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  1. Outdoor Dining, Salons, and More to Reopen – SF Weekly — January 27, 2021
  2. #Balancetontatoueur: one of the accused tattooists files a complaint against the Instagram account which wanted to break the omerta – Inspired… — January 27, 2021
  3. The Trafford creative hub still managing to inspire in lockdown – Messenger Newspapers — January 27, 2021
  4. Irish booksellers have record year as lockdown helps boost sales – The Irish Times — January 27, 2021
  5. Who is Carl Woods? Katie Prices boyfriend and former Love Island star – The Sun — January 27, 2021

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Jan
27

Outdoor Dining, Salons, and More to Reopen – SF Weekly

Literally overnight, Californias long winter stay-at-home order has come to an end. Citing favorable projections for ICU capacity around the state, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the order that shuttered nearly every business and activity, and reinstated the color-coded reopening plan from the fall.

With the city back in purple tier, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced that outdoor dining, personal services like barbers and tattoo parlors, and indoor personal training can resume on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Just keep in mind, this is not an open door to let our hair down and do whatever it is we want to do, Mayor London Breed said at a press conference on Monday. Lets keep doing what were doing. Lets keep being smart about wearing our masks and who we interact with.

The new rules will also allow the San Francisco Zoo and other outdoor activities like miniature golf to resume. Outdoor gatherings with members of up to three households (maximum 12 people) are now technically permitted. Grocery stores, retail stores, outdoor gyms and other businesses and activities will be allowed to increase their capacity.

Restaurants in Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Santa Clara counties are permitted to open for outdoor dining immediately.

These changes come as San Francisco ramps up its vaccine capacity. The first of three planned mass vaccination sites, at City College, is now up and running. Healthcare providers in the city have received 127,000 doses, and administered 59,000, according to DPH director Dr. Grant Colfax. Still, the city has far fewer doses than it needs, with supply on pace to run out as soon as next Wednesday.

While COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been declining in San Francisco, both figures are still close to all-time highs. The public health situation is far worse in Southern California and in the Central Valley, where ICU capacity remains at 0 percent. However, official projections suggest that in four weeks, ICU capacity in every region of the state will be back in the double digits.

Newsoms abrupt policy change comes as the governor faces a recall effort, powered in large part by people opposed to the states strict COVID-19 restrictions.

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Jan
27

#Balancetontatoueur: one of the accused tattooists files a complaint against the Instagram account which wanted to break the omerta – Inspired…

the essential A few months ago, a young woman, tattoo artist in Paris, created a page on Instagram, Balance your tattoo artist, with the aim of identifying testimonies concerning insults, mockery or alleged assaults during meetings at a tattoo artist. Since the creation of this account, the languages are loosened.

The Instagram account Balance your tattoo artist, created by a Parisian tattoo artist last year, has given itself the mission of breaking the omerta that reigns in tattoo parlors. He is now the subject of two complaints.

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The young woman, who asked to remain anonymous, had launched this account at the end of 2020 on the social network in order to denounce the inappropriate remarks, violence or sexual harassment that occurred during meetings with tattoo artists. She had indicated to the Dpche du Midi to have received hundreds of testimonies of embarrassing, uneasy, hurtful situations and even acts of sexual violence.

She also assured that investigations were underway and that alleged victims had initiated legal proceedings.

Contacted by us, she says that these complaints have not yet been filed. Filing a complaint is a complicated process especially in this type of business, it is not my role to put pressure, slips the young woman.

The lawyer of one of the tattoo artists targeted by several publications posted on the account Balance ton tattooeur contacted the Dpche du Midi. The latter told us that he has also initiated legal proceedings. This Tuesday, January 19, 2021, I filed, on behalf of my client, a complaint with the constitution of civil party before the dean of the investigating judges of Paris for acts of insults and public defamation against X and a complaint in the hands of the public prosecutor against the creator of the Instagram account and against all his co-authors and accomplices for harassment and cyber-harassment , details the Parisian lawyer.

