Monday, April 30, 2012
The zodiacal Sign of Taurus commences on April 20th, but for seven days it does not come into its full power until on or about April 27th. From this date onwards it is in full strength until May 20th, and is then for seven days gradually losing its strength on account of becoming overlapped by the "cusp" of the incoming sign Gemini.
Taurus is the sign of practicality and possessions. People born under the sign of Taurus tend to be very patient, practical and dedicated people. Such people are usually very cautious when dealing with people, life and money. They have a curious power of dominating others, even when not conscious of trying to do so.
People who were born in that time are extremely faithful, with a strong need for security and a settled routine. Although they are very earthy, they can also be highly romantic and sensitive when it comes to love.
They have great power of endurance, both physical and mental, and can pass through enormous strains of fatigue as long as the excitement or determination lasts.
They make wonderful hosts and hostesses, and have great taste about food, and in the management of their houses they can make much out of little.
These people often become excellent directors, have good business intuition, but are generally considered richer than they really are, as they always dress well and look well.
They are governed by their sensations and by their loving nature, but affection has a greater hold on them than passion. Such people are also warm and sensual, with an appreciation of the fine things in life. Taurus is motivated by a need for security; this sign is good for business matters and can be trusted to carry things through with absolute care. These people are very strong-willed and often quite creative. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, giving success with matters to do with the public and, combined with the influence of Venus, a passionate nature endowed with a strong sense of loyalty and fidelity. They are kind and generous with friends, with whom they develop an unspoken rapport.
If they love, they are generous to the last degree, and will consider no sacrifice too great for the person they care for; if they are enemies, they will fight with the most determined obstinacy. But they always fight in the open, for they hate trickiness, double-dealing, or deceit.
They are easily influenced by their surroundings, and become morbid and morose when trying to live under uncongenial conditions.
They are also too easily misled by their emotions, sensations, or affections.
As a rule both sexes are jealous in their disposition, and their jealousy often drives them into acts of violence or sudden exhibition of temper, which they bitterly regret when the storm is over.
They are at their best are typically strong and silent, but often appear ignorant and willfully obstinate to others.
They have an innate sense of harmony, rhythm and color, and often are very successful in music, poetry and art. Those born in this sign have an ability to become the most faithful, loyal friends. They also make good, patient nurses and healers, and almost all have a keen love of gardening and flowers.
There are several reasons and meanings behind star tattoos. You could look at them in terms of hopes to being a star or your goals and determination to reach for the stars and be all you can be (no pun intended). Otherwise, for the most part the meaning behind a star will depend on the type of star.
Star tattoos can be as simple as the choice to study in astronomy, or as complicated as to signify the birth a child.
Star tattoos can represent a significant change in one's life or a desire to achieve high goals. Maybe it represents a bright, shining point in your life.
Katherine von Drachenberg
Date of Birth
8 March 1982, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
Oliver Peck (8 March 2004 - 23 July 2008) (divorced)
Her Unique Eyes
Tattoos all over Her Body
Kat Von D was born on March 8, 1982 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her family moved to the United States when she was 4 years and ten years later, she did a tattoo of a Misfits skull. It was her first but certainly not her last as she found herself hooked on body art ever since. At the tender age of 16, she was already working at a local tattoo shop and her expertise has brought her a long way from home, working in California for a shop called True Tattoo and in Dallas, Texas for the shop Elm Street Tattoo. Her latest project is for the TLC reality television show, Miami Ink.
Kat Von D was asked to join the second season of Miami Ink as a replacement for the injured tattoo artist Darren Brass. She is known as the “Queen of Portraits,” as she is deeply drawn to portraiture and realism. Her presence in the show has brought a different energy, as she is the only female tattoo artist in the bunch.
Born on March 8th, 1982 in Nuevo Leon Mexico, to Argentinean parents René Drachenberg and Sylvia Galeano, Kat Von D moved to Colton, California at the age of four. Growing up, she was very close to her grandmother who greatly influenced her love for art. Her grandmother introduced her to playing the piano and listening to great composers such as Beethoven, Kat Von D's favorite. She grew up close to her parents and siblings in Inland Empire, where she was exposed to various cultures and influences. At the age of 14, she got her first tattoo, an English J on her ankle, a tribute to a previous love affair. It was then when she discovered her talent for art and in 1996, she picked up the machine and started honing her craft. Two years later, Kat Von D started working in a professional shop, Sin City Tattoo, and moved on to Blue Bird Tattoo in Pasadena a year later. Other shops she has worked in include Inflictions and True Tattoo, where she worked with Clay Decker, Chris Garver and Tim Hendricks. It was then when she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her husband to be, a talented artist named Oliver Peck.
Kat Von D appears on LA Ink wherein she features her shop, High Voltage Tattoo and her various clients who have willingly shared their tattoo stories. LA Ink is a spin off of Miami Ink, where Kat Von D has also previously appeared in.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
If you have been considering getting a rosary tattoo then you will want to read on to learn more about this incredible tattoo design and some locations where you might considering getting it inked. If you are a new convert to Catholicicsm and just thought it would be a cool symbol to get inked you might want to reconsider. However, if it is a powerful and significant symbol to you then go for it. Keep in mind the rosary is a very strong symbol for the Catholic Church and definitely one that has strong religious ties to anyone who sees it. Therefore if you are considering getting a rosary tattoo you want to make sure it is something you will be happy and stay with forever.
Have you been considering a rosary tattoo design? These are very hot right now many tattoo artists and celebrities show their rosary tattoo proudly. It is a pretty easy design that can typically be done in one sitting and therefore won't cost an arm and a leg and it is a well recognized symbol of religious devotion.
Rosary Tattoos Tradition and Meaning
The rosary of course is most often associated with Catholicism but it is also used in some areas of Protestantism. In real life the rosary is a beaded tool that is used for prayer and deep contemplation. The beads used to be made out of ground up rose petals and beads from a pant called Job's tears which creates little seed beads. In fact the Latin word for the rosary is rosary rosarium which means "rose garden". The rosary is made up of 5 sets of ten beads and traditional a hail Mary is said for each bead.
There are many different styles and locations for rosary tattoos. They can be done as a memorial or Rest In Peace type of tattoo to honor a loved one who has passed. They can also be done in a set of hands closed together in prayer. However, these days some of the most popular rosary tattoo designs are those that are just the rosary by itself. For women the top locations to get these designs inked are on the ankle, wrist or even the hip. Typically they feature a full length rosary and are not done to scale but made a bit smaller to fit in the location. For men however it is most traditional to get a rosary tattoo design around the neck as a realistic design or on the shoulder in a set of hands in prayer.