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With Boomtown festival just a matter of months away, the gas is starting to bulid as people know that some life changing times are about to happen. People who have not yet hit Boomtown then it dont matter how many times people try and tell you whats it like, you have to be there to feel it, its mad to look around at 60,000 people having a mad time, the fireworks, the stages, everything is madness!
Anyway lets get back to this video that the team at Boomtown has just dropped, its a film
Document in the living breathing, beast that is boomtown, by watching this video you might get a little insight into what is like to live at this festival, and if you're not coming this year to party with the gang then maybe after watching this video you might fix up and buy your ticket for next year as soon as they were on sale.
''BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL IS A AMAZING, WE WOULD GO AS FAR AND CALL IT LIFE CHANGING''
BOOMTOWN FAIR 2019 TICKETS
Dates: Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th August 2019 Venue/location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire Price: From £135
Domino’s Pizza in Russia was forced to end a viral campain offering a lifetime of free pizza to anyone who got the Domino's logo tattooed “in a prominent place” but they fucked up! too many people got tattooed.
The promotion popped off on a Friday and was only supposed to last two months, but it only took Domino's five days to end it after too many people took it up on the offer.
the internet was flooded with loads of the Domino’s tattoos, ink on legs, arms anywhere else people could fit the logo
WHAT WOULD YOU DO, WOULD YOU WANT FREE PIZZA FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
When it comes to festival lineups, there is no other festival that bring outa lineup like boomtown. Every year 60.000 music lovers hit winchester to party all day and all day, at boomtown the party never stops! this year they have got in some amazing artists who will be on the stages. and how many stages are there? you might be asking, well boomtown have 10 main stages and loads of smaller ones dotted all over the place, trust us its so crazy!
Take a look at the official lineup poster for this years boomtown festival 2019 below
THE BOOMTOWN LINEUP IS ALWAYS SICK, BUT THIS YEAR ITS A FU*KING MADNESS!!
BOOMTOWN FAIR 2019 TICKETS
Dates: Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th August 2019 Venue/location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire Price: From £135
Now here's a bit of crazy news for you that we had to report, right now there has been a massive recall on tattooings in America because they are contaminated with bacteria, what the fuck!
The recall warns consumers, tattoo artists and retailers to not use six different inks from several manufacturers, since tests showed they were contaminated with "bacteria harmful to human health."
"Tattoo inks contaminated with microorganisms can cause mad infections and lead to serious health issues when injected into the skin during a tattooing procedure since there is an increased risk of infection any time the skin barrier is broken,"
MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET YOUR ARTIST TO CHECK THEIR INK
THE FOLLOWING INKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL:
- Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)
- Dynamic Color - Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc (lots 12024090 and 12026090)- Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo ink manufactured by Color Art Inc. (dba Solid Ink) (dba Antone's Ink) (lot 10.19.18)
Symptoms of infections include the appearance of rashes or lesions consisting of red papules in areas where you have got tattooed. According to the FDA, some tattoo infections can result in permanent scarring.
"Indications of an infection can be difficult to recognize as other conditions (e.g., allergic reactions) may initially have similar signs and symptoms, leading to misdiagnosis and ineffective treatments," the best thing you can do is get your tattoo artist to take a look at the ink we are using and look at the lot numbers.
And don't think that we are not affected in the UK as in companies based in the USA ship their inks all over the world, stay safe keep your tattoo clean and keep it INK!
We are more than a magazine we want all of our readers to be a part of the cool things we do, and if you didn't know we love looking at all the cool pictures that gets in sent into us by our readers from all over the world, from Aruba all the way to Croydon, we get about.
Whether you are up-and-coming model, a music or tattoo artist or just someone who loves a magazine and wants to show off their tattoos and how they live their life and that's the shit we love.
''SHOW OFF YOUR TATTOOS TO US AND LET US SHOW THE WORLD, MOVEMENTS''
We don't care what you do for a living, what colour you are if you have some photos that you want to show us and send them over and you never know you could see your pictures on the website, In the magazine or we might even ask you down to the magazine headquarters for interview on a photo shoot
After one year hiatus the Product Earth team are back and this time we have got a feeling that this is going to be the big one, bringing back the music, the traders from all over the world, the speakers who will educate people about the benefits of the magical plant, and one thing that was missing from the last product Earth was the camping and we know it's going to be so sick. Yes there are loads of cannabis related events popping up all over the UK and that is a beautiful thing for the movement but when it comes to doing things on a bigger scale product earth is the leader in the game.
Tickets are on sale now so make sure you get yours and come party with the gang and by the looks of it from all the traders like humble seeds, Ali Bongo, attitude Seedbank and tons tons tons of more companies who Will be doing what they do best over the three days.
