What is A Grid and How to Create One Yourself

What is A Grid and How to Create One Yourself

Written on Monday, May 30th, 2011 in Essentials, Tutorials

A grid, or typographic grid, is a series of horizontal and vertical lines used to align text and images. A way to bring peace and structure to your design. But where did it come from? And how do you make one in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign?

ORIGIN OF THE GRID

Grids, or grid-like structures have been in use for hundreds of years. One of the oldest examples I’ve found is the 4th century Greek bible, Codex Sinaiticus. Even here we can see that some method has been used to align all the text.

Interesting fact: The whole book has been photographed and made available for everyone to see! You can check it out here: www.codexsinaiticus.com.

In those times nobody spoke of grids or margins because those terms simply didn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t used.

One of the first and most famous people to simplify the way pages were constructed is J. A. Van de Graaf. He studied the works of Gutenberg and others to find that they all used some method to position their text and calculate the margins.

He devised a system to create the perfect page construction. A canon (or law) of page construction, known as the Van de Graaf Canon.

There are a lot of other people besides Van de Graaf who devised different systems to do the same. Villard de Honnecourt and Raúl Rosarivo amongst others. But we won’t get into all of them right now.

Later in time this theory was universalized by Jan Tschichold. He came to almost all the same conclusions as his predecessors with the only difference that the page ratio is best at 2:3. His theory is that 2:3 fits within the Fibonacci Sequence (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, …) and the Golden Ratio (a+b is to a as a is to b). Very Da Vinci Code!

Today this is known as Tschichold’s Golden Canon of Page Construction.

MODERN GRID SYSTEMS

The grid system as we know it today was developed in the 1950′s by a group of designers including Josef Müller-Brockmann, Emil Ruder and Max Bill. They created a flexible system, based on the ideas of Jan Tschichold, to help create a clean and readable design.

This system was published later on by Josef Müller-Brockmann.

Those interested, and I can really recommend this book, can get a copy here.

Today, 556 years after Gutenberg (inventor of the printing press) printed his first book using the Secret Canon, the typographic grid is still alive and kicking!

So, how do you make your own grid in Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign? The easiest way by far is in InDesign so let’s start there.

CREATE A GRID IN INDESIGN

We’re going to make a simple 6×6 A4 grid with a 5 mm gutter and a margin of 10 mm on all sides.

Go to File > New > Document… or even better, use the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + N. Take a look at Creating A New InDesign Document, if you’re not really sure what all the settings are for.

Deselect the Facing Pages, select A4 as page size, we’ll leave the Columns at 1 and we want a Margin of 10 mm. This is what everything should look like.

Hit the OK button if you’ve got everything filled out.

Now go to Layout > Create Guides… A new window should appear.

As we said earlier, we want a 6×6 grid. So fill in 6 as Number in both the Rows and Columns. And we’ll use a Gutter of 5 mm, this is the space between each rectangle of our grid.

In the options we can choose to calculate our guides based on our Page size or our Margins. In most cases you’ll want to leave this set to Margins.

Click OK, and that’s it. A clean and simple 6×6 grid.

CREATE A GRID IN PHOTOSHOP

Photoshop doesn’t have a built in function to create a custom grid. Sure, you could do this manually, but that’s quite a time consuming piece of work and there are a lot of plugins out there that can do all the work for you.

My personal favorite is Cameron McEfee’s GuideGuide. And the best part is, it’s free! Thank you Cameron! So let’s go ahead and download the little gem here.

All you have to do is unzip the package and place it’s content in the Panels folder inside your Plugins folder. Restart Photohop and you’re all set! You can fins all the details on Cameron’s site.

Just like we did in InDesign, we’ll make a 6×6 A4 grid with a 5 mm gutter and a margin of 10 mm on all sides.

With the GuideGuide plugin installed, go to File > New… or use the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + N.

Select the International Paper preset, and A4 as page size, CMYK as color mode and White as background. This is what everything should look like.

Hit the OK button if you’ve got everything filled out.

Go to Window > Extensions > GuideGuide, and our new & shiny grid tool appears.

Now all we have to do is fill it out, click the Create Guides button and we’re set!

The first 4 fields are for the Margins, we’ll fill in 10 mm in each field (top, bottom, left & right margins). The second 4 are for the Columns and Rows. We want 6 columns and 6 rows, both with a gutter of 5 mm. It should look something like this.

If you’re ready, hit the Create Guides button and GuideGuide will start adding the guidelines to your Photoshop document.

And this is the result, a perfectly positioned 6×6 grid with a 5 mm gutter.

CREATE A GRID IN ILLUSTRATOR

Now comes the trickiest of the three, because as far as I know (and correct me if I’m wrong) there are no built in functions or plugins for creating guides or grids in Illustrator.

Go to File > New… or use the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + N. Select Print as document profile, A4 as page size, Millimeters as units and we’ll leave the Bleed at 0 for now. This is what everything should look like.

Just as in InDesign and Photoshop, we’re going to create a 6×6 grid with a gutter of 5 mm and a 10 mm margin.

Select the Rectangle Tool in the toolbox or use the shortcut M, and click once anywhere on our page. This will bring up the Rectangle window, here we can manually enter a size for our rectangle.

