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Jan
22

Modesty – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to glorify God in [our] body, and in [our] spirit (1Corinthians 6:20; see also 1Corinthians 6:19).

If we are unsure about whether our dress or grooming is modest, we should ask ourselves, Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lords presence? We might ask ourselves a similar question about our language and behavior: Would I say these words or participate in these activities if the Lord were present? Our honest answers to these questions may lead us to make important changes in our lives. Prophets have always counseled us to dress modestly. This counsel is founded on the truth that the human body is Gods sacred creation. We must respect our bodies as a gift from God. Through our dress and appearance, we can show the Lord that we know how precious our bodies are.

Our clothing expresses who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we and others act. When we are well groomed and modestly dressed, we can invite the companionship of the Spirit and exercise a good influence on those around us.

Central to the command to be modest is an understanding of the sacred power of procreation, the ability to bring children into the world. This power is to be used only between husband and wife. Revealing and sexually suggestive clothing, which includes short shorts and skirts, tight clothing, and shirts that do not cover the stomach, can stimulate desires and actions that violate the Lords law of chastity.

In addition to avoiding clothing that is revealing, we should avoid extremes in clothing, appearance, and hairstyle. In dress, grooming, and manners, we should always be neat and clean, never sloppy or inappropriately casual. We should not disfigure ourselves with tattoos or body piercings. Women who desire to have their ears pierced should wear only one pair of modest earrings.

Like our dress and grooming, our language and behavior are expressions of our character. Our words and actions can have a profound influence on us and on others. We should express ourselves through clean, positive, uplifting language and in actions that bring happiness to those around us. Our efforts to be modest in word and deed lead to increased guidance and comfort from the Holy Ghost.

We should avoid the filthy language and the casual, irreverent use of the Lords name that are so common in the world, and we should withstand any temptation to participate in extreme or inappropriate behavior. The irreverent nature of such language and behavior impairs our ability to receive the quiet promptings of the Holy Ghost.

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Jan
22

The Body, a Sacred Gift – ensign – lds.org

When you look into a mirror, what thoughts run through your mind about your body? If you experience a flood of disparaging thoughts, you are far from alone. Recent studies find that approximately 63 percent of women and 50 percent of men in the United States are dissatisfied with their body and view it negativelystatistics that are reflected in the Latter-day Saint community.1

In my practice as a psychologist, I have seen talented, righteous Latter-day Saint women who despise themselves because their bodies do not look like what they see in movies or magazines. Many say they are no good unless they look good. Other clients have been so seduced by pornography that they view the body as a thing to be consumed and exploited. Often they eventually feel duped, trapped, and degraded themselves, since along with a loss of respect for the body and for others comes an inevitable loss of respect for oneself.

The world teaches that bodily appearance determines individual worth and desirability. The more ideal ones body type, the greater ones worth and the greater ones chances of leading a happy, fulfilling life. Those without ideal bodies are often criticized or ignored, while those with ideal bodies are sought after, envied, or given authority.

Is this the way God intends us to regard our bodies? In the scriptures God reveals a perspective on the body that is radically different from that of the world. The scriptures and other revelations offer unparalleled truths about the body that free us from worldly ideas and practices that weigh us down.

One foundational gospel truth about the body is the principle that having a physical body is a godlike attributeyou are more like God with a body than without. Our religion stands virtually alone in believing that God has a tangible body of flesh and bone and that our bodies were literally created in His likeness. In the Pearl of Great Price we read that in the image of his own body, male and female, created he them (see Moses 6:89). To become as God is requires gaining a body like He has and learning to correctly comprehend and use it. Those who chose not to follow God in the premortal state were denied mortal bodies. The Prophet Joseph Smith stated that Satans lack of a body is a punishment to him.2

The body then is necessary for progression and for obtaining a fulness of joy. Having a mortal body indicates that you chose righteously in the premortal state. Inherent in the mortal body are powers and capabilities that enable you to continue to progress toward godhood. The body is not merely a mobile unit for the head nor a carnal vexation for the spirit, as some believe. Rather, it is an integral, powerful component of the soul, for the spirit and the body are the soul of man (D&C 88:15). Being privileged to know about the literal embodiment of God and the progressive nature of the body gives us a rare vantage point from which to comprehend and enjoy its tremendous capabilities.

A second truth the scriptures offer about the body is the clarification of its nature as a sacred gift from God. Though in mortality we will all die, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we will all be resurrected and united with our bodies forever (see 1 Cor. 15:22). Indeed, one of the essential purposes of Christs Atonement was to give us the opportunity to overcome death. In sharp contrast to the worlds definition of a perfect body is our belief in a perfected bodya body together with a spiritthat has overcome both physical and spiritual death. A perfect or perfected body can ultimately be obtained only through Jesus Christ.

The scriptures warn us not to trifle with sacred things and to be wary of treating the body disrespectfully. Alma asks:

Can ye lay aside these things, and trample the Holy One under your feet; yea, can ye be puffed up in the pride of your hearts; yea, will ye still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world?

Yea, will ye persist in supposing that ye are better one than another[?] (Alma 5:5354).

