Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Tattoo art in design wolf tattoo.

wolf tattoo

Wolf tattoos have a
one-of-a-kind place because
the wolf itself means
plenty of things to plenty of

It can be a pest and
threat to the owners
of livestock, while
having spiritual
intending to tribal
societies, which
think about having a
powerful spirit
connected to it.

thing about wolf
tattoos I spotted is
those inking them
don't appear to have a
solid idea of what
they could do with it,
so while there's
some fascinating and
well done wolf
tattoos, much of them
were in ubiquitous
poses most of us think
of with wolves, and
there wasn't an terrible
lot of variety that
could be enjoyed.

Even so, I was four times able to
discover a few that looked
nice, and you
can see them here.

What I would love to
see more of with the
wolf tattoo is a full
body in assault or
hunting mode. There is
a small of that in some
of the wolf tattoo
designs, but no where
near what it could
have been.

Wolves are of the
most ferocious killing
machines in the wild,
and to not take
account of that loses
a quantity of the drama
and power that an
picture could capture.
some do convey the
teeth of the wolves
correctly, and those
are strong images.

Be far the 'howling at
the moon' tattoo is
the most popular wolf
tattoo, and while it
would must be part
of the wolf tattoo
style, I would go
another way if I was four times
going to have a wolf
inked on me.

But that is obviously
personal taste, so it is
not right or wrong in
that sense, but I
would have it
hovering over
something it
killed to eat, or
something like that,
than basically
standing howling with
a moon in the

Another thing I would
like is a quantity of that
blood-red moon glow
or cloud line in the
background, I think
that would add
to the effect.
wolf tattoo
wolf tattoo
wolf tattoo
wolf tattoo
wolf tattoo

Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering Father

On April 29, 1945, my father was a gunner's mate serving on the USS Hazelwood (DD 531) while it was on radar picket duty off the Island of Okinawa in the Pacific Theater of Operations when it was struck by a kamikazi.

Photo courtesy of Bill Campbell who took the photo from the USS Melvin.

Hazelwood was laid down 11 April 1942 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., San Francisco, California; launched 20 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Harold J. Fosdick; and commissioned 18 June 1943, Commander Hunter Wood, Jr., in command.

My father joined USS Hazelwood in December 1944 after detached service with the 2nd Marine Corps Raider Battalion, in December 1944. The Raiders were disbanded about a year earlier and following that action he served in a training role until his assignment to the USS Hazelwood.

USS Hazelwood engaged in patrols off Leyte Gulf and gunnery and training exercises out of Ulithi during December. She then joined Vice Admiral McCain's fast carrier strike force and sailed 30 December. Carrying the war home to the enemy, the carriers launched heavy air raids against Japanese positions in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Okinawa, and along the China coast 3–7 January 1945. These devastating strikes also diverted Japanese attention from the Philippines, where landings were made at Lingayen Gulf 9 January. After further strikes on Japanese positions in Indochina, the hard-hitting force returned to Ulithi 26 January.

Joining another fast and mobile carrier task force, USS Hazelwood sortied 11 February to protect carriers as they launched heavy air strikes against the Japanese home islands 16 and 17 February. Swiftly shifting positions as only sea based power can, the fleet then sped south to provide support for the landings on Iwo Jima, begun 19 February. Although under constant attack from kamikazes as well as fighters and dive-bombers, Hazelwood came through the invasion untouched and on the night of 25 February sank two small enemy freighters with her guns.

Returning to Ulithi 1 March, the battle-tried destroyer sailed again for action 14 March with a fast carrier force to provide air cover and shore bombardment for the invasion of Okinawa, last step before invasion of the Japanese home islands. After the invasion 1 April, Hazelwood operated off Okinawa on radar picket and escort patrols through intense Japanese air attacks. On 29 April, the carrier group she was shepherding was attacked by kamikazes who dove out of low cloud cover.