Fill in 190 mm for the Width and 277 mm for the Height and click the OK button. That’s the size of our page, minus the 10 mm margin we’re adding to all sides.

Now we created our rectangle, we only have to center it on our page.

Open the Align panel by going to Window > Align, or use the shortcut Shift + F7. If you look at the bottom right corner, there’s a button called Align To, make sure you have Align to Artboard selected.

With our rectangle still selected click on both the Horizontal Align Center and the Vertical Align Center buttons to center our rectangle on our page.

Now we’re going to split our rectangle into a grid. To do this go to Object > Path > Split Into Grid… A new window appears where we can choose our rows and columns.

Just like we did before, fill in 6 for both the number of Rows and Columns. And 5 mm for both Gutters. This is what everything should look like.

Click the OK button if you’ve got everything filled out.

Now this is our base to create our grid. All we have to do now is start dragging Guides on our artboard and they’ll snap right to our grid of rectangles.

Creating a guide is one of the easiest things to do. Just click anywhere inside your Rulers with the Selection Tool and drag a guide onto your artboard.

If you don’t see any Rulers on the left and top of your artboard, simply go to View > Rulers > Show Rulers, or use the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + R.

If you drag a guide onto your artboard, and you move your cursor close enough to an edge of an element on your artboard, it will snap to it, then release, and you have a perfectly positioned guide.

NOTE: if you misplace a guide in Illustrator, you’ll notice you can’t move it anymore, this is because by default guides are locked in Illustrator. You can do one of two things; you can undo this by going to Edit > Undo or use the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + Z; or you can unlock the guides by going to View > Guides > Lock Guides (Alt + Cmd/Ctrl + ;).

Do this for all 24 sides of our rectangles and you should get something that looks like this.

Now all we need to do is delete our base grid of rectangles, and we’re ready to go!

RESOURCES

The Grid System by Antonio Carusone, is the resource for all your gridding needs! Everything from articles to tools, books, blogs and templates!

Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems is an amazing article on Antonio’s other site, AisleOne.

The Secret Law of Page Harmony is a must-read article by Alex Charchar from Retinart. It covers and compares all the different canons and has some modern examples of grid use.

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  14. How an American Can Have Success Using The Word, "Ambrosial," in a Sentence. “She’s adorable,” is a popular phrase to say to a cute little girl or puppy. Using the word, “adorable” is an easy feat for most Americans. However, the word, “ambrosial” which is a synonym for adorable is not that commonly used. The definition of ambrosial is “exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.” This article will create five sentences using the word, ambrosial. This article will help an American have success using that word. It’s not hard to have success saying this word in a sentence. Watch. The woman has an amazing body and her smell is ambrosial. It can be done again. Watch. I only wear Calvin Klein cologne; the smell is ambrosial. It can be done again. Watch. I only eat Popeye’s Chicken; to me the taste is ambrosial. It can be done again. Watch. My wife asked me how it taste and I replied, I could only describe it as ambrosial. It can be done again. Watch. She was wearing a fragrance she never wore before and her smell was ambrosial. In conclusion, this article was written to help an American have success using that word in a sentence. It is a rare word that is seldom used. It is a beautiful word that should be used more often. It is a gem to the English language. It is a word that dates back to the 1500′s. It is an adjective. It can help a person seem intelligent and sophisticated. It could help a person win points on a date. It might trip up a smart 12yearold in the spelling bee.

  15. How to Design Your Own Tattoo Tattoos are not only an intricate form of art; they are also a manifestation of self expression. Like a picture, a tattoo speaks volumes. That is why it is important that you choose one that has a significant meaning for you. Although there are many tattoo designs available, these images may be a vague representation of who you are. So, if you have the talent and the skill, you can design your own tattoo freehand. But what if you are not that skilled at drawing? Do not worry; you can still design your own tattoo without having to draw it. How? A vivid picture in your mind is all it takes. Your very own idea of the image, size, color and other details are all the information needed. Now that you’ve made up your mind of what your tattoo image should look like, all you have to do is find some help. Go and browse the web. One of the best ways to find some help with your design is to go browsing the web for sites that provide a platform for custom tattoo design contests. The contest mechanics and rules are set by your own detailed design information. Most websites that offer this medium do not collect any fees, just the set prize offer for your design. Although, there is a minimum prize set, the administrator will help you in setting the prize based on your required tattoo design. Remember, the higher the prize you set, the more artists will be drawn to join your contest. If this happens, it will create a wider selection of tattoo designs to choose from. All you need is to find what is best for you. The artists who join the contest will design hisher work based on the detailed information you provide. So it is important that you give the exact details of your idea. These artists also work on your feedback, so they may be willing to make some modifications to come up with the piece you want. Once, you have chosen the best artist, you will get exclusive rights to the design, and get a copy and a stencil so you can take it to any tattoo artist that can do your tattoo. Moreover, there are other sites that offer handson programs in creating your designs. These sites have libraries of designs so that you can develop your own version of a design by mixing and matching any design you want. It is not comparable to a custom tattoo design but you could create something that you like. Just keep in mind not to stick to one design, and learn to be creative. But if you’re really not up to the challenge, these sites also offer temporary tattoos. What is convenient with these nonpermanent tattoos is you can change the design after it wears off, so it saves you from having any regrets. Using this kind of software requires a fee. There are also some technical details before you can download the software. Check for any specifications before downloading this tattoo designing software. Still, if you really want to be original then a custom tattoo design is fitting for you. Though you did not draw it yourself, the idea of the design is to your own liking and is based on your individuality as a person. A tattoo artist just helps you put some life into your design. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