Such scriptures beg us to consider how we regard our bodies. If you become preoccupied with manipulating or adorning your body, for what purpose are you using your gift? If you do not properly care for your body, to what extent are you limiting your gift? If you use your body in direct opposition to the commandments of God, what ends will your gift serve? The scriptures ask a pointed question: What doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? The sobering reply is Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift (D&C 88:33).

The purpose of the body is to help us learn, progress, serve, and glorify the Giver of the gift: God. Too often, however, people mistakenly presume that the body is intended to glorify the self. Disrespecting our body in any mannerflaunting it, disparaging it, participating in immoral behavior, or neglecting itconstitutes rejecting the gift. A wise and loving God counsels us instead to be grateful for our body and to become a wise steward of it.

To become a grateful and wise steward of the body often requires giving up something worldly to gain something heavenly. For some, such an offering may include giving up a quest to become model-thin, while for others, it may include giving up excessive grooming habits and the wearing of costly or immodest apparel. For still others, it may include giving up the short-term pleasures of overeating, the avoidance of proper exercise, or the viewing of others bodies as objects for self-gratification. With such forsaking of worldly practices come tremendous spiritual gains. Realizing and following the truth about the body brings freedomfreedom from the tyranny of vanity, fashion, envy, superficiality, self-criticism, backbiting, the ill effects of overeating or undereating, lust, pornography, substance addiction, tattooing, and a host of other forms of worldly weight and oppression. Developing an understanding of the true purpose of the body enhances our ability to use our agency, to progress, and to find joy.

Another truth the scriptures teach about the body is that it is a temple (see 1 Cor. 6:19). A temple not only is sacred, but it also radiates light and truth.

When the Lord sent the prophet Samuel to anoint a new king from among the sons of Jesse, Samuel saw one of the eight sons of Jesse named Eliab and assumed, based on Eliabs physical appearance, that he was to be anointed king. But the Lord informed Samuel that his judgment was mistaken and counseled him to look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7).

We must learn, as Samuel did, that the body and the person are not to be judged using worldly criteria. A persons worth is not dependent upon his or her appearance. What makes a temple precious is what it allows us to learn and to do. Many buildings are outwardly beautiful, but only within the temple can the splendor and magnificence of Gods eternal truth and promises be found. Likewise, the worth of the body is great in the sight of God, but the preciousness of the body comes from what it allows us to learn and do and from what it radiates from within. We must enable our temple-bodies to radiate the light, love, and truth of Christ. Alma asks: Have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? (Alma 5:14). A Christlike countenance that radiates truth, charity, and hope constitutes true beautybeauty in the eyes of the ultimate beholder, God. True beauty comes from who and what an individual is. Such divine beauty is felt more than it is seen and is not bound by culture, age, or other worldly criteria.

Because he was denied a mortal body, Satan understands all too well how precious bodies are. He seeks to confuse and tempt us to misuse the body or even to reject it so that we might be miserable as he is (see 2 Ne. 2:27).

Ways of mistreating the body abound in all cultures. Amid such influences, treating the body properly requires deliberate thought and effort.

If you find yourself preoccupied with the appearance of your own body or those of others or if you struggle to feel at peace with your body, you might ask of God what you can do to remedy this. If you ask this question with real intent, the strength and assistance you need can be given to you through the scriptures, the Holy Ghost, and other means. Our Father in Heaven will help us with the struggles we face with our mortal bodies. He created us and our bodies and pronounced all that He had made as very good (see Moses 2:31).

If your struggle is particularly significant and you have a problem such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, morbid obesity, or substance addiction, you may require assistance from mental health or medical professionals. However, seeking to understand the divine nature of the body and accepting the healing that comes from that understanding are the most powerful means by which you can overcome worldly weight associated with the bodywhether that weight is physical, ideological, emotional, or behavioral.

As Satan would conspire to have you be discontent with and disrespectful of your own and others bodies, God will inspire a different view. Through the Atonement, Jesus Christ can heal your mind and heart concerning your body, if you so choose. As you treat your own and others bodies in a manner consistent with the scriptures, your vision of the body will be transformed. You will recognize the illusions of the world, and you will experience a release from worldly views and practices. Faith in these principles about the body shall help make you whole.

These suggestions can aid you in helping your children develop a healthy body image:

Teach your children that God values us because of who we are, not how we look.

Help your children understand the differences between the worldly perspective on the body and the gospel perspective.

If your children criticize anothers appearance, teach them that this behavior is inconsistent with gospel teachings.

Teach your children that God created our bodies to help us be able to progress and become like Him. Ask them to identify what their bodies allow them to learn and do.

Teach your children that we can show God we appreciate our bodies by caring for them and using them as they were intended.

Leaving the Garden of Eden, by Joseph Brickey, Joseph Brickey, may not be copied

He Is Risen, by Del Parson, may not be copied

Photograph of Memphis Tennessee Temple by Rick Fisher

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Jan
19

The Best Tattoo Shop, Studio & Artists in Patong, Phuket …

When we say Celebrity Ink tattoo studio, it doesnt get any bigger than this. After the massive success of our most famous flagship studio in Patong beach, Phuket, Thailand, we now have total two shops in Phuket; Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Pattaya, Bali, New Delhi, Surfers Paradise, Southport and various locations throughout Australia.

