Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sagittarius Tattoo Sagitarius





Astrological Put Sagittarius in ninth sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Sagittarius. In western astrology, the sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Sagittarius is classed as a positive or masculine, extrovert sign; its element is fire and its quality is mutable. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter. Individuals born when the sun was in this sign are considered Sagittarius individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun enters Sagittarius around November 22-23 and exits around December 21. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from December 16 to January 14. People born on these juncture dates would have to have an astrological chart drawn if they wished to determine which sign the sun was in at the exact time of their birth.
In mythology Sagittarius is often associated with either a Satyr or a Centaur (in the case of the latter, often the centaur Charon, who taught and tutored various heroes in Greek myth). In Greek mythology, centaurs were adventurous, brave, and wise, but they were also given to brawling and uncivilized behavior. Sagittarius also goes by the name Toxates ("The Archer") in mythology literature.




The astrological symbol for Sagittarius has a dual meaning. The first and most common is that of a bow and arrow. The second and less well-known is that of an arrow lifting up a cross-shaped burden, representing the struggle the Sagittarius faces.




Sagittarius is widely thought to be compatible with same element signs, Aries and Leo. There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the sun, the moon, the stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Sagittarius do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as qualities and elements within the Zodiac.[7] Professional astrologers rarely boil compatibility down to just the sun-sign. The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.




Sagittarius Positive Traits

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical. As an opportunist ready to seize the moment as it presents itself, very much an optimist enjoying a Utopian environment and sees life as an adventure. Is frank in opinion, yet jovial in nature and full of energy and enthusiasm.



Sagittarius Negative Traits

Blindly optimistic and careless
Irresponsible and superficial
Tactless and restless. Has a tendency to take those around them for granted. When energy is not focused or directed, may become depressed or restless. When depressed may demonstrate arrogance or self-pity.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Scorpio Tattoo




As we know that Scorpio Tattoo is the eighth sign of the zodiac, reigning over the calendar year from October 23 to November 21, midway through autumn and approaching the dead of winter. Indeed, the approach of death and the following period of birth and renewal are at the heart of this often maligned but frequently tattooed astrology symbol. And scorpion has had various meanings and representations in different cultures in history.
For example in Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh scorpion approaches mountains where scorpion folk guard the entrance. Additionally, the Akkadians called the constellation Scorpio, Girths, meaning the Sizer, or Stinger and “Place Where One Bows Down”. And in Egyptian mythology, the scorpion stands for Set, the Trickster and brother of Nephthys, nemesis and opponent of Osiris, and Isis. And also in Falaknuma palace of Hyderabad, India, was laid out in the shape of a scorpion with two stingers spreading out as wings to the north.







Scorpio Tattoo also used by artist that was the eighth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, corresponding to the constellation Scorpius, and is most often depicted as a Scorpion. Throughout history, Scorpio has at times been depicted as an eagle. It is the only one of the zodiac symbols to have two distinct animals.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Virgo Tattoo







The Virgo men or women were born between 24th August and 22nd September, and this was western Astrology's making to you as a Virgo.Virgo tattoo designs are far and few between out there, so you’re probably struggling a little to find an appropriate design that you’re happy with.No longer utilizing the darker phrases that exemplified a gang member, the Italian language in tattoos began to lean more toward the lovey-dove side.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leo Tattoo





The element of the Leo zodiac sign: Fire
Astrological quality of the Leo zodiac sign: Fixed

Planets and the Leo zodiac sign

* Ruling Planet: Sun
* Career Planet: Venus
* Love Planet: Uranus
* Money Planet: Mercury
* Planet of Health and Work: Saturn
* Planet of Home and Family Life: Pluto

The colors of the Leo zodiac sign: gold, orange, red
Gems of the Leo zodiac sign: amber, Chrysostom, yellow diamond
Metals of the Leo zodiac sign: gold
Best day of the week for Leo zodiac sign: Sunday