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  17. Various Applications of Body Piercings Body piercing is said to be one of the latest trends which is followed nowadays among young people. For them, it symbolizes modernization and attraction. But body modification had been in existence right from the ancient period of civilization. In 500 BC piercings came into existence by Egyptians to show their pride and novelty. Piercings were said to be the symbol of respect and royalty of Egyptian rulers and commanders. Only they are allowed to wear those gold jewels whereas other slaves and common people were restricted to wear those jewels since it was considered to be the ruler’s identification. From Egypt it was spread to other nations like Rome, Africa and so on. But each nation had used it for different reasons and specifications. In Rome wearing pierced body jewels were used among soldiers in battlefield. They used to wear it in their chest to show others that they are brave and strong. Even Caesar had used to do the same kind of wearing in order to combine his battle men. Americans used tongue piercing since the blood comes from it makes them go closer to god. Likewise these practices had been used for several reasons right from the ancient period. Piercing is nothing but creating a body opening by cutting a part from which gold jewel can be worn into it. As generations passes, penetrating part got stretched or extended in which jewels of big size can be worn into it. These types of activities have been practiced for various reasons nowadays. Many used to wear pierced jewels to show the latest trend to other people. It’s been used among various celebrities and sportsmen for fashion reasons. Some of them use it to display their character identity to others whereas some people use it for their traditional and spiritual purposes. However it also creates negative impact on people wearing this jewel which depends on type of piercing. Piercing at unusual parts make people think strange and thus creating negative thoughts. The most common type of piercing is to get pierced in ears in which it is allowed as a usual code in schools, colleges and even in offices. Wearing jewels in various parts of ear like ear lobes, thick fleshy part are more common in showing tradition.Nowadays dresses have been stitched to show that specific part. This is considered as one of the latest trending activities which takes place right now. There are some specific piercing types which displays cute selfexpressions. Wearing gold jewels in lip, eyebrows and nose are most attractive type of penetrating. These are all the elegant way of showing the trends to people, which will be always accepted as the common practice. Hope the above said facts clearly describes about various piercings and guidelines. Looking to know more about piercings? Clubtattoo is considered to be one of the leading specialists in applying tattoos and body piercings. To know more about the services they offer kindly visit the website at clubtattoomlocations

  18. The Importance of Getting The Best Quality Tattoo Supplies When looking to start a new business, it is very essential to buy the best tattoo supplies and equipments. You can get these supplies at any retail stores that are selling tattoo supplies that will be needed in your business. When starting right from the scratch buying good and new equipments is important. One of the most important reasons to buy the right tattoo supply kits is for you to successfully run the business and keep your clients coming back for more. Tattoos are permanent and they last a lifetime and so when you don’t use the right needle or machine, it can easily ruin the design and your client will be disappointed with the result. An easier way to purchase the tattoo supplies that you need is online. Buying online allows you to get those equipments sold in different countries and you also get to purchase those recommended in several customer reviews that are posted on their site. There are different brands that are manufacturing and supplying and they usually have websites online to offer their customers with an easier way of making a purchase. The prices of these tattoo supplies vary from one brand to another and it also depends on the quality. If you have the right budget, then you can buy the best quality tattoo needles, inks, machines and guns. You can also use artificial skin that you can practice on before you can start to tattoo a real person. This allows you to get the experience and skills needed and can also help you become more familiar with the way the tattoo machine works so you can get the best end results. The equipments you will be using must not cause any harm to you and most especially to your customers. As a new tattoo artist, it is very important for you to make a positive impression to your clients so you can easily build good reputation. Remember that a single and small mistake can easily ruin your career and customers can easily spread bad things about you to their friends. If you do not want this to happen, make sure you have the skills of a tattoo artist and that you have the right materials in place. It is ideal to purchase tattoo supplies in bulk so you won’t run out of stock after you have done a few tattoos. The tattoo machines and tattoo needles come in different sizes and shapes hence it is essential to purchase you will be more comfortable of using. Although some of these kits, especially the high quality ones are expensive, ordering them in bulk allows you to get huge discounts. Make sure all of your supplies are clean, well sanitized and disinfected and avoid using the same needle of several times as it might cause infection to your customers. Dispose them right away after use. Your Tattoo Grips should also be clean all the time and display some of those designs you are capable of doing or have a brochure of the different designs your clients might want to have. Experience professional service and quality Tattoo Machine made in China today. Registering only takes seconds and is free, after which you’ll have your own brandnew shopping cart to fill with whatever you want! All you need to get started is a valid email address.