Celebrity Ink is the biggest tattoo brand in the world thanks to a large number of highly-skilled licensed and best tattoo artists who provide best tattoo designs at reasonable prices. Celebrity Ink also won 1st place in the Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo Sydney along with countless International awards as being the most famous tattoo shop in the world. We have been featured on Channel 7, 9 and 10 in Australia, U.K, N.Z and NBC America whilst tattooing a few famous celebrities.

Australian-owned brand is just about the best tattoo shop there is, and started its life here in Phuket, Thailand. And now with branches in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Kata & Otop, Kuta Bali, New Delhi, Melbourne Highpoint, Melbourne Central, Surfers Paradise, Southport , Coomera and Brisbane.

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Jan
19

Carvilles – Tattoo Studio

About Carvilles

We come from a family of tattooists who have been tattooing for nearly 35 years. Carville’s is a family shop with a clean and light image with a wide range of designs and also we pride ourselves on our custom work and portraits.

We provide cutting edge body art specialising in tattooing, tattoo removal and body piercing. We also offer a range of designs in every colour and style as well as body piercing to complete the look.

We keep a photographic and online record of our designs which include birds, tigers and dragons as well as intricate tribal designs,

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular as people like to express themselves with art.Humans have been marking their skin permanently for thousands of years as a decoration, a reminder, a memory or even a warning.

Whatever it means to you, whether you just want your ears pierced or favour something more adventurous, Carville’s is the perfect choice.

If you are a new or existing customer you have to pay a NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT to book an appointment. It is a minimum of 30for each hour of tattooing you book.For minimum charge tattoos it is at least a 20 deposit required.

If you need to re schedule your appointment you have to give a minimum of 3 days notice and the deposit will be kept until the re scheduled appointment.

Please do not book an appointment if you are uncertain if you can make it or not to save disappointment as you will lose your deposit if you have to cancel or dont turn up.

No deposit = No appointment

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Jan
19

$80 Tattoo Vs. $875 Tattoo

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Jan
18

Military Tattoo Policy When Joining a Branch of the Military

Another recurring line of questioning in future military personnel is the issue of tattoos. We live in an era that emphasizes the importance of expression that takes on the form of what previous generations considered mutilation. Whether or not that kind of accusation holds any weight is normally left up to the individual.

But for those joining the military, its a different story. Although there exists a long history between the military and tattoos, all U.S. military branches have standards about where, what, how much, and how many their members can have prior to

enlistment, and during service. These regulations ensure that all personnel maintain appearance standards for the given branch, much in the same way each branch maintains standards concerning uniforms and uniform appearance. In addition, as it applies to the content of the artwork, military regulation on tattoos is also in place to minimize the establishment of unnecessary divisions or senseless conflict between service members.

As is often the case, each branch has its own definition of what amount of ink is acceptable, as well as the content and location. During MEPS, recruits will be given a full physical to verify that he or she is fit for duty. During this time, you will be looked over by a military doctor, who will assess if your artwork violates any of the military tattoo policy.

Navy Tattoo Policy

According to Navy regulations, enlistment standards are based on four criteria,

Content:Obvious as it may seem, the navy doesnt want its sailors walking around covered in images of swastikas, gang signs, or anything else that might jeopardize unit cohesion. Basically, if a tattoo pisses people off, or has the potential to piss people off because its considered divisive, incendiary or extreme, the navy doesnt want it.

As an extension, if its generally considered obscene, or explicit (sex, drugs, violence, rock n roll, and all that), its also violating policy. Get it covered up with something else if youre serious about joining.

Location: The second criteria in tattoo policy, as long as content is approved, is the location. As mentioned, the U.S. military is pretty big onappearance(why do you think every mishap/accident is identified as a training exercise when it ends up on CNN?). If a tattoo cant be covered up by standard uniform items, then it is considered excessive and the candidate is ineligible unless a waiver is procured. In short, tattoos on the head, face, neck, and sleeved arms are considered against tattoo policy. For many, this waiver is generally not hard to get, especially if you are demonstrating persistence and giving the military ample reason to believe youd be a quality recruit.

Size: Every branch, the Navy included, has at least one short sleeved uniform. As such, the navys policy on tattoo policy on the arms is pretty straightforward, albeit conservative: a tattoo should be no larger than your open hand. All others will require a waiver for entrance.

Cosmetic: I dont know many males who have ended up needing to pay attention to this regulation, but the Navy does allow cosmetic tattoos. Eyebrow tattoos in place of natural eyebrows are acceptable, provided that they are naturally colored and not purple, pink, etc and otherwise draw unnecessary attention to the future recruit. Lipstick tattoo standards are similar: if it complements the individual and is natural colored, its considered acceptable.