According to him, his client was neither contacted nor interviewed by any police service whatsoever and even less criminally convicted for any offense. The tattooist targeted by certain comments published on this Instagram account denies having committed any criminal offense whatsoever and intends to pursue all slanderous and defamatory denunciations made by others.

Since the creation of this account, Internet users have been divided on this subject. Many have expressed the lack of good judgment on the part of clients who find themselves in uncomfortable situations on the pretext that you just have to leave the room or go away if you feel in danger. They also add that if there has been abuse, it is not on social networks but in front of the police services that it must be reported. Conversely, others applauded the approach of the tattoo artist behind this account allowing people to tell embarrassing or even insulting situations and thus change behavior.

Faced with these testimonies, tattooist associations confirm that they do not offer a code of ethics recalling good practices. These abuses must exist, inevitably, but no one wrote to us about it. And is it our role to make a charter?, Asks Tin-tin, president of the National Union of Tattoo Artists (Snat) in a published survey by our colleagues from Release.

In response to these various accusations, as the newspaper notes, some tattoo parlors have decided to launch their own ethical charter, benevolent and intolerant of discrimination. In Bordeaux for example, the contracts of the resident tattoo artists of the Sibylles salon stipulate that the service provider undertakes not to make any offensive racist, sexist, grossophobic, transphobic , at the risk of seeing his services canceled immediately. .

To date, it is difficult to accurately assess the number of tattoo parlors in France. According to the National Union of Tattoo Artists, they are between 4,000 and 5,000. One thing is certain: they are more and more in demand: according to an IFOP survey carried out in August 2018, 17% of French people have at least one tattoo , or more than 8 million people. Six years ago, they were only 5 million.

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Jan
27

The Trafford creative hub still managing to inspire in lockdown – Messenger Newspapers

DESPITE lockdowns, Richard Evans, the Creative Industries Officer at Creative Industries, Trafford (CIT) has overseen several successful events.

A former freelancer with Redeye, the photography network and the much missed Design Initiative, he joined CIT in 2006, for a while doing all three jobs together.

The organisation, which has a staff of four, exists to support artists careers and develop their creative skills. It plays a key role in the culture of Greater Manchester and beyond.

Richard said: CIT is the artist development strand for Waterside Arts who hosted our latest successes the Northern Lights Writers Conference and Puppet Masters Animation Conference.

The first, a digital version of their annual writers conference, delighted their audience.

One of the positives was that we were able to feature international guests who were no longer required to fly.

We were delighted with our key note speakers.

He said that the conference was a mixture of an author interview with Heather Morris, who wrote The Tattooist of Auschwitz, creative workshops and a writers panel.

It had also enabled individual writers to get advice. Another success was the on line Puppet Masters Animation event.

Richard said:We were able to feature two prominent international guests from the animation world.

They were Phil Tippett, the stop motion artist for RoboCop, Star Wars and Jurassic Park and Georgina Hayns, the animation supervisor on Kubo and the Two Strings and ParaNorman.

There was also a workshop from Francesca Berlingieri Maxwell. She is a UK production designer who has worked with Tim Burton, Wes Anderson and Aardman Animation.

Thanks to awards from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation their team of Puppet Wranglers were still devising ways to bring the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive project to audiences again.

COVID safe rehearsal space for has been provided for some theatre makers.

I love working with artists and my team, said Richard.

CIT are funded by Arts Council England, Trafford Council and the Governments Culture Recovery Fund.

The Writers Conference can be re-visited free at Divergehub.org.

For information about Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, see cosgrovehallfilmsarchive.co.uk.

See also creativeindustriestraffod.net.

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Jan
27

Irish booksellers have record year as lockdown helps boost sales – The Irish Times

Covid restrictions: social distancing at Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin last May. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The Covid-19 pandemic contributed to a stellar year for the Irish book trade in 2020, with sales and revenue higher than at any time since the days of the Celtic Tiger.

Lockdown helped boost Irish publishers and bookshops to sales of 161.5 million, a figure surpassed only in 2008, and a 14 million increase on revenue in 2019, according to Neilsen BookScan.

