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  1. Art of Skin MD — February 21, 2019
  2. The Tattoo Shop – 14 Reviews – Tattoo – Yelp — February 20, 2019
  3. 100+ Small Hand Tattoos for Men and Women [2019] – Piercings … — February 17, 2019
  4. The Tattoo Runner Live long, Run on, Plant strong — February 17, 2019
  5. Tattoos and Your Mission — February 10, 2019

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The Tattoo Shop – 14 Reviews – Tattoo – Yelp


What can I say about The Tattoo shop? I love it. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Today I got two piercings done and Sara was amazing! I am always nervous when I get something done. We talked through the whole appointment and it was awesome. I am thankful that my boyfriend told me about this place. Thank you and can’t wait to come back.

Unreliable. What a Terrible thing to say after 7 years as a client, several sessions between my wife and I plus more referrals then I can remember. (Safe to say I refer this shop up to 5x a week when I’m asked who does the work I have on my sleeve) They Absolutely put out Good work, but don’t expect to build a good rapport with this shop or the artist and get the same in return. They won’t even bat an eye after telling you to f* off or waste you time. I’d definitely be more understanding had it been just a time or two but when your time isn’t valued on a few occasion then it’s time to move on I suppose.

As someone who has been professionally pierced well over a dozen times, my time at The Tattoo Shop was one of the best and close to the worst experience I’ve had getting pierced. In terms of pain and the actually piercing itself it’s been the best one I’ve gotten. Virtually painless only a little tenderness. However, the experience there is one that I could do without…While waiting I saw a few of what look to be staff up front and one of them take a swig of crown royal. That person ends up being the person to help me. The piercer didn’t talk to me about the piercing itself, the process, or any care for it. He got me in and out of the room in less than 10 minutes. He had finished piercing removed the gloves and some plastic wrap and left the room. I was left in the room with my party to finish cleaning the piercing, and to remove the NEEDLE USED TO PIERCE ME, from my chest where it was left after the jewelry was inserted. I’m happy with the piercing and the painless part of it. But the experience is enough to make me seek out another piercer with more professionalism and cleanliness.

Even though I came here for my first tattoo and have no experience in other places, this place was awesome. I walked right in and Ashley at the front desk is super friendly and welcoming. It’s kind of a family vibe in there. Didn’t even have to wait long at all to get seen. The whole process was quick. Dwayne did my tattoo and he just drew the prettiest rose on my foot in like 30 seconds and got right to work. Which was great cause foot tattoos are the worst! We were done in what felt like half an hour, too. Compared to other shops that my mom was been too, this place was very cheap and the work didn’t reflect that at all, everyone was very impressed with my rose and thought I paid a lot of money for It, and I didn’t! Will always come to this place now 🙂

Walk in with my own art had it rip out of my hands pin it on his wall then ask for my id. I realize I didn’t have it on me and they send me on my way (mind you I’m 39 years old). Good thing it was just a copy never went back.

Dewayne is great with freehand, and he charges by the hour so the tougher you are, the cheaper your tattoo will be, and he moves fast. artwork was great, and the guys here are really cool.

Here on a Friday at 6:30 and they are closed wtf?!! The sign says open from 1pm to 9pm Tuesday – Friday so super annoying

I had a great experience here. My mom and a friend both had tattoos done here. I went in for my first tattoo. I had an idea of what I wanted but found out it would be much larger than I was expecting. Josh drew up a new design for me and I loved how it turned out.Josh let me keep adjusting things until it was exactly how I wanted it. When he put the stencil on, he moved it until the placement was right. He made me feel very comfortable, especially for my first tattoo. He continually asked if I was okay. Josh was awesome to work with and I will definitely go back in the future.

Dwayne did an amazing cover up for me yesterday! I’m super impressed with the quality of work. I can not even find a mark from the previous tattoo! It is not just the illusion to draw attention away. It is gone. I can not wait to get another tattoo and let him create and show off! All of the artist and front desk girl were friendly, I chatted with them all between clients. I am so thankful to have found this shop. LOVE, LOVE LOVE this place!

Terrible. Rushed my tattoo to get to the next person. Tattoo is not straight and they blamed it on me not saying something before he started. What a joke of a business!

