A Brief History of Tattooing

Written by David Z

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On December 8,1891,repparttar first electric tattoo machine was registered by inventor Samuel O'Reilly, atrepparttar 147054 United States Patent Office. He began working out of a barber shop in New York City, calling his business a "tattoo parlor" -repparttar 147055 first tattoo studio inrepparttar 147056 United States.

Soon tattoo parlors were springing up all overrepparttar 147057 country. Duringrepparttar 147058 First and Second World Wars, different branches of military adopted tattooing as a means of mystical protection, a souvenir or remembrance.

Inrepparttar 147059 mid-1970s, tattooists began holding tattoo conventions. Tattoo artists from all overrepparttar 147060 countries gathered together as a group to talk shop and show off their work.

Due torepparttar 147061 conventions, magazines, and other kinds of exposure, tattooing began to emerge as a form of fashion. People started to recognize its artistic merit and use it as a way to express personality and religious belief.

Charles Darwin, in The Descent of Man, observed that "Not one great country can be named, in whichrepparttar 147062 aborigines do not tattoo themselves." Ancient and modern peoples have used tattoos as means to a seemingly infinite number of ends.

Today we are experiencing one ofrepparttar 147063 biggest revivals ever. The combination of technology, historical awareness and artistic ability has taken tattoo to heights never before imaged.

The starting place for exploring and learning all about tattoos, tattoo ideas, tattoo design concept, tattoo supplies and equipments. http://www.tattoo-symbol-design.com/

Clown Fears - How to Prevent Clowns from being Scary

Written by Tom Raymond

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torepparttar parents that I get really scared by little kids when they're frightened. This serves several purposes -- it makesrepparttar 147053 clownrepparttar 147054 scaredy cat and letsrepparttar 147055 child offrepparttar 147056 hook, it reflectsrepparttar 147057 fear torepparttar 147058 child and allows him to be brave in comparison torepparttar 147059 clown, and it allowsrepparttar 147060 clown to "lower himself" and raiserepparttar 147061 child up. Of course, it also getsrepparttar 147062 message across to Mom & Dad -- whenrepparttar 147063 child is ready, he or she will willingly come byrepparttar 147064 clown, andrepparttar 147065 experience will berepparttar 147066 happy onerepparttar 147067 parents wanted inrepparttar 147068 first place.

(originally published at http://www.clown-ministry.com/Articles/fear-of-a-clown.html)

Finally, think about your clown make up. Remember thatrepparttar 147069 purpose of clown make up is to amplify your own natural features. Do not overdo your make up -- remember, less is more. You want to entertain children, not frighten them.

Tom Raymond, aka Raynbow the Magic Clown, is a professional children's entertainer in the central Wisconsin area, and is available for parties, conferences, conventions and ministry events. Interested in clowns and clowning? Check out Clown Ministry, the largest clowning site on the web!

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