  19. How to Avoid These Three Mistakes If You are a Tattoo Designer Tattoo art has definitely found its way to our social culture, traditions and way of life. There is definitely a thrill to look at an art form which makes use of the body as a canvas. The success of having a good tattoo is not only on the design itself but with the artist or designer who have done an exceptional piece of artwork. Being a tattoo designer is not as easy as it sounds. It is not just simply engraving a piece of artwork and when you get sloppy, you learn to cover it up. In the tattoo world, the artist cannot afford to make mistakes. Aside from the fact that tattoos are enduring, those who are at the top of their game gain the best reputation worldwide. And those who are sloppy in their work would have to find some other job. If you are a struggling tattoo designer who wants to make a name in the world of body art, here are ways on how to avoid the common mistakes of a tattoo designer. Cleaning Up Your Act Two of the most important aspects are sanitation and hygiene. Health is an important consideration for customers, for a good reason. You need a history that you keep your devices clean and disinfected. Needles must be used one time and disposed of properly, to ensure avoidance of the spread of diseases. You have to make sure that the ink is fresh. And make sure that health regulations are being maintained at all times. Quality Work Of course, you have to have a good reputation when it comes to skill. All tattoo enthusiast looks for perfection. Do not ever make the mistake of changing the style of the design. A good tattoo artist must fully understand a specific design and specifically what their clients needs. When a tattoo is not done properly and would end up looking messy, it will guarantee that you will have a bad reputation within the tattoo community. No designer wants to have a customer that is unsatisfied with hisher work. What they want is the client to come back or put a good word to his friends and bring more clients. So your skill is vital to your success as an artist. The Aftercare Advice A good artist knows how to communicate well with hisher client. Not only to ensure that you fully understand what your client needs and delivers a good if not the best quality work, it is also imperative that you give your client advice in taking care of the tattoo. You have to provide information on how long is the healing process, the importance of keeping the area clean, to use antibiotic creams and antibacterial soap, and the use of moisturizer. Giving poor health advice to your client could lead to infection, which may hurt your business. Word of mouth is something you must value in your work. Be consistent and care not only for your reputation but for your client as well. Client satisfaction could make you the best tattoo designer there is. So, for those who wants to be a tattoo designer or is a struggling artist, always remember that there is no easy way to gain success. It takes hard work, patience, conscientiousness and a whole lot of passion in the tattoo artwork arena to gain the trust of your client. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

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  21. Macchinette Tatuaggi Comes as Part of Kit Tatuaggi The various macchinette tatuaggi, which in English means tattoo machines, are perhaps the most important tool required in the process of tattooing. These macchinette tatuaggi are included in any of the kit tatuaggi or tattoo kits that are available today for both experienced as well as beginner tattoo artists. It has been observed that most of the people think macchinette tatuaggi are akin to the sewing machines with hollow needles whose movement is similar to that of the sewing machine needle. However, this is not true for macchinette tatuaggi which employs electromagnetic needle and it is impelled by means of power supply, which can be adjustable. The needles of macchinette tatuaggi are connected to a bar and they are dipped at the outset by tattoo artists into small caps which contain the ink from the squeeze bottles. After this the needles are fixed to an electromagnet. In macchinette tatuaggi tattoo needles could be grouped together for the purpose of shading or there could be a single needle for outlining the tattoo or some fine work in it. The moment you switch on the power supply to the macchinette tatuaggi its needles which are coated with the ink begin to vibrate collectively in updown motion about hundreds of times in just one minute. When the needle pricks your skin the pigments of different colors are transferred beneath your skin, amid lower undying layer and the outside layers which gets restored with fresh skin cells while the old cells begin to fall off. So, when you purchase a particular kit tatuaggi it will have this kind of macchinette tatuaggi. It is extremely important to be able to put the pigment at the right depth of the skin because if the needles prick very deep then the ink or pigment will mingle with your body fluids resulting in the spread of color. Also, if the tattoo pigment or ink is not penetrated adequately deep into the skin there is the fear of fading and eventually an early disappearance of the tattoo with the surfacing of new skin. Therefore, it is crucial to exactly know the technique of utilization of macchinette tatuaggi when you purchase kit tatuaggi. Apart from macchinette tatuaggi the tattoo kits or kit tatuaggi consist of tattoo supplies such as the gloves which are made of latex or some other material as some people happen to be allergic to it. Then there are the inks, tattoo needles, tattoo designs and so on. Since there are a growing number of tatuaggi fans all over the world today, the profession of a tattooing artist could be a good option. Those who are interested will have to begin by buying kit tatuaggi as they consist of all the requisite tools for tattoo making together with macchinette tatuaggi. Nearly all of these kits are available with disegni tatuaggi for your practice. For beginners it is advised to start be practicing simple designs of tattoos on the vegetables or fruits with macchinette tatuaggi that is part of kit tatuaggi. You can get a fully equipped kit tatuaggi of a very good quality along with macchinette tatuaggi by visiting sites offering tips on the process of tatuaggi.

