Tony Hawk on a Real Hoverboard!

Marty Mcfly HoverboardI couldn’t believe it either when I saw Tony Hawk doing his thing on a real hoverboard. It sure did not look easy to ride though. Even a professional skateboard champ like Tony could barely even stand up on the thing, much less pull tricks and jumps.

Tony Hawk HoverboardJust what the hell is this thing anyway?  The hovering contraption is called the Hendo and it is being developed by Greg and Jill Henderson for their company Arx Pax.  I bet a lot of people, myself included, asked, is it real?  Yes, it is indeed a hovering board that is capable of hovering a bit more than an inch off the ground with a person riding on it.  Is it everything Back to the Future hyped it up to be? No…

The Hendo in its current state can only work on special surfaces and the battery can only last for a few minutes.  The Henderson’s showcased their hovering technology as a publicity stunt, their real motivation is in their patents that they hold in regards to foundation systems to prevent earthquake damage.

Pharaoh’s Tattoo Shop Closed Due to Unsanitary Practices

Pharoah Home Tattoo UnsanitaryPharaoh’s Tattooing in Calgary was shut down by Alberta Health Services due to the discovery of unsanitary tattoo procedures on October 30th, 2014.  The customers of the home based studio, located at Unit 8, 3519 Centre St NW, inside a low rise residential apartment complex, are urged to undergo testing for HIV, Hep B, Hep C and other viruses.

The article further states that the studio did not have the proper sterilization or sanitation processes in place.  I wish they explained this part more clearly as to what he was lacking specifically and how he was operating.  I mean, considering a disposable sterilized tattoo needle only costs about a quarter, disposable tubes maybe $0.70 a piece, basic barrier methods of work prep, a bottle of madacide and various other sterilization gear would cost maybe a few dollars per tattoo, what the hell was he using?  A stick and poke kit, bottle of vodka and saran wrap?

Cecil Reddick, the owner of Pharoah’s Tattooing refutes the AHS claims of unsanitary conditions.  He claims that he has been a tattoo artist for close to 20 years and he graduated from business school twice for “this”.  I am not sure what he means by “this” specifically because I have never heard of a business school for tattoo artists.

What were his clients thinking?  Look at the building in the picture, does that look like where a reputable tattoo studio would be?  I stumble upon this kind of news every now and then and it just goes to show that not everyone can become a tattoo artist.

Colin Farrell Shirtless with all Tattoo’s Showing

Colin Farrell Shirtless

Colin Farrell shirtless, displaying his tattoos after yoga in West Hollywood.  Is it just me or is he losing his muscle tone?  Maybe he should be hitting the gym rather than yoga.

For tattoos, Colin has a tribal design on his right shoulder.  He apparently got this done in Tahiti.  He has the phrase “Carpe Diem” or in plain english, “seize the day” written beside a cross on his left forearm.  This cross covers an old tattoo that originally said “…with my girl”.  There are some Sanskrit letters or Buddhist symbol for energy on his left wrist.  He also has a small lotus flower tattoo and below it the words “I Love No Matter” beneath it.  On his left shoulder is a red heart tattoo with a script banner and his mother’s name “Rita” writen on the banner.  On his ring finger is a tattoo of a ring with the name “Millie” which is a nickname for his former girlfriend and rumoured wife, Amelia Warner.

I’m Back! Whew, it’s been a while!

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Hello fellow gossiping, tabloid reading and ink inspired readers!  I am back from my long hiatus.  Long story short, I was having some issue with school and haven’t been able to keep this blog updated.  I still am finishing up my technical art classes and I am hoping to take up learning how to tattoo.  I know what people are going to say, oh yay another scratcher in the mix.  Hey, everyone’s gotta start somewhere and like I give a flying crap what other people say or think anyway.

I think I will even blog about my progress here.  Kind of nice, to take this blog in a new direction.  Anyone have any ideas on a good starter set?  I was looking at some good deals on Amazon and Ebay.