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Oct
23

Watch Jordyn Woods Talk About Her 17 Piercings And 8 Tattoos In This New Video – Women’s Health

Jordyn Woods, 23, is all about standing out from the crowd. "I learned that my individuality is my greatest gift, and no one is me and that is my superpower. And if you don't like something work on it. If you can't change it, love it."

So perhaps it won't surprise you that Jordyn has 17 piercings and 8 tattoos. "That was kind of my guilty pleasure growing up with getting piercings and being rebellious," Jordyn explains.

Even if you've been a Jordyn fan for a while, you may not know about all of her ink. "They're just all more hidden places or small, my biggest tattoo is on my back it's the chakra scale," Jordyn added. "Almost every tattoo I have was out of impulse in the moment."

But just because they were spontaneous, doesn't mean they weren't meaningful.

"My most sentimental tattoo would be the one on my shoulder that says forever in my mom's handwriting," she explained. "And my most recent tattoo is the one on my forearm that says 'what's meant for me will never miss me.'" It was one of two planned tats, and she got it with her bestie. "And, the J on my side was from my father who passed away."

To deal with her grief, Jordyn turned to fitness. "I resorted to working out as my therapy" and journaling, she says. "I was trying to find a way to cope with all the things I was going through. Those two things really helped save my life." (Btw, her new app FrstPlace includes workout guides and exclusive fitness tips straight from Jordyn.)

To learn more about Jordyn's relationship with her body over the years, watch her Body Scan video above.

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Oct
23

MAGNUM To Release Special Album, Dance Of The Black Tattoo, In January – bravewords.com

Its been three years since Magnum brought out The Valley Of Tears - The Ballads, a compilation that focused on the British rock acts quiet, more otherworldly and dreamy side. Three years during which the idea matured to follow this successful release (top 100 of the German album charts) with a companion piece. Dance Of The Black Tattoo has turned into exactly that: a collection of songs that present Magnum exclusively as tough-as-nails rocking and extremely vibrant musicians. What makes this album so special is the fact that Magnum have gone through their impressive archive, looking for rare live cuts and outstanding radio versions and have come up with spirited live recordings and edits that concentrate on the essential components of some of their most accomplished rock numbers. Naturally, guitarist and band mastermind Tony Clarkin has used this opportunity to remaster and update all 14 tracks so that they comply with the state-of-the-art of (sound) technology.

Says Clarkin: There have always been two aspects to Magnum: a slightly more tender and lyrical facet, but first and foremost of course our powerful, rocking side. And thats the element that Dance Of The Black Tattoo documents impressively.

The album kicks off with live versions of "Black Skies" and "Freedom Day", previously available exclusively as DVD bonus tracks on Escape From The Shadow Garden. The perfect launch of this compilation because they present Magnum musically and lyrically from our familiar raw side. The subsequent All My Bridges is a little different in that the music is still heavy, but the lyrics are more poetic, explains Clarkin, whose dynamic guitar style has harmonized perfectly with Magnum vocalist Bob Catleys warm and charismatic voice for almost fifty (!) years.

"On A Storytellers Night", the title track of their 1985 masterpiece, and "Dance Of The Black Tattoo" are another two rare live tracks from the bonus section of Escape From The Shadow Garden, followed by radio edits of their seasonal anti-war number "On Christmas Day" and the fan favourite "Born To Be King" off their classic Goodnight L.A., previously only available on vinyl or for digital download, followed by "Phantom Of Paradise Circus" and "No God Or Saviour", both bonus tracks from Sacred Blood Divine Lies.

Clarkin: To be honest, when I started going through those old masters, I didnt even have Phantom Of Paradise Circus on my radar. I usually start working on new material about four weeks after the release of an album, so occasionally a song may sink into oblivion although it has a lot of substance and class. Such as Phantom Of Paradise Circus. I really love that number and am happy that it is getting the attention it deserves at last.

