Sanding Skirting Boards – Preparing the Surface Before You Paint Them

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Whilst there are manufacturers offering customised skirting boards – typically those with sanded and painted wood finishes – there are people out there wanting to paint the materials after they are installed. Well, if you are one in this list of individuals, you should learn how to prepare the surface in such a way that they will look favourable before you actually paint them. Do-it-yourself enthusiasts dictate that sanding skirting boards are important before going to the next critical step.

Sanding will actually prepare the surface of the skirting boards by getting rid of the bumps or imperfections on the surface. Typically, all you need is a specialised sand paper to help you achieve the outcome you want. If you want the boards to serve its purpose aesthetically, you should learn about this technique. There are tips to take note of in the process.

Preparing your skirting boards before you paint them

When sanding your skirt boards, there are two processes to consider. The process depends on the type of material you have used. To make you understand about what these processes are, look into the following explanations.

  1. The use of modern equipment. Aside from relying on sandpapers to sand the surface, there is one modern gadget you may use to spruce up your skirt boards. This is known as the electric sander. Remember that this electric gadget may only be utilised for flat surfaces. For uneven portions, traditional sandpaper should be used.
  2. Sanding old skirting boards. There is no exemption on sanding old baseboards. Simply put, even if the paint of the old board is in good shape, there is still a need to sand them. This is to make sure that the new paint will stick to the surface. As for old skirting boards that are already in a very poor condition, scraping and sanding off of the chipped or cracked part will be required. The cracked portion should be filled with the so-called flexible wood filler. Wait for the filler to dry before sanding the surface.

Preparing the surface of the skirting boards – things to do other than sanding

Sanding is not the only crucial thing you should go through before painting your skirting boards. You must also consider other steps to make sure that the surface is prepared. Here are two more things to take note of:

  1. Apply knot-sealing solution. The knot-sealing solution is responsible not only for sealing knots but for preventing your paintwork from damages. You must apply several coats of this solution before painting the woodwork.
  2. Make use of masking tape. The masking tape should be placed over the board to protect your walls and floors during the painting process. Make sure that you do not leave the masking tape too long on the surface though as it may cause some marks once the paint dries up.

The sander, knot-sealing solution and masking tape are three materials that will prepare your skirting boards before you paint them. The task may seem time-consuming and daunting but it will make the surface look better for the purposes it will serve. If you have any queries regarding these techniques, never hesitate to ask professional help. This will make your skirting boards look better than you have ever-imagined.

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Formalism in Art – The Significance of Forms

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Formalism – The Concept and History

Different art historians give credit to different artists and critics for proposing the concept of Formalism. Greek philosopher Plato (428 BC-348 BC) made a reference of ‘edios’ (forms) in his Theory of Forms or Ideas. According to him, human eyes can see an object as a fundamental form, modified by the plurality of its existence. For instance, color red is a form, which can exist in various tones and shades. We do not perceive each one of these variants as different factors, rather as single color (factor) in different settings. Around the late nineteenth century, French writer and painter Maurice Denis (1870-1943) argued in his article ‘Definition of Neo-Traditionalism’ that the visual aspects of an art work is more significant than its theme. English painter & critic Roger Eliot Fry (1866-1934) and English art critic Arthur Clive Heward Bell (1881-1964) took the idea forward. During the early twentieth century, the duo promulgated the sensory distinction between ‘significant form’ (structure and arrangement) and representational factors in an artwork, giving priority to the former.

Style and Influences

Formalism emphasizes on the style of execution, like brush strokes, color combinations, lines, light, and other structural aspects. In effect, such works are measured in the terms of their perceptual impact, instead of their sentimental force. Abstract art genres Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (particularly, the works of Paul Cézanne) were the significant influences on the development of Formalism.

