10 Things You Should Not Do When Getting a Tattoo

10 Things You Should Not Do When Getting a Tattoo
  1. Be Drunk or on Pills.
  2. Should go without saying, but you wouldn't believe the number of people who do it. And we've heard everything. 'It's just pain pills to help because a tattoo hurts so much,' or 'I'm sober, I swear, I just had a shot to take the edge off of getting this tattoo.' If you don't want your tattoo artist drunk or on pills, then we don't want our customers drunk or on pills. And, while yes, you do bleed slightly more when drunk, the real reason we won't tattoo you while you are intoxicated is because drunk people don't sit still. And they are loud. And annoying. And have a tendency to not remember things in the morning... like going to a tattoo shop and getting Tweety Bird on your ass. We don't want to put up with that crap.
  3. Have No Idea About the Shop or the Artists.
  4. Please do your research before walking into a shop. Most places have websites or facebook pages (if not, I wouldn't go into it). Research the shop, look at artist's portfolios, and go into the place educated, maybe even with an artist in mind. I have to say, I love the ego boost of 'I was hoping to get tattooed by you because I saw your work online and really liked it.' Hehehe, thanks. Flattery gets you places in the tattooing world sometimes. And, sit for a few minutes after you get to a shop and observe. Does it look clean? Do the artist's portfolios look good and up to date? Do the artists themselves look clean and healthy? Does it smell like green soap, a&d ointment and cleaning supplies? If not, then say, 'Thank you' and walk out the door.
  5. Haggle Pricing.
  6. We set our pricing according to how much time it will take us to do the tattoo; just like a lawyer prices, a mechanic, a psychiatrist... only guess what? We're putting something on your body that will be there forever. A lawyer's work will one day be done, as will a mechanic's, as will a psychiatrist's, but our masterpiece (or screw up, if you don't do your research) is a lifelong commitment. So, why price shop? And, if you go to one shop and they tell you $40, and you go to another shop and they tell you $250, please question why the first shop said $40. The reason is, your tattoo probably comes with free Hepatitis or Aids. Now that's a truly lifelong commitment, too- 2 for 1 deal, huh?
  7. Have No Idea What You Want.
  8. This, personally, is one of my biggest pet peeves. When I hear, 'Well, I want a tattoo, but I don't know what I want,' it makes me want to shove the tattoo machine (it's not a 'gun', by the way) right into my own jugular. This is something that will be on your body forever, and you have no idea what you want? Why are you bothering me with this? Please come back when you have a clue. And, we do work with anything as ideas- pictures from the internet, stick figure drawings, whatever. Give us an idea, let us create, and we'll be more likely to price you lower and be more into the tattoo (another insider tip I just shared).
  9. Expect to Be Tattooed Immediately.
  10. Good shops make appointments. And, if the artist is good, your appointment could be 2 weeks out, maybe a month, maybe 3 months. And, they'll require a deposit to hold your appointment. This is all standard of good tattoo shops. If a shop is that busy, there's a reason why. And, if you aren't even greeted as soon as you walk in the door (by an artist, not a front counter person), believe it or not, that's probably another sign of a good tattoo shop. Think about it- if you are bummed rushed by an artist as soon as you walk in, and smothered, that artist needs your money, which means they don't have appointments. Question why. If an artist is nonchalant about you (which yes, comes off as being a dick), then they don't need your money, which means they are pretty booked, appointment-wise, which means they are good.
  11. Take Offense if an Artist Doesn't Want to Do Your Tattoo.