But has strongest virtues of the Leo zodiac sign: leadership capability, self-confidence, generosity, creativity
Deepest need of the Leo zodiac sign: elation, the need to shine
Weaknesses of the Leo zodiac sign: arrogance, vanity

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cancer Tattoo






Your perverseness make problem which you face to become complicated progressively. Situation and condition still completely [do] not enable to act furthermore. Disappointment of you in the past make you losing of trust to someone. Lessen the nature of your egoist. Work : Emerge
job/activity resistance. Love : Remembered by past. Monetary : Worry




Better for you to bear with and don't too forcing of x'self to finish existing problem. Resistance for the shake of resistance will emerge silih change in the current week. Better to keep silence for the time being and enjoy existing atmosphere. Utilizing time to do x'self intropeksi. Work : Emerge resistance do not be anticipated. Love : Longing someone. Monetary : Don'T too calculation.
all of those are only for some one that believe it.
but you have to believe yourself!!!

Gemini tattoo







Gemini is symbolized by the Twins
Birthdays : May 22 - June 21

Element of the Gemini zodiac sign : Air
Astrological quality of the Gemini zodiac sign: Mutable (i.e. flexibility)

Planets and the Gemini zodiac sign

* Ruling Planet: Mercury
* Career Planet: Neptune
* Love Planet: Jupiter
* Money Planet: Moon
* Planet of Health and Work: Pluto
* Planet of Home and Family Life: Mercury

Colors of the Gemini zodiac sign: blue, yellow
Gems of the Gemini zodiac sign: agate, aquamarine
Metals of the Gemini zodiac sign: quicksilver
Best day of the week for Gemini zodiac sign: Wednesday

Strongest virtues of the Gemini zodiac sign: great communication skills, quickness of thought, quick learning
Deepest need of the Gemini zodiac sign: communication
Weaknesses of the Gemini zodiac sign: superficiality, gossiping, harsh speech that may hurt others, use of words for misleading or misinforming

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Taurus Tattoo


Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac.They are content to take second place in the ventures they undertake. Taurus are quiet, gentle people, but they know their own mind.The thought of too much action can sometimes make a Taurus feel physically sick.
They - mentally - are keen-witted and practical more often than intellectual, but apt to become fixed in their opinions through their preference for following accepted and reliable patterns of experience. Their character is generally dependable, steadfast, prudent, just, firm and unshaken in the face of difficulties. Their vices arise from their virtues, going to extremes on occasion,such as sometimes being too slavish to the conventions they admire

Taurus people love money, wealth, and status more than anything else, and it is rare to find a truly poor Taurus.



They know how to handle their finances, despite being spendthrifts, and like to be seen as the people who have everything. Taureans feel trapped or imprisoned if denied physical access to the land.They are always greenfingered in some way.

The Temporary Tattoos




A number of people when traveling around Indonesia and particularly Bali, enjoy the exotic creations of temporary tattoo artists. They are on every main street in the holiday hotspots and are also found at school fairs and other festivities in and around the cities.

The main ingredient used for these temporary tattoos and/or Mehndi (the traditional art of henna painting in India and the Middle East) is henna. Pure, natural henna gives a chocolate brown or deep mahogany red stain on the hands and feet. On other parts of the body the stain can be tea-coloured; the shades can vary depending on the individual and other factors such as skin colour. Henna's dye component, hennotannic acid, does not pass through into the dermis (living cells) layer of the skin, it only stains the dead cells in the epidermis. Hennotannic acid naturally makes the brick/red/brown stains and it usually takes many hours to get a good henna stain on the skin, and is relatively safe. Allergic and irritant reactions are very rare. To make the dye, henna leaves are dried and finely ground and the powder is filtered; the artist then mixes the fine powder with an oil (such as eucalyptus oil) and other liquids (lemon, water, or tea), making a thick paste. This may sometimes appear to be black when wet and freshly applied to the skin, but on closer inspection is unlikely to be so.