The Artists and the Artworks

One of the most prominent works in Formalism came from German painter Josef Albers (1888-1976). His highly acclaimed series ‘Homage to the Square’ (1965) was composed of over one thousand paintings created over a period of twenty-five years, commencing 1949. He famously called this series ‘platters for color,’ where superimposed squares in different colors created the desired Formalist appeal. Albers did not attempt to represent any emotional undercurrents, definite theme, or storyline in this series. The focus here was to create different optical responses for the fundamental form (square) in varying situations (color combinations). For example, some paintings may appear bright and optimistic, while others may seem gloomy. Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) developed a new style of Formalism known as ‘Neo-Plasticism.’ He painted oil canvas variants of thick black grid partially painted in the three primary colors namely, red, blue, and yellow. Examples of this style include ‘Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow’ (1930), ‘Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red’ (1937-42), and ‘Composition 10’ (1939-42).

Conclusion

Formalism continued defining the Modern Art landscape until the 1960s. Most of the abstract styles and artists have supported the dimension in one form or the other. Genres, like Structuralism, Constructivism, Color field painting, and Geometrical Abstraction have been on its forefront. Therefore, Formalism is considered the most significant factor leading to the transition from traditional Representational Art to the Modern Art.

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The Appreciation of Fine Art

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The term “art appreciation” is one that is heard quite often, and most colleges and universities offer a course or a series of courses under that name.  But how does one “appreciate” art?  For that matter, how does one appreciate opera or classical music?  Most people would be able to recognize the inherent beauty of these art forms even if they lacked an in-depth knowledge of them.  But with greater understanding of these subjects, the more your enjoyment of these art forms can increase, and fine art is no different.

To explain how one can enjoy a greater familiarity with art, I’m going to take a different approach than I usually do: I shall teach by example, using a painting that is well known to everyone, Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” or “La Gioconda,” as the painting is known to the Italians.  I have had the rare fortune of seeing Leonardo’s famous painting in the Louvre Museum in Paris; it is arguably the most renowned work of art in the world.

When introduced to the Mona Lisa at the age of eighteen, I have to admit that I was not as impressed by it as I should have been; after having viewed the Baroque spectacle of the Rubens Room, with its huge tumultuous canvases, Leonardo’s small, quiet panel was something of a disappointment to me.  Perhaps I can be excused for this, given my youth and the fact that this painting has suffered from considerable overexposure in modern times.  Fortunately my opinion of Leonardo’s painting improved over the years as I learned more about art in general and Leonardo’s work in particular.  And this is a fine example of how deepening my understanding of art allowed me to revise my attitude about this remarkable painting.

The Mona Lisa is a small easel painting, approximately 18 inches by 24 inches, done in oil paint on a wooden panel.  Commissioned by the sitter’s husband, a Florentine merchant named Francesco del Giocondo, the artist worked on the portrait from 1503 to 1506, taking it with him from Italy when he traveled to France to join the court of King Francis I.  Like most of Leonardo’s work, it remains unfinished.

When I look at reproductions of the Mona Lisa today, the first thing that I notice is the soft and gentle rendering of the forms, created by Leonardo’s “sfumato,” an Italian term that refers to the gentle transition between light and dark.  This effect was made possible by the use of oil paint, still relatively new at the time, rather than the more traditional tempera.  This, along with the muted color scheme and the strange landscape in the background, gives the composition an air of mystery and subtle drama. 

The figure of the woman is characterized by obvious grace and beauty, and the gentle melancholy of her eyes is reinforced by the famous “smile that doesn’t smile.”  One side of her mouth is higher than the other, giving an ambiguous expression.  This is also found in the face of St. Anne in Leonardo’s “The Virgin and Child with St. Anne,” also in the Louvre. In fact, St. Anne bears a noticeable resemblance to Mona Lisa, suggesting that the artist was painting an archetypal female, rather than a portrait of a specific individual.  This may have been why the portrait was rejected by the lady’s husband.

The landscape in the background seems less realistic than one would expect from Leonardo, considering that his scientific study of the natural world combined with his artistic sensibility made him a master of landscape.  This is instead a dream world, with winding roads overshadowed by dark cliffs and a sense of foreboding, a world both graceful and turbulent.  Along with its atmosphere of mystery, it is also a land that is devoid of human beings; we see evidence of Man’s activity, such as the roads and the aqueduct, but not Man himself.  A welcoming world this is not; contemporary accounts describe Leonardo as reserved and secretive, and undoubtedly the cold world that Mona Lisa inhabits reflects the wariness that the artist felt towards his own society.  And as every work that an artist undertakes is a portrait of his own psyche, the contrast between the serenity and elegance of the woman with the ominous background may reflect the duality of Leonardo’s soul; the reserved and dignified exterior, concealing the turmoil within.

