Posts Tagged ‘good tattoos’

Life Unfolds Without Our Counsel

Despite the best intentions… …the best efforts, the most thorough plans, life just does what it wants. We don’t ALWAYS accomplish what we set out to do. We fail. We are reminded that what we want isn’t necessarily going to become ours in the way we had imagined, or even at all. Times like these…

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Monkeys Fucking Footballs. (and other original ideas……)

“People over estimate their uniqueness so that commonalities seem like small miracles.” Google has already found your tattoo. It has already found the same tattoo for hundreds of other people wanting a bird and stars. After a quick Google search you quickly realize how many people had your idea. It is no big deal. Don’t…

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Do More Than Just Exist

Being on constant display – as most of us are now due to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media people steadily consume – can undoubtedly lead to speculation about the perception everyone else has about you. Personal, face-to-face encounters can obviously lead to this sort of paranoia as well, but the distance between…

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It’s Called Sleep. GET IT.

…And our little life is rounded with a sleep Even though you’ve got a long to-do list looming over your subconscious like a vulture over nearly dead stuff, you need some rest, friends! Sure, no one’s going to finish that report (or Netflix marathon) for you, but enough is enough. Do everyone around you a…

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The Importance of Tattoo Pedigree

The Lineage. I bought a pure breed dog once. The first thing I wanted to know was the condition of the puppie’s parents. Where did this dog come from? How old were the parents? What was the temperament of the parents? These answers would help paint a picture of traits I might expect from the…

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Think Positively, Experience Positivity

While not the easiest thing anyone’s ever done, keeping a positive mindset is a vital part of success and happiness. Life is a beautiful thing, if you’d just let it be without mucking it up with all your worrying and stuff. Here’s one article that was super easy to find in the digital sea: [wr_divider…

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5 things you don’t need.

“Whenever you hear someone say, ‘It’s not personal,’ or its sister phrase, ‘I had no choice,’ you can be almost be certain they’ve made a choice they are ashamed of.” -Page 24. ‘Never Be Closing’ by Tim Hurson and Tim Dunne. I love counter intuitive thinking. This book either changes my perceptions or validates my…

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Hiking in Austria

Hiking. Bad Ischl has more hiking trails than most cities have bus lines.  Five if the trail are a five minute walk from my front door. This is only one of them.

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Last day at the Ranch

Wednesday.  The sun got the better of me.  I really looked forward to this trip.  It is great working outside together with your family.  Spending so much time indoors this cold winter did not prepare me for the Texas sun.  I tapped out around 3pm and had to get off the roof.  I spent the…

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Day three in Texas

Got a lot more done today.  Getting onto the tedious parts of the roof before we can deck it.  I used a front loader to get the plywood onto the roof.  So tommorow morning, we should be able to start nailing it down.  It feels good to be out here working in the sun.  This…

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First days of the Texas Road Trip.

Day one of traveling was a success.  Ryan and I made to the Belle Via Farm with a small stop at Saints and Sinners in Dallas. I enjoyed the chance to stretch my legs and say hello.  There is something really great about tattoo shops. This shop has a distinctive classic feel.  It is nice…

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Stability Through Mobility

(this blog was written for  therealjoeswanson.com blog) click here to visit Stability Through Mobility A Blog by Matt Hodel It never seemed a viable option to not travel.  Before the internet, tattoo magazines were the window to the rest of the industry. The biggest flaw was that by the time I had a copy of…

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