Henna, however, is not black and most "black henna" as it is called is natural henna adulterated with a toxic chemical dye to make it black and to speed up the dyeing process. There are more and more people who are having problems of skin reactions with so called "black henna" within Indonesia. The fact of the matter is that it is not the henna that is the problem but the toxic dye called para-phenylenediamine or PPD for short, that people are adding to the henna to produce the black stain on the skin. PPD may also be used on its own to stain skin black and it stains the skin absolutely black within 2 hours and the stain can last easily 2 weeks. PPD penetrates deep into the skin, reaching the dermis and passing into the blood stream and can be dangerous to your system and not only affect the skin where it has been applied.

While there are a few safe products out there, most "black henna" contains PPD, and is found in many black hair dyes; there are some black (and other coloured) henna stains that claim not to contain PPD but rather use other non-toxic colourants; individuals would need to check on the actual ingredients to determine this and the safety thereof.

The skin reactions to PPD "black henna" frequently resemble the photograph that has kindly been provided by a friend. P-Phenylenediamine can also cause delayed type hypersensitivity reactions on the skin exactly where the PPD "black henna" temporary tattoo was applied. Sometimes the reaction is mild, with a raised, itchy area where the "black henna" pattern was. More severe reactions include pustules, blisters, oozing sores, intense itching, and these often leave long-term scars on people. The onset of the reaction generally begins 1 day to 3 weeks after the PPD "black henna" has been applied. Sometimes the blisters come up while the black pattern is still visible, and other times the blisters appear when the pattern has faded. If someone has a hypersensitivity reaction one time to PPD "black henna", it will be more severe with each subsequent exposure.

It is of no use to "patch test" PPD "black henna" to see if you're going to have oozing Black Henna reactionsores and blisters, because the reaction can occur up to 6 weeks after exposure. Also, skin hypersensitivity reactions will be increasingly likely with each exposure to PPD. A person may have one PPD "black henna" tattoo with no reaction, but may have a severe reaction with the next PPD "black henna" tattoo. Even if there is no skin reaction to PPD, it is still a transdermal toxin and can be harming your internal organs without showing lesions on your skin!

Although rare, severe cases of immediate type hypersensitivity to PPD have been described in which the patients developed severe edema (swelling), irritation of the eyes and face and also difficulty in breathing.

PPD scarring may be permanent and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation may remain at the tattoo site (this means after the scarring and blistering has subsided, a long-lasting white ghost image of the tattoo remains).

If we cannot control the use of these toxic chemicals, there are ways to protect yourself from black henna and find responsible, traditional henna artists.

Unfortunately, it is usually our children who are the ones that wish to have the tattoos, but are also the ones who are particularly at risk.

How to recognise PPD-based "black henna":

  • If the paste is greenish, and smells like spinach or a hay bale, it is probably natural henna. Sometimes reputable henna artists add natural oils or herbs that can spice up the fragrance and darken the color.
  • If the paste is deep black or grayish, it is probably NOT natural henna and should be avoided. PPD paste is jet black.
  • Ask how long it takes to stain and how long it lasts. If the answers are "just an hour or two" and "a week or more", it's PPD. If the henna artist tells you that you only need to leave the paste on for an hour or two, their henna probably contains PPD and should be avoided! Real traditional henna must stay on your skin longer to make a stain - usually 6-12 hours. The resulting color will be a reddish brown, not black.
  • Ask how long it lasts. If the answer is "a week or more" then it most likely contains PPD.
  • Ask what colour it will give. If the answer is "pure black", it's PPD. Real henna does NOT stain black. PPD does stain black! If the artist is offering "colored henna" ask to see a list of ingredients, and decide for yourself if the product is safe for you.
  • Ask to see an ingredients list. If the artist can't supply one, or you don't like what you see, walk away.
Tattoo artists may not know how much harm they are doing. The vendors certainly may be ruining their own health by handling PPD. If you believe that you are having a reaction to black henna, see a doctor and tell him about this possible reaction - he may well not be aware of PPD. The symptoms can usually be controlled, and if caught early, scarring can be avoided.