"Your Dreams Wont Die" and "Twelve Men Wise And Just" are two live bonus tracks which first featured on Lost On The Road To Eternity, before "Show Me Your Hands", "Not Forgiven" and "Madman Or Messiah" three previously unreleased radio edits from the still topical studio recordings Lost On The Road To Eternity (2018) and The Serpent Rings (2020) round off the new release.

Sometimes its not easy to shorten a carefully balanced composition for the radio, but in these three cases it worked really well, reckons Clarkin.

Talking of working well: Naturally the artwork of Dance Of The Black Tattoo was designed by Magnums tried-and-tested cover artist Rodney Matthews, who always succeeds in translating the special ambience of the British rock groups albums into atmospheric images and colours.

Clarkin: This time it was easy really: I called Rodney, told him the album title and he sent me this absolutely fascinating artwork. I bet our fans will love his little masterpiece.

Having said that, Clarkin is sure to win this kind of bet for the whole of Dance Of The Black Tattoo.

Dance Of The Black Tattoo will be released January 8 via Steamhammer/SPV as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, special CD/LP bundle with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream. Links below:

- General pre-order - Steamhammer exclusive bundle with shirt - Digital

Tracklisting:

"Black Skies" (live) "Freedom Day" (live) "All My Bridges" (live) "On A Storytellers Night" (live) "Dance Of The Black Tattoo" (live) "On Christmas Day" (radio edit) "Born To Be King" "Phantom Of Paradise Circus" "No God Or Saviour" "Your Dreams Won't Die" (live) "Twelve Men Wise And Just" (live) "Show Me Your Hands" (radio edit) "Not Forgiven" (radio edit) "Madman or Messiah" (radio edit)

(Photo - Rob Barrow Photography)

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Oct
23

14 Incredibly Inspiring Breast Cancer Tattoos – Prevention.com

For the past 40 years, October has been a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. And contrary to popular belief, 85% of people who are diagnosed do not have a family history of breast cancer.

A study published earlier this year revealed that Black women are 42% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. Early detection and advances in medicine are key to improving survival rates.

As of 2020, there are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. Many people have transformed their challenging experiences into beautiful body art. Its a permanent way to pay tribute to your fight or that of someone else. So, we rounded up a few breast cancer tattoos to get you inspired. Whether your breast cancer awareness involves getting tested, donating to survivor funds, or receiving treatment, we must never lose hope for a cure.

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Oct
23

One man’s heartwarming journey of getting tattoos with strangers – Your News Now

After a Toledo man was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer, he decided hes going to leave his mark on the world by having the world leave a mark on him.

Getting a matching tattoo with someone is quite the expression of having a strong bond with that person, but Don Caskey of Toledo is showing how getting matching tattoos with strangers is his way of leaving a lasting impression on those around him.

I feel like Im taking memories with me when I go, and Im leaving memories here with people when Im gone, says Caskey.

It started as a small gesture with Caskey asking the people closest to him to get matching tattoos after learning about his cancer. He says, I cant take anything with me when I go, what I got is a terminal illness, so why not ask some close friends and family members to get a matching tattoo with me?

The tattoos lead to conversation starters with strangers and soon enough, people he had just met started getting matching tattoos with him.

Ive posted that online, now Ive got hundreds if not thousands of people throughout the country and other countries too want tattoos with me, says Caskey.

Caskey was recently in Lima to meet up with some people from Facebook to get tattoos and came across Arianne Rufuss friend request. He messaged her that he was at a tattoo shop in town and asked if she was up for the experience.

And almost immediately Im like, yes, I will definitely get a tattoo with you, says Rufus.

The two decided on a tattoo which combined both of their astrological signs, Pisces and Virgo, and even got each others name tattooed.

Rufus continues, It wasnt like oh my goodness should I get his name or should I not. It was just like, this is something thats going to leave a mark on him and a positive impact on people around us. It was no second guessing.

Caskey says he has gotten around 50 tattoos since he started this journey and each tattoo has a story to tell. The meaning behind the tattoos goes so much further than whats on the surface.

