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Month: May 2018

Body Composition in Tattoo Design and Placement

Many tattoo designers and customers getting a new tattoo think long and hard about the make-up of the artwork to be placed on the recipient, but sometimes both can forget about the overall composition of the tattoo within the scheme of the customer’s body and other existing or future artwork. This article will not attempt to discuss the nature of shapes and forms artwork may take, but rather how that artwork lies with other artwork and with the body of the customer itself. The human body is a continuous collection of shapes and forms. This spectrum of shapes can be seen differently by each of us. Tattoos help define those shapes and forms and allow for these areas to accented, merged, separated, and redefined when placed properly. Looking at the human arm, probably the most common area for tattoos (at least in more recent times within Eurocentric societies), you could see elongated ovals, with lots of curves, a visible flatter area to the outside, a visible rounded area to the front, a flatter less seen area to the inside and a less curved, but still rounded area semi-seen to the back. Within that one may see smaller ovals or triangles within the overall series of curves. Reducing the area in which one looks often takes the viewer to flatter and more restricted areas. Mapping out tattoos over these ovals,...

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10 Creative Ideas for Small Businesses

So you want to start a small business but don’t know where to begin? There are a few things you should consider before deciding upon what business would be a best fit for you. First, consider your personality type and your interests – don’t just start a business because you think it will be lucrative. Pick a business idea that will make you feel inspired and excited to go to work every day. Next, consider what type of business will do well in the area where the business will be located. Setting up a certain type of business in a market that is already over-saturated with that business will make running that business very difficult. Once you consider these ideas, there are many free resources available that explain how to fund your small business. With that being said, here are 10 creative ideas for small businesses you can start in your community: 1) Create Custom Furniture Starting a custom furniture business will require you to start small and build your way up, but in the meantime, you can gain experience making furniture and find out what people like and don’t like. Best of all, this business allows you to be active, use your hands, and to hone your creative skills in a way that most office jobs never would. 2) Unique Ties for Men While many people enjoy making...

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Day Trading Rules to Live By

Most people looking to make money in the markets believe that the answer lies in finding some simple technical analysis strategies that will catapult them to profitability. The truth is that trading is not as simple as beginners believe. It is a profession, and like any profession it requires a learning curve. Reading a book or getting a few simple “tips” is not going to turn you into a professional trader. After studying for a length of time, it’s not uncommon for students to begin their search for the “holy grail.” They search for more indicators, chart patterns, gurus, alert services or the latest secret day trading strategies and other things that will provide their answer to becoming successful. But here’s the fact. Success lies within you .. and it won’t come easy. In fact, one of my favorite success principles is this: “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.” Let’s apply this to trading in the form of my list of “Day Trading Rules to Live By” … all of which have to do more with you than with the market. The consistency you need is in your mind, not in the market. Many in the market get frustrated because the market often behaves differently than they expect. You can’t rely on the market to be consistent. It is largely a random walk. But there...

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Mercedes 126 Repair – Transmission Service

The transmission in the Mercedes 126 is a very robust design, as one would expect. In its day, it was one of the best units available, which led Porsche to use it in the legendary 928. But as with all other systems on these cars, we should not let the reputation for longevity stop us from performing frequent services. As a general rule of thumb, transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles. Unlike modern cars, where the trend is to do away with service access ports altogether, these Mercedes transmissions allow us to drain not just the pan but also the torque converter. In other words, we can remove almost the entire fluid charge without resorting to such gimmicks as power flushes. Whereas engine oil should be changed hot, transmission fluid is best changed when merely warm to protect the mechanic from a very real risk of scalding. The steps are as follows: Drive the front of the car on to ramps or support on jack stands. Make sure that the torque converter drain plug is accessible. Unless you have been very lucky, you will usually need to blip the engine on the starter to get the plug to come into view through the access hole. It can be “walked” the rest of the way with a large, flat-head screwdriver. It may also be necessary to remove the...

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Balcony Sliding Doors

The vinyl siding installation company was a small business. The owner was actively working and was on-site at the time of the incident. The company had been working at the site since the summer of 2004 and a copy of a formal health and safety program was provided. The employer had not developed a written fall protection plan for work being done at a location where workers are not protected by permanent guardrails, and from which a fall of 25 feet or more may occur. Two months prior to the incident, WorkSafeBC had issued an inspection report to the employer for a violation of workers not wearing adequate fall protection while operating a boom-operated manlift. After the incident, the employer showed investigators the incident scene and was stopped by the lead investigating officer from proceeding out onto the balcony without having any fall protection in place. There were footprints in the snow along the unguarded edge; the employer admitted they were his, made when he had walked out onto the balcony to view the location where Worker 1 fell from. Inside the large institutions slide and turn panels were used for the section off areas as needed some owners indicating tinted glass or etched to enhance their decor. Golf clubs and hotels with the monasteries saw the advantage of the surrounding areas to maximize their potential year-round. Glass Curtains...

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