Army Tattoo Policy

According to somewhat recent changes in Army regulations, tattoo policy is slightly more relaxed than the Navys policy although both were previously identical. Tattoos in the Army are now considered okay on the hands and back of the neck as long as they are not extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist. (Unfortunately, this has recently been changed as per Army Regulation 670 1, reverting back to a hand tattoo prohibition. For those with hand tattoos, waivers are still an option. The process can be initiated by your recruiter, with finalization occurring at the Pentagon)

As for the rest, heres what is against the armys tattoo policy:

-Anything anywhere thats considered extremist, indecent, sexist or racist. Like what? Racial slurs, masochistic garbage, things of that nature.I wont cite examples here, but you get the idea.

-Tattoos associated with groups known to engage in extreme behavior or propagate any kind of racial, gender, ethnic, etc intolerance or hatred. (KKK, Black Panthers, PETA, Nazi tattoos, etc)

-Sexist tattoos related to a philosophical stance that degrades others based on gender.

If youre enlisting in the army and happen to have tattoos that are in violation of the armys tattoo policies, like the Navy, you may request a waiver from your recruiter. Chances are pretty good that a counseling session will be in order if its approved, though. And while a commander cantordera soldier to have a tattoo removed, chances are good your chain of command would recommend it.

Marine Tattoo Policy

Unlike the Armys progressively relaxing policies, Marine tattoo policy only appears to be getting more restrictive. In 2010, the Marines added a few specifics to existing regulations with the aim of getting realigned with their traditional values; in a nutshell, the new revisions specify how much ink is too much ink in order to maintain an appearance of high standards of professionalism.

The following are considered unacceptable:

-Nothing new to the table here: anything considered sexist, racist, extremist, vulgar, eccentric, or otherwise offensive is prohibited.

-No ink is permitted on thehead, neck, hands, fingers and wrists. But also now prohibited are full, 1/2, and 1/4 sleeves (if visible in issued PT [physical training] gear) and tattoos on the inside of the mouth. Tattoos visible in the PT uniform must be no larger than Marines hand.

-Enlisted Marines who had sleeves prior to the revision, while they can still be promoted and continue service, are no longer eligible for enlisted-to-officer conversion programs, recruiting duty, or Marine Corps Security Guard duty.

-Tattoo bands, either partial or full,are authorized for enlisted Marines, as long as they occupy a maximum of 1/4 of the arm or leg.

Air Force Tattoo Policy

As a part of Air Force uniform regulation, airmen are expected to adhere to the militarys strictest tattoo policies, which require members of the Air Force to pay for tattoo removal out-of-pocket, at a location other than DoD facilities. If an airman opts to keep the prohibited tattoo/s, it could result in it could result in disciplinary action; anything from reprimand to administrative separation. Prior to joining the Air Force, candidates for enlistment will be expected to have excessive tattoos removed.

-Again, anything considered generally offensive (racist, sexist, etc), as with all other branches will prevent enlistment, unless a waiver is procured.

-The Air Force defines excessive as any tattoos covering more than 25% of the exposed body part, and go to great lengths to describe the process of determining whats excessive in great detail here (p22)

-Cosmetic tattoos are also acceptable when joining the Air Force, at least for women. Like the Navy, they must be moderate, and look natural to be considered acceptable for enlistment.

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Jan
16

Athens tattoo parlor provides free cover-ups to survivors …

When walking into 3 Ravens Tattoo and Piercing, the first thing that strikes you is how bright everything is. Light beams filter through the windows, falling across potted plants adorning the various work stations, and sketches hang on the walls, showing customers the types of artwork they could have on their body.

Jim and Devon Mellor, a married tattoo artist duo at 3 Ravens, have cultivated the space to be a place where their clients feel comfortable. Recently, their clientele has expanded to include survivors of sex trafficking, who are offered the free service of covering tattoos or brandings they were forced to get.

Jim Mellor and his wife Devon Mellor opened 3 Ravens Tattoo & Piercing one year ago in Athens, Georgia. The couple will cover up sex trafficking victims tattoos free of charge. (Photo/Ashley Soriano)

For these Athens tattoo artists, helping sex trafficking survivors cover tattoos they received while being trafficked helps survivors move forward in their lives.

According to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Partners for Vulnerable Youth, sex trafficking victims are sometimes forced to get a tattoo that indicates they belong to a certain pimp.

These marks carry through long after someone is lucky enough to be liberated from that life, Devon said. Its the last thing that someone whos struggling to go from being trafficked to get on their feet is going to have money for or put money toward.”

The most common tattoos are crowns, roses, names and even barcodes, Jim said. The tattoos tend to be on victims wrists or necks.

In the past, men and women have come to the Mellors to cover tattoos. During the tattoo process, they often share their story with the artists.

They were not forthcoming with it until you have them in the chair and kind of talk with them for a while, and then it comes out what [the tattoo] really is, Devon said.

Jim Mellor gives a tattoo on December 9, 2018, in his tattoo shop in Athens, Georgia. Jim Mellor and his wife Devon Mellor opened 3 Ravens Tattoo & Piercing one year ago and will cover up sex trafficking victims tattoos free of charge. (Photo/Ashley Soriano)

For Devon, providing free cover-up tattoos is her way of supporting survivors and help them move on from this part of their lives.