Its been a huge heartwarming experience and amazing to me because I never expected it to go viral like its going, but it just shows me that people are more good than bad, says Caskey.

He says he has several tattoo appointments booked in the near future, and is even getting matching tattoos virtually with a person from England in the beginning of November.

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Oct
23

Heres what its like to get a tattoo during the coronavirus pandemic – Houston Chronicle

Somewhere in Wyoming while riding in the passenger seat of a Subaru Outback, I decided to get a vacation tattoo.

I know, I know. A tattoo? In the coronavirus pandemic?

For me, the key to a decision like this was calculating and managing the risk factors to decide how to keep myself and the people in my pandemic bubble as safe as possible.

Only one of the seven tattoos I currently have was planned. The others, like all the best things in life, were spontaneous, or I was bored that day.

Eight years ago, I was fired from being an assistant for not being the right fit. The next day, I had a blue heart tattoo on my back. In 2018, I was hanging with friends in Austin when one said she was too scared to get tattooed alone. Now, I have a thick outline of my Jeep, Lucille, on my left arm. Last Thanksgiving, I was so jazzed after watching Knives Out that I decided to get a jellyfish tattoo, signifying resiliency.

On RenewHouston.com: Coping with a pandemic through Healing Touch

For this newest tattoo, the strong feeling was 2020, pandemic-induced depression and a need for normalcy. And the only therapy I knew would work, even if it was only temporary, was a date with a tattooing needle.

My friend and I both tested negative for COVID-19 in the days before our cross-country road trip. Over the course of four days, we drove through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho before arriving at our destination in Spokane, Wash.

We were masked at every stop from Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo to a buffalo sighting at Yellowstone National Park. In every hotel, we wore masks and sanitized our hands frequently in the lobbies, elevators and hallways. We called in to-go orders at restaurants and stayed distant from other people and their dogs at dog parks.

By the time we made it to Spokane, I was ready to explore the city and find an artist who would tattoo a monarch butterfly on my left tricep. It was another small piece of what will eventually be an incoherent, but interesting, sleeve of tattoos.

I found a shop with experienced artists who all had their own style. When we arrived, the doors were locked and a sign read: Knock hard for service. We knocked, and a masked tattoo apprentice opened the door and asked that we use hand sanitizer before he sent out an artist to meet us in the foyer.

The artist, Royale, scheduled a 1 p.m. appointment for the following day; he laid down their COVID-19 safety precautions, which included masks, hand-washing, and the allowed number of people in the shop at any given time. I estimated the appointment would require at least two hours.

Full disclosure: the artist did not wear a mask for the entire appointment. But I did.

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We shared limited contact tracing information, which means he told me that he is masked at all times in public and I told him about our trip and my general pandemic principles.

The tattoo process is different for everyone; some people love the way they look, but hate the pain. I, on the other hand, appreciate the feeling of a needle on my skin and trading stories and memories with the artist.

This time, the proximity of another human is what made the experience enjoyable. It reminded me how much I missed the feeling of closeness with strangers at the mall, in an airport, in a mosh pit because of necessary social distancing and isolation.

I learned that he had been tattooing for more than 20 years, and lived through the worst of the tattoo trends: culturally-appropriated kanji symbols, barbed wire, lower-back stamps and phrases in Old English. The current trend is neck and hand tattoos for 18-year-old suburban kids, he told me with an annoyed smirk.

The butterfly was bloody and irritated when he was finished, but he packaged the fresh ink with surgery tape to keep it from scabbing and flaking. I tipped him well, thanked him for the laughs and walked out.

When I returned to Houston, I scheduled an appointment for another COVID-19 test. I had no symptoms, but knew that I could still be infected given my travels.

It came back negative. And the butterfly is stunning.

julie.garcia@chron.com

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Julie Garcia is a features reporter at the Houston Chronicle focusing on health, fitness and outdoors.

