Skin Beauty Tips

Latin Tattoos are Hot

Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 13, 2008 - 11:54.

Latin tattoos are in high demand these days. But is it a good idea to depend on a Latin/English dictionary online to get the right translation? You might end up walking around with complete junk and nonsense on your arm.

The Latin Translator has been around for nine years and they've noticed the huge spike in demand for Latin tattoos lately, so they've opened a special translation service just for helping you with your Latin tattoo ideas. For a fee of $30.00 and with a 24 hour turnaround they provide accurate translations into Latin of up to 25 words of English, alternatives to assist problems of spacing out words, advice on authentic forms of Roman lettering, advice on pit-falls for tattoo artists unfamiliar with Latin and an mp3 sound file of the translations.

They've been doing web Latin translations since 2000, with 1000+ customers in the last year (they say you can verify this from their Paypal pages). They claim a combined experience of more than 80 years of studying, teaching and translating Latin.

Might be worth checking them out if you are considering forever embedding something Latin on your body.

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The Two Types of Wrinkles

Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 3, 2008 - 07:05.

Dr. Oputa writes that there are two different kinds of wrinkles and that they respond to different treatments;

There are two categories of wrinkles; fine surface lines and deeply set furrows. They differ in structure and origin and respond to different types of therapy.

Fine surface wrinkles are as a result of the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres due to aging and sun damage.

Deeply set furrows are caused by the build up of muscles beneath the skins surface over time as a result of repeated facial expressions in pretty much the same way muscle is built through exercise. These deep furrows can show permanently or come about when facial expressions are made like “crows feet” showing up when a person smiles.

These categories of wrinkles respond to different therapies.

Read more of her article about wrinkle treatments.
The supersmoker photo above is by Walter Watzpatzkowski

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Tanning Risks are Real

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 21, 2008 - 09:00.

The Danish Cancer Society has put out a video ad about the dangers of artificial tanning. They are using sex appeal to help it go viral, not to mention a bit of horror melodrama. But the point does sink in effectively.

Compare this to the much tamer video by the American Skin Cancer Foundation. They also use ample footage of skimpy bikinis but does their message come across as effectively?

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Sunless Tanning

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 7, 2008 - 19:31.

What the heck are these young, slim and beautiful people doing? They are pretending to be tanning themselves. Underground. Far away from the sun. In a train station in London.

They're being paid to promote a self-tanning product.

Story and photo source.

P.S. And why do all the women choose ponytails?

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Megan Fox has Nine Tattoos

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 25, 2008 - 09:02.

Megan Fox, age 21, has been voted the sexiest woman in the world by the readers of FHM magazine. Almost 9 million votes were cast according to FHM magazine. Other women in the top ten on their list included Jessica Biel, Alba, Elisha Cuthbert, Scarlett Johansson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hilary Duff, Tricia Helfer, Blake Lively and Kate Beckinsale.

Fox has nine tattoos on her body including a very goofy one of a big picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right arm. The tattoo shown in the photo below says "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies," which is a line from Shakespeare's play King Lear. Why did she pick this quote to cover such a large space on her back? Does she want us all to know that she reads Shakespeare? What does this quote mean to her personally? It must have been very significant to her at some point in her teenage life.

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