Sales are all the more impressive as bookshops, where the bulk of books are still sold, were closed for months last year; April, during the first lockdown, saw the lowest ever recorded book sales for a single week. This was countered by 21 weeks of double-digit percentage increases on the same weeks in 2019, suggesting that customers were buying in bulk when they had a chance.

A total of 13.1 million books were sold in the year as a whole, almost a million more than in 2019, an increase of 7.8 per cent. The average price paid for a printed book went from 12.11 to 12.31, the highest since 2007.

The five top-selling books of 2020 all outsold the top-selling book of 2019. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, written by Charlie Mackesy and published by Ebury Press, was Irelands overall bestseller, with 67,926 copies sold, just ahead of Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens, which sold 63,200 copies. This compares to the top-selling book in 2019, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris, which sold 41,627 copies that year.

Seven books sold more than 40,000 copies, more than every year apart from 2009.

The top-selling Irish book, at number three, was Champagne Football, by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, about John Delaney and the Football Association of Ireland. It sold 49,000 copies.

Old Ireland in Colour, by John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley, sold 48,000, more than any other Irish hardback. It was also the only book to earn more than 1 million in 2020.

Home Stretch, by Graham Norton (46,000), Beyond the Tape, by Marie Cassidy (41,000), Normal People, by Sally Rooney (40,000), Code Name Bananas, by David Walliams (39,000), The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (34,00), and Guinness World Records 2021 (34,000) made up the top 10.

Books published in Ireland sold 2.3 million copies in total, bringing in 32.1 million in revenue. About a third of sales came from school textbooks and study guides.

The leading six Irish titles were all trade nonfiction, helping that sector to grow 19.9 per cent in value and 11.2 per cent in volume for the year. The largest nonfiction category for Irish books was autobiography.

The same five publishers make up the top of the list as in 2019, with four of those growing their sales in 2020. Penguin Random House increased its share to 20.1 per cent of market value, with growth of 12.5 per cent, followed by Hachette, up 18.9 per cent, growing to 12.5 per cent share, and HarperCollins (now including Egmont), with 8.2 per cent of the market and 7.7 per cent growth.

Gill Group represented 5.8 per cent of the overall consumer market (but 29.1 per cent of books published in Ireland), growing 12.3 per cent compared to 2019. Pan Macmillan followed up on 2019, its highest year on record, with only a minor decline, of 0.4 per cent.

Books published in Ireland sold 2.3 million copies, bringing in 32.1 million. About a third of sales came from school textbooks and study guides. The leading six Irish titles were all nonfiction. The largest nonfiction category for Irish books was autobiography, at more than 80 per cent, led by A Light That Never Goes Out, by Keelin Shanley.

Educational publishers suffered, with Edco, Folens and CJ Fallon down about 20 per cent, while Veritas was down more than 58 per cent. Merrion Press, however, had a stellar year, up more than 300 per cent, largely thanks to the success of Old Ireland in Colour.

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Jan
27

Who is Carl Woods? Katie Prices boyfriend and former Love Island star – The Sun

CARL Woods looked for love on Love Island but instead he has hit the jackpot with beau Katie Price.

The pair have been dating since June 2020 and has been very supportive to Katie, 42, while she looks after her ill son Harvey.

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Carl Woods, 31, is Katie Price's new boyfriend and is a car dealer from Essex.

Katie has described him as her "Prince Charming."

Katie split with Kris Boyson in 2019 and Carl and Katie have been dating since June.

Carl has been by Katie's side throughout her ordeal with ill son Harvey and has been hitting back at online trolls.

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He appeared on Love Island back in 2016 - the same series as Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen - as a bombshell on the speed dating task. Sadly, he never made it into the villa.

Before he entered Love Island in 2016 Carl revealed he owns 30 cars including a lamborghini.

He described himself as "charming, confident, game, outrageous and irresistible" adding: "Being a Channing Tatum look-a-like is a bonus to say the least.

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"I get told I look like him a lot."