  12. It means their style of tattooing doesn't fit your tattoo. Or, it could mean your tattoo idea sucks, honestly. Tribal? I'm sure there isn't a tattoo artist in the world that likes tribal. It's 20 years ago, so please, don't get any. You'll be turned down by every decent shop you go into, because tribal sucks. An entire song on your ribs? Probably going to get turned down, too. We are artists; we create art, not fill up our canvas with words. And yes, artists do specialize in a style of tattooing. At my shop, for example, we have a traditional guy, a portrait guy, a realism guy (who also does neotraditional) and me- I'm, um, artsy fartsy, I guess. I do a lot of flowers and girly stuff, but I love to do coverups. So, if you want to be tattooed by me, but you want a traditional piece, I'm gonna send you to the traditional guy; it's just how I am. 
  13. Put Time Constraints on Us.
  14. I have to be at work in an hour, can you get my tattoo done by then?' Large pet peeve right there. We create art- don't tell us when it has to be done. And, if we charge you for one hour of work, but we decide to get creative and tattoo you for 2 hours at no extra cost, do you really want to stop us from doing that? Please don't assume you know how long it takes for a tattoo to be done, either. I had a guy tell me the other day he wanted the entire Lord's prayer on his arm, and that shouldn't take me a full hour, right? Oh, you're right. It will take me over an hour. So please, have your day open when you schedule your tattoo appointment. And, as another insider tip- we tattoo artists have no concept of time, once we are tattooing. How much longer will your tattoo take? 15 minutes. That usually means an hour. 
  15. Tell a Tattoo Artist How To Do Their Job.
  16. No one likes that, especially tattoo artists. Don't assume you know how much something will cost, how long it will take, or tell us exactly how to do it. And please don't compare what you want to get to an existing tattoo you have. 'Well, this one took an hour, and that guy only charged me 100, so I figured this one will take about an hour, and should cost me 100.' I wouldn't tell a mechanic how to fix my car, because I have no freaking idea how to fix cars. Don't tell an artist how to do their job because you've gotten a tattoo before. It doesn't make you an expert. Hell, even me, being an artist, I keep my mouth shut when I get tattoos done. Everyone does things differently, so who am I to judge that?
  17. Bring an Entourage with You to Get Your Tattoo.
  18. One person, maybe 2 tops, but please don't bring your entire sorority to get that alpha gamma gamma symbol on your ass cheek. It creates confusion, raises the stress level in the shop, and there's the possibility of bumping into your chair while you are getting it done- line straight across your ass cheek. Think about other people getting their tattoos done, too. Do they want to remember how the shop was loud as hell and full of giggly girls when they were getting their tattoo done? And, while I feel I shouldn't have to write this, unfortunately I do... Don't bring your kids. If you can't get a tattoo until you are 18, why bring a 3 year old into the shop to sit there while you have your tattoo done? Please find a babysitter. We beg you.
  19. Neglect Yourself.
  20. There's nothing worse than having someone sit in our chair and they smell like 3 day old chicken noodle soup. Please shower before your tattoo appointment. And, don't over do the cologne, either. I had to have a guy go take a whore's bath in the sink at a shop one time because his cologne brought on an instant migraine for me, and I almost couldn't do his tattoo. So, make sure you are clean and presentable, and please, for the love of everything that is good in the world, eat before your appointment. No food in the system = greater risk of passing out during a tattoo, even if you are a seasoned pro at getting tattoos done. Eating keeps you grounded while your body rushes through endorphins and adrenaline during the tattoo process. And please, please pay attention to the artist's after care instructions. If you don't take care of our artwork, there's a good chance we won't tattoo you again. And, don't play us for a fool, either. We can look at a tattoo and tell whether or not it was taken care of, what was artist error in the process, what are natural healing hiccups, and what you didn't do to help the process. So don't say, 'Oh, I did everything you told me too, but the color just didn't take in this section.' We can clearly see that you let it get too dry, it scabbed, and your dog ripped the scab out. (Okay, we may not know it was your dog, but you get my drift.) 
I hope these tips are helpful for those venturing out to get a tattoo.
Source:  BlogHer