Its like therapy, Devon said. Its a physical expression of a lot of the emotional stuff thats going on inside their head that cant get out. Its a very physical, visual transformation.

Jim has seen this as a life-changing experience for some clients.

[The mark] takes away someones self-value … and when you take the tag away, everything changes, Jim said.

Covering up the marks is typically finished in one setting, Devon said. This allows the survivors to only have to go through the experience once, which may make a tattoo cover-up more appealing than a tattoo removal.

Jim and Devon were approached by Jennifer Davidson, an Athens resident and employee at Hortons Drug Store. After reading a journal article about the marks sex trafficking survivors receive, Davidson reached out to the Mellors hoping they could provide cover-ups.

Jim Mellor gives a tattoo on December 9, 2018, in his tattoo shop in Athens, Georgia. Jim Mellor and his wife Devon Mellor opened 3 Ravens Tattoo & Piercing one year ago and will cover up sex trafficking victims tattoos free of charge. (Photo/Ashley Soriano)

The Mellors were happy to help when Davidson approached them.

Davidson now helps those looking for tattoo cover-ups find 3 Ravens she said her background in forensic interviewing has helped by her with this.

In the course of earning this certification, Davidson learned about volunteer crisis counseling and assisting with live sexual assault exams of children and adults.

To Davidson, one of the most important things right now is getting the information out. She plans on reaching out to the police department, local sexual assault center The Cottage and homeless shelters in the area to let them know about 3 Ravens service.

Jim Mellor and his wife Devon Mellor opened 3 Ravens Tattoo & Piercing one year ago in Athens, Georgia. The couple will cover up sex trafficking victims tattoos free of charge. (Photo/Ashley Soriano)

Its very dark and disheartening to think that these things happen around us. But its important for us to know as a community that they do happen around us, Davidson said.

As far as Davidson is concerned, Athens is ready to help survivors.

We are gifted with this community of Athens … there is something of beauty and value in each person who lives here, no matter how or where theyre living,” Davidson said.

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Jan
16

The Snooty Fox Tattoo Parlor – 70 Photos – Piercing – 3606 …

Specialties

Our shop specializes in many tattoo styles. From traditional,neotradironal, Japanese , and black and Grey. Our goal is to always make everybody feel welcome in the shop. Where we take your ideas and discuss all the options to make your tattoo perfect for you

Established in 2017.

I started the Planning the build out of the Snooty fox tattoo Parlor in July 2017. I wanted a shop that made everyone feel welcome and look a little different from other shops I have been to. I wanted a shop that was welcoming to everyone to get tattoos and piercings done. A customer service driven shop. Where you always come first. So after a lot of hard work with help I opened the Snooty fox august 1, 2017

I moved to Arizona from Lincoln nebraska where I learned how to tattoo and pierce. I have lived in the valley since 2010. I have always wanted to start my own shop to run things the ways I wanted to. Taking care of the customer and helping them get the tattoo or piercing they are looking for . So me and my fianc Naomi planned out and got the Snooty fox up and running.

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Jan
15

Best Kansas City Tattoo Artists | 30+ Top Shops Near Me

Featured Kansas City Artists

There are a lot of fantastic tattoo shops that you can go to in Kansas City, but if youre looking to go to one that gets a ton of raving reviews and everyone seems to respect, you might want to check out Ink Parlor. Whats great about Ink Parlor is that they have a number of experienced artists that all bring something different to the table, allowing them to help just about anyone that comes through their doors. Its also a larger shop, so you will never feel cramped which is definitely a big deal when you are sitting in a chair getting inked for an extended amount of time.

Ink Parlor will be a great choice for a lot of people who live in or visit Kansas City, but its not necessarily going to be the right shop for you. Thats because everyone has their own needs from the tattoo shops that they visit. For example, you might not be comfortable in smaller spaces so you will want to be sure that you find a place that is open so you can be as relaxed as you possibly can when youre getting your tattoo made. You can take a look at pictures of different tattoo shops online, but you do want to physically visit the places youre most interested in.

Instead of researching tattoo shops, you might instead want to search around for some of the more popular tattoo artists in the Kansas City area. Some of the highest-rated tattoo artists in city are Troy Butner, Brennan ORourke, Rhett Johnson, Julio Morales, Noah Holtman, and Megan Mac Wheeler. And those are just some of the best ones; Kansas City actually has a lot of the top talent in Missouri. If you look these artists up, you will see that they have a ton of great reviews and that they have been able to create cool styles that have helped them to stand out over the years.

When looking for a tattoo artist in Kansas City, you should focus on finding one that you can get along with and who also happens to have a style that you think will work well with your design. That might seem like a tough task, but these days you can simply look up portfolios from most of the tattoo artists in Kansas City to get a feel for the types of tattoos that they like to make and their overall talents. Doing that extra little bit of work can definitely up your chances of finding the right tattoo artist to make your design.