At the same time, he revealed that Katies former nemesis Jodie Marsh was his "celeb crush" because "she goes to the same tattooist as me", adding: "I want a girl thats able to laugh at herself but equally someone that acts like a girl.

"I dont want a best mate. A girl that makes the best of herself and is classy. And if she could look like Jodie Marsh that would be amazing".

Carl also appeared on ITV2s Killer Camp in 2018.

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Carl has been pals withKatiefor years, but was set up with the mum-of-five by a mutual friend and the pair began dating in July 2020.

"Katie wasnt looking for love or a serious relationship but just weeks after meeting Carl, she fell head over heels for him, a source told The Sun Online.

"Shes surprised how fast they clicked.

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"Hes her ideal man, really: hes got a job and his own money, hes fit, they have a laugh - and she really fancies him.

Carl Woods has revealed how much of a huge fan he was of the former glamour model as a teen.

The former Love Island star, 31, has been dating the 42-year-old since July 2020 and admitted he had posters of her alter ego 'Jordan' plastered around his room.

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In a new interview withCloser, he shared: "Ive known her since I was 15 she just didnt know it then. I had about six posters of her on my wall!

"But its funny because the reality is even better than the fantasy; Katie is a lot more 'me' than the old Jordan would have been.

"Now she isnt drinking and being wild. She has settled down and we enjoy a quiet family life," he continued. "In truth, if Id met Katie a few years ago when she was going through that stage, we wouldnt have worked out.

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Jan
27

Holocaust Memorial Day: The books to read, from The Volunteer to Night – The Independent

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemorated annually on 27 January is dedicated to the remembrance of those who were killed in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and takes place on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwtiz concentration camp.

In recent years the scope has widened to include all victims of genocides, notably Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and China. The latter being the ongoing plight of Uighur Muslims, which is frighteningly similar to the brutal treatment towards Jews during the Holocaust.

It was first honoured in 2001 and since 2005, the day has been supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a charity set up by the government of which Prince Charles is patron.

The day is usually commemorated with a national event that brings together survivors and their families, alongside members of the Royal Family.

Every year a different theme is assigned to HMD, decided by the trust, and this year it is be the light in the darkness. Acting as a call to action, it encourages people to reflect on the depths that humanity can sink to, but also understand the ways both individuals and communities resisted darkness to be the light before, during and after genocide. People are being encouraged to light a candle in their windows at 8pm to remember those who died.

As these past acts of barbarity recede further into history, it will become increasingly more important to recognise the stories that remain, and its up to us to make sure these tales of suffering amid unparalleled devastation, live on.

In honour of the day, take up the mantel of education and remembrance by immersing yourself in these works of fiction and non-fiction, covering the Holocaust, as well as the genocides that followed.

You can trust our independent round-ups. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

At just 15-years-old, Elie Wiesel was taken to Auschwitz and faced the struggles of preserving his identity in the brutal and grossly inhumane conditions. His memoir is based on his experiences as a prisoner and is a terrifying account of the death of his family, the death of his innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. A hard read, but a remarkable one at that.

A heartfelt story of love in a period of sheer darkness. Inspired by Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1942 and forced to tattoo numbers onto the arms of thousands of incoming prisoners, this novel is equal measures remarkable and life-affirming. At times it is almost unbearably poignant, and Morris ability to approach such an emotive subject matter in her debut novel is testimony to her ability.

When Hitler invaded Holland in 1939, Edith was sent to live with a protestant family, changed her name, and survived by posing as a gentile. Based on her teenage diary, wartime letters, and reflections of being an adult survivor this memoir recounts wartime events with poignant detail. Full of love and extraordinary courage, it is a must-read.

Awarded the Costa Book of the Year award in 2019, The Volunteer tells the story of Witold Pilecki, the Polish resistance agent who entered Auschwitz, by choice, feeding vital information back to the Allied forces. Through extensive research and a gripping writing style, former war reporter Jack Fairweather brings to light the life of a true hero and provides a new perspective on the horrors of the final solution to put a stop to the Nazis death camps.