Originally from Port Neches, Texas, Julie has worked as a community journalist in South Texas cities since 2010. In Beaumont and Port Arthur, she wrote feature stories and breaking news before moving to the Victoria Advocate as an assistant sports editor writing about high school sports and outdoors. Most recently, she worked at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in areas spanning city and county government, new business, affordable housing, breaking news and health care. In 2015, she covered the Memorial Day floods in Wimberley, Texas, and in 2017, she was a lead reporter covering Hurricane Harvey as it affected the Coastal Bend region. These experiences have pushed her toward exploring environmental journalism and climate change.

A textbook water sign, Julie is an advocate for people feeling their feelings and wants to help people tell their stories. When not at work, shes probably riding around in her Jeep looking at all the tall buildings.

Have a story to tell? Email her at Julie.Garcia@chron.com. For everything else, check her on Twitter @reporterjulie.

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Oct
23

California tattoo, piercing shops to reopen indoors with modifications – 10News

(KGTV) California updated its reopening guidance this week to allow all personal care services to open with indoor modifications during the pandemic.

The updated guidance allows personal care services including:

(California's reopening guidance and restrictions for these businesses can be found here.)

The services may reopen in counties, including those listed in the state's first reopening tier (widespread/purple), with indoor modifications that "create a lower risk environment for employees and the public," according to a state release.

RELATED: California theme park leaders call reopening guidance unreasonable

The California Department of Public Health says evidence has shown that the risk in the newly added businesses can be "sufficiently mitigated with modifications to allow those services to resume."

"As parts of the world and much of this nation are experiencing another wave of COVID-19 cases, its more important than ever we take this disease seriously," said Dr. Erica Pan, Interim State Public Health Officer. Our Blueprint for a Safer Economy is driven by science to keep the risk of COVID-19 transmission low in order to help keep Californians safe while allowing for a safer reopening of our activities. Our approach and pace intend to avoid the difficulties that result from repeatedly opening and shutting down economic activity and tries to balance the level of a myriad of activities and economic areas that are important to all of us. The most important things all Californians can do to reduce COVID-19 transmission are masking, keeping physical distance and avoiding mixing when possible.

The update was announced a day prior to the state releasing reopening guidance for theme parks to resume operations for certain tiers during the pandemic.

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Oct
23

COPING WITH COVID: Small businesses find ways to thrive – Effingham Daily News

Prima Torbeck had only been in business a few months when the coronavirus pandemic put lives and businesses to a screeching halt.

Torbeck owns Heartland Health Food Store in Effingham. She bought the business last year and reopened it that November.

As an essential business, Torbeck kept her doors open but admits opening a business before a pandemic is tough. The unprecedented circumstance changed the way people shopped in her small specialty store. Rather than spending more time in the store perusing the aisles, customers were shortening their shopping trips.

Peoples priorities shifted. They went from shopping whole store to just wanting one item, she said.

Their habits changed also, according to Torbeck. Torbeck had stocked her store with an alternative coffee creamer before the pandemic. Then drinking habits changed as people were either off work or working remotely, and drinking less coffee than they normally would working at the office or during a commute.

Peoples work habits, daily routines changed, she said.

Torbeck suddenly found herself with inventory that wasnt selling.

My business took hit big time, she said.

On the other hand, as consumers looked to boost their immune systems and live healthier lifestyles in an effort to stave off the virus, Torbeck experienced a boost in sales of vitamins and supplements. However, her other inventory of hard-to-find healthy food items werent flying off the shelves.

Torbeck says her Effingham store is unique.

We have a lot of really cool stuff you have to go to big cities to get. We have such a big allergen section. Its all here under one roof, she said.

In addition to moving inventory, Torbeck was also struggling with keeping employees.

So, she applied for and received money from the Paycheck Protection Program, which Congress approved to provide aid to small businesses. The program has provided $520 billion for 5 million businesses, most of them small. While the lifeline allowed her to maintain two part-time employees, the restrictions prevented her from purchasing much-needed items for the store, such as a new commercial blender to make the smoothies she sells. Still, Torbeck is grateful for the program despite its limitations.