On the overall, Kansas City is a fantastic place to be if you are looking to get a tattoo. There are dozens of highly regarded shops in the area and just as many experienced and talented artists to choose from. As long as you spend some time to find a shop that meets your needs and find an artist who has a style that you like, chances are you will end up loving the look of the tattoo you eventually get.

Here are some of the best Kansas City tattoo artists and shops according to our research. If you think we should add anyone to the list or if you see anything that should be edited, contact us by clicking here

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Tattoo Profile: Professional Tattoos by Noah Holtman of K.C. Ink in Kansas City Missouri. Hit me up to make your appointment today.

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Tattoo Profile: Sink Or Swim Tattoo is located in the heart of downtown Kansas City Missouri near the Sprint Center. Open since 2012 we specialize in everything from traditional American and Japanese to black and grey realism to make sure that you get the tattoo you want.

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Tattoo Profile: Our customers are the canvases for our artwork, so we take you, your ideas and experience at our shop seriously. Drop by to check out our shop, meet the artists and see the work be done in person or you can just check us out on Facebook to keep up with whats happening around A1.

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Tattoo Profile: Freaks On Broadway is a full-service tattoo and piercing shop located in the historic Westport district. Whether you want Japanese, traditional graphics or cover ups for existing tattoos. We can provided the style that you are looking for.

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Tattoo Profile: Dragonfly Tattoo Studios is not your typical tattoo shop. We offer a bright, clean, and safe environment to service all your tattoo needs. Here, you wont find a lot of bells and whistles but you will find good honest people, some good conversation, and you will get an awesome tattoo. Its just that simple!

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Tattoo Profile: In comparison to the typical experience found at most street level tattoo shops, The Mercy Seat offers a truly unique tattoo studio ambiance with pressed-tin ceilings, vintage light fixtures, and outside lettering reminiscent of vaudeville posters. Instead of finding a lobby filled with flash from ceiling to floor, our lobby is home to The Mercy Seat Gallery showcasing original works by nationally known artists.

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Tattoo Profile: One of the most talented Tattoo shops In KCMO. Conveniently located just off of 435 and Holmes. Featuring talented, state-licensed artists and body piercers. We are dedicated to making sure your tattoo or piercing is done in a safe, sterile, comfortable environment. Here, you can see artist portfolios and samples of some of the top notch work our artists have done. Contact us to book an appointment to talk to one of our tattoo artists about what we can do for you or feel free to e-mail if you have questions about our Tattoo studio. Tattoos should be a true work of art and we can help you get the results you are looking for.

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Tattoo Profile: Custom Tattoo Studio located in the beautiful West 39th Street neighborhood near KU Med. Walk in consultations are recommended for appointments unless you live a far distance from from Kansas City.

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Tattoo Profile: Kansas Citys first class, high energy tattoo shop. Walk ins are welcome for any and all of your tattoo and piercing needs. From sophisticated Japanese work to Traditional Americana, tribal, black and gray, or full color. Our super friendly staff can accommodate any design or piercing for you.

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Tattoo Profile: Windhorse was established by Mark Galloway in 2010. We are a private tattoo studio specializing in custom tattoos. We host monthly First Friday gallery shows open to the public.

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Tattoo Profile: For 40 years now Jack has carried the title of the original Illustrated Man. He has honed his craft over the decades to become a household name in the region synonymous with great quality workmanship and customer service.

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Great Shall Be the Peace of Thy Children – Gordon B …

The young men here tonight have received some wonderful counsel. I hope they have listened well and that their lives will be touched for good as a result.

I have chosen to speak to the fathers. You already know what I am going to talk about. Your wives have reminded you that this will be my subject tonight. I told them so at the Relief Society conference two weeks ago. I may say some of the same things to you that I said to them. I remind you that repetition is a law of learning.

Now, this is a subject which I take very seriously. It is a matter with which I am deeply concerned. I hope you will not take it lightly. It concerns the most precious asset you have. In terms of your happiness, in terms of the matters that make you proud or sad, nothingI repeat, nothingwill have so profound an effect on you as the way your children turn out.

You will either rejoice and boast of their accomplishments or you will weep, head in hands, bereft and forlorn, if they become a disappointment or an embarrassment to you.

Many of you are in this meeting with your sons. I compliment you most warmly. I also compliment them. Both of you are in the very best of company. I am so proud of so many of our youthboth boys and girls. They are bright. They are self-disciplined. They take the long view. They have their heads on straight. Tonight they are in the place where they ought to be. Some are singing in this choir. They are seated in congregations across the world. They are serving missions. They are struggling through school, forgoing present pleasures for future opportunities. I admire them. I love them. And so do you. They are our sons and daughters.

I hope, I pray, I plead that they will continue on the path they are now following.

But sad to say, I am confident there are some of our young men who have slipped and are slipping into the foggy swamp of immorality, drugs, pornography, and failure. I hope they are a minority among their peers, but even the loss of one is too many.

Fathers, you and their mothers have a responsibility you cannot escape. You are the fathers of your children. Your genetic pattern is forever etched in their genetic code.

While we are in this meeting, some of them, I am satisfied, are out cruising the town. They or their friends have cars to drive. In many cases their fathers bought them. They have handed them the keys and told them to have a good time.

