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Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

 

As time moves on and as family size grows from one level to another there are quite a few things which need to change. We need to have new furniture, new fixtures and fittings and other such changes to accommodate the new requirement. Remodeling of bathroom is again something which becomes quite unavoidable. It could be lead to better realignment of the available space and this could lead to improved space and less wastage. However, you should know ways and means by which you will be in a position to choose the right bathroom remodeling tips. It will help you to zero in on something that is in line with your specific needs and requirements. Here are a few points which perhaps could help you to make the right choice as far as bathroom remodeling is concerned.

 

  1. Be Aware Of The Design And Remodeling Costs

 

The onus lies on you to be sure about the cost involved. This is because new bathroom designs and tips do not come for cheap. There are many factors which must be taken into account. The size of the bathroom, the materials that are being used are a few factors which could contribute to the overall budgets.

 

  1. Let Not The Toilet Be The First Sight

 

If you look at the tips of some quality bathrooms Sydney professionals you will find one thing common about them. They would never recommend a bathroom design that ensures that the toilet is not the first thing that comes to the eyes when the door is happened. This could be an eye sore and therefore should be avoided at all points of time.

 

  1. Pay Attention To The Lighting Scheme

 

There also is the need to ensure that your bathroom has the right lighting without which even the best of bathroom remodeling will not have the desired impact. You must take pains to plan the right lighting scheme. It must be complimentary with the overall color and designs of the bathroom flooring and walling.

 

  1. Have A Clear Idea About The Overall Dimensions Of Your Bathroom

 

Apart from having a clear understanding about the overall dimensions of the bathroom, you also should know more about size of the bathtub, the commode, the sink and other such fixtures and fittings. This will help you to make the best use of the space and will help you design a bathroom that is chic and comes with design features commensurate with the space available.

 

  1. Invest Time And Money On Choosing The Right Vanity

 

The next important thing is to ensure you spend quite a bit of time and effort on choosing the right vanity for your bathroom. This is one of the most important bathroom design tips which we often do not pay the attention it deserves. The vanity should not be either too big or too small. Too big vanities could jam moving space and too small ones could find you confused when it comes to looking for storage space. Using close vanity spaces could perhaps be a better option if you so feel.

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Qualities of A Good Electrician

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Qualities of A Good Electrician

Finding an excellent electrical contractor can be challenging. In fact, many people have ended up making the wrong decisions when selecting an electrician, simply because they didn’t know how to choose one. At times, you can result in working with an electrician who you have got no clue about, and because of this, you could be risking your safety as well as of those close to you. This can happen, especially if you hire someone who is inexperienced and uncertified.

So, what are the qualities of a good electrical contractor? Here are the qualities which can guide you when selecting an electrical contractor.

Fully certified and licensed

This is the most important aspect to look for in an electrician. Always ensure that you choose electricians who are certified and licensed by accredited institutions. If the electricians belong to a company ensure that the company provides its employees with proper training in their different fields.

Has a good experience

When an electrical contractor is recommended to you by a friend or relative, you are assured that the electrician has high standards, and therefore has a good reputation. Also, it is good to research about the electrician you are about to hire and also ask for references. A good electrical contractor will have good recommendations, five-star ratings as well as good records of high-quality work. If the electrician belongs to a particular company, inquire about the company’s background and ensure that the company provides reliable electricians.

Proper training and experience

Never underestimate the importance of hiring an electrician with several years of experience. Remember that the electrician will be working on your premises and you don’t want them to mess things or do a shoddy job. Therefore, it is good to ensure that the electrician is well experienced to handle any problem with your electrical system. The electrical contractor should have the ability to diagnose the problem, give possible solutions and then fix the problem.

Honesty and clear communication skills

A professional electrical contractor will explain to the client what should be done and charge the client a fair price reflecting the work required to be done. In addition, the electrician should take time to explain the issues they have diagnosed, why the problems need to be fixed and also offer possible solutions or alternatives.

Available for emergency services

This is usually overlooked, but a professional electrical contractor should always be available to hire during emergency services. For instance, Westline Electrical Services usually understands that problems can crop up anytime, even at night, and that’s why they offer 24/7 emergency services. Professional electrical contractors should always aim for fast response and efficiency, and ensure that they avail themselves within the shortest time possible after a client calls.

