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Tattoos and Breakfast at the Casa Blanca...

Well, it was time to say so long to Rich and Nancy, so we decided to have a send off breakfast at the Casa Blanca...we got to see more interesting stuff along the way...

 

First, here is a pic of Rich and Nancy as we are finishing up our vittles...

 

Now, if you look into the background, you will see a street vendor of tattoos working on the back of a restaurant patron.  We got to talking with these gentlemen as the temporary tattoo was progressing.  They each speak excellent English and are professionals in the computer industry.  Obviously, they are really intelligent, because they have chosen temporary tattoos...

We asked if we could take a photo, and they generously agreed...

First the tattoo artist cleans the skin of suntan oil, etc, and then presses a design onto the person's back.  Then, with that basic outline, he daubs on ink that has been mixed from a powder with a special binding agent.  These inks are a relatively recent development in the tattoo field--they are better than the old temporary inks, and do not require any special maintenance of the skin.  Take a look...

 

 

 

 

Now, this tattoo will last from 7 days to six weeks depending on the type of skin.  It does no permanent harm, is painless, and is a lot of fun...plus it has the wonderful atribute that you can "change your mind".

This one looked pretty darn good when completed, after the ink had dried right to the skin.

Posted on Sun, August 9, 2009 at 07:50PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment

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