It was a stopgap. It was a good short-term fix, she said.

Sales at the store have been declining since June, when Torbeck said she had a steady flow of business.

Torbeck has tried new marketing strategies to draw customers. She hosted Farmers Market vendors at the store before the markets delayed opening in downtown Effingham.

Torbeck also found a way to draw out-of-towners and interstate traffic as people began to travel more. Google Street View allows customers to take a virtual tour of her store and the service has drawn RVers, she said. She also had worked on the stores website and got a newsletter going.

Were constantly trying to come up with stuff, she said.

But as Torbeck closes in on the one-year anniversary of her store in November, she is still not sure what the future holds. Torbeck received a Small Business Association relief loan and will have to start paying it back this month. She said more PPP money would help as Congress continues to stall on another stimulus package.

Torbeck considers it a success that her business is still open when others have closed or are closing,

I know if we had to close down during the lockdown, I wouldnt be open today, she said.

JoAnn Dittamore had to apply for a PPP loan when her 20-year-old business was forced to close its doors during the statewide shutdown. The federal money allowed Dittamore to keep three part-time employees at her Effingham store, Country Peddlers. The money also helped cover rent that amounted to thousands of dollars a month.

Pictured at Country Peddlers, from left, are Lainee Stewart, RyLee Dittamore, Isley Martin, JoAnn Dittamore and JoLene Fulk.

The closure also forced Dittamore to look at other avenues to sell the plethora of antique and craft items that has expanded to clothing boutiques in more recent years.

Dittamore turned to a new marketing medium Facebook Live. Employees had dabbled in the platform before the pandemic, but ramped up promoting items on it when they could no longer do so in person. Dittamore credits the strategy for keeping the business going and keeping it solvent. It also helped reach a new group of customers out-of-towners.

Dittamore said business has been good. She attributes that partly to flea market events the business started a couple of years ago and picked back up after COVID restrictions eased.

Pictured at Country Peddlers are JoLene Fulk, JoAnn Dittamore and RyLee Dittamore.

Our flea market has helped a lot. People were so ready to get out and do something, she said.

Jason Hendrix and Nicki Asberry opened their Effingham business, Broughton Tattoo Co., on Oct. 1.

Broughton Tattoo Co. owner Jason Hendrix poses at the new Effingham shop recently.

Hendrix was able to open the Effingham shop without loans, and the artists who work there are independent contractors. Hendrix is part of a trend of small businesses serving a niche market that are opening for the first time during the pandemic. Square, a company that helps companies process credit card payments, said one in three of its new clients in the second quarter of 2020 were new businesses.

Hendrix is no stranger to opening a business. He is the owner of Mouse Town Tattoo in Mount Vernon.

Still, when asked if he had any reservation about opening a new business during a pandemic, that depended on when during the pandemic the question was asked.

If you wouldve asked me during shutdown, I was more worried, he said.

But after reopening his other shop, any doubt Hendrix may have had about timing quickly dissipated.

When we opened, it was insanely busy, he said. We added two other tattoos and another piercer at other shop and were still busy.

Hendrix said the decision to open a business now arose out of a need in the area for tattoo artists to have a shop to work out of locally. As Effingham has grown, so has the clientele.

The guys here have a solid clientele, he said.

Traditionally, Hendrix said the busiest time for his Mount Vernon shop has been tax season, so when the Mount Vernon shop reopened, it was like tax season.

I think anytime people get their taxes back its the busiest time of year. Stimulus I think helps, he said.

Hendrix is not sure how long the artists will stay busy, noting November is usually the slower season. But he isnt worried.

I dont know how it will work this year, but we plan for all that. Well be able to survive all that, he said.