  22. 3D Printing And Marketing 3D printing is a very fascinating technology out there in my opinion. It is a form of manufacturing that constructs products in a layer by layer process to form a final product. These final products can be much more intricate than other forms of manufacturing, as 3D printing is geometrically independent in many cases. I want to talk to you about what 3D printing can do to boost marketing efforts. For something to be 3D printed, it first has to be designed. Anyone can create something for this manufacturing process; if it can be designed on the computer, it can more than likely be manufactured through this technology. Prior to anything, a design has to be created. This design will then be sent to a 3D printer, or the machine that manufactures the product. This 3D printer will then create a product layer by layer until a final piece emerges. The final piece could be created from materials such as ABS plastic, precious metals like gold or silver, polycarbonates or ceramics, or full colored materials. There are over 60 materials to choose from in fact. Like I mentioned earlier, pretty much anyone can create a design for 3D printing. If someone has a computer, they can gain access to various free 3D softwares out there and then they can create a model for manufacturing! This is ideal for CG artists or designers out there who simply want to see their work come to life. What happens when small businesses or even large corporations utilize this technology? Objet, one of the leaders in 3D printing technologies, came in contact with a very interesting client. The project I’m going to cover was used as a strong marketing piece. Bungie, developer of the video game series: Halo, approached Objet to manufacture a diorama of a battle scene prior to the launch of Halo 3. Objet constructed dozens of character models of aliens and humans “going at it” in a large scale battle. Tanks, futuristic assault vehicles, space ships, and ogrelike aliens were created in this piece. This scale modeled battle scene was videorecorded, and used as a commercial for the launch of Halo 3. This scene caught my eye a few years ago back when I was in video games, and needless to say I bought the product, as well as millions of other teenagers. This piece was made through 3D printing, and had a strong effect on the marketing campaign of Halo 3. Recently, my company has taken an order from a ballvalve company that works in the oil and gas industry here in Houston Texas. Their designers came up with a model for these valves, and we 3D printed replicas of them in full color. These printed pieces were then handed to sales representatives to be used for selling the models. Having a client physically hold a model of the final product can make a huge impact on a sale! 3D printing has also helped product developers present new ideas to investors. The price to manufacture 23 prototypes through 3D printing isn’t daunting; it can cost less than a few hundred dollars in many cases. Having a physical model of a new toy, gadget, or gizmo to present to investors is a big deal when working with people who would fund the project. This also applies to other industries like architecture. Marketing can truly be enhanced by 3D printing; having physical visuals can really change the game! If you enjoyed this article, you might want to know what else is new with 3D Printing, or possibly you’d like to join a 3D Printing Community.
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  23. Shippuden Gaara Costume Call Your Personality Forth With modern life of fast tempo, people need entertainments to escape and it seems a nice way out to play the role they like in anime, film, video and the like. Full of striking characters and thrilling fight scenes, Naruto manga series is a big trend for cosplaying. Cosplay, short for costume play, is a performance of art. It is involved around the costumes that remake the image of the dress of the character. Nowadays Naruto cosplayers are seen all over the world. The key characters in Naruto, like Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke and Sakura are always the most chosen role to play. In fact, which role you pick up to play expresses your personalities. People desire to look special, then why not start from considering a special fictional character to cosplay? Shippuden Gaara costume is a nice option for that. Why? Here come the reasons. Reason one: Shippuden Gaara costume goes a simple way so it is easy to either make the costume through your hard work or find the right one in the market place. A stylish vest, a black or red cape and matching trousers make up the costume. Other props and accessories also come in a normal way that can be found in cosplay stores or easily made by your own. Reason two: It seems a little bit special to cosplay Shippuden Gaara. When the majority fancy the key characters to roleplay, for some special taste, Shippuden Gaara is a nice option to portray. Apparently, there would also be fewer competitions among Shippuden Gaara cosplay fellows so that one can more easily to stand out from others. At any rate, it is always a real fun adventure to opt for a little special role to cosplay. And adventures always appeal to cosplayers. Then just set it off with Shippuden Gaara costume to call your personality forth! Look for more details about Shippuden Gaara costume? Visit our site! Chunli Cosplay Costume is recommended here as well.
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  24. Girls Star Tattoos Ultimate Fashion Statement Tattoos have always entralled human beings. One of the most used amongst the different styles prevailing in tattooing is Star tattoos. The fact that they can be put on most parts of the body in different sizes make them the favorite pick amongst others. In Ancient times, there was a notion that sporting this type of design would bring a power or direction to its bearer. Both Men and women can sport this model; however, when it comes to workplace, men outnumber women in sporting a design as they are usually in formal attire, which helps to cover most of the body, which is not the case with women. If one thought that Star designs are 5pointed, then it’s not the case, as they come in 6pointed, 7pointed, 8pointed 9pointed as well. Many of them are often confused when it comes to selection of a Star tattoo, that’s when one can take the help of different forums in selecting the right design. These are extremely famous among women and there are also unique girls star tattoo designs specially meant for girls. One has to be careful while searching for designs of Star models on the search engines, as they are loaded with information of age old stuff. One of the best places to check out, is internet forums, as they have ample information, which is not placed everywhere. Often picking a design is the toughest part of getting a tattoo. We can take the help of online database to select from a host of this model. Many Hollywood female celebrities like Megan fox, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears to name a few, use Star tattoos. People in Showbiz use designs, as it puts them on the spotlight. Nautical star Tattoos are the most popular among them. People in the Military get a nautical model, as a symbol to find their way back to their house. Usually this type of tattoo is associated with great achievement or wonderful accomplished events in one’s life. When it comes to Girls Star Tattoos, they can sport them in any part of their body like foot, shoulders, ankle, etc… on the basis of the occasion for which they are planning for it. The place of sporting the tattoo should be decided not only on the basis of the occasion, but also on the basis of the attire that has been chosen by them for the event. For instance, if they are planning for sleeveless attire, they can sport it on their upper arm, in case they are going to use miniskirts, they can sport it in different places of their leg starting from ties to ankle, etc… This content has been taken from ideamarketersm?articleid3392621&CFID204442663&CFTOKEN41129604 Looking for Tattoos on girls then you have come to the right place, Girlstattoos4u can help you to find out more tattoo for your skin. For more info about cool tattoos for girls then please visit us.

