How to Do a Perfect Tattoo Design

Just like getting a tattoo, a session can be a significant experience for the artist as well. With the named artist, there comes some responsibility and excitement both at the same time. Every artist’s first tattoo can be a lifetime experience, and you want it to be perfect.

Making your client happy and give just the design that they want can cause a little stress sometimes. But don’t there are various ways by which you can polish your skills even more.

How to Do a Perfect Tattoo Design

The Very First Step

Just because you draw doesn’t allow you to be a tattoo artist; if you are serious about this profession, you need to acquire a certificate first.

In a college, school, or institute for learning tattoos, you will not only learn to do a tattoo on someone but the safety measures that you need to consider also.

A tattoo can be a critical thing to start with, as it can spread infection or cause many harms to your client if not taken care of properly.

Always remember your duty to give proper instructions to your clients about aftercare. Because if something happens then all your efforts will be wasted and the customer will be disheartened.

Now you know how important it is to attend a school and train under an experienced artist to gain as much knowledge as possible before going for the real thing.

How To Perfect Your Skill

The first thing that you need to consider is your skill of drawing. Although you can improve your quality of always drawing still, you need to have a fundamental capability. There are precise little details that you will be drawing on your customer that I am sure you don’t want to mess up their experience.

Practicing is what you need when you are trying to improve yourself. You can just draw on paper or different things. First, try with heavy pens before getting a hold of the tattoo machine. Then you can purchase somewhat cheap ones to start practice with.

Don’t think that you need to draw every time on your client. There is something called a tattoo stencil that you can use to get the perfect outline before doing the tattoo.

A tattoo stencil is like paper that you stick on your customer, and you will get a perfect outline. Then you can work on it with ease. Different designs are available in various places, but you can add your designs as well, which can bring uniqueness for the customer. You can consider purchasing a tattoo stencil printer if you want to have various designs available for the customer to choose from. (more…)

Useful Tips for Applying OPI Gel Polish

There are guidelines and procedures to follow either by a nail care technician/oneself before you start to apply the OPI’s gel paint colors on your nail. OPI nail lacquers include blacks, rose gold, purples, blues, pinks, green, orange, and brown.

Application Tips to follow:

A manicurist must access customer nails to know if the nail is eligible to absorb the gel paint.

Shake the gel polish color vigorously for a minute to know that the gel polish is original.

A smooth slim coat must be used to prep the nails and cover the free nail edges but don’t touch the cuticle sides.

Keep under the multi Curing LED light for thirty seconds. (more…)

Each Day Can Be Valentines with These Amazing Nail Designs

Love hearts but don’t want to appear too mushy? Well, you no longer have to wait for Valentine’s Day to rock on those cute sugary heart shapes on your nails because you don’t need special occasions to show the world that you are in love.

Nail Designs

Try these creative nail arts and show the world how happily in love you are, not just with one person but with life in general.

1. Purple Ombre Valentine’s Design

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we shouldn’t just stereotype it with red hearts and flowers. Aside from it being too mainstream it’s a bit too tacky and at times looks childish. You don’t want to shock your date on your first night so instead of going for a nail bed filled with hearts, you may start with this purple ombre design. This nail design will not only look sophisticated in every sense of the word but it will give your date the impression that you might be the one for him.


Protect Your Property During Fire Season

It seems like the world is on fire this summer. Even if you don’t live in a zone with wildfires, you may be affected by the smoke from miles away. So how can you protect your property from damage?

Fire Season

We have two suggestions to help you keep your home and land safe from wildfires. The first is a step that your community may have already requested that you complete. It’s clearing weeds and brush away from your home and outbuildings.

If you haven’t already, grab one of the best weed eaters and take a whack at the overgrowth. The County of San Diego calls this creating “defensible space.” They recommend a 100-foot radius of clear land between buildings and vegetation. (more…)

What are the types of lighting appropriate for ball pythons?


Ball pythons may look intimidating at first, but they actually are one of the docile creatures that have lured many. They don’t grow long like other breeds of python. Though there are reports of pythons growing about 6 feet, the average python will grow to only up to 5 ft at most. They don’t need much and are quite easy to maintain, but they do have some specific requirements to live healthy and happy.

You will be interested to note that this snake has been morphed to create even more impressive cross-breeds like the Albino Ball Python, the Snow Ball Python, Albino Piebald Two Percent White Ball Python, Leopard Ivory Ball, PythonParadox Leopard Ivory Male Ball Python, and many others.