Hazelwood, all guns blazing, maneuvered to avoid two of the Zeros. A third screamed out of the clouds from astern. Although hit by Hazelwood’s fire, the enemy plane careened past the superstructure. It hit #2 stack on the port side, smashed into the bridge, and exploded. Flaming gasoline spilled over the decks and bulkheads as the mast toppled and the forward guns were put out of action. Ten officers and 67 men were killed, including the Commanding Officer, Cmdr. V. P. Douw, and 36 were missing. Hazelwood’s engineering officer, Lt. (j.g.) C. M. Locke, took command and directed her crew in fighting the damage and aiding wounded.

My father, GMG2 Jack R. Lambert, USN (left), suffered from a wound sustained during the attack but more profound to him in his later years was the loss of life, which he recalled with great pain. Not all wounds are visible. Not all show themselves immediately. 

Most young men want to grow up to be like their fathers. His service with the Marine Corps Raiders, going ashore on hostile coastlines in combat rubber raiding craft inspired me. However, it wasn't the danger and life threatening situations he faced with the Marines of Carlson's Raiders that stayed with him. It was the immediate and grizzly loss of life on the USS Hazelwood.

Here's to you, Dad. On Memorial Day!

Fish Tattoo

Coi Fish - Tattoo. This Coi fish is hand traced so I hope you all love it!

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Tribal Skull Tattoos Design for Girls

Tribal Skull Tattoos Design: for Girls

The choice of a skull tattoos is always powerful, a statement of leadership, hardness, rebellious, you name it. It’s one of the most difficult design for anyone to deal with. Off course you have no intention of being subjugated to anyone thoughts, ideals or mere politically correct way of life.
That’s why you choose a skull tattoos, pretty much everyone dislikes a Tribal Skull Tattoos Design for Girls doesn’t matter how small or simple the design is, it’s not pretty to the eye, but, once again, that’s exactly what you want… not a beautiful flower to show and smile. Right?

And to commit yourself to a decision like this, you must be fully aware of parlors that can give you what you want with a no less than perfect experience and professionalism.Tell me something, have you ever attended one, just to take a look? To see what’s to be expected, then you know you would have to pay, that seems obvious. Yes it does, only on the world wide web you find free stuff skull tattoos, and that’s good, but what if you come upon a website that requires membership, or something like that, you go back cause everything on the web is for free why not that one too, right? WRONG.

There are few professional site about skull tattoos, sites that provide you with millions of one-of a kind designs made by specialized
professional skull tattoo artists that are at your disposal for any doubt about the professional authenticity of those parlors, and hundreds of diehard fans and other professionals on forums ready to discuss with you what best Tribal Skull Tattoos Design for Girls and where it will fit perfectly.

Zodiac Tattoos for Girls

Zodiac Tattoos for Girls  

Zodiac tattoos have combined ancient beliefs with modern design for many years. For as long as people have been looking at the stars, they have been searching for meaning within them. Zodiacs are just one example of this. Many cultures, including those within China, Persia and India, have zodiacs that have been around for thousands of years. There is also evidence that the cultures of pre-Columbian North America, such as the Maya, the Incas and the Aztecs developed zodiacs based on their own celestial observations.

The zodiac that most people are familiar with is what is now called the Western Zodiac. The western zodiac has its roots in the Helenistic period of Greek culture, and was adopted by the Romans soon after conquering Greece. The Romans renamed the Greek gods within the zodiac and gave the zodiac signs the names that we are all familiar with – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Each Zodiac sign has a corresponding timeframe on the calendar as well as a corresponding planet. This timeframe is based on the movement of the sun through the stars of the zodiac. In addition to this, the zodiac signs are each assigned a physical element of fire, water, earth or air. The English translation of each Roman name also serves as a corresponding symbol such as a ram, scales or an archer.