BEWARE OF JOSH.I went to this shop for my FIRST tattoo. The place was clean, uncluttered, the front desk staff was friendly and helpful and played with my design until it looked EXACTLY how I wanted. I was so confident and excited. My tattoo was very simple, but involved some straight lines with evenly spaced dots. I impressed, repeatedly, upon the artist how important it was that the lines/dots be very precise. Fast forward, and I looked in the mirror and noticed my lines were thick and not well defined, the dots were all different sized and unevenly spaced. When I didn’t LOVE my tattoo immediately, the artist, Josh, turned into a total punk. He said [direct quote], “fine, if you don’t like it, don’t pay for it. 90 bucks ain’t shit to me.” My vague “concern” morphed into total panic (remember, first tattoo!). This tattoo, which was glaringly half-a$$ed, was permanently on my body and Josh didn’t seem to give a crap. Finally, while I was waiting for my friend to have her tattoo finished, another artist pulled me aside and reassured me. He told me, “Don’t worry, give it a couple weeks to heal. It can be touched up. You’d be surprised what can be fixed, etc…” I still wasn’t happy, but I was a lot calmer and extremely grateful to Darius, who was professional and mature enough to recognize the gravity of the situation. If you go here, watch out for Josh. Darius did AMAZING work on my friend.

We had an apt on my bday we had made days in advance and instead of calling us ahead of time we show up and our artist can’t keep the apt. It made me feel my time wasn’t worth anything to them. Very poor way to run a business. VERY DISAPPOINTED! Ended up going to ink down the street, they got us in right away and did a fantastic job on both my husband and I. They clearly wanted our $500.

This place had a good vibe when I first went but it got worse with each visit with everyone seemingly unhappy working there and it felt kind of depressing. My artist Josh was a great guy on the one side but as soon as his friend turned up to hangout in tattoo room, which was every time I was there, Josh changed his attitude and started talking about how much he hates this particular client. Which given the subtle hints and what he did to my tattoo (see below) it was probably directed at me, but even if it wasn’t this is not a good experience, that I was paying for. But the final straw was what he completed the tattoo with. It is either the shape of a smoking pipe or a pair of balls, either way it was terrible. Needless to say I couldn’t trust him as an artist so I left with it as is. Lucky this was easily fixed by an actual professional tattooist who understands how return business and referrals work. Some advice: if you don’t like the client then a) tell them you’re to busy to work on them. b) tell them you like to work in silence. c) get over it, we all work for people we don’t like. It’s business not highschool.

I just had 2 tattoos done here, and 1 three years ago. I love all three of them. The guys that work there are great, not rude or pretentious. I had a complex tattoo done by Darious and he put lots of detail into it, it came out fantastically and he’s really down to earth and a really nice guy. He made me feel really comfortable with him, if I get another tattoo in the future I’d definitely go back to him. If you’re looking to get a tattoo in Aurora, go to the tattoo shop and see him!

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100+ Small Hand Tattoos for Men and Women [2019] – Piercings …

Hand tattoos are for people who want to make a bold statement. Hand tattoos attract more attention than any of the other tattoos you can get, except for maybe a face tattoo. Most often, hand tattoos have Gothic or spiritual designs. You must have a motivation or an inspiration for your hand tattoo before you decide taking one.Lets take a look at some of the best hand tattoos to inspire you in hopefully getting a hand tattoo for yourself!

Scorpion tattoos symbolizepower.

What a cute lemon tattoo!

A simple and unusual tattoo. I love the placement of this safety pin tattoo since it follows the shape of the hand.

A colorful bow hand tattoo can definitely make a statement.

A small flower design on the hand looks so cute, sweet, fresh and very feminine. As much as possible keep the design simple.

Heart tattoosymbolizes love. Show off your romantic side by getting a heart tattoo.

The crown and skull tattoo symbolizes good luck.

Cross tattoos are very symbolic. It can also look striking when combined with other designs.

Small tattoos are preferred by women who do not want to have a huge artwork on their bodies.

Flower tattoos dont have to be big. A small simple flower can look unique and cute.

This is an awesome compass tattoo with feathers.

Star tattoos look cool and nice. Its also the best preference for your first tattoo.

This design also looks great on foot.

Most people would like to have bird hand tattoos since birds are considered as beautiful creatures.