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Oct
23

Creative business booming in south – Times Age – Wairarapa Times Age

Ceara Lile and Mario Gregor in their newly opened Featherston business. PHOTO/ GRACE PRIOR

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Examples of Mario Gregors tattoo art. PHOTOS/FACEBOOK

Featherston has a new creative addition in the works with Mario Gregor and Ceara Lile opening their two joined businesses, Konstantin, a fine art tattoo studio, and Perpetua, an eco-fashion studio.

The two businesses are named after Gregors grandparents in Slovakia, as an ode to family and community.

Gregor and Lile just finished putting together Konstantin Studio last week, and are already booked out for the next six months, with 50 people still waitlisted for their tattoos.

The concept for Konstantin and Perpetua studios came to them while they were on a motorcycle trip in the far north towards the end of summer in 2018, Gregor and Lile had always wanted to work together from when they first met, and finally had the opportunity to do so in Featherston.

Setting up their creative businesses in Featherston meant selling up shop in Wellington, and moving on from Gregors popular The Gallery Custom Tattoo, to a slower pace of life, as Lile put it.

Their joint playground is set to be fully open by Christmas, Lile said.

Lile said small towns can only survive with creative businesses and that Featherston will become a destination.

Both Gregor and Lile grew up in semi-rural settings, with Gregor growing up in Soviet Slovakia, and Lile growing up in New Zealand.

While Gregor is already fairly well known in the tattooing world, Lile is just starting her eco-fashion business after a long hiatus from the industry.

She said that even from a young age, all she ever wanted to do was sew and create with fabrics.

Lile studied fashion but quickly left the industry when she came to realise how unethical and unsustainable it was.

She wanted to bring back slow fashion, where investing in quality ethical and sustainable pieces was a given.

Slow fashion is basically handmade, Lile said.

Lile enjoyed working with eco-printing, a process where you use plants to print on to fabrics to create unique designs.

She mostly planned to use sustainably and ethically sourced silk and cotton, something that could be hard to source on a large scale.

She remembered what the fashion industry was like before fast fashion, when I was a kid, because I grew up in the 80s, once a year youd go and buy new clothes.

She talked about having hand-me-downs, or if your clothes were new, when youd grown out of them, theyd go to your siblings or cousins, and having shoes that were at least a size too big, with cotton wool stuffed in the toe.

What Lile grew up with was quality, and it lasted for ages.

Also lasting for ages are Gregors fine art tattoos, although Gregor, didnt want to have anything tattoo related on the store sign because of the stigma.

Gregor said his mother wanted him to be an accountant, but he became an engineer instead it was about job stability.

Gregor didnt necessarily intend to become a tattoo artist he said New Zealand got him into it.

He started tattooing on himself after practising on oranges and pig skin, but struggled to get an apprenticeship. After four years, Gregor made his way into the industry and has never looked back.

Gregor wanted to see a shift in the stigma around tattooing; in some places, it isnt so common or accepted.

Its an art form, just on the skin Gregor said.

He has been tattooing since 2012, and opened his first shop in 2015.

Tattoos werent common or affordable in Slovakia, but in New Zealand, Gregor found a medium for his work.

He has done tough work in his life, but to him, this is tougher, spending long days in the shop, and coming home only to do more work ready for the next days appointment.

Making the move to Featherston allowed the couple to work side by side with a slower pace of life, Lile said.

You still work just as hard, but the pace of life is slower, and there isnt the three-hour daily commute.

Featherstons rough undertones are beautiful; it stops it from being too perfect, Lile said.

She thinks Featherston is in a beautiful growth phase, where they have found a sense of community through opening their businesses, something that just doesnt happen in the faster pace of Wellington.

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Oct
23

Rhian Brewster interview: ‘I was a little boy at the start and Ive grown into a young man’ – Telegraph.co.uk

With three games a week, the more I did it the stronger I became and physically the better I was and I feel like that changes you as a person because its all mental. Its all in your head.

I could have stayed at Liverpool and been in and around it, training, with them for Champions League and stuff like that. Of course Ive left a lot of people behind at Liverpool that I loved seeing every day and of course it was a difficult decision but hopefully everyone sees that I made the right decision to go to Sheffield United.