iOS 8: Release Date, New Features & How to Upgrade

With the iPhone 6 due to hit stores on Friday, Apple are rolling out the latest version of their mobile operating system. Here's everything you need to know.
Everything you need to know about iOS 8
Everything you need to know about iOS 8
With the iPhone 6 due to hit shelves on Friday, Apple are gearing up to release a major update to their mobile operating system - iOS 8.
The new software brings a host of new features, tweaks and improvements - including a much needed improvement for Apple's voice command system, Siri.
And it's not just for the new hardware - iOS 8 runs just fine on everything going back to the iPhone 4S.
Apple unveiled the basics of iOS 8 at their World Wide Developers Conference earlier in the year, but it's only been available to programmers so far.
Apple are calling it "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools they need to create amazing new apps."
Here's everything we know about iOS 8 so far.

Will there be a big visual update?

Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
No. Visually it'll be mostly tweaking. The big visual refresh was done last year with iOS 7, which was the first version of the OS with Apple design supremo Jony Ive in charge of the look.
But there are plenty of new features to play with.

When will iOS 8 be released?

Everything you need to know about iOS8
Everything you need to know about iOS8
iOS 8 is due for release on Wednesday September 17th, two days ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.
It's been available for app developers to test for several weeks, and the 'Gold Master' - a near-final version of the OS - was sent out early last week. The time of day it'll be available to download hasn't been announced, and is usually staggered by region to avoid overloading servers.

How do I upgrade?

iOS updates can be done over-the-air to your phone or iPad. Just plug your device into a power source, connect to WiFi and hit the Software Update button in the General page of the Settings app. The rest of the process will take a few minutes and should be automatic.


Quick Type Grab
iOS messages gets a lot cooler with iOS 8, introducing WhatsApp style audio and video messages.
These can be added to conversations with just a couple of taps. Plus, for the first time you can quickly mute group conversations if they get a bit much.

Keyboard and QuickType

There's a new Quicktype feature coming to the standard keyboard, which takes predictive typing to a whole new realm. Not only does it predict words as you type - but can recognise context and suggest whole phrases you might want to use.
iOS 8 will also allow users to install their own custom keyboards for the first time.

Photo sharing and iCloud Drive

iCloud Grab
Apple has made its iCloud storage service a little more like Dropbox with its latest operating system. Rather than each app's storage only being available to that app, you'll be able to get hold of stored files from anywhere using iCloud Drive.
Photo sharing gets an update, too. iCloud Photo Library lets you access pretty much every photo and video you've ever taken on any device. Apple wants you to store all your photos in the cloud, rather than keeping them in your iPhoto library.

Playing nice with other devices

Everything you need to know about iOS 8
Everything you need to know about iOS 8
iOS 8's new Handoff feature allows users to start working on something on one device, then quickly pass it onto another.
You'll also be able to access many of your iPhone's features from OSX Yosemite on the Mac - including text messages and phone calls.
But Yosemite is still in the Beta testing phase, and isn't expected to be released properly until October.
Dr. Dre Grab
Apple's WWDC presentation included a phone call to Dr Dre, but we assume it works for people other than hip hop super-producers too.
Some Handoff features will require a newer mac with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) support.


Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California
Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California
HealthKit is a framework which allows iOS apps to store and track information about a user's health and activity.
This can even be automatically shared with healthcare providers - although this is unlikely to get much takeup outside of the US, aside from private providers.
When Apple announced it at WWDC, they spoke about it in terms of the motion sensors in the iPhone 5s, and various third party activity trackers like FitBit and Nike FuelBand - but it's clear now that this was paving the way for the Apple Watch, to be released in early 2015.


Announced alongside HealthKit was HomeKit, a framework allowing iOS to communicate with and control smart accessories and appliances in a users home.
Possible applications include smart lightbulbs - like Phillips' Hue system - and door locks.
There wasn't much about this function in the iPhone launch event, but we're sure we'll learn more as more developers integrate it into their apps.

Any other new hidden features?

Tonnes of them. The Safari web browser has seen a major update, with improvements to private browsing and bookmarks. It'll also let you enter credit card details into websites by taking a photograph of your card.
Siri has seen major improvements - it's now lightning fast, and voice to text dictation is faster, with words appearing in real time as you speak.
And there's a useful battery breakdown feature, which shows you which of your apps is using the most juice.

Will it work on my existing iPhone or iPad?

iOS 8 will work on any iPhone from the 4S onwards, the 5th generation iPod Touch, iPad 2, Retina (3/4), Air, Mini and Mini Retina.

What will it cost?

Nothing. iOS updates are free.
Source: Mirror

Why Married Women Cheat?