Star tattoos can be placed in any part of the body such as the neck, finger, back, chest, leg and hands.

This is an awesome tattoo of a red flower with tribal vines.

Crown tattoos have various meanings but the most common one is royalty.

If you are not ready to get a sleeve tattoo then why dont you try having a fascinating little piece on your hand.

Panda is one of the most popular animals. Thats whyhaving a panda tattoo is starting to become very popular also. Support the World Wildlife Fun by wearing a panda logo on your hand.

Anchor tattoos are usually associated with ships and the sea. For Christians, it symbolizes strength and stability.

This is a beautiful pirate ship tattoo on the right hand.

Most women prefer small hand tattoos since it will not cause any trouble in their job.

Small tattoos are generally inconspicuous and made of black ink.

Tribal tattoos can also look great on foot.

If you want to have sparkling tattoos then get these shooting black stars on your hand.

This is a nice heavenly tattoo of a black crescent combined with sun rays.

Sometimes a cross tattoo can look cool when combined with other designs.

Paw print tattoos look so simple yet they have deep meanings. They also look elegant especiallywhen placed on the hand.

There are different types of cross tattoo designs such as Irish, Catholic, and Celtic.

When flowers are being associated with vines, the beauty of the tattoo will be enhanced.

A tree tattoo on the hand is quite eye catching.

A pentagram tattoo is usually related to Wicca, a pagan religion.

There are so many choices when it comes to bow tattoos. You are free to create your own unique design.

Tale as old as time.

The sun and moon tattoo is very popular all over the world. The sun gives light during the day while the moon gives light during the night.

Deer tattoos may not symbolize strength yet it represents kindness and gentleness.

Octopus tattoo is very popular among the aquatic animals tattoo.

Spider tattoos have different variations which can be worn by men and women.

Sun tattoos are very significant in our lives because it is the ultimate source of energy.

Octopus tattoos have a variety of designs and it can also be placed in any part of the body.

Butterfly tattoos can either be big or small. The big ones can be placed on the back, chest and arms. The small ones can be placed on the ankles, neck and hands. Are you wondering why the butterfly is upside down? Maybe because its wings wouldnt fit.

Deer tattoos are a representation of being soft and humble.

Bird tattoos can represent a wide array of moods and emotions.

Skulls on a butterfly? Nevertheless, its kinda cool. Looks like an optical illusion.

Small hand tattoos usually have simple designs.

Small animal tattoos can also look good on the forearm and the neck.

In order to design a unique tattoo, you should have a lot of skills and creativity.

Unique tattoos can come from different people all around the world. Sometimes it is inspired by their ideologies in life.

This is a black dragon tattoo that emits fire from the mouth.

If you have a pet then get a paw print tattoo with its name on it.

This red dragon tattoo is done in tribal style.

This cute devil and angel tattoo is done in a doodle style.

This is a creative mouthless pink skull tattoo with cross bones.

The sea horse tattoo looks so cool on the edge of the hand.

Swallow tattoos represent happiness and peace.

Are you afraid of cockroaches?

A sparrow tattoo and twin hearts tattoo.

This tattoo is a representation of aboriginal ancestry.

100+ Small Hand Tattoos for Men and Women [2019] – Piercings …


The Tattoo Runner Live long, Run on, Plant strong

I was born andbred in the coastal town of Bundaberg, Queensland, growing up and living with Mum, Dad and my Sister. Throughout school, I enjoyed all sports and gave everything a crack, especially running.

Upon finishing high school, I was an exchange student in Finland and then completed a year touring Australia in a Youth for Christ band, performing outreach concerts to high school kids and churches. I then returned to Bundaberg for a year and married my love, Tegan. After this, we moved to Brisbane and lived, worked and made music for 5-6 years. I had dabbled a little in long distance running in the past, however it wasnt until around 2007 that I really took an interest in the long run. This was mainly inspired by my Dad, Stewy who had been running marathons and half marathons for close to 10years at that time. I completed my first marathon in Toowoomba at the end of 2007.

At the end of 2007, I was successful in joining the Queensland Police Service, attended the Oxley Academy and was sworn in as a Police officer on the 25th of June, 2008. I was then posted back to Bundaberg, my old stomping ground. Upon returning to work and live in Bundaberg, I washeavily involved in the local community, promoting the Police Service, fitness and generally spreading my love for life through the town.

I had well and truly caught the running bug by this stage and enjoyed the discipline of training and racing. There was to be a slight hiccup along the way though, when in 2009, I found out I had a tumor on my pituitary gland (base of brain) and had to have major brain surgery. This hurdle was tackled one step at a time with my loving family. To get myself back on track, I aimed to and completed a half marathon at the Gold Coast only a couple of months after surgery. Another miracle after the tumour was that Tegan and I had our first child, Pria at the end of that year.

During the time living in Bundaberg, Iloved training with Dad and wanted to organize something big to try and make a difference. Dad had had Prostate Cancer a couple of years prior, so I decided to organize a fundraising run from Bundaberg to Brisbane and back again, thus the creation of Run Man Run. In September 2009, Dad and I ran the distance with our support crew in tow in 21 days, covering just over 500km each in that time.

After this event, my intrigue grew in relation to ultra marathons (any distance further than a standard 42.2km marathon), and particularly ultra trail running. Around this time, I also read Dean Karnazes book, Ultramarathon Man and I was IN! I then began training for and competing in these long long events. I regularly train between 100 200km per week. To date, I have competed in five half marathons, nine full marathons, and over 30 ultra marathons. These ultra events have ranged from 53km to 320k. Some of these have included Coast 2 Kosci, The North Face 100k, a self organised 200mile run to the Sunshine Coast, Glasshouse 100mile run (161km), Buffalo Stamped Grand Slam and over 100k on a track (numerous times) at Relay for Life. I have also completed the Gold Coast Marathon completely barefoot. I have been interviewed for newspapers, been featured in YouTube clips and am a regular guest on the Coach Jeff Podcast.

Upon taking up trail running, someone, somewhere called me The Tattoo Runner. This name caught on (for some reason or another?!) and has stuck ever since.

Another of my passions is a thirst for knowledge in relation to diet and improving my running and health through this channel. I have a growing concern for the welfare of animals and their upbringing. I currently fuel my adventures on a completely plant based diet.

At the start of 2013, I resigned from the Police and decided to explore life and chase the dream. Tegan and I also had our second daughter, Corle. I am now expanding my knowledge of health, nutrition, wellness, looking for more ways to love life and training more than ever. We are living in a beautiful little surfers shack at Bargara Beach, enjoying the sunshine, each others company and life in general. At the end of 2016 one of my long time dreams came true and we started our cafe, The Journey. In a laneway off Bauer St Bargara, that is generally where you will find me if I am not out running!

My addiction to long distance running has continued to flourish and the lure of seeing how far I can go continues to intrigue me. I also have a fascination with the bodys movement and experimenting with different footwear. I have massive goals for my running and desire to continue to push my bodies boundaries. I have many runs I dream of taking part in, both in Australia and Internationally. The continual search and striving for the limits of my endurance continues.

You can follow my blog here to keep up with my adventures, training and other things I am passionate about. You can also read more about my diet here and my achievements to date here. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my tales of adventure and activism!

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Tattoos and Your Mission

Not only are tattoos a defacement of your body, but getting one could affect your ability to go on a mission.

Imagine you are standing outside a beautiful white temple. Its walls and grounds are immaculate. On the lawn near the front door is a painter. He has displays of his art for all to see.

A few minutes later, you see this painter turn around, pull out cans of paint, and start to paint on the walls of the temple. His painting isnt ugly, but it just doesnt belong there. Do you say anything to him? Do you ask him to make his picture bigger and more colorful and offer to pay him for his work? Or do you say, You cant do that! This is a holy temple!?

What would you do if it were your temple? The Apostle Paul said, Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1 Cor. 3:1617).

A tattoo is graffiti on the temple of the body, said President Gordon B. Hinckley.1

Tattoos are permanent. They are not only physically damaging, but through disobedience to the voice of the prophets, choosing to get one causes spiritual damage also. On top of that, something you might not have thought about before is that having a tattoo will affect your application to be a missionary.

When Bobby Collins (name has been changed) sent his mission papers off, he was surprised that he did not get back a large white envelope containing his mission call. Instead, he received a letter from the Churchs Missionary Department asking about his tattoo.

When Bobby graduated from high school, he wasnt sure if he wanted to go on a mission. He moved away from home to work, and he liked the independence of not having his parents around all the time. At about the same time, his best friend and his cousin both got tattoos. That kind of lowered my guard, he says.

Bobby had always been good at art, so he designed his own tattoo. He knew tattoos were discouraged by the Church and that his mother wouldnt like it, and before he went to get it, he asked his brother what he thought about it. His brother had some good advice. He said, Life already gives us so many scars. Why would you want another one?

But Bobby had already made up his mind. Six weeks and 700 hard-earned dollars later, he had a huge tattoo all the way up one leg. It was really painful. It was bloody, he remembers. And getting one made it easier to think about getting more. He didnt get any more, but after strengthening his testimony of the gospel, he did decide he wanted to serve a mission.

As painful as getting his tattoo was, the pain of regret that Bobby felt was much worse. He was very worried about whether or not he would be able to serve a mission. He wanted to get the tattoo removed but couldnt afford to. He worried what his future spouse and children might think of it.

That letter from the Missionary Department scared me a lot, Bobby says. My biggest fear was that this one thing was going to hold me back from serving a mission.

Bobby had to do what the Missionary Department asks all missionary applicants who have tattoos to do. On his original application he told them a little about his tattoo. The letter he received later requested a few more details, including an explanation of when and why he got it and where it is located on the body as well as a description or photograph of it. He was also asked to describe how he felt about it.

When a missionary candidate with a tattoo applies, General Authorities review each case and decide whether that candidate will be allowed to serve a mission. Some cannot.

Bobby did receive his mission call. He is grateful to be a missionary and sorry that, now a representative of the Lords Church, he once decided to get a tattoo.

For some missionaries, having a tattoo means being assigned to serve in a place where their tattoo is either culturally accepted or to a colder climate where long sleeves, and tights for women, will cover their tattoos. A tattoo can limit not only where you can serve, but, depending on its content and your feelings about it, it could also determine whether you can serve at all.

I just hope people will follow President Hinckleys counsel, Bobby says. I know that he is a prophet of God. If he says its important, then its important.

Bobby has some counsel of his own too, the same counsel his brother gave him: Even though we can be forgiven through the Atonement, why do something else thats going to leave us scarred?

You are a child of God. Your body is His creation. Would you disfigure that creation with portrayals of people, animals, and words painted into your skin?

I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you. I believe the time will come when it will be an embarrassment to you. Avoid it. We, as your Brethren who love you, plead with you not to become so disrespectful of the body which the Lord has given you. President Gordon B. Hinckley, A Prophets Counsel and Prayer for Youth, Liahona, Apr. 2001, 37.

Inna Prokopenko is a registered nurse and licensed master aesthetician in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has attempted to remove many tattoos in her years of work. Here is some of what Inna has to say about tattoos:

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Chapter 23: Alma 14

As Church members became proud, their negative examples became a stumbling-block to those who did not belong to the Church (see Alma 4:912; 39:11). President GordonB. Hinckley related the story of a young man who faced terrible odds to learn about the gospel because of the way Church members treated him:

He was not a member of the Church. He and his parents were active in another faith.

He recalls that when he was growing up, some of his LDS associates belittled him, made him feel out of place, and poked fun at him.

He came to literally hate this Church and its people. He saw no good in any of them.

Then his father lost his employment and had to move. In the new location, at the age of 17, he was able to enroll in college. There, for the first time in his life, he felt the warmth of friends, one of whom, named Richard, asked him to join a club of which he was president. He writes:

For the first time in my life someone wanted me around. I didnt know how to react, but thankfully I joined. It was a feeling that I loved, the feeling of having a friend. I had prayed for one my whole life. And now after 17 years of waiting, God answered that prayer.

At the age of 19 he found himself as a tent partner with Richard during their summer employment. He noticed Richard reading a book every night. He asked what he was reading. He was told that he was reading the Book of Mormon. He adds:

I quickly changed the subject and went to bed. After all, that is the book that ruined my childhood. I tried forgetting about it, but a week went by and I couldnt sleep. Why was he reading it every night? I soon couldnt stand the unanswered questions in my head. So one night I asked him what was so important in that book. What was in it? He started to read where he had stopped. He read about Jesus and about an appearance in the Americas. I was shocked. I didnt think that the Mormons believed in Jesus.

On a subsequent occasion this young man and his friend were traveling. Richard handed him a Book of Mormon and asked that he read it aloud. He did so, and suddenly the inspiration of the Holy Spirit touched him.

Time passed and his faith increased. He agreed to be baptized.

That is the end of the story, but there are great statements in that story. One is the sorry manner in which his young Mormon associates treated him.

Next is the manner in which his newfound friend, Richard, treated him. It was totally opposite from his previous experience. It led to his conversion and baptism in the face of terrible odds (in Conference Report, Apr. 2006, 6263; or Ensign, May 2006, 5960).

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The U2 Tattoo Project | The U2 Conference

The U2 Tattoo Project is documenting and curating U2 tattoos and the stories behind them.

When you think of bands like The Beatles, The Who or The Rolling Stones, a dominant icon emerges in your mind: the elongated type and fretboard-like T of the Beatles, the arrow-protruding o of The Who, the lips and tongue of the Stones. But what comes to mind when you think of U2? The hand-brushed grunge script from Achtung? The bold, red Block Gothic face of War? The Joshua Tree silhouette? U2 has become an iconic band with no consistent icon, but rather a history of transient visual identities that embody their eras and represent different emotional experiences for fans.

In the absence of an official logo or singular, long-running, uniform mark, how do U2 fans brand their love for the band? The U2 Tattoo Project aims to study U2 fan tattoos in terms of popular U2 iconography and lyrics, examine the connections between favorite albums and tattoos, and explore what happens to U2s visual identity as it passes into the hands and onto the bodies of fans.

Have a tattoo? Submit via our survey. Follow the project on social media: U2 Tattoo Project on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

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Are Adam Levine’s Tattoos Sending Us a Secret Message?

In retrospect, it seems the Maroon 5-fronted halftime show for Super Bowl LIII (pronounced “Leeeee!”) was specifically calibrated to my most obscure interests. Exhibit A: Big Boi appeared dressed like Weezy Jefferson. I stan.

Exhibit B: instead of making an actual statement, Levine & co wrote inspirational words on lanterns and set them loose in the darkness and that’s the kind of deeply ironic Insta-influencer scam that I live for. They’re so close to making flower crowns and handing out mason jars full of wishes.

The list of words includes such literal bon mots as Forgive, Laugh, Cry, Express, Soften, Dance, Stand and Kneel in case you have some spare throw pillows lying around that need bedazzling.

And finally, Exhibit C: during the halftime show Adam Levine, who has managed to manifest the energy of that dude you hook up with every year when you go home for Thanksgiving but whose friend request you will not accept, did a sexy lil strip show and revealed his very complicated Prison Break tattoos.

The strip show took up most of the show as Levine was wearing many layers, including a sports coat, a track jacket, and a tank top that looks like the arm chair in your dentist’s office.

When he finally got his Magic Mike on he revealed the ever-growing collection of tats on his chest, arms, neck and torso.

Levine, whose sexiness can best be described as “Skeet Ulrich-y,” has been adding tattoos to his body for years, to the point where he now sort of looks like the little suggestion chart they hand you at a tattoo parlor when you don’t know what you want. “I’ll have a Levine 6 please, in red.” “Ah, the swooping eagle, an elegant choice, madam.”

Levine, who has a tattooed lion jumping out of his pubis like a metaphor I refuse to think further about and also will never stop thinking about, kind of looks like the person whose body holds all the secrets on a season of True Detective. I feel like I need a dictionary, a stack of old newspapers with reports on mysterious crimes, and the advice of an drunk local medium to decipher it.

Cut to the montage of me with thousands of pictures of Adam Levine pinned to my conspiracy board (to go with the thousands of pictures of Adam Levine pinned to my thirst board). I’m pacing in the room, I’m chain-smoking, I’m yelling at the sky, I’m definitely going to get a Golden Globe for this. Suddenly, I stop and stare at the frontman from Maroon 5’s naked torso, I circle a couple of tattoos, scribble some words on a piece of paper, and then turn one image upside-down. Suddenly I see it: the solution to the mystery, the identity of the killer, and the formula for time travel. They’ve been right in front of me this whole time. “My God, you brilliant monster,” I mutter as I dash out the door, hoping it’s not too late. The camera pans down to reveal the words I’ve scribbled on the paper. It reads “Forgive, Laugh, Cry, Stand, Kneel.” Case closed.