When you get a taste for playing week-in, week-out, fighting for the team and you want to do it all the time. I dont think I would have had a lot of game time at game time this season and for me it was the right time for me to get out and try and prove myself in the Premier League because what I did last season, I didnt want to stay at the same bar.

Wilder believes the decision should be applauded. The Blades manager says Brewster is not a toilet-bag footballer, walking around with a Louis Vuitton bag. It was a brave decision from a player who left London for Liverpool as a teenager.

He grew up in Chadwell Heath, where his schooling came from his father Ian, who played in goal for a semi-pro team called Brimsdown. At 10, Brewster would kick the ball around with the substitutes.

By the time I was 12 I was the one warming up with my Dad, Brewster said. He didnt like them warming him up because he said they were all rubbish, they couldnt kick the ball straight. You could say he was training me.

Why not a goalkeeper, then? I used to put the ball past him, thats why! Brewster said.

Brewster actually started as a winger when he was with Chelseas Academy, then went to Liverpool as a No10 before Pepijn Lijnders saw his potential as a striker while at Liverpool, having analysed his movement.

Wilder will be benefited from Brewsters experience at Liverpool, where he worked with Steven Gerrard before getting glimpses of the first team and being on the bench for the Champions League final win over Tottenham last year.

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Oct
23

Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the Falkirk businesses which make customers feel safest, according to you – Falkirk Herald

A business that follows coronavirus restrictions but still allows you to enjoy your experience is something we all look for when venturing out from our houses these days.

From tattoo parlours to hairdressers, restaurants and cafes, you have told us some of your favourite Falkirk businesses which make you feel safe in lockdown.

Many of you are are all loving a trim after lockdown hair-do disasters. Rod Smith Studio was a favourite of Kirstin MacCormicks. She said the studio was a "fabulous sanctuary in crazy times!

Nirvana North Hair Studio in Boness got a shout out from Kirsty MacDonald: Absolutely amazing, the care and attention that goes into everything they do, the salon is spotless and minimal, ensuring that the safety of customers and staff is paramount! Amazing and safe experience from start to finish!"

Hazel Reid says that Shine Hair Design is spot on and has loads of space.

Lynn Sneddon was pleased to give the squeaky-clean The Engine Room and its staff a mention. She said: So well organised and runs like clockwork. Well done Connor Russell for all the hard work you have put in also Liam Healy, Michelle Gallagher and Adrienne Jenkins.

Taking measures to tattoo and protect, several studios in Falkirk were commended. Louise Anderson Hay said it was Blue Lass Tattoo who made her feel safest. Molly Rae said Lucky 13 Tattoo Studio impressed her. She added: Excellent cleanliness throughout - highly recommend.

Whether its for a dip or a drink, Janet Gilfillan said that Bannatynes Health Club were always cleaning which made it feel very safe to use the pool and cafe.

Missing a relaxed pint, Andrew Pringle said that The Victoria Inn Carronshore and The Earl of Zetland in Grangemouth have been the two places he has felt safest.

Andy Cunningham gave the Old Station Bar in Bonnybridge a thumbs-up whilst Debbie Docherty said that the Abbotsinch in Grangemouth kept her feeling safe.

She added: Work put in during lockdown was incredible to be ready for opening. Really clean. Well laid out and felt very safe. Can't wait until open again."

Sabrina Johnston held Johnstons Bar- Bistro in high regard, saying: Hand sanitiser upon entry, one way system making sure customers are safe join entry. The bistro is spotless the staff and owner are so welcoming, friendly and helpful.

For entertaining toddlers with safety in mind, Jen Ingle said Coco's Moo Music is the place to be. She said: Corinna has gone above and beyond to make these baby and toddler classes as safe as she can.

Debbee Poppea said Laura from Glitter Kiss Studio has done an amazing job, going above and beyond the guidelines offering dance and well-being classes for women.

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Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the Falkirk businesses which make customers feel safest, according to you - Falkirk Herald

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