Featuring in the recommended reading list produced by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, this book is semi-fictional debut written by a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Telling the story of seven-year-old Raami, as her world is shattered when the Khmer Rouge takes over during the Seventies. Amid a climate of systematic violence, starvation and forced labour, Raami clings to the only remaining memory from her childhood her fathers mythical legends and poems in order to survive.

Set amid Rwandas genocide, A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali tells the moving and passionate love story of Canadian journalist and a local waitress working at the hotel he resides, Hotel des Mille-Collines. Beyond its walls exists a chaotic society in which millions live in poverty, surrounded by violence and disease. A hard-hitting, but worthwhile read that brings to the forefront the turmoil and terror of Rwandas genocide.

Dave Eggers tells the harrowing story of one of the world's most brutal civil wars in Dafur. In this fictionalised autobiography, we follow the life of a little boy, Valentino Achak Deng, and his journey to safety, along with thousands of others, after his village is attacked. Along the way, he encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, and when he finally resettles in the United States, he finds a life of promise. But, also one of heartache and myriad of new challenges. Moving and suspenseful, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives and experience of millions through one extraordinary man.

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Jan
27

Star Wars: 10 Jedi Tattoos Perfect For Protectors of the Galaxy – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Iconic characters are sure to get a reaction from people passing by, while having lesser-known Jedi icons will allow for a low-key and unique tattoo.

Fans of certain series might show their love of the franchise by cosplaying. Other fans might show their love in a different way. A tattoo is a way for a fan to show their love of something permanently. With the large quantity of media relating toStar Wars, fans of the series have numerous characters and factions they can get tattooed.

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The Jedi are one of these factions, with numerous characters, weapons, and phrases relating to them. Iconic characters are sure to get a reaction from people passing by, while having lesser-known Jedi icons will allow for a low-key tattoo.

The Jedi have a certain symbol, being used to group the faction together. If a certain fan cannot decide a certain character to choose, why not use the symbol to include them all? Even outside of symbolizing the Jedi, the design looks really nicely.

The tattoo was posted on Instagram by @marip.art, including a nice quote about the Jedi. Along with this symbol, anyone wanting tattoos of the series can get the many other symbols ofStar Wars.

Who wouldn't want a tattoo of the lovable alien fromLilo & Stitch? With Disney now owningStar Wars, a Jedi Stitch makes a little more sense. Already being an alien, Stitch fits right in with a Jedi robe and a lightsaber.

The tattoo was made by @classicinktattoostudio on Instagram. It shows Stitch on a floating rock with the symbol of the Jedi in the background. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Stitch cameo in one of the TV shows?

Not every tattoo has to be of a known Jedi. For people who likeStar Warsand whose favorite animal is a fox would enjoy this tattoo very much. The tattoo is a fox head in a Jedi robe, along with a lightsaber and flowers at the bottom.

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Artist@fox.claw posted this tattoo on Instagram, showing their fox creation. A plus for this one is the fox looks like it could actually belong as a Jedi. This tattoo offers for a unique Jedi that almost certainly no one else would have.

This tattoo has another crossover character, this time being Mario. Mario himself has been through a lot through all of his games, why not become a Jedi? The design also lets anyone who is a fan of both series get one tattoo instead of two.

The tattoo was posted by @idlehandstattoonola on Instagram. Mario still has his red hat and overalls, but instead has a Jedi robe over them. He also has a green lightsaber instead of a red one, showing he is a Jedi. Maybe that means Luigi is a Sith?

This tattoo features the head of Yoda, along with the quote'May the Force be with you'. The tattoo is perfect, as it features one of the more iconic Jedi in the series. Along with the quote, it would be no doubt the person who got this tattoo is a fan of the Jedi.

The tattoo was posted by @marques.tattoo on Instagram. The tattoo has details of Yoda, showing the wrinkly skin and the bits of hair on his head. Along with a bit of blue, it'll add a bit of color to anyone's skin.