They want to do something exciting. They think that wish is not satisfied with wholesome entertainment. They are drifters, looking to do something that will make them feel macho.

My officer friend told me recently of two young men in the backseat of a police car, handcuffs about their wrists. They had started out innocently enough that evening. Four of them in a car went about looking for excitement. They found it. Soon there was a fight. Then the police cars converged. The boys were detained and handcuffed.

These were good young men. They were not of the kind that go to the jailhouse periodically. The mother of one of them had said to him before he left home, Bad things happen after 11 oclock.

He had quickly learned the meaning of that statement. He was embarrassed. He was ashamed to face his mother.

I told the Relief Society of secret underground drug parties that go by the name of Rave. Here with flashing lights and noisy music, if it can be called that, young men and women dance and sway. They sell and buy drugs. The drugs are called Ecstasy. They are a derivative of methamphetamine. The dancers suck on babies pacifiers because the drug makes them grind their teeth. The hot music and the sultry dancing go on until 7:30 of a Sunday morning. What does it all lead to? Nowhere. It is a dead end.

Now there has developed another practice in this search for something new and different and riskier. They choke one another. Boys choke girls until they pass out. At a local school the other day a girl with a health problem was choked until she was unconscious. Only the speedy action of paramedics saved her life.

Are boys involved in such ridiculous practices aware of the fact that their prank may lead to a charge of manslaughter? If that should happen, their lives would be ruined forever.

If they want to get involved in pornography, they can do so very easily. They can pick up the phone and dial a number with which they are familiar. They can sit at a computer and revel in cyberspace filth.

I fear this may be going on in some of your homes. It is vicious. It is lewd and filthy. It is enticing and habit-forming. It will take a young man or woman down to destruction as surely as anything in this world. It is foul sleaze that makes its exploiters wealthy, its victims impoverished.

I regret to say that many fathers themselves like to hear the siren song of those who peddle filth. Some of them also work the Internet for that which is lewd and lascivious. If there be any man within the sound of my voice who is involved in this or who is moving in this direction, I plead with you to get it out of your life. Get away from it. Stay away from it. Otherwise it will become an obsession. It will destroy your home life. It will destroy your marriage. It will take the good and beautiful out of your family relationships and replace these with ugliness and suspicion.

To you young men, and to the young women who are your associates, I plead with you not to befoul your minds with this ugly and vicious stuff. It is designed to titillate you, to absorb you into its net. It will take the beautiful out of your life. It will lead you into the dark and ugly.

A recent magazine article contains the story of a 12-year-old girl who got hooked on the Internet. In a chat room she met an admirer. One thing led to another until the discussion became sexually explicit. As she conversed with him, she thought he was a boy of about her own age.

When she met him, she found a tall, overweight gray-haired man. He was a vicious predator, a scheming pedophile. Her mother, with the help of the FBI, saved her from what might have been a tragedy of the worst kind (see Stephanie Mansfield, The Avengers Online, Readers Digest, Jan. 2000, 100104).

Our youth find this tempting stuff all about them. They need the help of their parents in resisting it. They need a tremendous amount of self-control. They need the strength of good friends. They need prayer to fortify them against this flood tide of filth.

The problem of parental direction of sons and daughters is not new. It is perhaps more acute than it has ever been, but every generation has faced some aspect of it.

In 1833 the Lord Himself rebuked Joseph Smith and his counselors and the Presiding Bishop. To the Prophet Joseph He said in language clear and unmistakable, as He had said to others:

You have not kept the commandments, and must needs stand rebuked before the Lord;

Your family must needs repent and forsake some things, and give more earnest heed unto your sayings, or be removed out of their place (D&C 93:4748).

Specifically what brought about these rebukes, I do not know. But I do know that the situation was serious enough and its future fraught with sufficient danger for the Lord Himself to speak with clarity and warning.

I think He likewise speaks to us with clarity and warning. My heart reaches out to our youth, who in many cases must walk a very lonely road. They find themselves in the midst of these evils. I hope they can share their burden with you, their fathers and mothers. I hope that you will listen, that you will be patient and understanding, that you will draw them to you and comfort and sustain them in their loneliness. Pray for direction. Pray for patience. Pray for the strength to love even though the offense may have been serious. Pray for understanding and kindness and, above all, for wisdom and inspiration.

I believe this to be the most marvelous age in all the history of the world. For some reason you and I have been permitted to come on the scene at this time when there is such a great flowering of knowledge. What a tragedy it is, what a bleak and terrible thing to witness a son or daughter on whom you counted so much walk the tortuous path that leads down to hell. On the other hand, what a glorious and beautiful thing it is to see the child of your dreams walk with head up, standing tall, unafraid, and with confidence, taking advantage of the tremendous opportunities that open around him or her. Isaiah said, All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children (Isa. 54:13).

So lead your sons and daughters, so guide and direct them from the time they are very small, so teach them in the ways of the Lord, that peace will be their companion throughout life.

I mentioned to the Relief Society women several specific things that they ought to teach their sons and daughters. I repeat them briefly, perhaps in different language.