Gives priority to the client’s safety as well as their personal safety

A professional electrical contractor should always prioritize the client’s safety as well as their personal safety. They should ensure that they observe safety protocols once they arrive at the work site and even when in office. In addition to that, the electrician should have the necessary training to handle any dangerous situation in the most professional manner, which safeguarding client’s property.

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Holiday Gift Wish List- Hoverboard: The Way of The Future?

Holiday Gift Wish List- Hoverboard: The Way of The Future?

We always get questions on gift giving, so we decided to take a deeper look into certain top gifts of the year and share our finds with you.

Hoverboard is gaining popularity in the recent years. Hoverboard is the technology and the transportation of the future. However, the hoverboard that we are using is a far cry from the exciting hoverboard which is popular in the science fiction such as: Back to the Future series, where we can see that Marty McFly steps on to a pink coloured hoverboard in Back to the Future in 1989, which actually hovers in the air. This hoverboard can be rather termed as a smart scooter board. The hoverboard that we are currently using use wheels to move. New and advanced technology is constantly being used for improving and to come up with the actual hoverboard that hovers in the air. The question is, is the hoverboard the way of the future? To know more, this article will take a look at hoverboard: the way of the future.

A look at hoverboard as the method of future transportation:

The manufacturers are hopeful that the hoverboard will continue to be the top seller in the coming years, even though there are some safety concerns related to the present hoverboard. There are definitely some safety regulations and standards that the hoverboard will need to meet. Without the safety standards, it may lose its popularity with the customers as safety is extremely important. However, the good news is that this issue is being addressed by the hoverboard manufacturers.

New features are also being researched and included into the hoverboard. Soon, hoverboard will become more than a transportation device. One of the manufacturers, IO Hawk is working to include a feature which will enable the user to turn the scooter into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This means, the user can access and use internet anywhere they are using the hoverboard. This will transform the functionality of the hoverboard and the way we use hoverboard. One of the companies, Lexus is currently working and has been working with a hoverboard design for a long period of time, where cold temperatures are used for manufacturing the magnetic field which will allow the hoverboard to remain afloat. However, this design still requires a lot of upgrading and research to be done. Even if this design is not complete, it is definitely one step ahead for the future of this amazing device.

The tricky part is how the board will be powered currently and as it is seen on back to the future movie, the future hoverboard is powered with extremely powerful magnets. The technology of the future hoverboard can also change the way we view and use our current vehicles. In fact, wheels can be phased out with the rise of the new hoverboard technology if it is developed.

In short, no one actually knows when the actual hoverboard, similar to the one that Marty McFly flew in Back to the Future in 1989 will be manufactured. But one thing can be said for sure that with the new technological advancements that are being made, the real hoverboard is not far from development. If you want to know more about the hoverboard and what is the latest and greatest on the market today, visit at https://top10bestpro.com/best-hoverboards/

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5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget 

By Guest Blogger, Mathews M.

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

A memorable family vacation does not mean you have to break the bank. If you ask me, some of the best vacation moments are those that are the least extravagant and luxurious. Plan ahead when it comes to where to go, what to bring, and what to do once you arrive at the destination. This is the key to managing the money properly and at the same time, having the family time of your life.  Of course, you are going to need to work together to keep the vacation on track with the budget.

Here are some tried-and-tested tips to keep things under control.

A game plan

To jumpstart the process of planning, gather as much information as you can. Use this as a reality check to validate your expectations. Select your destination based on research or the recommendations you receive. Try to think outside the box. Ensure that the whole family is onboard when it comes to the budget and travel itinerary: have an open conversation about everything.

In particular, let the kids get familiar with the activities and attractions that could tickle them pink and naturally, give preference and book those that are free or nearly-free.

Time on your side

Many people overlook that timing has an important role to play and that being flexible about it is something that pays dividends aplenty. Traveling prices are all about supply and demand. So, if you book your accommodation just before or after peak season, you should be able to snatch some good deals, for example through a series of spring flash sales.

Steer away from unnecessary expenses and those that take a big bite out of your budget and find an affordable family getaway on time. Then again, note that last-minute traveling can also turn out to be a huge money-saver.

Eat your way to frugality

To squeeze out extra value from your vacation, save money on food. One way to do so is to carry a picnic kit with you as well as to prepare wholesome meals back home. Furthermore, limit yourself to eating just one meal per day in a restaurant (the kids dislike sitting at them anyway). To make this happen, make sure you always stay at a place with a fridge and kitchen.