Zodiac tattoos have followed in the path of zodiac tradition in many ways. Some people use their zodiac signs and symbols as tattoo designs . A person born in the sign of Scorpio may have several tattoos that include a scorpion in the design. Many people incorporate various aspects of their and their loved ones zodiac signs without using the obvious symbols. The elemental symbolism such as fire, water, air and water can be included in any tattoo in any number of ways. Someone born in a fire sign may incorporate flames in their tattoos, or someone born in an earth sign may include natural elements such as plant life in many of their tattoos.
Below is a list of the signs, elements, symbols and planets of each zodiac sign. Looking through your zodiac sign and those of your loved ones can give you a lot of great ideas for your next tattoo.

Henna Tattoos|Latest Mehndi Pattern Designs

Henna Tattoos|Latest Mehndi Pattern Designs

Henna as it is called in Muslims countries or Mehendi as it is known in India is named in Latin as Lawsonia inermis. This is a plant extensively grown and used in UAE, Africa and India generally for cosmetic purposes as it is considered highly auspicious. Henna is also used as a medicinal plant by Unani and ayurvedic doctors with excellent results.
Henna Tattoos|Latest Mehndi Pattern Designs



Henna As A Temporary Body Tattoo
Mention of henna use can be found as long ago as 1600 BC as it was found that there was a custom among Egyptians to have the Pharaoh’s hands and hair dyed with henna before mummification. In India and many Arabic countries henna is applied as a body tattoo on the palms and forearm as well as the feet on the occasion of wedding and many other auspicious celebrations such as birthdays, celebration of the completion of the seventh month of pregnancy, etc.
There are many ways to create mehendi patterns. Some apply it in bulk creating a big round on the palms and feet. Additionally each finger is coated upto the first bend including the nail with henna. This is mostly seen with the dancers of Indian traditional dances such as Kathak, Oddissi, Kathakali, etc.
During weddings and other similar celebrations, the mehendi is applied in intricate designs drawn with very thin lines with the help of a mehendi cone. These drawings are almost always in the form of symbols through sometimes it has figurines representing weddings and wedding ceremony.
The designs are usually applied to the inside of the palms. However, at weddings the tattooing is extended to the upper hand and it continues all over the forearm. Feet are also decorated in this manner. There are beautiful designs drawn on the feet of the bride that extends until the knee.

The Application Of Mehendi Tattoos And Patterns
The mehendi is prepared in a certain manner, i.e. take a cup of henna leaves and grind it to a paste, add to it the juice of half a lemon, few drops of eucalyptus oil and the paste of about five cloves. Add to it two tablespoons of coffee. Mix thoroughly and the put it in a butter paper mehendi cone. Make a very, very tiny incision at the end of the cone and use it as you would use a pencil to draw on the hand and legs.

Once applied you would need to keep the designed pattern moistened as long as you can. Use a mixture of sugar and lemon water to keep it from drying. In about six hours it would dry up when you could remove the caked henna. The color will continue to darken overnight unless you put water on the decorated body parts.
Nowadays, young people use henna as a body tattoo on other parts of the body – just as a regular tattoo sometimes mixing temporary dyes. You would find such tattoos most common around beaches, parties and other similar occasions. These tattoos like the ones applied on the hands and legs would be visible for about two weeks.

Star Tattoos Designs for Girls

Star Tattoos Designs for Girls

Body art in the form of tattoos are universally popular and a popular choice of design is the star tattoo. Symbolically the star tattoo is said to represent a change of importance in the life of the person getting it done. It can also represent a high point in your life, or a desire to achieve something big. It can represent a goal to be achieved or one that has been achieved with great effort. Women get a star tattooed on the ankle, shoulder, lower back, clavicle, wrist, hips. Men normally get the star tattooed on their side, shoulder back, upper arm and wrist.

