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  • Birthday 11/30/1979

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  1. From the Collins dictionary : professional ADJ 1 of a profession 2 taking part in an activity, such as sport or music, as a means of livelihood 3 displaying a high level of competence or skill ? a professional and polished performance 4 undertaken or performed by people who are paid ? professional golf N a professional person There are many, many careers that do not involve an apprenticeship. Does that mean that those people are not professionals...?
  2. Sorry, but both Ash and Lee have been taught by and worked for professional artists. Maybe you should call Retro Rebels and ask their professional history and experience before passing a comment like that.
  3. I suppose that would have been a treat for you compared to the usual horse and carriage huh Flash...
  4. Haha, none actually. Andy is a good friend, he built the gearbox for my project australian muscle car and I sponsor his Victor through my business. The car is even more impressive in the flesh! PS : Sorry fudge, they started it eh
  5. You can go too crazy with the aftercare too tho. I know someone who was slapping the creams and moisturiser on every few hours, this keeps everything too wet and lets the ink back out the skin also. It's all about sensible happy mediums. Just like any injury, you want to keep infection out, promote healing, let it breathe and let your skin form its protective scab layer and then get rid of it when it's good and ready. Keeping the colours looking good post-case is simply a case of keeping the sunblock on if you're out in it. I have some mad yellows, greens and oranges (as well as white, always tricky!) in mine, but by keeping them factor 50'd when the sun is doing it's thing they remain as they should and look sharp.
  6. Everyone heals differently. Also some colours have a tendancy to kick out more than others. Many people also do not take proper care during healing, go out and get drunk after, pick or itch the scabs etc. So, the healing of a tattoo, like any cut or skin damage you might do to yourself, is down to the individual and the regime of care they follow. Some parts of my backpiece (done by Caledonia Sun in Stirling) involved a lot of work over certain areas of skin, meaning they were pretty painful after and scabbed a lot. However, I took very careful care of myself while it was healing and there was very little ink kickout. Nappy rash cream like Bepanthen works great on tattoos. I suffer eczema and have allergies to many moisturisers and suchlike, so I wash down with luke-warm clean water (no rubbing or touching), pat dry with a towel and then apply a thin layer of Savlon morning and night for the first 5 days or until the pain is gone and the skin has started to scab off. Then I keep the same washing and pat dry technique and use Boots skin lotion over it twice a day. Another tip is to remove the cling film at night on the day you get your tattoo, give it a wash down with luke-warm water and *do not* try and wash off the gunk/ink left on your skin. Pat it dry of water with a towel, apply the Savlon thinly and carefully all over and leave it at that. The gunky stuff will dry out and help as a protective layer and the air getting to the skin will help with healing. If you itch in your sleep then tie your hands together or something eh
  7. The day before my birthday. I love you Fudge. And I love Thus Deeth.
  8. The guy in the kilt was indeed Gary the gardener, he's still a gardener and was round my house Sunday night dropping some tools he borrowed back to me! I'm still friends with his ex Anna (who I went out with for a while a few months after they split up!), and actually played pool in Rileys with her and "Wee Anna" back in November. Wee Anna is still a formidable gal and not to be messed with unless you want your balls kicked into your lungs!! Grim is still pretty much the same as he's always been, still see him from time to time and people still seem to think we're related. I guess we did both had similar styled beards for a good while years back (he still has it, I don't!) and are both big strapping loons. Helen with the green obsession is still on the go too, I know her well and fixed up her bloody Mini (old style one) and MOT'd it last april... Paul Fettes and his other half Helen (different Helen!) I know very well, Paul is still punx as fook and both of them took off to the other side of the world a few months back and are currently lounging around Australia having already done Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. They will be back in a few more months. Penfold is also a very good friend, I always get a kick out of how youthful he looks in photos that Dawn has from their youf... He is still punx as fook too but wife, kids and job keep him busy so I only see him when there is a good DIY or punk gig on and he is not working. Dawn can be found most friday nights in the Moorings of late, haha! She still defies age with amazing ability, I think she made a pact with the devil and will live forever while harvesting the souls of men in return. My memories of the palace are fucking awesome, I used to drink between 10 and 14 pints of the crap they dared to call McEwans lager (pound a pint, remember that!! Johnny Mac will...), and top it off with several house whiskey and cokes which was basically like drinking meths. Me and my flatmate would jump the queue for the cloakroom, be obnoxious to everyone, stagger to the kebab place around the corner, then stagger all the way back to our scummy shithole flat in holland street, stopping to buy porn and a dodgy meat pie from the 24 hour Stephens Porno Palace on the corner. Ah the joys!! I also never got ID'd, not even once, and I was only past 17 when I first went there with my older sister and a bunch of her crowd from Uni. I remember vaguely one time when Stan and Eddie were actually ID-ing everyone coming to the door, so I drunkenly start fumbling for my wallet and Eddie goes "You're alright mate, you ugly cunt!". Haha! I wasn't sure if I should be proud that I looked old enough or be offended! Me and my flatmate used to start our night off in the Wild Boar about 9pm where the One-Up dudes would be DJing Mudd Club esque stuff and hip hop. That was when the Wild Boar was also a slightly scummy student bar and actually had a nice vibe, shame they "improved" it.
  9. See, I was quite happy to let sleeping mutts die and all that after he so nicely apologised to me in the Moorings early last year. You stay out of my way, I'll stay out of yours. But then someone recently mentioned to me this little MySpace gem here, from the middle of last year. I thought it was quite laughable that someone would extole that they were a whole 27% below perfection at something, but I particularly liked that I got dragged back into it unawares. Myself and many, many others have had quite good comedy mileage out the "In your face, Rob Karloff!" part of late, but I thought it would be fun to wait for an opportune time to "return the ball", so to speak. You may have noticed that since departing from full-time corporate work and starting my own company beginning of 2005 that I have been notably abscent. This is partly due to a loss of interest and inclination, and partly because there are lots more fun things to do with your free time when you're not working. But that doesn't mean I can't have a little fun now and again, does it? The funniest thing for me is the nicely off-key crooning in the track that opens on the profile itself... Must be that 27% fighting back eh
  10. If you write and direct it, will it only be 73% good....? IN YOUR FACE JONNY LUCIFER!
  11. At the least, Hammond will develop a sense of caution he perhaps didn't have before or didn't particularly pay much attention to. A few years back, Micke Kagered had a rear tyre delaminate on our dragster at 302mph at Santa Pod in England, resulting in a 7-time barrel roll through the field of stubbles beside the shutdown area. He sustained a slight back injury that he still gets annoyance from today, and had a nice pair of black eyes from the Gs of the rolls, but was otherwise unhurt. Before the accident he was the most determined and focused racer in the FIA pro series, but since then he is a lot more cautious about anything the car does out of the norm, and spends longer checking the car over himself pre-run. He always bought the best safety equipment available and kept it in pristine condition, and this played a part in his lack of injury. I don't think he'll ever regain that racers "edge" he had, and I don't think Hammond will ever regain that similar character either. Near death accidents change you in many ways, this is something i know first-hand. It's great to have him and the show back though!! Excellent start to the new series, and a great way to inform/satisfy the public, demonstrate that safety was paramount at all times, and to draw a line under it and allow everyone to move on.
  12. http://www.myspace.com/karloff http://www.myspace.com/thegrit
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