first_imgMAVERICKS BARBERS: The experts at Mavericks Barbershop Letterkenny list ten things anyone thinking about getting a tattoo should know – and they have plenty of ink to prove they know what they’re talking about!So, from the feedback we got from the column 4 weeks ago it seems quite a few guys are thinking about getting inked up. These guys also had a few questions about getting their first tattoo. Since there are so many things to consider before you get a tattoo, we decided to put together a list of the top 10 things you need to know before getting inked up.1. What’s your advice to someone who isn’t sure if they should get a tattoo? Don’t do it until you wake up one day and say, “I’m ready and I know exactly what I want.” I never recommend someone to get a tattoo if they’re unsure of their ideas or whether or not tattoos are for them. Does this image, phrase, picture or design mean so much to you that you want it to be etched into your skin for the rest of your life.2. What are the least (and most) painful body parts to tattoo?Everyone has a different type of pain tolerance when it comes to tattoos, but most seem to experience the least amount of pain in the arm and thigh areas. These areas of the body have more fat tissue and less nerve density, which in turn causes less discomfort. The most painful will have to be the ribs, feet, and middle chest. There is less fat, the skin is very thin, and the bone is closer to the surface of the skin, allowing one to feel the sensitivity of the needle more. However, this is very short-term thinking, being clear on question number 1. should be a priority and render question number 2. irrelevant really…3. What actually happens to the skin while receiving a tattoo? Basically, ink is being deposited and penetrates the dermis layer of the skin. The pigments are too big to be fought off by our white blood cells, so they just pretty much stay in the dermis layer of our skin forever.4.How should someone prepare for a tattoo?It’s recommended that you wash the area of the skin or take a shower before coming in to get the tattoo, especially if you work with paint, construction materials, or anything that exposes you to substantial amounts of harmful bacteria. Although your artist should make sure the area is cleaned & fully sterile before he/she commences work.5.How long do tattoos take to heal? Tattoos need about two weeks to heal, on average, although sometimes it can take more time, depending on the client’s skin and how long it took to complete the tattoo. Generally the bandage is kept on for 8-12 hours, because it allows to regenerate skin tissue, thus allowing a quicker healing process and preventing scabbing. Once the wrap is taken off, Use a fragrance-free antibacterial soap to wash the tattoo. You should use lukewarm water—never hot water. However, after completely washing the tattoo, you should pour cold water on the skin to close the pores.6.How should someone care for their tattoo immediately after inking?Wash the tattoo twice a day for the first three or four days, since tattoos are pretty much an open wound at this point. After washing the tattoo, pat it dry with a paper towel. (Don’t use a cloth towel, because cloth towels hold bacteria.) Wait 15 minutes and then apply a light coat of moisturizing ointment with clean hands. Apply the ointment twice a day (morning and night) for two days. Less is better: Using too much ointment will cause problems with healing and fade the tattoo, since thick ointment can clog the pores.7. What about caring for it on an ongoing basis? After the second day, switch to a fragrance-free lotion and apply 3-5 times a day depending on the consistency, for up to two weeks. Do not pick or scratch your tattoo during the healing process. Hands should always be cleaned when applying any ointment or lotion on skin. You will have to avoid being in the sun or pool for two weeks which should be easy to do in Donegal. Most important, in order for the tattoo to stay vibrant for many years, you should always use sun block when outside. 8. How often do people typically need to get their tattoos touched up?It really all comes down to how they take care of their tattoo. If there were any issues during the healing process, then you will be able to tell within two weeks whether or not a tattoo needs to be touched up. If there are no issues, then I would say a tattoo can hold up well for 10 years before seeing that it needs to be done over, also sun will age it relative to the amount of exposure.9. How do you know if your tattoo artist is legit?Do your research, talk to guys ask who they have used, what is their portfolio/work like, how long their wait is, and their prices (the longer the wait, the higher the prices then the better their work…). 10. Is it easy to remove a tattoo? Painful? Laser tattoo removal is a painful process and requires many sessions. The healing process is also rough, and could potentially take years, depending on how big the tattoo is. But a better answer to this is, if you need to know then just don’t get it done!Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop/ or call in to Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.What you need to know before getting a tattoo was last modified: July 6th, 2017 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:mavericks traditional barbershoptattoolast_img read more

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first_img Email A tiny particle of metal dust is delaying the restart of the world’s largest particle accelerator. Physicists at the European particle physics lab CERN on the French-Swiss border had hoped to begin circulating particles in Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week, after 2 years of downtime to prepare the machine to run at higher energy. But an electrical short discovered over the weekend, apparently caused by a metal particle, has put a snag in those plans. Rectifying the issue could cause a delay of a few days to a few weeks, CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer told ScienceInsider today at an event in Washington, D.C.”It’s unfortunate, it’s at the end, almost when we are ready to inject beam, but this is part of the process” says CERN’s director for accelerators, Frédérick Bordry.Electrical shorts are not uncommon during the process of ramping up the LHC, but because the machine is already cooled down to its very low operating temperature, fixing the problem is now more difficult. If the machine must be warmed up to fix the problem, the work could drag out for weeks. Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwecenter_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Luckily, Bordry says, the problem is not with any of the LHCs magnets, so they won’t need to remove a magnet, just “this bloody piece of metal.” Scientists think they may be able to solve the problem by burning the metal off, or by blowing away the metal fragment with gaseous helium.Tomorrow, CERN scientists plan to use x-ray imaging to better understand the issue. More specifics on the schedule will be available then.Heuer is confident that the delay will be minor. And after 2 years without a particle beam, a delay of a few weeks is worth waiting for, he says. Once they inject the beam, it will be another 2 months before they will be ready for the first collisions.”We are not concerned,” Heuer says. “If that’s all that happens then we are very happy.”last_img read more

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