  25. Typical Cost of a Custom Tattoo Design If you are a tattoo hobbyist you will know that tattoos today are a little pricey. For your information, the price of a tattoo design is different from the actual service itself. Conventional or catalog tattoos cost less than custom design tattoos, which can be as low as $20 and go as high as $1000. There are several factors affecting the cost of a tattoo design, as well as the quality of service rendered. Here are some factors to guide you when it comes to the pricing of custom tattoo designs. Size and Detail With any product, size is a very important factor. A tattoo that is considered large or covers up a sizable portion of your body is pricey. However, some small tattoos cost more than large ones because of the elaborateness of the design. Most body design tattoos are expensive because of the fact that a custom tattoo design for a specific part of the body is made to fit the exact contours of the body. So it is safe to say that the more intricate the design, the higher the cost. True quality has its price. Color and Themes Most tattoos are coal black, but once you add a color, the price changes. A multicolored tattooed costs more than a single colored tattoo. Prices range from $50 to $100 for one to three variations of color. The more elaborate it is in using color, the more expensive it will be, maybe up to $500 or more. However, colored tattoos are expensive in that you have to do a recoloring of the design if the color fades, which means maintenance is also costly. Tattoo Artist and Designers The price depends on the kind of artist or designer you will get to do your tattoo or design. A new tattoo artist or designer will charge less than the standard pricing. Price is parallel with the skills of the artist. Seasoned tattoo artists are expensive regardless of the design, some even charge according to the time they spend creating the tattoo. Tattoos are considered the modern artwork of today, and that is why it is costly. Names like Chris Garver, Guy Aitchinson, Paul Booth and Kat Von D are just some of the well known tattoo artists in the world today. The Region Just like any service or product, the price of a commodity depends upon the demand. In economics, if a demand is high it is more likely that prices will also be high. There is what you could call “hot spots” in the tattoo arena. You will find that tattoo hobbyists, enthusiasts and seasoned artists gather in these places. Do not be surprised if the cost of a simple tattoo and the artist’s services are expensive. These “hot spots” are the Beverly Hills of the tattoo world, where everything is good quality, but also highpriced. Tattoos are not like paintings; they cannot be valued. However, you should bear in mind that a tattoo will last a lifetime, so do not compromise on price. Your tattoo is part of who you are. What is more valuable than that? Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

  26. Top 3 Tips From an Expert Tattoo Artist If you are looking for custom tattoo designs, a good tattoo artist would advise you to exert yourself and make an effort to do some research. With traditional styles and designs available in catalogs and online galleries, you might find that the design you like is not as unique as you think. Tattoos serve as an extension of your character and can make you look good, so it is right to choose a design that is trendy, appealing and more importantly, shows the real you. With tattoos, you will want to avoid any mistakes. Cover ups are a messy option and removal is expensive and difficult; neither sounds appealing. To avoid this from happening, here are some tips from an expert tattoo artist that you might want to consider. Tattoos are for the Skin Remember your body provides the canvas for the drawing, so what may look good on paper would not necessarily be good on you. Consider your skin color when opting for a tattoo design with a color. The color should match the color and texture of your skin. Try to print or draw the design onto paper that as far as possible, matches your skin color. This way, you may get an idea of what should be and what should not. If your design has a lot of intricate detail, try a color that will bring out the details of your design, otherwise you will end up with a tattoo where everyone will end up wondering what it is all about. The Part of the Body to be Inked Just because you have the perfect design, it doesn’t mean that you can get it etched anywhere on your body. Some tattoos are only meant for certain places, like your back, legs, wrist, shoulder or even your heel. A good tattoo artist knows how to take advantage of body curves to highlight every intricate detail of a tattoo design. Also, some people, although they wear tattoos, do not want it placed on exposed parts of the body because of professional and ethical reasons. A tattoo artist can provide you with some suggestions of where to put these designs that would not cause you any trouble. Tattoos are artwork, and are not meant to be vulgar. The Price Tattoos vary in cost depending on the size, complexity of the design or where the tattoo will be placed. Custom tattoo designs are more expensive than traditional ones, since they are oneofakind. One way to have a more affordable personalized design is by hosting your own custom tattoo design contest. Find sites on the internet that provide a platform for this contest. All you need to do is to sign up, provide details of the design you require, set up a prize, and choose from among the designers who you think provided you with the best custom tattoo design based on your preferences. This contest will provide you with a series of designs to choose from and give you the opportunity to find a perfect tattoo designer from anywhere in the world. To conclude, tattoos are part of your body, so it is proper that you take care of them. A good tattoo artist provides aftercare advice for your tattoo. That includes using antibacterial soaps and moisturizers. Aftercare is important to make your tattoo last your whole lifetime, always looking brand new, attractive and not faded. After all, it is part of who you are as a person, and not just an accessory. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