The Mona Lisa represents Leonardo’s mature style, and was imitated by many of his pupils and later artists; none of these efforts could equal that of the master himself.  Perhaps only Raphael, with his unsurpassed ability to absorb the influence of other artists, realized the grace and refinement of Leonardo’s style without resorting to mere imitation.  For five hundred years the Mona Lisa has been seen as a consummate example of the power of the painter’s craft; its ability to engage and enthrall generations of admirers is unequaled, and the mystique that surrounds this painting is matched only by the brilliance of the man who conceived it.

As you can see, the previous six paragraphs constitute a critical appraisal of the Mona Lisa, and it will be evident that my perceptions of this painting are highly personal.  Each individual will be affected differently by this marvelous painting, and this is the way it should be.  Every work of art is a personal experience; a way for the viewer to find his own answers to the questions that the artist poses.  The viewer is not a passive participant; the viewer is as much a part of the artist’s work as any element on the canvas itself.  To this end, the artist should never make his message too explicit: it is left to the viewer to complete the painting.

One can also make a more technical assessment of an artwork, taking into consideration such things as design, composition, technique, color and medium, and how the artist used these to convey his idea to the viewer.  To evaluate a work of art in this manner requires a familiarity with those subjects, and I have written about some of these topics in previous articles.  It is also helpful to know something about the life and personality of the artist, as well as the time period and the society in which he lived.  These factors have a major impact on the artist’s style, subject matter and technique; understanding these considerations gives us a sense of how the artist viewed the world around him, and perhaps how he viewed himself.

No single work of art exists in isolation: it must always be viewed along with the rest of the artist’s body of work, and within the broader history of art itself.  An acquaintance with other examples of the artist’s work allows us to see how his ideas and style evolved over time; also by gaining an insight into one work by the artist we may better understand another. We also need to see how the artist’s work fits into the larger context of art: how he was influenced by his contemporaries; how his work was influenced by earlier artists; and how subsequent artists were themselves influenced by his art.

The impact that the artist’s work makes on the viewer validates the efforts of the artist; a painting that has no effect on anyone is a failure.  As a teenager, standing before Leonardo’s small painting, I could appreciate its obvious greatness.  Nonetheless, my ignorance allowed me to miss a great deal of what it had to offer.  As I expanded my knowledge and familiarity with art, I was able to correct that unfortunate situation and to see the Mona Lisa for the treasure that it is.  I hope that my experience with this legendary painting will help you to undergo that same transformation, not only in regard to the Mona Lisa, but with the whole of the world’s legacy of fine art.

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Modern Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism

Modern Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism

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A superbly illustrated overview of the major movements in the visual arts from Impressionism to Post-Modernism.

Modern Art is an authoritative introduction to every important development in the visual arts from the late nineteenth century to the 1980s. Eight critical essays by noted art historians shed light on topics from Impressionism to Dada, Art Nouveau to Pop Art. The essays are ordered chronologically, and each thoroughly examines the historical context―political, social, and technological―that shaped the movement under discussion.

The text is accompanied by more than 400 color illustrations of the work of some of the most celebrated figures in art history, comprising an invigorating multiplicity of visual styles. Anyone seeking a gallery of the masterpieces of twentieth-century art, together with an informed survey of the period, will find no better single volume. 400+ color illustrations



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What is Contemporary Tattooing?

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In modern times, the art of tattooing has become largely youth-driven, dominated by young tattooists with training in fine art and culture. Their clients are similarly young and often adorned with bold loud designs on their arms, hands, legs, and bodies as well as multiple piercing.

Contemporary tattooing first came about during the hippy 1970s when anti-establishment youths began to wear tattoos as a symbol of resistance to law-abiding, middle-class values. Coincidentally, at the same time new tattoo artists appeared equipped with different types of training.

