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Hire Help rather than DIY

»Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Professionals | 0 comments

Hire Help rather than DIY

When we moved into our new house many of the interior rooms needed to be painted so we looked around online to find a good reliable painting contractor to hire for the job. There are a lot of home-improvement projects that are too difficult to do on your own however painting seems like it could be an easier job and something that the homeowner like myself could do on my own. For example I wouldn’t think twice about hiring a contractor to install a door or build a new roof but Painting seems like a much easier job.
I attempted to paint one of the rooms and one hour and I realized I was in over my head. There’s a lot more that goes into painting then I first assumed. For example the prep work itself took much longer than the actual paint application. Then there were things to consider such as the type of paint, the type of finish, the type of rollers and brushes that were needed to apply the right amount of paint, as well as how many coats to apply.
I decided I needed to hire a good experienced painter that already had the tools and everything that they needed to do an efficient job.
And most likely a professional would do it in a fraction of the amount of time that it would take me to finish the same job simply because I don’t have the same type of experience as a painter that does it on a daily basis does.
Hiring a painting contractor was not an easy task however. There were those that were very good but they were in high demand and their schedule did not work with mine they were booked out months in advance.
And a few other local people like handyman offered their services but I did not see any examples of their work online or reviews from previous customers so I was not sure what I was getting into if I hired them.
Eventually after much searching I found a reliable local painting contractor that was able to complete the job in the time that I needed and a really nice job on the entire interior of my home. And it was definitely worth the time and effort that I put into searching online for Boston house painters rather than spending that time painting by myself and probably messing up the job further.

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Best clothes for new tattoos while they heal

»Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Tattoo | 0 comments

Best clothes for new tattoos while they heal

Planning to get a new tattoo also involves thinking about what clothes you might want to wear, to ensure that nothing sticks to your fresh new ink and tender skin that is healing.   For the ladies we recommend looking for loose flowy clothes that give you some room to move about easily without being uncomfortable during the healing process of a new tattoo.   Look around in thrift shops or online for things like kimonos and caftans that are great to lounge in and can also look like you care about style.  Most of the time a modern caftan has the look and feel of luxury womens caftan loungewear, and they can come in sheer or not.  Plus they double as a cute outfit to wear over your bikini on the beach (once your tattoo heals of course) .

Check out Isalora or asop online for the cute selections they have.  Your tattoo needs room to breathe, and especially if you got inked on your torso, back or thighs, it’s a good idea to find the right breathable clothing that will help the healing time go much faster.  Synthetic clothes that are tight keep the air from getting to your tattoo and can interfere with healing, and can even cause problems such as infection.  So opt for clothing that is cotton based or something organic and natural.   Unless you live in a nudist camp and can afford to not wear anything at all!  Then you’ll be on easy street.   But if you are like the rest of us, going for a gorgeous loose fitting kaftan, that might even open at the front to easily put on and off, you will be healing fast and feel great and best of all look really stylish in the meantime.

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Why We Love Tree Tattoos

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Tattoo | 0 comments

Why We Love Tree Tattoos

Trees are amazing.  Plants that make us feel like ants, and yet they exhibit qualities that feed our souls.  Not only do they give us oxygen, and we would not survive without them, but their strength, beauty, resilience, and hardiness are encouraging.  Tree tattoos have become incredibly popular, as they have such an organic and life-like appeal as a piece of art, and the various types of trees can mean many different things to different people.  Fir trees and evergreens are a popular choice for tattoos, growing to great heights, and lasting for generations. The symmetry of a pine tree for example can be quite pleasing to the eye when shown in a drawing.  Another aspect of trees is that they provide shade, shelter, and structure to animals and people, and they are also a life-source of fruit and food.   With literally thousands of species of trees, mankind has always found new uses for trees from medicinal solutions to using it’s bark and wood for paper and tools.   Man and tree cannot survive without each other.

With the spread of civilization, building materials and concrete, we still use wood and trees as part of our growing communities.  But now we have had to start shifting focus to start preserving our trees, planting more of them, and replacing the millions of trees we have absorbed and destroyed.   Every person can help, and even working to preserve the trees that are on your own property is a place to start.  Get a good solid tree service company to help manage your trees and keep them thriving for many years to come.  They are beautiful, life-giving and meant to help us survive on this planet.

In olden times, many cultures in fact worshipped trees.  They regarded them very highly, and understood that they would not be able to thrive without trees.   In modern times we have become very familiar with trees and need to be aware that caring for trees is crucial.  Honoring the symbol of what trees mean to humankind by getting a tattoo is one way to show respect.  Tree tattoos also mean everlasting love, solidarity, and as the branches of a tree spread, flower, grow, and change, our tree branches tattoos can symbolize the spread and reach each of us has that affects the people around us.