Hotels that offer a free breakfast are worth your attention as well. Finally, remember to always keep yourself hydrated with reusable water bottles.

Handling the transportation

The most economical vacations entail your family hitting the road in a car or opting for a fly-and-drive trip. In the latter case, take advantage of airfare bargains. Of course, driving your own vehicle is preferable, but you still need to spend some money on gas.

To trim spending in this area, never leave the motor idle during stops and refrain from satisfying your need for speed. Keep your eyes on your fluid levels and purchase quality oil products online from brands like Castrol. Also, make sure to have spare wheels and maintain an adequate tire pressure.

What about accommodation

You may not fancy it, but camping is one of the most frugal ways to organize a vacation and it can also be one of the most rewarding family adventures. Wilderness areas and national parks provide plenty of thrilling opportunities for hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, outdoor recreation, etc.

You can have magical moments sitting around a crackling campfire under the star-studded night sky. Just make sure you take as many home comforts with you as you can. And in case camping is not up your alley, consider cheap motels and hotels.

The world is your oyster

The meat of your plan revolves around keeping down the costs, not impeding your experience and enjoyment. Thus, tackle the major areas of vacation spending and identify smart ways of navigating the minefield of financial decisions.

Do not spend more than you can comfortably afford. Know your destination and route like the palm of your hand. Make good use of money-saving deals. Why go to an expensive theme park if you can spend a comfy morning in a hotel bed, watching cartoons together?

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Making Romance Last In The Long-Term

Making Romance Last In The Long-Term

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Romantic relationships are hard to keep afloat. Loving one another isn’t enough; you have to be ready for the hard work involved with keeping a relationship going. Once that honeymoon period fizzles out, you have to be ready for the occasional bouts of bickering and disagreements that come with being truly close to another person. Struggling to keep that romance alive in the long-term? Here are some helpful pointers that might just help you and your partner to stop tearing out one another’s hair.

Talk to one another.

First of all, you and your loved one need to practice talking to one another more frequently. Yes, you most likely “talk” plenty about how your days went and most likely know how to hold a general conversation if you’re in a committed long-term relationship. However, there’s a difference between a casual chat and confronting serious issues. A lot of couples try to avoid arguments by any means necessary but they do so at the cost of their happiness. It’s vital that you become better at talking through your relationship troubles.

Switching things up can make things easier. You could look into getting help from a therapist if you’re really struggling to communicate with your partner. A professional can help to facilitate your conversation. Conflict may be uncomfortable but it’s entirely necessary if you want to have a healthy relationship with your partner. You need to address those difficult issues so that you can work past them rather than letting resentment fester beneath the surface. That’s how issues surface further down the line in a destructive manner; it’s better to confront problems whilst they’re still minor issues.

Flirt with one another.

This might seem like a strange point but it’s one of the most important. If you want to keep your romance alive in the long-term then you and your partner need to flirt with one another. Flirting isn’t something you reserve for dating and then give up once you’ve managed to get into a committed relationship. You need to take the time to flirt so as to display your love and affection for one another. Give your partner the occasional compliment and you’ll make their day. Supporting your loved one is all about the little things.

Spend time with and without one another.

This might seem like a confusing point on which to end but it makes sense. Everything in life should be done in moderation and relationships are no different. Humans are strange, in many ways; we crave socialness but we also love some alone time. Even your favorite people in the world can drive you crazy if you spend too much time with them and this extends to your partner. That’s why you need to create some ‘me’ time. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder, so you’ll certainly be happy to see your partner after spending a weekend visiting relatives or even a night out with your buddies. Of course, you don’t want to go to the other extreme; make sure you do find some time (at least once a week) to have a romantic meal or day out with your partner.

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How to Setup a Hookah

How to Setup a Hookah

 

Shishas which are also known as hookahs are traditional Middle Eastern devices that were used by people to inhale smoke. The hookahs are now famous across the world in many countries. Enjoying hookah when you are at a lounge or a café is one thing but what if you are looking into buying and setting up your own? If you are looking for a guide to setting up your hookah, then this guide that Shisha Heart provided is your best option!

Step 1: Clean the hookah

Before using the hookah, you should use water and a soft brush to clean the hookah (if it is the first time using it). Do this for every part of it. Once you finish washing it leave it for 3-5 minutes to settle.

Step 2: Pour cold water and some ice cubes into the vase.

Pour enough cold water and add ice cubes until one inch of the metal stem Is covered (slightly more does not hurt).

Step 3: Place the hookah shaft into the glass base.

Slowly press the shaft into the base, so the metal stem is in the water (1 inch or more). If the rubber does not fit, you can add a bit of water and dish soap to ease it in.

Step 4: Connect the hoses

Insert the hoses in the holes on the side of the metal shaft. Precisely as the base those holes should fit tight. Failing to install them correctly, will result in air leakage and the hookah will lack performance.

Step 5: Check the air flow.

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Place your hand on the top of the shisha stem and try to block the entrance of the air in the hookah. Then you should inhale through the hose. If you manage to inhale any air, it means that a connection does not fit correctly and you should check them all and try again. If you still manage to inhale air, then it means that probably one of your seals is broken and you should probably need a replacement.

Step 6: Place the metal tray on top of the Shisha shaft.

This metal tray is responsible for catching the ashes or coals when they fell off the hookah.

Step 7: Stir and mix the shisha.

Shisha flavor is tobacco that is marinated in liquids which contain specific flavors. The fluids often settle to the bottom of the package. Therefore, you should try to stir them before adding the flavor to your hookah.

Step 8: Break up the shisha and place it in the bowl.

Plump up chunks of the shisha flavor (to allow airflow) and add them to the bowl. Fill the container nearly to the top. Overfilling the pan will result in burned taste. Press the chunks a bit to make them flat.

Step 9: Cover the bowl with foil.

 

Place a stretched piece of foil on the top of the container bowl. Compress it around the edges of the pan. You can also use a coal screen for this purpose. However, most hookah lovers prefer the foil. After this pole several holes with a toothpick. The optimal number of holes is 12. When you finish with the bowl, place it on the top of the shaft.

Step 10: Light some coals.

If you use quick burn coals, you should hold them with tongs over a nonflammable are and light them with a lighter.

If you are using natural coals, you should place them directly on a stove or electric burner for 10-12 minutes.

Step 11: Transfer the coals to the foil

Place two or three coals on the foil. Allow 3-5 minutes before starting to inhale. A common mistake that many hookah lovers are doing is placing the coals in the center. Putting coals in the middle burns the shisha flavor and results to a short session.

Step 12: Enjoy your session

The procedure of setting up your hookah will get quicker over time. Now it is time to relax and enjoy smoking your hookah.

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Don’t Wait For Bad Weather To Reach You – Have A Plan Ahead Of Problems

Don’t Wait For Bad Weather To Reach You – Have A Plan Ahead Of Problems

There have been so many heartbreaking stories in the news lately of people losing their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods because of terrible weather. It certainly makes us all pause for thought as we wonder how we would cope if it happened to us. Where would your kids sleep, and how would you make repairs to your property? Would you know who to call and where to go for help?

Most of us have an emergency plan in place should we be caught in a house fire. We practice our exit route and make sure the fire alarms are working. But what do you do after the fire is out? The same applies to flooding, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Few of us have a plan of action should our home be uninhabitable. Here’s how to make sure you and your family are cared for if disaster strikes:

Phone

Not everybody knows their own number. It’s important that you do because if you need to leave it behind you need a replacement quickly. Most of our data like contact details of loved ones are stored in the cloud. Even if your phone is destroyed, you can retrieve the data and get hold of the people best suited to help you. Memorize passwords to social media accounts like Facebook. This will be the first place loved ones will look for you. Most of us have instant alerts to activity on these accounts too.

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Insurance

Lots of us have got into the habit of shopping around for our insurance every year to make sure we have the best deal. The problem with this is we can forget who our current insurer is! Make sure you always have a photo of the document or emailed copy of any insurance policy. These will also be in the cloud waiting for you to log in from your new device. You can then contact your insurer to make a claim.

When it comes to buildings insurance, some companies won’t pay out for ‘Acts of God’. However, they’re not all heartless! Most insurance companies will provide immediate help and sort out a hotel and other provisions should you become homeless. Double check your coverage next time you take out a policy.

Cash

If your bank cards and cash are lost, you need to know how to get hold of your bank to give you quick access to money. You might need to pay for a hotel or buy your family a couple of meals. You might even need clothes and footwear. Fortunately, Twitter can help here. Search for your bank, and chances are you’ll find a live operator ready to tweet back a phone number you can call to get help. Never give your account details or full name on Twitter.

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Shelter

When there has been a huge scale disaster like the ones we’ve seen on the news lately, you need to find shelter. If there is time, pack the essentials like clothes, medicines, weatherproofs, food, and water. The emergency response teams will direct you to a local shelter and may assist you with getting there.

Of course, if you are already packed to go, you can get out quicker. Why not keep a packed wheelie case or backpack with photocopies of your most important documents? You can add a fresh set of clothes for each member of the family, a couple of days of your meds, and some other essentials for an emergency. Wrap them all up in a plastic bag inside in case you need to wade through floodwater.

Return

When you have the OK to go back, you need to start finding the best people to tackle the damage. Start with insurance approved companies like ServiceMaster that can get rid of all the hazardous materials in your home. Repairs can take time, so you need to assess if any part of your home is safe enough to be habitable. If not, hire a caravan or book a long-term hotel.

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You might have secured some of your property during the course of the year. Summer and winter maintenance checks help you keep your house in good condition. When you look after your property routinely, you can help minimize the damage that might occur during a storm. Clearing gutters, vents, and drains can help prevent problems occurring in the first place.

We all hope nothing bad ever happens. But if you have a clear and concise plan in place, you’ll be able to cope should the worst happen. Take care.

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Chivalry Isn’t Dead

Chivalry Isn’t Dead

Most people believe that chivalry is dead. Men nowadays are portrayed as being emotionless beings who aren’t gentlemen. Long gone are the days where you’d meet at a dance, and be walked home afterwards if the man took a fancy to you. It wasn’t as easy to keep in touch back when people think true romance blossomed, so meeting up and talking was always an exciting questions. Nowadays, girls get taken out for a meal, and sometimes are left waiting for a text back that never arrives. But this isn’t true for all men, some men out there are still as much of a gentleman as back in the day. Simple little things that we take for granted in our society, but really show that chivalry isn’t dead.

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The dates that they take you out on are always thought through and planned, to make sure you have a good night. They’ll take you out somewhere nice and pay for everything to make sure you have a good night. People think this is the norm, that men should pay for everything. But it really is an act of absolutely kindness and love. Being treated to a meal, or a night out makes a girl feel so special and wanted. Men shouldn’t have to pay for everything, but they choose to purely as it’s the manly thing to do.

Buying you cute gifts to make you happy is another reason why chivalry is alive and well. If you’re feeling down, they’ll be the one’s to cheer you up with your favourite food. Or even randomly, they’ll surprise you with a gift to show how much they care. They don’t expect anything in return other than to see you happy. Even simple little things like saying good morning, or goodnight, and wishing you a good day is another way of them showing their appreciation for you. Knowing you’re their first, and last thought of the day really does make you feel special.

One big thing all guys have the task of doing is proposing. Nothing show chivalry quite like this. They have to go through the nerves of asking your father for their blessing. They have to plan it all precisely so that it’ll be perfect for you. They think of ways to say how much they love you. They also have to pick out a gorgeous ring, such as the tacori engagement rings here. They need to make sure it’s the perfect fit, style and colour for you. So much thought and attention goes into this to make sure you feel perfect on the day.

Even little things like just being an ear for her to talk to. You’ll have so many issues going on in your life, and no one can listen and reassure you quite like your partner can. They’ll listen to all your worries with an open mind, and support you no matter what. They’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you need it, and will always make everything seem better.

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Dig That Relationship Out Of A Rut

Dig That Relationship Out Of A Rut

After the initial butterflies and champagne stage of a relationship, romance and love go from a whirlwind pace to a slow, more relaxed pace. No one expects a relationship to stay in the honeymoon phase forever, but if yours has gone from loving and sexy to pensioners at dawn, then there needs to be a change made. Life is far too short to be boring and while the steady, more calm love is deeper and more meaningful, it can feel a whole lot less racy than it used to be. If you feel like you’re getting stuck in a relationship rut with sex-by-numbers every weekend, then it’s up to you to pull yourself out of it and inject a little something else into your regular routines.

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Trying to think of the best ways to spice up your routine is just as tiring sometimes, so what you need to do is sit down together and brainstorm how you can get through a rut and come out the other side happier and more in tune than ever. We’ve got some ideas, so why not work your way through the list?

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  • Flirt. Flirting isn’t just for teenagers, you know! There’s nothing wrong with a few flirtatious messages sent back and forth while you’re at work, so check out this list of text messages that could get you started!
  • Shower Together. Some couples don’t have the drive or the inclination for sex, especially when small children are in the picture. Not having a regular sex life doesn’t mean you can’t have intimacy and canoodling together in the shower is one of the best ways you can talk, laugh and have fun. If you’re looking to go one better, check out this shaving guide and give the gift of hygiene. There’s nothing stopping you both getting groomed together, either!
  • Say ‘Yes’. If your spouse comes to you with a fun idea, don’t shoot them down. There’s nothing more off-putting than someone who isn’t willing to try out a new restaurant, theatre show or even bedroom Olympics idea. So, put your comfort zone down and say yes for a change. You never know what you could discover!
  • Kiss. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But often the first thing to go in a relationship are those sweet kisses you find yourself caught in. Sure, the lusty kisses that lead to steamy romance may have dwindled, but there are so many other types! Off to work kisses, just because kisses, sleepy kisses to say good morning. They’re all there for the taking so don’t miss the opportunity to pucker up.
  • Date. Long term relationships that involve children go so quickly. One minute you’re holding hands in the park after a dinner date and the next it’s been five years and you’re knee-deep in dirty laundry with no time to even brush your hair. Invite him out on a date and spoil him for a change, he will love you taking charge!

Marriage and relationships can get boring, but it doesn’t have to stay that way!

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Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Some people who have always wanted a tattoo, just like the look of it. They like the fact it makes them look different from the average person walking around. It may not mean much to them, as getting a tattoo to them, may be purely for aesthetic reasons. For some people, however, tattoos are a thing of art. Body art has exploded among the Millennial generation. Many more people are now getting unique tattoos that have a personal meaning to them. There are some places around the world that have inspired tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike. One of the best tattoo styles to take inspiration from, are those that have inking, in their culture. The Japanese samurais of past centuries tattooed themselves for many reasons. Those reasons have drifted down into the present day, and many people align themselves with them.

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The meaning

Samurai swordsman used tattoos as a means of declaring allegiance to their feudal masters. Their masters paid them a wage, gave them a room to stay in, and after long years of service, gave them land and property. The relationship between soldier and commander was much closer than other cultures of the same time period. Respect, honor, and loyalty were the key aspects of a samurai’s life. However, the tattoos they gave each other, weren’t lines or shapes, but rather, portraits of scenes and important figures in their lifestyle. Honorable samurais who died in battle, masters who were kind to their subjects, and maidens who blessed them before battle, were the most popular styles of the day.

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When bringing it to life

Japanese portrait art’s main colors are green, red, black and blue. You can bring your own inks to the tattoo artist you’ve chosen, so you can get the most authentic look possible. The best tattoo inks are hard to come by, so choosing the highest quality kinds will take a little research. They must also be FDA approved for safety and be low in toxicity. The best ingredient will either be arsenic or lead, but they should feature in the ink, in moderate quantities. The brighter, the better, because as the body art ages, the sun will gradually fade the ink away; therefore get it as bright as you can so it lasts a long time.

The style

Whichever style you’re looking for, the Japanese portrait art tattoo culture is not for the faint hearted. The portrait tattoos are artistic endeavors, and they require a lengthy process to be completed. The design must be exquisite, but also practical. This won’t be just any body art you’re getting, the Japanese take their tattoo history very seriously. Out of respect, you should carefully plan the type of style you’re going to have. Study various periods of the culture, such as the Feudal Edo Period. Portraits always have a figure in the frame, so you must choose an entity or a person that once lived as the main character of your tattoo. They can be aggressive, loving, powerful, wealthy or giving a symbolic gesture.

A portrait will most likely go on your back, legs or ribs, because this kind of art style, needs more room than just symbols and decal-like designs. It carries with it, a long and powerful history, so it’s wise to learn up on this style before you delve into it. The portrait you choose should have some personal meaning to you, so it’s a symbolic gesture as well as a personal statement.

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