PRODUCT EARTHIS BACK TO BRING CANNABIS EDUCATION & CULTURE TO THE FOREFRONT
We are gassed that Product Earth is going to be popping off on the 23rd to the 25th of August, on a amazing site just outside of Coventry, we know already that the gas is going to go through the roof when they start releasing the list of all the music artists that will be on the stages this year.
For all the people that have never been to Product Earth before then this is a kind of event that you need to be at if you love all things to do with cannabis culture, music, good vibes and amazing people oh, and not to forget that you'll be able to find Paperchasers Ink back bringing the tattoo vibe as always but will keep you updated with more info later down the line so for now just go get your tickets and secure your place.
Itching is a common problem during a tattoo healing process. It can go on for weeks, and the irritating part is that the area should not be scratched. It does not affect everyone who gets inked though.
Does that mean having an itchy tattoo means you have done something wrong? No. However, there is some itchiness that is not normal. If there are lumps around or on the inked site, this is a danger sign. The same goes if you have itchy, red bumps.
They signify an infection, and you should go to the doctor as soon as possible.
WHY DO TATTOOS ITCH?
After the area is inked, it is going to be an open wound. For the first week, it should have formed a scab which is shed over time. Basically, this is dead skin, and it is during this time itching starts. The causes of itching include
TICKLY PEELING SKIN
This is the main reason for the horrid itchiness. The skin that is peeling partially comes from an area that is already sensitive. The loose skin rubs and tickles on other areas as it moves around.
REGROWTH OF THE SHAVED HAIRS
Prior to tattooing, the site will be shaved to prevent the needle from getting caught in the hair; this can be pretty painful. The shaving also prevents the hair from being pushed into the skin because this can result in localized infection due to ingrown hairs. If this happens, the hair will push out the ink as it makes its way on the surface, and the site will heal in patches.
Some people react to the ink used in the tattooing process. However, most of the reactions are mild and they resolve after several days. The reactions can cause skin irritation which is why the area will be itchy. It can be severe or mild.
Red ink is the main cause of the itchiness. There are metals used in its production which are not in the other colors.
If you have a skin condition that is dormant, it can be triggered by tattooing. The inking process makes the skin more sensitive hence exposing the conditions which were previously hidden.
The conditions can range from eczema to psoriasis. If you have concerns, see a doctor before you proceed with the inking process.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE TATTOO ITCHES
Just like any kind of skin itch, an itchy tattoo can be dealt with in a number of ways, all which are much better than scratching. As much as the itchiness can drive you crazy, the tips outlined below can help you relieve the discomfort and sail through the healing process without much fuss.
APPLY A MOISTURIZER
A dry skin causes itchiness because the loose dead cells will shift hence tickling the sensitive tattooed site. A moisturizing lotion can prevent this from happening. However, you should not overdo to because the area needs proper air circulation for faster healing.
Excess lotion can be removed with a paper towel. Do not wipe it off but rather dab it gently. Get good recommendations on the best lotions to use from your artist.
PART, TAP OR SLAP THE AREA GENTLY
This prevents dragging any skin on the service and dulls the itchiness. Wash your hands before this to avoid transferring harmful microorganism to the site.
You can place a clean, thick cloth over the site and use your fingers to graze over it. The cloth prevents your fingernails from doing fatal damage but the pressure relieves the itching.
ENGAGE IN A DISTRACTING ACTIVITY
This will only work for some people. However, you should give it a try before ruling it out. By engaging in an activity that will require your full attention, your brain will be distracted from the scratching and itching thoughts. You can phone a friend, play video games or go for a walk. There are others who report that chewing gum helps too.
COOL THE INKED AREA
Cold sensations on the site will bring a soothing effect. You can use a damp piece of towel or cloth on the area for several minutes. However, ensure it is clean. Use of ice packs should be done cautiously. They should not be placed directly on the spot because ice can burn. This will complicate the healing process. You can place a clean piece of cloth on the itchy area before applying the ice packs.
Itchiness lasts for 7 to 10 days. If you don’t scratch the area, you will have a stunning clean tattoo before long.
Getting a tattoo that means something to you seems to be the norm for a lot of people, and for some, it is just about using their body as a canvas to showcase their work or the work of others. Whatever your reason for getting a tattoo might be, there is no doubt that the aftermath of getting a tattoo done is probably one of the most tedious, owing to the incredible amount of care that one has to take.
WHY PAY ATTENTION TO TATTOO CARE?
Tattoos only look good when proper care is taken of them. People who don’t pay attention to their tattoo during the two weeks after it is done are the ones who end up with a blotchy and unattractive tattoo.