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Tattoos For Your Car

»Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Tattoo | 0 comments

Tattoo Art Made For Cars


For the lovers of tattoo art and fans of body ink, there’s more than wearing tattoos on your skin; these days you can put almost any kind of tattoo art as a decal on your car body or car windshield. Many people also apply these tattoo decals to their trucks, boats, or even windows in their homes. There are countless designs and patterns in tattoo styles available from online retailers that are made especially for our vehicles. And since there are those of us that see our cars as an extension of ourselves, donning some really great tattoo-style decals onto the rear windshield for example, creates another avenue of self-expression. These decals are usually composed of strong durable vinyl, and made to withstand all kinds of weather conditions. This is important especially if you want your car art to hold up against sun damage, wind, and rain. Some specialty auto shops offer custom detailed tattoo paint across the side of your car too, really anything is possible for a price.

Tribal Tattoos for Cars

One of the most popular choices for car decals that resemble tattoos are in Tribal style, which tend to be quite symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing. Also tribal tattoos are often quite a masculine choice, more often than not you’ll see guys pick this type of decal. These can also be customized to fit someone’s personal style.
You can find a lot of options for various styles, sizes, cuts, and designs at decaljunky.com

Truck Windshield Tattoo Decals

Considering that the width of a truck’s windshield is a decent length, it seems to be a common trend for truck owners to add tattoo-style lettering across the full length of the top of their rear windshield. You many also come across that truck owner that has not only put lettering at the top but the entire surface of their rear windshield is full of tattoo decals, designs, stickers, quotes, and other paraphenelia that they feel represents them.. another form of expression. And you can almost put money on the fact that the driver/owner of that truck has a tattoo or three. You also see the single-line decals put on the front windshield across the top. Some popular words for these truck decals are: “Beast”, “Renegade”, “Outta My Way”, “Caught You Lookin'”.. and more.

If in any case your windshield holding the decal gets cracked or damaged, it’s usually an easy fix with many convenient mobile repair services. And your decal, if damaged, can either be re-ordered again, or you can see this as an opportunity to try out a new tattoo sticker… as opposed to a real tattoo, a window decal has options to be easily removed, changed, or added to, with no physical pain. (maybe just a pain to your wallet.)

What Car Decals Say About You

Considering all the kinds of decals out there, we can agree that there is pretty much something for everyone. Keep in mind that when people view those car decals, they are often making an assumption on who you are, or what your passions are based on those loud statements that are strewn across your car as you drive by. For sports fans there are thousands of great decals to show which team you support. There are great family-based decals, as well as obnoxious and in-your-face types of decals too that stand out but not always for the right reasons. Whatever you stand for, you can find really well crafted decals that show skill in design and artistic talent by the ones that created them. Look up online some of the Top Decals before you commit to a certain decal. This type of car tattoo can definitely help or hurt your image in many ways, so just like when you get a real tattoo on your skin, take some time to think about the message, meaning, size, and placement. Also you can damage the paint on your vehicle if you try to remove it, so make sure you plan before you decal.

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What To Avoid When You Have A Tattoo

»Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Tattoo | 0 comments

There are a lot of do’s and don’t’s that come with getting a tattoo. It is best that you know both, so you know how to properly take care of your tattoo. Also, you know mistakes you should avoid in preventing harmful reactions to your tattoo. It might be helpful to take a photo or list down the do’s and don’t’s  because there are some that may slip your mind at times.

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When you get a tattoo, you are getting wounded by being continuously stabbed by an electric powered pen. When a person gets a wound, you will know it is healing when it starts forming a scab. This will also be a tough challenge for you because it will cause a lot of scratching temptations that you have to fight off. Over time, your scabs will heal and dry out completely and will go away on their own.

You shouldn’t scratch the scabs that may form in the area of your tattoo design because this will disrupt the healing process of the wound. Removing parts of the scab can leave spots or holes on your tattoo and those could be susceptible to bacteria and infection. The struggle is real when it comes to battling the temptation of the itch. A good way to fight this off is by slapping it lightly with your hand or something flat. Another way is by applying lotion or anti-itch cream that should be fast acting.

Washing your tattoo once a day is fine and is necessary to keep your tattoo clean and free from any infection. Soaking your tattoo by going out for a swim is not the same as washing your tattoo, that is something you should avoid for a few weeks to avoid complications. The ink in your tattoo design is not yet fully incorporated into your skin, too much exposure to water can naturally leave the ink runny looking or completely smudged.

If you swim in the pool or even the sea, you will probably have a negative reaction to the water. Swimming with a new tattoo is a bad idea. Some of these bodies of waters contain chemical or other foreign substances that may not mix will with your wound. You shouldn’t limit yourself to less shower time, but you should try to limit your shower time and avoid direct hit to the area of effect.

Another thing you should avoid is too much exposure to sunlight. You won’t be able to hit the beach 3 to 4 weeks after getting inked, make sure not to make any plans if you are getting a tattoo. Sunlight has a lot of harmful effects due the UV rays that are contained in it, it can cause you to get sun burns or blisters that may not be good for your tattoo.

Before heading out for a walk under the sun, it is to apply sunblock with a high SPF content to protect it from being damaged. The sun can give your tattoos discoloration that will not be appealing to your eyes. It will be best to wait for the wound to completely heal before going all out beach mode for the best possible results.

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