There are so many star designs to choose from. The Celtic star design for a tattoo is timeless and universally popular. Another popular option is to get a large star design which normally consists of a group of stars of varying sizes artistically placed within the design. If you are looking for interesting star tattoo designs you can choose one of these:
Nautical Star Tattoo Designs
Nautical stars are excellent adaptations of the star. The design owes its origin to the directional map star which was once upon a time used by Ship captains to help navigate the rough seas. Normally adventure lovers, outdoor people and die hard travelers love to get a nautical star tattooed, since it represents adventure and exploration. As a stand- alone design, it conveys the message of travel and adventure, but it can also be used as a part of a larger design that conveys a more personal message.

 It is a common and popular belief that falling stars represent wishes being fulfilled. A falling star is yet another popular choice for a tattoo design. When properly executed, it is a very bright and happy symbol which looks lovely on the body. A stand alone falling star shows you to be a positive and happy person.
Zodiac and other Star Tattoo Designs
Often astrological symbols like Sagittarius, Aquarius etc. can be combined with stars and made into a tattoo. Stars are combined with flowers, fishes, ribbons or other symbols to make a unique and artistic design. Multiple stars making attractive patterns of large stars getting smaller or vice versa are also very popular.

Feminine Tattoos for Women

Feminine Tattoos for Women

can enhance and beautify a women if chosen right. It can accent her shape and blend in beautifully to create the perfect canvas. Tattoos were once a taboo topic and females were defiantly not the ones to bear them but times have changed and it has become common ground to see a pretty girl with an small tattoo peeking out from behind her clothes. The tattoo she choses and the place she has it can tell you a lot about the women as any tattoo can reveal much about the bearer.

Choosing the right place is vital. Womens bodies change drastically over the period of their lives and the last thing you want is a tattoo that is all stretched out of place for lack of fore thought. When picking the place to apply you tattoo remember some areas are affected by child bearing, such as the breasts, stomach and thigh areas, so unless you are prepared for a malformed tattoo you may want to avoid those areas. Another aspect of placement is cover up.
Will you be able to cover up your tattoo if need be by an employer or another situation? You need to think about the type of employment you hold or will hold in the future and whether or not you will possibly change jobs in the future to one that will not allow a tattoo. A tattoo on the wrist or ankle may seem beautiful to you but may prevent you from gaining the employment that you seek.

have just as much variety to them as any other tattoo but as a female you have to take more into consideration placement. After all, your body goes through many changes over your lifetime that males do not endure and society does not welcome female tattoos as openly as those on their male counterparts.

Wing Tattoos Chest on Girls

Wing Tattoos Chest on Girls

Tattoo wings are becoming more and more popular among tattoo enthusiasts. Men and women both are fascinated by the beauty and elegance of wings. The diversity of tattoo wings ranges from small wings on the ankle to large full back designs. What makes this design so mysterious and alluring?

Both men and women get wing tattoos. Some of the most common bird wings that get inked are crow, eagle, dove, hawk, owl, raven, sparrow, stork, hummingbird, robin, magpie or wren. Ladies also like butterfly wings and both guys and gals are fascinated with having their very own angel wings.
There are many reasons for wanting tattooed wings. It may be for spiritual reasons such as for guidance or protection. Some people like having wings for the feeling of freedom or flight. Other reasons may be because that they are just so unique and fascinating to look at.

Men usually choose to have wings tattooed on their arms, chest or back of shoulders while most women prefer them on their shoulders or abdomen. Other popular places for wings are ankles, legs and lower back. For the true tattoo extremist full back angel wings are their choice of design. One of the most beautiful and sexy tattoo designs are full back angel wings on a woman. There is nothing more heart stopping and jaw dropping than a pair of angel wing tattoos.

Body Art Tattoos for Girls

Body Art Tattoos for Girls 

tattoo you would like to get rid of, or even a newer tattoo that you now regret, you should consider a tattoo cover up. This is a great way to not only get rid of the old design, but at the same time get a new tattoo design more to your liking.If you are at all into tribal designs, then you could consider getting a tribal tattoo incorporated or covered over with the tattoo you want to cover up.

