angelina opts for a breast tattoo to cover her scars or not she will still be beautiful.
You can check out some of Angelina's most popular tattoos here and embrace your body in a positive light after undergoing a mastectomy with the following tattoo design ideas perfect for chest placement.
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Happy Mother's Day
Running late as always, I was in a rush to pick my mother up from the Chicago O'Hare airport. As I headed to the baggage claim, my eyes shifted across the room of travelers with anxious anticipation. Suitcases wheeled by and laughter and cackle took over the crowds as I stood in one of the busiest airports frantically wondering despite being in my mid-twenties, where is my mommy?
Everything became a blur in the chaos of life and moving people until my cell phone rang. On the other end spoke five little words that melted my heart forever.
"Are you looking for someone?"
As I turned around with my phone still to my ear I saw my beautiful, smiling and loving mom, waiting there for me with open arms. Suddenly the world got quieter, the room a little smaller, and the only thing that mattered was that she was there.
Mother's Day is to honor thy mother. Whether departed or here on earth, everybody has one. I'd like to dedicate this post in part to Zachery Longacre for submitting a photo of his Mom tattoo to remember and honor her. I think his tattoo would make her proud.
May your hearts be filled with love, appreciation and remembrance for your mother, today and everyday.
Image courtesy Zachery Longacre
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