Why women cheat differs from woman to woman. Some do it for love, some for sex, some need a boost in their self-esteem and some are just wired to be unfaithful.
I’m of the opinion that it doesn’t matter why women cheat. Once the cheating occurs I’m not one to go looking for excuses for bad behavior. I know from experience though that if your wife has cheated, your first question will more than likely be, “why?”
Below are the reasons some women cheat. Keep in mind that the reason behind the cheating is not as important as the cheating itself. Don’t allow yourself to make excuses for bad behavior!
  • The Low Self-Esteem Wife.
  • Some women become nothing more than a mother, housekeeper and wife who keeps the family running smoothly. Maybe she is feeling frumpy and unattractive. Her self-esteem is in the gutter…she no longer feels sexy, beautiful or desirable. She is married to a man who takes her and the marriage for granted. Enter into the picture a man who compliments her, shows interest in her emotionally, tells her she is beautiful. A man who looks at her and sees something other than a mother, housekeeper and wife. A woman who is having issues with low self-esteem is a sitting duck for a man like this. She may find herself willing to throw caution to the wind in order to find the validation she needs and is not getting in the marriage.
  • The Emotionally Starved Wife.
  • I know a couple that have no children. They both work hard so they can have the big house, the expensive cars and the prestigious lifestyle they believe will make them happy. Only problem is, they are working so hard to accumulate things that they are neglecting their relationship with each other.There is no romance in their marriage and any emotional attachments are to the “things” they’ve acquired over the years. The wife recently told me she was “lonely in her marriage.” What happens when a woman feels lonely and no emotional attachment to her husband? She goes looking for emotional attachment elsewhere.
  • The Angry Wife.
  • There is no better way to get back at a husband who has cheated than to cheat yourself. It is true that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” If you want to bring out the worst in your wife let her doubt your fidelity.I know a woman who had been a devoted wife and mother. She had spent years putting her family and marriage first. She caught her husband with his young lover and was hell bent on getting revenge. She went to Victoria’s Secret, charged hundreds of dollars in lingerie and then found someone other than her husband to show it all off to. Her husband got the bill! So, if you are out cheating on your wife do so knowing that she may end up playing “tit for tat.” Nothing is more surprising or harder to deal with than finding out your devoted wife has decided that what is “good for the goose, is good for the gander.”
  • The Wife Who Seeks Excitement.
  • You have heard of men who are serial cheaters…they cheat for the thrill of it. There are women who are thrill seekers also. They may love their husbands, would never entertain the thought of leaving him but they need a little something extra. It is my opinion that most “thrill seekers” miss the feeling that comes with feeling their spouse can’t keep his hands off her. She wants to be wanted, to feel sexy, as if she turns her husband on every time she walks in the room. When she loses that feeling, she goes looking for it outside the marriage.
  • The Sexually Deprived Wife.
  • If she isn’t getting sex at home, don’t be surprised if she goes looking for it outside the marriage. As men age their testosterone levels drop. When this happens they become less interested in sex or develop sexual dysfunction and are unable to perform. A wife ends up with a husband who would rather watch football or read a good book at bedtime than have sex with his wife. He would rather do anything other than take the chance of trying and then not being able to perform. He withdraws from his wife instead of discussing his problem and coming up with a solution to the problem. Then you have men who withhold sex as a form of punishment. Men who don’t communicate their dissatisfaction with something their wife has done but punish her by withdrawing from her sexually. Whatever the reason is, ignoring the sexual needs of your wife sets you up to one day have to deal with the pain of her cheating. When a woman feels her husband no longer wants her sexually, she feels deprived and uncared for. Feelings that may spur her into going outside the marriage to find what she needs.
Regardless of the reasons women cheat there are no excuses for being unfaithful. I had an email recently from a reader; he stated, “While no one ever twists the arm of a cheater to offend, does it not seem plausible that a spouse who dismisses overt dissatisfaction share some responsibility in paving the way for these things to happen?”
My response was “no.” No one is ever responsible for cheating but the cheater. If a wife is having problems with self-esteem, or feeling sexually deprived she has options open to her other than cheating. First, there should be effort put toward solving the marital problems. If that can’t be done there is divorce court. Anyone needing something they can’t find inside the marriage should wait until they are legally free before seeking it outside the marriage.
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Jaime Dempsey: The Sexiest Tattooed Girl

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Jaime Dempsey, I first saw her on a host driven motorcycle travel documentary Ride N' Seek: Borneo. She is the host on that show. She is a is a sexiest tattooed girl. I love her. I hope, she read this article, LOL.
Let's see how sexy she is ;)
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iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Bigger than Bigger
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iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.


iPhone at its largest. And thinnest.

iPhone at its largest. And thinnest.
In creating iPhone 6, we scrutinized every element and material. That’s how we arrived at a smooth, continuous form. A thinner profile made possible by our thinnest display yet. And intuitively placed buttons. All made with beautiful anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and glass. It’s a thousand tiny details that add up to something big. Or in this case, two big things: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.3

Retina HD display

Not just a bigger display. A better display.