Enclosures and Heating For Ball Pythons

The most basic of all their needs is a best Ball Python enclosure and the lighting. The enclosure like an aquarium will be their new habitat where they can be kept, spend most of their lives, and be protected. As they are ectothermic, they need a supplemental source of heat to regulate their body heat. They cannot warm themselves from within. That is the reason why you would see them basking in the sun or staying on top of warm surfaces in their original habitat. They need heat and light to properly digest their food, manufacture their own vitamin D, to synthesize the food so they get all the nutrients that they need, including calcium, which is essential in preventing reptile conditions such as metabolic bone disease.

Issues surrounding the use of lights for snakes have been the topic of debate on the recent years. To provide you with a better understanding of how these lighting setups work and allow you to create a better habitat for your pet reptile, we have come up with this guide. Hopefully, you will find this helpful and you’ll get to use some of the tips provided below.

UVB Lights For Ball Pythons

UVB lighting is generally unnecessary for snakes. There are some exceptions though as indicated in this study published in the Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research and carried out by FRANCES M. BAINES, M.A., VetMB, MRCVS. Some are noted to be partial sun baskers like the boa constrictor. Most that are normally kept as pets like the ball python, Burmese pythons, corn snakes will survive with no UVB lighting in their enclosures.

UVB lighting may increase the reptile’s activity and/or coloration. However, ball pythons and most other pet snakes will just be as perfectly healthy as others even without the help of UVB lighting. If you do decide to offer UVB lighting, however, just make sure that the bulb is about 10-12 inches away from your snake. You also need to replace it every six months, even though it may seem that the bulb appears to be working. Note that the UVB is an invisible spectrum of light. It will expire even before the visible spectrum runs out. That being said, the bulbs don’t usually last longer than six months. You will have to refer to the packaging to determine if the manufacturer has indicated that further testing has proved otherwise. (more…)

How to use SNS nails?


Using SNS nails is good because it is easier and better for the nails when it comes to giving the nails a better look and shape. It is considered to be safe because the nails are not damaged or harmed and contain no harmful effects as well. They are also considered better in terms of easier application because it may not need to have any sort of curing needs and dry off quickly. SNS nails are signature nail system creations that give a nail like a layer on the natural nails to give a newer shape and adding color to it.


To use SNS nails it is better to ask a beautician to apply the sns nail coat and dipping after professionally preparing the nails. In that case, you may need to undergo your nails through different processes that will help in creating better manicured and stronger nails over time. When the time comes that the nails needed to be redone, you may experience a bit looser layer on the nails that need to be removed and a newer layer or coat has to be applied after complete cleaning and removing the SNS nails.

Using SNS nails require few simple steps that anyone can follow up but it needs lots of attention to details so that you can get better results.

Step by step process for using SNS nails

For applying SNS nails the followings steps have to be followed:

At first, you need to be sure that your nails are free from debris and all the inconsistencies that may be left over the nail surface from the previous nail coat. (more…)

How to Treat Psoriasis and Dry Scalp with Shampoo

You might be able to resist scratching your dry scalp, but hiding the flakes is another matter. Using conditioner helps, just as topical creams and other treatments do. But many people don’t realize how much impact shampoo has.

The way you wash your hair can diminish the negative effects of dry scalp. While some chronic skin conditions don’t have a cure, using a best psoriasis shampoo can reduce itchiness. In fact, many of the best shampoos for dry scalp fight dandruff and associated conditions.

Dry Scalp

In case you’re not familiar with psoriasis, it’s pretty common. It’s where skin cells produce and age too fast. They create irritated patches anywhere on the body, even above the hairline. Worse, scratching those patches can spread them to new areas. (more…)

Why You Need a Robot Vacuum to Clean Your Tile Floor?

Let’s be honest. It’s a pain to sweep and mop your tile every day. You know it needs it, but you just don’t have the time. That’s why you purchased the pattern that you did. It hides the dirt, the crumbs, and the pet hair. But you don’t have to live like this any longer. There is an inexpensive solution just waiting for you to discover it.

Robot Vacuum

Remember those times you wish you could hire a cleaning service? Now you can. Robot vacuums have decreased in price to the point where they are affordable for the average family. In fact, it costs less than a dollar a day over the course of less than a year to buy one. And you’d pay at least a dollar for someone to clean your floor, wouldn’t you?