This period of two weeks after the tattoo is referred to as the ‘Healing Phase’ and does exactly what it says. Taking proper care of your tattoo is also essential because it shapes the way your tattoo is going to look in the future, and how long it will maintain itself before you have to get it retouched.
Things like properly moisturizing the area while keeping it clean are some of the basic things that tattoo artists tend to tell the people that they are working on. However, simple things like taking a shower need to be done with caution, owing to the reaction that tattoos can have with water.
WHAT IT IS WITH TATTOOS AND WATER?
Simply put, your tattoo is like a wound. It needs to heal over time so that the ink that is on your body can adequately sink in and be as bold as it can be. During the two weeks, a scab will start to form over the tattoo, thus healing it so that it can look it’s very best at the end. However, during this two-week phase, the scab must be kept intact, so that the wound can heal properly, and not appear blurry at the end.
When the scab comes in contact with a large amount of water, particularly one with a lot of pressure, the scab tends to stick more to the skin, thereby ruining the skin underneath, causing the ink to spread out beyond its designated lines. Moreover, the task of mending the tissue underneath is up to the scab, and disrupting that can lead to the formation of some pretty permanent scar tissue, which can sometimes leave a mark on the skin, hindering the look of the tattoo.
Water can also make your clothes and other fabric like substances stick to your wound. This can also mess it up, and in extreme cases even cause a certain amount of infection, thus leading to a lot more problems than one has to deal with.
SO WHAT ABOUT BATHING?
Bathing, just like any other form of water-based activity can cause a certain amount of damage to the skin. Tattoo artists claim that one should not shower or wash that area for up to a day after the tattoo is done.
Since water can cause damage to the scab and the skin underneath, it is advised to keep the area void of any water as far as possible. Particularly hot showers that are at high temperatures are also not advised as they can tend to burn the skin, thus causing more bruising than usual.
DOES THAT MEAN NO SHOWERS FOR TWO WEEKS?
Not showering for two weeks is going to be a hindrance, not just for you, but for the people around you as well. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait for that long before you can go back to your original routine of personal hygiene. A day after you have got the tattoo done, it is advised washing the tattoo with hot water and an extremely mild soap.
The bandage that is on the tattoo has to be kept on for a minimum of four hours after the work is done on it, and has to be removed just before you wash it off of course. It is advised to not keep the bandage on for too long and to change it up every day or so to avoid the risk of infections.
A day or two after the tattoo was done, you can go back to your original routine, while taking certain precautions of course. For starters, one should not stay in the shower for an incredibly extended period of prolonged water exposure can cause damage to the skin. Keep your showers to a maximum of ten minutes to avoid this kind of damage to the surface.
The tattoo can also be cleaned using a cotton swab and light soap and water to prevent it from catching an infection.
When people talk about where hurts the most when getting the tattoo is kind of hard to answer without generalising everyone, everyone in the world has a different pain tolerance threshold and as most tattoo artist know, you could never look at someone and tell how well they will take the pain of the needle hitting the skin.
Right here we bring you how little rundown of the 15 most painful places to get tattooed,
So you know before you book your next tattoo appointment, what you're getting yourself into. For a start we all know that the bony parts of our bodies like the shin, the elbow, are going to be more painful than other parts of your body like the upper arm. So the more flesh you have where you're getting tattoos the less it's going to hurt.
Anyone who has ever bumped an elbow and experienced the fireworks of nerve pain down the entire arm knows this is a sensitive spot. Because there’s no protective muscle between the skin and bone here, the elbow ranks fairly high on the pain scale. Without any cushion between the needle and the bone, when getting the elbow tattooed, you’re going to feel the pain of the needle pressing into the bone, along with the sensation of the needle getting dragged across your skin. In addition, the vibrations trigger a response from the ulnar nerve—the one responsible for the pain that shoots down your entire arm when you hit your “funny bone.”
While the back is generally one of the less painful areas to get a tattoo, the spine is the exception. The spine is ultra-sensitive to begin with, so getting inked directly on it will produce a pretty intense level of pain for anyone on the receiving end of that needle.
Just like any other bony area of the body, getting a tattoo anywhere along the ribcage is not a whole lot of fun. While some people have described the pain as a sharp poke, others have likened it to being stabbed. In addition to the intense pain of the needle over the bone, the spaces in between cause a lot of discomfort, too. As the needle moves between the ribs, the vibration causes a combination of sensations that include an uncomfortable burning tickle. Its seriously no laughing matter!
The knee stands out as possible the most painful location to have inked. Regardless of whether you choose the outer kneecap area, or the soft, nerve-laden inside of the knee, you’re in for an experience as bad as either the elbow or the armpit.