Before, it was typical for new tattooists to apprentice with an experienced tattooist, learning the ropes the slow way. But with this slew of counter-cultural sentiments, many new and young tattooists simply ordered a machine and some basic supplies and got started on their own.

With their presence, new tattoo images began to emerge which appealed very much to this younger, rowdier audience. These tattoo designs were mostly inspired by “exotic” cultures such as Japan, Borneo, Samoa and North America rather than stemming from traditional sources like North American and European designs.

The rise of contemporary tattooing is turning unstoppable. Long unpopular and stigmatized in the West, tattooing has been given a new positive spin that is more associated with well-respected cultural traditions.

Slowly and steadily, modern tattooists and promoters of tattooing successfully reintegrated tattooing into modern Western society. Tattoos shifted from a mark of stigma used by bikers, criminals, gangsters, and the military to a mark of individual expression. A new elevated status was thus born.

Over time, contemporary tattooing brought about two lasting and significant changes in the world of tattooing. First, the general tattoo designs changed radically by moving from traditional badge-like designs that have been common for hundreds of years in the West to non-Western designs which target large swathes of skin.

Second, contemporary tattooists started to give preference to customized tattoo designs which were created by them rather than use tattoo flash or something taken off the wall of a tattoo studio. Tattoo customers are strongly encouraged to design their own tattoos with the assistance of these new-fangled tattooists.

Ironically, the transformation of our views on tattooing is possible because a tattoo’s historic position as a stigmatized sign was never really fixed, and eventually the negative status of a tattoo eroded over time, giving rise to contemporary tattooing.

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Tattoo Art and Cheap Ed Hardy Designs

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Ed Hardy is a contemporary style clothing line which takes its name from an American tattoo Artist called Ed Hardy.  He is renowned as the’ godfather of modern tattoo ‘imagery. His style encompasses a fusion of classical Japanese tattoo art and urban American style. This popular clothing trademark is actually designed by Christian Audigier who has been designing clothes for celebrities for long. In 2004, he bought the license to work on the creations of Hardy and went on to market it on a large scale. Today we see international icons wearing the same trademark garments frequently.

The collection signifies the ‘street culture’ wherein bold and wildly colorful symbols and patterns are used to create a portrait of magnificent designs. Over 5000 celebrities all over the world are said to patron the Ed Hardy collection. Audigier makes it a point to get his collection photographed with as many popular figures as possible. This is done to fulfill the need to make the promotion of the clothing and utility items that the company delivers.

The attraction here is due to another reason, which is that anyone is able to own a piece of the garment due to its affordability. There are clothes and accessories, which are priced in the lower side. Besides the various Ed hardy outlets this unique line of clothes is also available online. Many retailers of garments get them in bulk for enabling the prices to be comparatively cheaper to benefit customers. The cheap Ed hardy online collection has a range suitable for men, women, kids and all accessories included.

The concept on which the collection is based on- namely tattoos is an inimitable idea hardly ever replicated.  Each and every piece is based on a beautiful work of art, which does not become obsolete at any time. They are conceived after experimentation on a broad spectrum incorporating an assortment of art histories and they stand out due to their technical brilliance.

There are clothes to suit every season. Even the smallest of accessories like rings, wrist bands etc carry a beautiful tattoo design. There are hats, shoes, swim wear and even perfumes which people are able to collect from the cheap Ed hardy collection from various inline shopping sites. Discount offers are also available from time to time to make things available at a cheaper price. The shipping of merchandise is undertaken with utmost care and promptness, which adds another value to the Hardy collections.

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Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art

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Art has changed. Today’s works of art may have no obvious focal point. Traditional artistic media no longer do what we expect of them. The styles and movements that characterized art production prior to the twenty-first century no longer exist.

This book provides a straightforward guide to understanding contemporary art based on the concept of the tabula rasa – a clean slate and a fresh mind. Ossian Ward presents a six-step program that gives readers new ways of looking at some of the most challenging art being produced today. Since artists increasingly work across traditional media and genres, Ward has developed an alternative classification system for contemporary practice such as ‘Art as Entertainment’, ‘Art as Confrontation’, ‘Art as Joke’ — categories that help to make sense of otherwise obscure-seeming works. There are also 20 ‘Spotlight’ features which guide readers through encounters with key works.