Fans of Obi-Wan from theClone Warscartoon would enjoy this tattoo most. It features Obi-Wan in the style of the show, also allowing for a few other characters of the show to be added without looking out of place. It could even be used to have a tattoo of Obi-Wan through the many eras he appears in.

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The tattoo was posted by @spell.thief on Instagram. The poster got the tattoo themselves, even saying they can't wait to add Rex and a couple of clones to it.

Ahsoka Tano is the padawan of Anakin Skywalker, appearing inClone Wars ,Rebels,and now The Mandalorian.It should be expected a few fans would want a tattoo of her, but this tattoo offers a unique look. It features Ahsoka with no face and holding her white lightsabers.

The tattoo was posted by @thebellrosetattoo on Instagram, with the tattoo going up someone's arm. This tattoo would be perfect for anyone who is a fan of Ahsoka and her many adventures through the series.

Fans of Obi-Wan want a tattoo of him, but what if he became half cat? Someone could replace the current cat face with one that looks similar to theirs, effectively having a tattoo to honor their cat and Obi-Wan. Plus, who wouldn't want to see their cat as a Jedi?

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The tattoo was posted by @vero.almiron.tattoo on Instagram, giving an idea of what that might look like. The lightsaber dividing the two faces is a nice touch as well. Just think this gives fans a chance to have Obi-Cat on their body.

Having Anakin's lightsaber as a tattoo would be perfect for any fan ofStar Wars. While also featuring the Jedi's lightsaber, Anakin's name is spelled out as the blade of the sword. It is written in Aurebesh, the language featured in the series.

Artist@Aliciavivancos posted the tattoo on Instagram, showing excitement at having the Jedi's weapon on her skin. Who wouldn't be excited for that, especially with the touch of having Aurebesh as the blade?

It would come as no surprise that the Jedi would support the Rebel Alliance. For fans of both groups, thisdesign shows the love for both factions. With the Jedi trying to back a comeback after the defeat of the Empire, this symbol looks like it could have been used.

The design was posted by @joxemaldonado on Instagram, showing two people got the symbol. If someone can't decide which symbol they would rather get, this design offers a safe compromise.

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Brian Winters is a writer and a Star Wars fan from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He grew up watching Star Wars with his father and friends from school. He is currently a student at The University of Southern Mississippi where he works for the school newspaper as a writer, photographer, designer and photo editor. In his spare time, Brian plays video games and reads.

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27

Tribute tattoos: is it wise to honour your beloved in everlasting ink? – The Guardian

Name: Tribute tattoos.

Age: For all time, allegedly.

Appearance: Like graffiti on a flesh-coloured background.

Whats the difference between a tribute tattoo and a regular tattoo? A tribute tattoo is in honour of a specific person, or sometimes a dog. A regular tattoo is just, like, an anchor or something.

You mean in honour of someone dead? No, it might just be your significant other.

Why would you need a tribute to them, if theyre right there? Its supposed to be romantic.

I dont get it. Can you give me an example, preferably involving a celebrity? Certainly. The actor Chris Zylka had Paris Hiltons first name inked on his forearm, in the Disney font, six months before they got engaged.

Seems weird, but I guess its OK if youre getting married. Oh, they never got married the couple split in late 2018.

Sad. Do you have any more recent examples, possibly involving a celebrity I have heard of? Of course. Brooklyn Beckham has just got a new tattoo on the back of his neck in honour of his fiancee, the actor Nicola Peltz.

Whats it like? Its something she wrote to him My forever boy. Read this any time you feel anxious. I want you to know how deeply loved you are underneath a rendering of her eyes, which he already had.

I suppose thats quite sweet. It continued: You have the kindest heart Ive ever met and hope I never go a day without your love.

He must have a very long neck. Sorry, theres more: I think you are so incredible. Just know we can get through it all together if you breathe slow and trust. I love you beyond. Love always, your future wifey.

Ill bet she wishes she had proofread it now. This is Beckhams fifth tribute tattoo in honour of Peltz, so Im sure she checks her spelling these days.