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Ariana Grande hand tattoo: Pop star’s tattoo says "BBQ Grill …

In celebration of her new hit single, “7 Rings,” pop star Ariana Grande got a new tattoo on the palm of her hand, paying homage to the song and its music video. The star said she had the phrase “7 rings” tattooed in Kanji, a Japanese style of writing. But it actually spells “BBQ Grill,” as some of Grande’s Japanese fans quickly pointed out.

The two characters separately mean seven () and ring (), but together “” means Shichirin, the name for a small charcoal grill.Amazon offers several for sale. The combined characters roughly translate to “7 wheels” not “7 rings.”

Looks like Grande’s tattoo was well-meaning, but she ended up with a grill on her hand.

An image of the tattoo was shared on the official Ariana Grande Japan Twitter page. In the caption of the photo, Grande writes, in Japanese, “Everybody thinks this is not my hand, but it really is my hand.” It wasn’t the strange-looking hand some fans had a problem with, it was the tattoo fail.

Many fans replied to the tweet with corrections and photos of Shichirins.

While the photo remains on the star’s Japanese Twitter account, it was removed from her Instagram, Kotaku reports. Grande’s caption stated that the characters on her hand were an abbreviation of “7 rings.” In the video for the single, the title of the song is written in both Kanji and English.

Despite the epic “7 rings” tattoo fail, the song has been extremely successful. “7 Rings” debuted at No. 1on Billboard’s Hot 100chart.

According to Nielsen Music, “7 Rings” also debuted at number one on theStreaming Songschart with 85.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending January 24. That’s the second-biggest streaming week ever for a song by a female artist. The biggest week went to another Grande hit, “thank u, next,” which drew 93.8 million streams, Billboard reports.

The success of the song speaks to Grande’s global popularity. She may have gotten some flack on Twitter, but many people tweeted words of support for the pop princess. “I’m more than happy [with the tattoo] because it’s kanji,”one fan wrote in Japanese.

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Infamous Studio

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Established in 2004, Infamous Studio is built on over twenty five years of international tattooing experience.In providing high quality custom and classic tattooing we have earned a solid reputation within our local and the international tattoo community.With our professional and knowledgeable staff and unique environment we work hard to deliver the goods for a lifetime of satisfaction.

State regulated hygiene standards are maintained.

* Please Note; You must come in to make appointments, we dont provide price quotes via telephone or email. We prefer face to face interaction.

We are located on the island of Sdermalm in Stockholm, in the SoFo area- bars, restaurants, cafes, shopping and artsy shit.

Our doors are open to the serious collector & novices alike.

Most work and consultations are done by appointment, however we can often be caught for a drop-in.

Come as you are, we’ll help you change that!

– Please arrive on time for your appointment.- It is recommended to rest well and to of eaten prior to your appointment.- It is not recommended to bring a bunch of friends with you when you get tattooed, only you can come into the working areas.- If you have children it is best that they dont accompany you when you are to be tattooed.- We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, bring ID.- We do not tolerate drunks or people otherwise intoxicated.- You must give 48 hours notice to change or cancel you appointment in order to receive a refund of your booking fee. Our time is as valuable as yours.

Leave a bandage on until the following morning or 8-12 hours.Remove bandage & wash thoroughly warm water & mild soap.Gently pat dry with clean towel. Do not re-bandage.Clean tattoo with water 2 or 3 times throughout the 1st day.Use soap only if necessary.Do not apply any lotion/cream for the first day-the tattoo must have air.

For the next 7-14 days with clean hands lightly apply perfume free lotion/cream 2-3 times daily.You can use less, but not more.The tattoo must not feel wet or dry.Continue as above until healed.

Your tattoo will scab & peel lightly.It will be in the colors of the tattoo & look similar to fish food as it flakes off- this is completely normal.

-WHILE YOUR TATTOO IS HEALING-Do not pick at your tattoo! Picking and scratching at your tattoo will damage it!

Do not sunburn, sauna, swim or exercise strenuously with your fresh tattoo.

No wool, polyester or tight fitting clothing directly against your new tattoo.

Do not listen to tattoo experts in bars or on the street.


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