Tribals can blend in well and are so deep colored that if you have an old fading tattoo you want covered, it can do the job.
 A common tattoo to get covered up are names. These can carry a huge amount of regret, and covering them up can be a great, relieving experience.

There are different ways you can cover up names. Choosing a design using the same color as the name can usually be incorporated and covered efficiently.
Another, less likely option may be to change the actual name in some manner. Making it comical, or re-wording it so it now means something different. An example of this would be how the actor Johnny Depp changed his “Winona Forever” tattoo, into “Wino Forever”. It’s usually rare that a good name change can work, but if so it is something to consider.

An excellent way to cover up an undesirable tattoo is by getting one of the latest modern designs that are out there. Usually these can be very rich and color, as well as elaborate, thus making a cover up job very doable.
Getting a modern design can be great as well, as not only are you covering up a tattoo, but you are essentially replacing it with a much, much better one.

Gemini Zodiac girls Tattoos

Gemini Zodiac girls Tattoos

Gemini zodiac tattoos are huge phenomena within tattoos circles, and seem like Gemini tattoos are getting more and more popular. There are few reasons behind that fact. Gemini zodiac tattoos carry with them a deep and rich symbolic meaning. Gemini tattoos are good looking and make great tattoo designs.

But do not run and get your Gemini tattoo only because it’s a hot item now in tattoo world. As you know trends come and go, and when the Gemini zodiac tattoo trend will be gone, you don’t want to find yourself regret it on a later age. Instead try to find your own special and unique Gemini zodiac tattoo that relates to something within you and symbols for you something meaningful and important. Do this to make sure that you will be happy with your decision for the rest of your life.
So here are a few reasons for why Gemini zodiac tattoos popularity increasing. The design of Gemini zodiac tattoo is really a unisex design. (Thanks to its duality). That means that almost any choice you will choose will be a good choice. Since it is such universal and dual most of the designs can suite both sexes
Even though the most dominant colors of Gemini are silver, Grey, Yellow and orange, Gemini zodiac tattoos can be made with a verity of colors and limited to anything specific. A dark blue tattoo will work well as a light yellow or deep red, that way you can create a meaning full color scheme that gives more life to your wanted scheme.

There is also a big variety of options of different Gemini zodiac tattoos from different genres. It can be made in different sizes and shapes and can be twisted and changed in many ways and fit on many parts of the body.
Thanks to the Gemini personality, tattoos are often very strong and outstanding. The solid shapes and thick lines make an outstanding tattoo that can be spotted from a mile away.

Temporary Tattoos for Girls

Temporary Tattoos for Girls

Temporary tattoo ink is a great option if you want to get creative and make your own designs. The most popular color is black because of the trend in shapes, symbols and characters in tattoo design. The ink comes in a tube and usually comes with some basic stencils, so anyone can have fun with temporary tattoo ink. For even easier application, temporary tattoo ink comes in the form of pens.

This ensures more accurate and detailed work. With the variety in color, you can create tattoo designs that are bold and powerful, fun and bright or profound and spiritual. It is a great way to bring out the inner artist in you!Airbrush tattoos leave an incredibly professional finish and are a lot of fun. With airbrush tattoos, the colors of ink fade into each other and spread evenly onto the skin. The result is a very smooth and very colorful tattoo that looks very realistic! Airbrush tattoos also come with stencils to ensure a clean-cut design.

These tattoos usually last one week before they begin to fade.Temporary tattoos are sold on sheets of smooth paper and are applied by either sticking or rubbing them on the skin.Unlike with other tattoo alternatives, temporary tattoos come in golds, silvers and even glitters. You probably remember temporary tattoos from your childhood days. Depending on the type of temporary tattoo, it may have looked very fake when you were younger but as a child, you probably didn’t care. As long as it looked cool, before it started to get dirty and turn into an ugly dark gray color, you loved it.