Not just a bigger display. A better display.
It’s one thing to make a bigger display. It’s something else entirely to make a bigger Multi‑Touch display with brilliant colors and higher contrast at even wider viewing angles. But that’s exactly what we did with the new Retina HD display.


Hugely powerful. Enormously efficient.

Built on 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the new A8 chip delivers more power, even while driving a larger display. The M8 motion coprocessor efficiently gathers data from advanced sensors and a new barometer. And with increased battery life, iPhone 6 lets you do more, for longer than ever.


The camera that changed photos now does the same for video.

The camera that changed photos now does the same for video.
More people take more photos with iPhone than with any other camera. And now the iSight camera has a new sensor with Focus Pixels and new video features, like 1080p HD at 60 fps, slo-mo at 240 fps, and time-lapse video mode. So you’ll have more reasons to capture more moments on video, too.


Faster wireless. Far and wide.

Faster wireless. Far and wide.
iPhone 6 has faster LTE download speeds,* and it supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone so you can roam in more places. And when connected to Wi-Fi, you’ll get up to 3x faster speeds.

Touch ID

Security. Right at your fingertip.

Security. Right at your fingertip.
The breakthrough Touch ID technology lets you securely access your iPhone with the perfect password: your fingerprint. You can also use it to approve purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store without having to enter your password.

Apple Pay

Your wallet. Without the wallet.

We completely rethought how you pay to make shopping faster, easier, and more secure. Apple Pay combines the convenience and security of Touch ID and Passbook with NFC technology. So you can use iPhone 6 to pay in stores and within apps with a single touch.

iOS 8

The biggest iOS release ever.

iOS 8 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And with incredible new capabilities and features designed to make the most of a larger display, iOS 8 doesn’t just work seamlessly with iPhone 6. It makes every experience feel bigger and better.
Source: Apple

Straight-Through & Cross-Over RJ45 Cables

RJ-45 conductor data cable contains 4 pairs of wires each consists of a solid colored wire and a strip of the same color. There are two wiring standards for RJ-45 wiring: T-568A and T-568B. Although there are 4 pairs of wires, 10BaseT/100BaseT Ethernet uses only 2 pairs: Orange and Green. The other two colors (blue and brown) may be used for a second Ethernet line or for phone connections. The two wiring standards are used to create a cross-over cable (T-568A on one end, and T-568B on the other end), or a straight-through cable (T-568B or T-568A on both ends).
T-568A & T-568B
T-568A & T-568B
To create a straight-through cable, you'll have to use either T-568A or T-568B on both ends of the cable. The diagram depicted on the left and right shows clip of the RJ-45 connector down.
To create a cross-over cable, you'll wire T-568A on one end and T-568B on the other end of the cable.
Straight-Through & Cross-Over
Straight-Through & Cross-Over RJ45 Cables
The straight-through cables are used when connecting Data Terminating Equipment (DTE) to Data Communications Equipment (DCE), such as computers and routers to modems (gateways) or hubs (Ethernet Switches). The cross-over cables are used when connecting DTE to DTE, or DCE to DCE equipment; such as computer to computer, computer to router; or gateway to hub connections. The DTE equipment terminates the signal, while DCE equipment do not.
The RJ45 data cables we use to connect computers to a Ethernet switch is straight-through cables. As noted above, the RJ45 cable uses only 2-pairs of wires: Orange (pins 1 & 2) and Green (pins 3 & 6). Pins 4, 5 (Blue) and 7, 8 (Brown) are NOT used. Straight-through cable, as its name suggests, connects pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2, pin 3 to pin 3, and pin 6 to pin 6. Cross-over cables are used to connect TX+ to RX+, and TX- to RX-, which connects pin 1 to pin 3, pin 2 to pin 6, pin 3 to pin 1 and pin 6 to pin 2. The unused pins are generally connected straight-through in both straight-through and cross-over cables.
To network two computers without a hub, a cross-over cable is used. Cross-over cable is also used to connect a router to a computer, or ethernet switch (hub) to another ethernet switch without an uplink. Most ethernet switches today provide an uplink port, which prevents a use of cross-over cable to daisy chain another ethernet switch. Straight-through cables are used to connect a computer to an ethernet switch, or a router to an ethernet switch.
Note: If there is auto MDI/MDI-X feature support on the switch, hub, network card or other network devices, you don't have to use crossover cable in the situation which I mentioned above. This is because crossover function would be enabled automatically when it's needed.

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