Source : http://www.expat.or.id/medical/blackhennareactions.html

The Henna hazard Tattoos : Chemical causes ornate allergies




Debbe Geiger has never been one for tattoos. But when her daughter Kim begged to get a henna tattoo on a family vacation to Cancun a few years ago, she thought it couldn’t hurt. After all, it’s only temporary, and Kim would have something to show off to her friends back home.

But just two days later, the tattoo of a cute little bug had swelled into an itchy, bubbling blister on Kim’s upper right arm.

“I was scared to death,” says Geiger, who’s 43 and lives with her family in Cary, N.C. “I thought, she’s 9 years old and she’s going to be scarred for life.”

The American Academy of Dermatology recently issued a warning that a chemical found in black henna tattoos can cause a severe allergic reaction, causing the skin to redden, swell and blister — but only where the henna is applied, leaving people with bubbly blisters in shapes like suns, stars and flowers.

As henna body art has become mainstream in the last few years, often peddled at summer carnivals and concerts, dermatologists report increasingly treating patients, especially teen girls and young women, with these often elaborate looking allergic reactions.

“Just because they’re temporary, people think they’re safe,” says Dr. Sharon E. Jacob, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Diego.

While true henna is made from harmless plants, black henna uses a chemical called para-phenylenediamine, or PPD, which makes the tattoo dry quickly and last longer — and in some cases, that’s much, much longer.

“These skin allergies themselves are not dangerous,” says Dr. Colby Evans, a dermatologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. “But they can cause scarring or darkness to the skin that can be permanent."

Despite the potential for creating a permanent souvenir from that trip to Mexico, the scarring generally will go away on its own within a few weeks. But it's almost always odd-looking. This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published Evans’ account of a particularly intense case: A 19-year-old Kuwaiti woman Evans treated after she returned from a wedding, where she had black henna applied to her forearms, hands and fingers. A week later, her swirly, flowery henna was overwritten with a swirly, flowery blister.

Last year, Evans also treated a young man with a similar allergic reaction to henna that took an even more bizarre form: a blister on the back of his neck in the perfect shape of an eagle.

In both cases, Evans prescribed steroid creams to bring the swelling down.

Lifelong allergies to some medications
But Evans and other dermatologists warn that just one bad reaction to black henna can be enough to cause permanent sensitivity to PPD, and that allergy can cross-react with chemical relatives in certain anesthetics and medications for heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

“The allergy you can develop is lifelong,” says Jacob. But she’s found that people, especially teens, are generally unimpressed by her warnings of reactions to medication, so she reserves this for the kicker: “It may mean you can never dye your hair again.”

While PPD is used in most hair dyes, allergic reactions aren’t very common because it isn't applied directly to the skin, and in black henna the concentration of PPD is 10 times higher, Jacob estimates. But a PPD sensitivity could cause an allergic reaction after even the slightest contact with the chemical.

Kim Geiger's blister faded away within a month, and her mom says she hasn't had any allergic reaction to medication since. But Debbe Geiger often wonders how anyone could ever tell the difference between safe, natural henna and black henna.

“This was a little booth set up at the hotel pool, and I didn’t think anything of it,” she says.

Experts say there are a few easy ways to tell the difference between true henna and black henna. For one, henna is never black — it’s red, which darkens to a brownish color on the skin as it dries. Real henna starts to fade away within a few days, so be wary of a henna tattoo artist who boasts of tattoos that will last any longer than that.

But both mom and daughter Geiger aren’t taking any more chances; they’re staying far away from all things henna. “It looks so harmless," Debbe Geiger says, "but you have to watch these ingredients they’re using.”


Source : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26080350