It shows a lot of commitment, and a very high pain threshold. Sadly the celebrity world is littered with tattoos that outlasted relationships: Johnny Depps Winona Forever; comedian Pete Davidsons inked tributes to Ariana Grande; Rob Kardashians former girlfriends name on his chest.

So tribute tattoos are tattoos for people who dont understand that tattoos dont come off? There seems to be a basic misunderstanding somewhere.

A whole-back portrait of a departed dog seems quite sensible by comparison. True a dead pet cant break up with you.

Do say: Hey, I just met you / And this is crazy / But heres my bum where / I wrote this essay.

Dont say: Leave the name blank, mate Ive got a Sharpie for that.

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Jan
27

Jersey Shores Angelina Shows Off Her New Half-Sleeve Tattoo – TheThings

Angelina needed a change and most recently, thats exactly what she did, getting a symbolic tattoo.

The last couple of months have been a rollercoaster for Jersey Shores Angelina Pivarnick. She made the headlines for a serious situation that nobody knew about, according to the reality star, she was harassed at the workplace during her time as an EMT, Every time Id go to work, Id do the sign of the cross before walking in, Angelina revealed on the MTV reality show. It was very hard for me to be in that situation and be the person receiving it. I kept going and I had to say something, I couldnt take it anymore.

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We saw the softer side of Angelina on the show as she revealed some of the details to Lauren Sorrentino. She made mention that it wasnt easy to deal with, especially given that she kept it to herself. Angelina claims the boys just wouldnt understand what she was going through.

Things got worse for Angelina following a fake pregnancy post. Turns out, it was a clickbait tactic, something Angelina is known for. Things got so out of hand that she was forced to disable all comments on her posts. She would even delete the post altogether.

Clearly, she needed a change and most recently, thats exactly what she did, getting a symbolic tattoo.

In order to combat all the recent hate and misfortune, Angelina got herself an Evil Eye tattoo, taking up her entire forearm. The tattoo means a lot to Angelina, I am soooo happy with how my half sleeve is coming @russotattoosnyc @inkcouturenyc !!! My evil eye is Soo detailed and sick!!!! He also fixed my rose and made it more realistic :). Andrew is not only talented but super awesome at cover-ups. If anyone wants some sick work you know who I trust. Call them and say I sent you . I cant wait to finish the rest. Thank you to Andrew and the amazing staff there.

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In addition, hoping for a new beginning, Angelina decided to activate the comments again. Fans were split, with some complimenting her on the new ink, while others still arent letting go of the fake pregnancy post. Pregnancy controversy aside, the tat looks pretty darn good.

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Jan
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Times, They are a Changin’! NH State Police Changes Longstanding Tattoo Policy – wokq.com

A lot of companies and industries have been pretty strict with their tattoos policies. When I worked at Disney World not only were tattoos taboo but you couldn't dye your hair an unnatural color, couldn't wear too much make up, and you could only have one piercing per ear. I'm sorry, the 1950s called, they want their rules back. Thankfully, companies are updating their policies to adapt with the times and I think it's great. There is no correlation between a person's experience and qualifications and the amount of tattoos they have.

According to WMUR, New Hampshire State Police have decided to update their guidelines around arm tattoos in hopes that it encourages recruitment. Applicants with arm tattoos will now be considered but of course the tattoos can't be racist, sexist, or indecent in any way.

State Police Lt. Brendan Davey told the news site that they have turned away some talented folks merely because they had a little ink on their arm that would show in their short sleeve uniform. He goes on to say that many tattoos are patriotic and/or memorialize loved ones they have lost. They shouldn't be punished for that. Tattoos on the neck, face, or hands are still not permitted. I guess Post Malone isn't going to become a New Hampshire State trooper any time soon.

WMUR states that those with arm tattoos will still need to cover them with compression sleeves. Due to social issues and hours, local police departments have noticed a shortage in officer applicants. Truth be told they are in no position to turn away qualified applicants because of something so trivial.

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Times, They are a Changin'! NH State Police Changes Longstanding Tattoo Policy - wokq.com

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