Ultimately, the message is that any encounter with a challenging work of contemporary art need not be intimidating or alienating but rather a dramatic, sensually rewarding, and thought-provoking experience.



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Japanese Prints: The Art Institute of Chicago (Tiny Folio)

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Another in the Abbeville’s Tiny Folios series, this little book is a real gem. The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the world’s most beautiful and comprehensive collections of Japanese woodblock prints in the world. Clarence Buckingham, of the famed Chicago family, donated 12,000 prints alone. The book covers this exquisite collection of work from the 17th to 19th centuries in four sections: Primitives, Courtesans, Actors, and Landscapes. It includes work by well-known masters such as Hiroshige, Hokusia, and Utamaro, as well as lesser-known talents such as Shun’ei, Shunko, and Kiyonaga. While the trim size is small, none of the subtle colors, delicate paper texture, or intricate fabric design is lost.



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Use A Scaffold Tower to Paint Your House: Be Safe and Swift

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While ladders are great for comic slapstick, they’re not quite as useful when it comes to painting your house.

But scaffolding seems rather grand to do a bit of painting, doesn’t it?

A huge team of men wrapping your house in modern art, demanding tea every ten minutes – not so! That’s scaffolding … scaffold towers are a much lovelier story.

What DIY legends need these days is an aluminium scaffold tower. Not only are they tonnes more practical, but you will also look way more professional and have something quite special to boast about down the pub.

Aluminium Scaffold Towers: Quick and Easy To Use

The UK’s most respected and widely-used scaffold tower is the Boss tower, which has colour-coded click-in braces, toe-boards, wheels and stabilisers.

It’s like a giant Meccano set and provides 30 – 60 minutes of kids’-toy-grown-up building pleasure.

Right, to the job in hand.

Mission: Paint Your House

Nothing makes your house look better than fresh paint. This is one of the big DIY jobs you can actually do yourself. Like anything worth doing, this is worth doing well. It’s best to choose a typical English summer’s day – overcast and not too hot – so that you don’t burn and your paint job lasts much longer.

This is likely to be at least a weekend job. Obviously the more hands you have on deck, the less time it’ll take and the more fun it’ll be – maybe consider hiring two scaffold towers to do two walls at once.

House Painting Shopping List

(1) Hire an aluminium scaffold tower (41,000 people a year end up in hospital after falling off a ladder – this is a no-brainer!)

(2) A wire brush

(3) Sandpaper

(4) Water – a high-pressure water-jet would be ideal if you can get your hands on one

(5) Goggles

(6) Mask

(7) Exterior primer

(8) Exterior paint

(9) Brushes/rollers

(10) Dust sheets/old sheets (emphasis on old!): Cover everything you don’t want to paint (unless you plan on painting the plants, path and neighbour’s car)

(11) If you use oil-based paint you’ll need white spirit to remove splodges and spills, for water-based paint, use water.

(12) A screwdriver – to remove fixtures and fittings.

(13) Big bottle of drinking water on the scaffold tower and a 6-pack in the fridge.

High Tower

If you have a two-storey house, you should hire a 5.2 metre tower. With its broad platform you can cover the largest area of wall without having to reach out and dice with death. Save your life and save time using an aluminium scaffold tower!

The Boss aluminium scaffold tower comes with an idiots’ guide that you can pretend to ignore (and read thoroughly when no-one is looking). You don’t need years of experience or a laden toolkit to put it together; there’s no need for your neighbours to know about that though.

Cleaning

Arm yourself with goggles, mask and Marigolds (optional).

Climb up your scaffold tower and work from the top down, thoroughly clean the painting surface: get rid of flakey, peeling or cracking paint; pull out old nails; scrub mildew; fix anything that needs to be fixed. Safe on your scaffold tower you, your wire brush and flashy high-pressure hose can treat your long-suffering house to a bit of deep-cleansing attention.