With very little skin or muscle covering the kneecap, the pain of the needle vibration is pretty severe. The back of the knee is considered one of the most painful areas to have tattooed. It is comparable to the armpit, as far as sensitivity. In addition to the pain of having the knee tattooed, it can be a difficult area to heal properly, as it is difficult, if not impossible, to entirely mobilize the knee to allow the skin to heal.
Think about one of the more ticklish spots on most people’s bodies. While there is adequate padding over the bone the armpit is, literally, a bundle of nerves and anything done to that area produces all the feels. In the case of a needle inking the area, that translates into a good amount of pain. If you are someone who has a difficult time with being touched there (very ticklish), you’re going to have an unbearable time sitting through the vibrations produced by the needle.
Because this is another bony area of the body, it can be a very painful place to get a tattoo, though far from the worst.
In case you are wondering, there’s little difference between getting inked on the inside or outside of the ankle – both spots hurt a lot. However, the placement of the tattoo relative to the ball of the ankle bone will make all the difference as far as how much pain the procedure causes. A tattoo placed just above or below the protruding bone registers much lower down on the pain scale than one inked over the bone. Another thing to consider, is that the ankle can be rather painful for some and relatively pain free for others; it varies person to person.
While the chest is a common (and not terribly painful) spot for a tattoo, be aware that the sternum, located in the very center of the chest, can be a different story.
Pain from a tattoo on the sternum can vary, depending on how much “meat” you have covering the area. With its thin covering of skin and muscle over the bones, can be a pretty painful spot to have worked on, especially for thinner guys. If you’re considering a larger chest piece tattoo, it is recommended that the artist begin the work on the sternum and radiate outward, in order to get the worst pain over with first.
THE INNER ARM
The inner arm (inside bicep) is not a particularly painful spot to get a tattoo.
There’s plenty of muscle and skin to shield the bone from painful contact and not many nerve endings centered there. As long as the tattoo artist keeps the needle from inching too close to the armpit or the inside of the elbow, getting a tattoo here is relatively easy, compared to other places. If your design covers the areas close to the armpit and inside elbow, though, be prepared for a world of pain. These are both extremely sensitive areas, with nerve endings that will shoot the pain far beyond the areas being worked on.
Getting a tattoo anywhere on your neck is no walk in the park, for sure. But, with this body part, the location really matters. The side of the neck has very little muscle or fat, and plenty of nerve endings, which makes for a lot of pain. In addition, our brain’s survival instinct means that having someone apply sustained pressure to an area needed for breathing can induce some pretty strong reactions. In comparison, the back of the neck is an easier place to get a tattoo. There’s more muscle and fat covering things there.
The pain level for a hand tattoo is similar to the foot in that it is mostly bone with very little skin covering it. This means it is fairly painful. The fingers and palm are also highly sensitive as they contain tons of nerve endings. One other thing to think about if this is a spot your considering getting done is this: hand tattoos, and especially finger tattoos, don’t always heal easily, and the quality of the art seems to degrade more quickly than on other areas.
This area is a doozy, as far as pain. The combination of some key nerve endings being located there, as well as just the thinnest layer of skin standing between the needle the cervical vertebrae located there makes this area super sensitive. A tattoo here is very painful.
Just like all the other bony areas in the body, the collarbone is a very painful location for a tattoo. The vibrations can also cause you to feel like you are actually getting your neck tattooed. Choosing to have your design place just above or below the most prominent point of the bone can help with making it slightly less painful.
THE SIDE OF WRIST
While a tattoo on the wrist, in general, registers as only average on the pain scale, the side of the wrist is a different story. The prominence of the bones to the surface skin there can make for a pretty excruciating experience for anyone getting inked. Similar to the ankle, the exact placement of a tattoo here can make a big difference as far as the level of pain involved.
With little muscle or skin to buffer the pressure of the needle, the head is an extremely painful location for a tattoo. In addition to the pain, the sensation of hearing the procedure taking place inches from your ear makes the whole process that much more unbearable.
Back with that music vibe, we just showed you a cool collection of tattoos of Tupac so it's only right that we bring you a collection of ink, of another hip-hop legend Christopher Wallace a.k.a. biggie smalls, biggie was a master wordsmith who tells stories of the hood and left going up in Brooklyn New York, who killed biggie, who killed Tupac, we will never know but what we do know is, that biggie dropped classic albums and had that pizzazz like no one else in the game at that time.
For all Young ones out there who who love this hip-hop ship, you need to know your history of the culture and go and listen to Ready to Die and Life After Death, that's the classic shit right there
It's mad to think that if biggie smalls and Tupac didn't get murdered then we never know what would've become of the music game, but if they were still making music then they would 100% be shelling down the festival scene in the UK, imagine that!