The first is to encourage them to develop good friendships. Every boy or girl longs for friends. No one wishes to walk alone. The warmth, the comfort, the camaraderie of a friend mean everything to a boy or girl. That friend can be either an influence for good or an influence for evil. The street gangs which are so vicious are an example of friendships gone afoul. Conversely, the association of young people in church and their mingling in school with those of their own kind will lead them to do well and to excel in their endeavors. Open your homes to the friends of your children. If you find they have big appetites, close your eyes and let them eat. Make your childrens friends your friends.

Teach them the importance of education. The Lord has enjoined upon this people the responsibility to train their minds that they may be equipped to serve in the society of which they will become a part. The Church will be blessed by reason of their excellence. Furthermore, they will be amply rewarded for the effort they make.

I read from a clipping I made the other day: The latest Census information indicated the annual wage for someone without a degree and no high school diploma stood at little more than $16,000 nationally [in 1997]. The jump wasnt much higher for a high school diploma$22,895 annual average income. As the level of education increases, however, so does the span. The holder of a bachelors degree earned, on average, $40,478 that year. Finally, the holder of an advanced degree typically bumped up their annual earnings by more than $20,000 to a nationwide average of $63,229, according to [these] Census figures (Nicole A. Bonham, Does an Advanced Degree Pay Off? Utah Business, Sept. 2000, 37).

Teach your children self-respect. Teach them that their bodies are the creation of the Almighty. What a miraculous, wonderful, and beautiful thing is the human body.

As has been said here tonight, Paul, in writing to the Corinthians, declared: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1 Cor. 3:1617).

Now comes the craze of tattooing ones body. I cannot understand why any young manor young woman, for that matterwould wish to undergo the painful process of disfiguring the skin with various multicolored representations of people, animals, and various symbols. With tattoos, the process is permanent, unless there is another painful and costly undertaking to remove it. Fathers, caution your sons against having their bodies tattooed. They may resist your talk now, but the time will come when they will thank you. A tattoo is graffiti on the temple of the body.

Likewise the piercing of the body for multiple rings in the ears, in the nose, even in the tongue. Can they possibly think that is beautiful? It is a passing fancy, but its effects can be permanent. Some have gone to such extremes that the ring had to be removed by surgery. The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve have declared that we discourage tattoos and also the piercing of the body for other than medical purposes. We do not, however, take any position on the minimal piercing of the ears by women for one pair of earringsone pair.

Teach them to stay away from drugs. Thats been spoken of eloquently here. I have already spoken about Ecstasy. Do you wish your children to have the peace of which Isaiah spoke? They will not know peace if they get involved with drugs. These illegal substances will take away their self-control, will seize upon them to a point where they will do anything, within or outside the law, to get another dose.

Teach them the virtue of honesty. There is no substitute under the heavens for the man or woman, the boy or girl who is honest. No false words besmirch his or her reputation. No act of duplicity colors his or her conscience. He or she can walk with head high, standing above the crowd of lesser folk who constantly indulge in lying, cheating, and who excuse themselves with statements that a little lying hurts no one. It does hurt, because small lying leads to large lying, and the prisons of the nation are the best proof of that fact.

Teach them to be virtuous. There is no peace to be had through sexual impurity. Our Heavenly Father placed within us the desires that make us attractive to one another, boys and girls, men and women. But with that urge must be self-discipline, rigid and strong and unbending.

Teach them to look forward to the time when they may be married in the house of the Lord as those who come to the altar free from taint or evil of any kind. They will be grateful all of the days of their lives that they were married in the temple, worthily, under the authority of the holy priesthood.

Parenthetically, a word to you men.

Watch the tides of your lives that you do not become enmeshed in situations which lead to sorrow, regret, and, eventually, divorce. Divorce has become so common all around us. There are so many who violate the solemn covenants they have made before God in His holy house.

Brigham Young once said: When people are married, instead of trying to get rid of each other, reflect that you have made your choice, and strive to honor and keep it, do not manifest that you have acted unwisely and say that you have made a bad choice, nor let any body know that you think you have. You made your choice, stick to it, and strive to comfort and assist each other (Deseret News, 29 May 1861, 98).

A divorce, when all is said and done, represents a failed marriage.

So many men become chronic critics. Rather, if they would look for the virtues in their wives instead of looking for their failings, love would bloom and the home would be secure.

Teach your children to pray. There is no other resource to compare with prayer. To think that each of us may approach our Father in Heaven, who is the great God of the universe, for individual help and guidance, for strength and faith, is a miracle in and of itself. We come to Him by invitation. Let us not shun the opportunity which He has afforded us.

God bless you, dear fathers. May He bless you with wisdom and judgment, with understanding, with self-discipline and self-control, with faith and kindness and love. And may He bless the sons and daughters who have come into your homes, that yours may be a fortifying, strengthening, guiding hand as they walk the treacherous path of life. As the years passand they will pass ever so quicklymay you know that peace which passeth all understanding (Philip. 4:7) as you look upon your sons and daughters, who likewise have known that sacred and wonderful peace. Such is my humble prayer, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

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