Paint the Walls

… Not the car, windows, plants, path, neighbour’s pond. Cover as much as you can with dust sheets or you’ll spend a lot of time on your hands and knees wiping up splodges when you could be sitting back and enjoying a beer.

Buying the Paint Already!?

Yup. Get painting! Make sure you have enough paint for the area you want to cover. Get your maths hat on to work out the dimensions, not forgetting gable ends, door and window frames and gutters, so the nice man at the shop can tell you how much paint to buy. Most DIY shops will refund unopened tins, so don’t be shy!

Preparation

Mix several tins together so you have exactly the same colour all over.

If the weather doesn’t step up for your painting weekend and the sun makes a rare summer visit, then paint following the sun so you work in the shade and the sun will dry your wall evenly. Only take a break when you’ve finished the whole wall. Enter: your hired aluminium scaffold tower.

Not only will you get the painting done a lot more quickly, you’ll avoid hurtling up and down a ladder, shunting the thing around and getting increasingly stressed that the paint is drying without you.

Brush or Roller?

Rollers are the way forward for big areas of wall, but use the brush to sort out the fiddly bits. Keep working from the top down, even when you have the end in sight and you’re doing the fiddly bits – and the front door is drying on the grass because someone else finally offered to help out.

Painting your house is a big job, no doubt, but the satisfaction you’ll both feel when it’s done is well worth it. A bit of house-scaffold-owner bonding will make you happy and impress everyone else in the street to do the same.

Don’t forget to take a photo of you up the scaffold tower, brush in hand and big ‘I did it’ grin!

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Japanese Dragon Tattoo Designs and Meaning

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The Japanese Dragon Tattoo is a very beautiful and colorful tattoo design and very symbolic, with its origins in myths and folklore. It is also very mystical, adding to the appeal of the Japanese dragon tattoo. Over the ages, from Egyptian times the dragon has represented good and also represented evil. However, the attraction of the Japanese dragon, apart from its stunning beauty is that it represents good luck and the source of wealth. The Japanese dragon also represents the meaning of freedom and being fearless, both very attractive qualities.

In the Greek language, dragon is sourced from draca, which means serpent.

Like the angel, the Japanese Dragon also has the meaning of guardianship, providing a protective force over those it was associated with. Other meanings associated with the Japanese dragon is strength and power. In Japanese culture the dragon is associated with supernatural powers, and amazing wisdom.

There are six forms of the Japanese Dragon. They are:

Sui-Riu is the king Dragon and is in control of the rain. Therefore in this day and age of drought he is all powerful!

Han-Riu has many stripes on his body and is up to forty feet in length. One of the biggest dragons.

Ri-Riu dragon is a rare breed that is not well understood. However, it is known that they have amazing eye sight.

Ka-Riu is a brilliant red color, and a petite dragon in comparison with the others.

Fuku-Riu is a favorite dragon of many people as it is the dragon of luck.

Hai-Riyo is known as the dragon bird, and the most advanced form of dragon. It evolved out of Chinese mythology.

The colors of the dragons have special significance, which are based on their parents. For example a dragon with a black color means their parents are very old and wise. Green dragons are smaller than average, but are representative of life and of the earth. Gold colored dragons are special because they have many special attributes such as wisdom, kindness and the ability to face challenges head on.

Yellow dragons represent the east. They are great companions when you need a hand, but can be self absorbed at times. Blue dragons are from the west. They are forgiving and compassionate, but on the negative side can be lazy and uncaring when it suits them.

Finding the right Japanese Tattoo Design for you can be quite daunting. Check out all the free sites on the net to get as many ideas as you can. Just remember that many other people have done the same thing to get ideas. For example, last month, over 41,000 people searched for dragon tattoo designs on Yahoo. Apparently, roughly 8 times that amount check out Google for the same search term. Then there is MSN and the other search engines. So a huge amount of people see the same free designs as you. If you want original Japanese Dragon tattoo designs, it is recommended that you check out books or other sources of tattoo designs that are not freely available. I have checked out three Japanese dragon tattoo galleries on the internet that have from 3,500 to 6000 different designs, so you will have no trouble finding what you want.

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