Since you can schedule it to run whenever you like, a robotic vacuum will save you time and effort. You can run errands while it’s hard at work. Plus, some robot vacuums are capable of wet-mopping, not just sweeping. Just imagine how nice it will be to have a spotless floor. (more…)

The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America

The Good BlackLarry Mungin spent his life preparing to succeed in the white world. He looked away from racial inequality and hostility, believing he’d make it if he worked hard and played by the rules. He rose from a Queens housing project to Harvard Law School, and went on to practice law at major corporate firms. But just at the point when he thought he’d make it, when he should have been considered for partnership, he sued his employer for racial discrimination. The firm claimed it went out of its way to help Larry because of his race, while Larry thought he’d been treated unfairly. Was Larry a victim of racial discrimination, or just another victim of the typical dog-eat-dog corporate law culture? A thought-provoking courtroom drama with the fast pace of a commercial novel, The Good Black asks readers to rethink their ideas about race and is a fascinating look at the inner workings of the legal profession.


“Barrett … skillfully and dispassionately tells Mungin’s story in The Good Black, with chapters alternating among present, recent past, and distant past.” —The New York Times Book Review, Richard D. Kahlenberg

“A remarkably clear portrait of the vagaries of litigation… [in which Barrett] renders technical legal issues thoroughly accessible to a lay audience, but also offers insights that lawyers will find instructive… Part case comment, part biography, The Good Black is also part snapshot of race relations at the end of the twentieth century. It pictures a reality that is simultaneously encouraging and disappointing.” —Harvard Magazine

“A fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of race and character in a court discrimination case… This is no typical racial discrimination suit in which the employer is caught conspiring against black employees, leading to a court award of millions. Rather, its a study in the moral ambiguities of race in America… Barrett, a Wall Street Journal legal affairs writer who coincidentally was Mungins friend at Harvard Law School, manages to keep a discreet distance from his subject while also enjoying access to him and other parties of the court case. Suspenseful, highly entertaining courtroom drama.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In a crackling courtroom drama that illustrates just how ambiguous issues of race can be, Wall Street Journal deputy legal editor Barrett examines the case of Larry Mungin, his roommate at Harvard Law School…While Barrett admits “there wasn’t any direct evidence” that Mungin was treated differently because of his race, he nevertheless believes that race probably was an important factor in the firm’s “callous” marginalization of Mungin. Therefore, concludes Barrett, the appeals court should have let the jury’s verdict stand. Readers’ opinions will be sharply divided. Because the case involved not egregious racist acts but rather more subtle forms of alleged discrimination, law firms (and many other employers) will want to scrutinize Barrett’s painstaking analysis.” —Publishers Weekly

American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion

American IslamThere are as many as six million Muslims living in the United States, and in American Islam, Paul M. Barrett takes us into their homes, mosques, and private gatherings, from West Virginia to Los Angeles, depicting a population of striking variety. In vivid, subtle, artful prose, Barrett tells seven stories of American Muslims in all their stereotype-defying complexity. Theirs is a dramatic new chapter in the American story, and American Islam is an intimate and vibrant group portrait of American Muslims today.


“Timely and engaging.” —The New York Times

“Paul M. Barrett has written a rich book full of insights into a religion many Americans don’t know enough about.” —Chicago Tribune

“A thoughtful exploration that is both comforting and alarming . . . American Islam reveals the variety of Muslim experience in the U.S., as well as profound aspects of Islam that are underappreciated in this country.” —The Wall Street Journal

“These seven lives, and all the others they represent, heighten my sense that we should be practicing a more complicated patriotism, one with a pluralistic gaze.” —Los Angeles Times

“Well wrought and engaging . . . A welcome antidote to the wide spread Islamophobia that has infected so many Americans over the last five years . . . The book makes a compelling argument that the greatest tool in America’s arsenal in the ‘war on terror’ may be its own thriving and thoroughly assimilated Muslim community.” —The Washington Post Book World

“This is a smart, careful look at America in the post-9/11 world. It is definitely worth the time of anyone wondering where the country is going.” –Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

“[American Islam] fills a real need and does so remarkably well. . . . It delivers a set of powerful insights about Muslim life in the United States and the tensions that are shaping the community . . . Barrett’s carefully crafted approach is a smart one.” —

“Fascinating and carefully researched portrait of Islam in contemporary America… particularly how so many individuals struggle to be faithful Muslims and patriotic citizens during troubled times. Barrett is an engaging writer who puts a human face on all of these issues… Balanced and insightful, this grassroots journalistic account mines the complexity and depth of American Islam.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred review