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alltheserandomthings:

sabinerich:

Here is a sketch from my moleskine that I turned into a print. 

Eliza has something very similar to this on her back. I suppose that means Ivarra, ivarrasunsong, does too. ;)

alltheserandomthings:

sabinerich:

Here is a sketch from my moleskine that I turned into a print. 

Eliza has something very similar to this on her back. I suppose that means Ivarra, ivarrasunsong, does too. ;)

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What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre

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teded:

Human beings shed about 30-40,000 skin cells per hour. That’s about 1,000,000 per day. So, how come tattoos don’t gradually flake off along with them?
From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre
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teded:

Human beings shed about 30-40,000 skin cells per hour. That’s about 1,000,000 per day. So, how come tattoos don’t gradually flake off along with them?

From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre

Animation by TOGETHER

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teded:

How Tattooing Really Works

1. Tattooing causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. Specialized cells called macrophages eat the invading material (ink) in an attempt to clean up the inflammatory mess. 

2. As these cells travel through the lymphatic system, some of them are carried back with a belly full of dye into the lymph nodes while others remain in the dermis. With no way to dispose of the pigment, the dyes inside them remain visible through the skin. 

3. Some of the ink particles are also suspended in the gel-like matrix of the dermis, while others are engulfed by dermal cells called fibroblasts. Initially, ink is deposited into the epidermis as well, but as the skin heals, the damaged epidermal cells are shed and replaced by new, dye-free cells with the topmost layer peeling off like a healing sunburn.

4. Dermal cells, however, remain in place until they die. When they do, they are taken up, ink and all, by younger cells nearby so the ink stays where it is.

5. So a single tattoo may not truly last forever, but tattoos have been around longer than any existing culture. And their continuing popularity means that the art of tattooing is here to stay.

From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre

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fallowfreckles:

The next tattoo that I want! The quote for this is:
"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you. But they have to catch you first…"
So I really want to get El-Ahrairah running, as seen above, with “All the world will be your enemy” below it. I just haven’t decided where yet.
EDIT: I was thinking maybe somewhere on my legs, feet, or hips now that I’ve thought about it! Since Frith blessed El-Ahrairah with a flashing white tail and strong hind legs so that he could be swift and agile, any of those spots seems appropriate.
God, I love Watership Down. I love it so much. I love El-Ahrairah, and all of the legends about El-Ahrairah. I love this tattoo. I love everything.

fallowfreckles:

The next tattoo that I want! The quote for this is:

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you. But they have to catch you first…"

So I really want to get El-Ahrairah running, as seen above, with “All the world will be your enemy” below it. I just haven’t decided where yet.

EDIT: I was thinking maybe somewhere on my legs, feet, or hips now that I’ve thought about it! Since Frith blessed El-Ahrairah with a flashing white tail and strong hind legs so that he could be swift and agile, any of those spots seems appropriate.

God, I love Watership Down. I love it so much. I love El-Ahrairah, and all of the legends about El-Ahrairah. I love this tattoo. I love everything.

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anthroguard:

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This will probably be the tattoo I’m going to get sometime soon. 
It’s Watership down inspired :) 

anthroguard:

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This will probably be the tattoo I’m going to get sometime soon. 

It’s Watership down inspired :) 

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releasings:

I’m getting an arrow tattoo on my chest because of the quote: An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. 

releasings:

I’m getting an arrow tattoo on my chest because of the quote: An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. 

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ronbeckdesigns:

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My tattoo — in black and white.  Just because.

My tattoo — in black and white.  Just because.

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mietteshoppe:

love this

mietteshoppe:

love this

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Three Rabbits… by *JasonHeeley
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monkee5a:

waited five years to get this in memory of a dear friend that passed away at age 18 RIP

monkee5a:

waited five years to get this in memory of a dear friend that passed away at age 18 RIP

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katzmatt:

adriofthedead:

impactingandimprinting:

rad!

omg

oh man that’s REALLY REALLY CLEVER 

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