  27. How to Make Money Designing Custom Tattoos If you are the creative type, you could make money designing custom tattoos. How? You could build your own website and showcase your talent, so that you can attract customers who want you to do their designs. The other way is to join sites that stage custom tattoo design contests, or sign up to galleries online as a resident tattoo designer. However, if you have the money, you could choose a strategic location and invest in your own tattoo studio or parlor. As with any business, this is a little risky since you have to make yourself known to the locals and build up your business before you start making any profit. Working online is easier and less expensive. All you need to do is to look for sites online that have the best deals on offer. These online tattoo galleries are in search of skilled artists to join their ranks. You have to provide a sample or portfolio of your work when applying; it is vital for the owners of these sites to see how skillful you are as a designer. Creating custom tattoo designs online is a very fulfilling venture. It creates the widest market for your talent, and gives it global exposure. This will give you the opportunity to be recognized by other tattoo designers worldwide. When a company signs you to their site as their regular online tattoo designer, you can exhibit your work in their marketplace. Since prospective clients check out these sites from time to time, there is a great chance that your design would be chosen and you would get paid for it. Furthermore, if you participate in the site’s custom design tattoo contests and with luck, be chosen as the winner, the possibility to become a tattoo designer who is in demand will not be far behind. Most tattoo enthusiasts and hobbyists check out these contests to get an insight into the work of a prospective tattoo designer. They will be impressed by an artist who can provide unique designs and have been given high ratings by clients. Providing a firstrate tattoo design could give you a fruitful career as a designer. Word of mouth and good feedback from other clients will make you a sought after artist. Remember, the internet is a good way to establish your reputation as a first class tattoo designer; in this way, you get your own following and in the end, could demand higher prices for your work. However, if you are just starting to introduce yourself in the tattoo arena, make it a point to keep your prices reasonable. Do not make the mistake of overpricing your designs. Do some research and compare your prices with those of other tattoo artists who are new to the business. Even the most highly experienced tattoo designer makes it a point to make some price adjustments to attract new customers. Remember, each tattoo design varies in cost depending on the complexity of the work. The most unique and diverse creation could fetch a high price in the market even if it was created by an artist whose name is quite unknown. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

  28. How to Make Money Designing Custom Tattoos If you are the creative type, you could make money designing custom tattoos. How? You could build your own website and showcase your talent, so that you can attract customers who want you to do their designs. The other way is to join sites that stage custom tattoo design contests, or sign up to galleries online as a resident tattoo designer. However, if you have the money, you could choose a strategic location and invest in your own tattoo studio or parlor. As with any business, this is a little risky since you have to make yourself known to the locals and build up your business before you start making any profit. Working online is easier and less expensive. All you need to do is to look for sites online that have the best deals on offer. These online tattoo galleries are in search of skilled artists to join their ranks. You have to provide a sample or portfolio of your work when applying; it is vital for the owners of these sites to see how skillful you are as a designer. Creating custom tattoo designs online is a very fulfilling venture. It creates the widest market for your talent, and gives it global exposure. This will give you the opportunity to be recognized by other tattoo designers worldwide. When a company signs you to their site as their regular online tattoo designer, you can exhibit your work in their marketplace. Since prospective clients check out these sites from time to time, there is a great chance that your design would be chosen and you would get paid for it. Furthermore, if you participate in the site’s custom design tattoo contests and with luck, be chosen as the winner, the possibility to become a tattoo designer who is in demand will not be far behind. Most tattoo enthusiasts and hobbyists check out these contests to get an insight into the work of a prospective tattoo designer. They will be impressed by an artist who can provide unique designs and have been given high ratings by clients. Providing a firstrate tattoo design could give you a fruitful career as a designer. Word of mouth and good feedback from other clients will make you a sought after artist. Remember, the internet is a good way to establish your reputation as a first class tattoo designer; in this way, you get your own following and in the end, could demand higher prices for your work. However, if you are just starting to introduce yourself in the tattoo arena, make it a point to keep your prices reasonable. Do not make the mistake of overpricing your designs. Do some research and compare your prices with those of other tattoo artists who are new to the business. Even the most highly experienced tattoo designer makes it a point to make some price adjustments to attract new customers. Remember, each tattoo design varies in cost depending on the complexity of the work. The most unique and diverse creation could fetch a high price in the market even if it was created by an artist whose name is quite unknown. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

  29. How Does Laser Discount Tattoo Needles Removal Work? Most people imagine that laser tattoo removal involves ‘burning’ the tattoo out of the skin. The reality is much simpler in method and far less painful than most people think. Laser tattoo removal is carried out using a simple process of employing short bursts from a laser, which create intense pulses of light. Each pulse passes through the top layers of the skin and is absorbed into the tattoo pigments that sit below. The energy created by the laser breaks up the pigments, which are later removed naturally by the body’s immune system, with the white blood cells ‘flushing out’ the fragments. Thanks to intensive research carried out over the last few years into the optimum frequency to carry out this operation, the original and natural pigment of the skin remains untouched, minimising scarring. Laser tattoo removal will not remove the entire tattoo in one go. Because the pigments break up at different intensities, several sessions may be required to remove a tattoo completely. Usually the black pigments clear first because black absorbs all types of laser wavelengths. Other colours only absorb certain wavelengths for example red tattoo ink absorbs green laser light and consequently those specific wavelengths have to be used to remove other colours. There is usually a minimum four week gap between each treatment to allow the immune system to absorb and remove the pigment, so laser surgery isn’t instantaneous – it may take many months for the treatment to be completed. Laser tattoo removal sessions are relatively short, usually only lasting a matter of a few minutes. Once the procedure has finished the doctor may dress the area worked on with an antibacterial ointment and sterile dressing to protect the skin against the risk of infection. The area should then be kept clean but not bathed until at least 24 hours after the procedure. As with all laser surgery, laser tattoo removal can result in hyperpigmentation, which causes the skin to darken, or hypopigmentation where the skin whitens. With tattoos that have been in place for a considerable time, incomplete pigmentation removal may leave some traces of the original tattoo. There is also the possibility of scarring as a result of the procedure, particularly if the treated area becomes infected. Laser tattoo removal doesn’t usually hurt as such, but may be considered to be an uncomfortable procedure. It has been likened to being repeatedly snapped by a thin rubber band or having hot drops of wax or fat dropped onto the surface of the skin. In comparison to the original pain felt during the tattoo’s placement on the skin it is about parable. The tattoo is an expression of one’s personality, and the best course of action is to think very carefully about having a tattoo in the first place. If you feel that you will still be happy with it in 20 years’ time, then it can be a worthwhile and meaningful addition to your body. If, however, you fall out of love with your body art, laser tattoo removal offers you the opportunity to reverse what was previously considered to be a permanent alteration of the skin surface All I am saying is that if you get inked, make a wise decision about what China Wholesale Accessories you should get and where you want to put your tattoo. If you make these decisions willynilly, the discount tattoo needles you make today, could be something you regret for a long time to come.

  30. Top Five Tips For Improving Tattoo Design Contests With more and more tattoo enthusiasts preferring to wear custom tattoo designs, the popularity of the online contests means that they now have a huge following. Websites that provide this kind of platform are top of the rankings on search engines. More and more artists, from newbies to experienced designers, are up for the challenge of creating unique custom tattoo designs. Below are the criteria to consider in improving your design in order to come up with a winning piece. Creativity: If you are a true artist you do not need to copy someone else’s work. Providing an original piece of work could really get the attention of the host of the contest. An original piece shows the individuality of the designer, so be creative and innovative with your design. Size: In a custom design tattoo contest, the host usually provides the size of the design itself. You must come up with a flexible design that can be enlarged or compressed in size. Sizes vary from large more than six inches but less than 10, medium from three to six inches and small within a three by three inch area. It is also better that you know the size of the part of the body where the tattoo will be inked. In this way, you will know how big your drawing should be to suit the host’s needs. Location: Not all tattoos can be inked just anywhere. There are tattoo designs that are based on location. Find out which part of the body the tattoo will be placed to come up with a specific style design. Categories of body parts are classified as: the back, which could be the entire back, only the upper back shoulder, or lower back; the leg, with designs that are meant to cover the entire leg or just a portion of the leg; the arm, and tattoo designs can cover part or all of it, a partial portion or just a small part of the upper arm; the shoulder, and a shoulder design usually covers the whole shoulder; the whole of the neck or just a choker type necklace tattoo; the stomach and head, but usually only just a part; and of course there is an overall body tattoo. All of these should be taken into consideration for the kind of design you are going to make. Design and Style: With so many designs and styles that fall into different themes and categories, you should know the type of design your client wants you to draw. An environmental style is different from a military or tribal tattoo design. As an artist you should have knowledge of the technical details of each style and theme. Although some artists have their own specialty, it is sometimes better to be versatile. Color: A good artist knows about color. Some tattoo designs have a single color; others require multiple color varieties. Although the contest is freestyle in form, meaning you have control over the color mixes or type of color from vibrant to monochromatic ones, you should take into consideration the skin color and skin texture of your client. Suggest something that would look good on your client’s skin, not just create what he or she thinks is best. Your image may not look good in the long run if it is inked on an incompatible skin color as this may have disastrous effects. Custom tattoo designs benefit both the artist and the host. Just make sure that if you are the host, you provide the appropriate details required for your tattoo design. Give feedback and recommendations to the artist; more often than not, these designers are open to make modifications to their design to fit a client’s needs. If you are a tattoo designer, just follow these guidelines to come up with a unique design which may gain you global recognition, and of course, bring you a lot of income. Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world’s largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.

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