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A New Trend Glow In The Dark Tattoos

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Glow in the dark tattoos quickly are becoming the latest trend in tattooing. Celebrities like Lil Wayne, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss and Khloe Kardashian all have them. This increasing trend is catching a lot of attention but it is best to be informed when considering one because there are also risks involved.

Glowing tattoos are quite a novelty. They are almost invisible by day except for the minimal scarring that may occur in the tattoo process. Tattoos that glow in the dark and ultra violet tattoos will both appear to illuminate in a darkened space. There are however differences between the types of inks used to apply them that are important to know.

Tattoos that truly illuminate on their own in a darkened space are made with ink that contains phosphorous. Phosphors radiate visible light on their own once they are energized. Glow in the dark ink requires the injection of radioactive substances into the skin in order to make the image glow. This type of tattoo is made with ink that absorbs light and glows on it’s own in a darkened space. None of these type of inks have been approved by the FDA and there are some known to be toxic and unsafe.

A black light or ultra violet light tattoo will also appear to illuminate if it is dark but only if they are under a black light. A tattoo like this will not glow on it’s own. Ultra violet light tattoo ink will appear to illuminate when the pigment in the ink reacts to the black light. Black light ink appears colorless in normal light. Most ultra violet inks are considered to be safe.

Highlighting a normal tattoo with glowing ink is also popular. Adding this unique ink to an image gives it extra dimension. It can be a way to bring attention to existing body art.

Most tattoo shops with good reputations have refrained from using glowing ink because of the complications that have been linked to it. Glowing tattoos have only been around for about ten years so the long term effects of them are unknown.

Staying current with the latest trends can be fun. If the trends can have an effect on ones overall health it is important to know all the facts.

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July 4th Hamilton County Celebration

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Article by Lois Wyant

July 4th Hamilton County Celebration – Family

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Hamilton County, Indiana is a great place to be when it comes to July 4th celebrations in 2011. There are exciting festivities near every town in the county beginning the week before and ending with a bang on the 4th.

The celebration begins with some great activities is the Fishers Freedom Festival on June 25 and 26. The Freedom Festival is held at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park on the corner of Sunblest Boulevard and Ellipse Parkway in Fishers, Indiana. The event starts early Saturday morning with the 5k run and 2 mile family walk at 8 am followed by the opening ceremonies at 10 am. Starting at 10 am there will be a variety of tents to visit including the children’s tent, a charity basketball shoot, and a business vendors tent. The day will be filled with fun events such as a silent auction, water balloon launch, live entertainment for adults and kids, a k-9 demonstration, a beer and wine garden, hot air balloon rides, bake-off, and a street dance to finish the evening.

Then, on Sunday June 26, the day will begin with a nondenominational service in the entertainment tent from 8:00-9:00am. After the service, the day will consist of the Indy Disc Dog Classic, a corn hole tournament, the IU North Hospital children’s parade, arts and crafts, free game booths, more live entertainment, and many other tents and activities in the park. At 4:00 pm on Sunday the 26th, the Comcast Main Parade will occur in downtown Fishers followed by the pre-fireworks band “Big Daddy Caddy” which will play until the fireworks begin at dusk. You won’t want to miss this exciting festival just a week before 4th of July weekend! Fishers Freedom Festival detail can be found at fishersfreedomfestival.org

The next Independence Day event begins July 2nd at Conner Prairie, which is also located in Fishers. Conner Prairie’s Glorious Fourth is a 3 day event that begins Saturday July 2 and ends on Monday the 4th. You can experience how Independence Day was celebrated in the 1800s. It’s a red, white, and blue weekend of patriotic feasts, games and fun sure to create memories and smiles all year long! Do-Si-Do at a barn dance and scavenger hunt through Prairietown. Join in a game of baseball as it was played in the 1800s. Learn how to fire a Civil War-era rifle ($ 10). Then gather around as Prairietown’s militia muster and Declaration of Independence oration are capped off with a smoke balloon launch! Admission to Glorious Fourth is $ 14 for adults, $ 13 for seniors, and $ 9 for youth ages 2-12. For more information about this exciting weekend at Conner Prairie, you can visit connerprairie.org

Also happening on 4th of July weekend is Light Over Morse Lake in Cicero, Indiana. The Kids Carnival will occur each day (July 2-4) from 11-5. On Saturday the 2nd the day starts off with a golf cart poker run at 9:00 am and then a corn hole tournament at 1:00. On July 3rd there will be a talent show at 3 pm followed by balloon rides at 6 and the famous “Balloon Glow” at 9 to end the day. Then, on the 4th, the day will consist of a fabulous parade at 10:00 am, a soccer tournament, the music festival at 6:00 pm, and finally fireworks to celebrate Independence day at dusk. The entire weekend will take place at Morse Lake in Cicero and is a celebration for everyone! Visit lightsovermorselake.com for more details on the festivities.

Another great event that takes place on Independence Day weekend is Carmel Fest held in downtown Carmel, Indiana on Sunday July 3rd and Monday, the 4th. CarmelFest is an event that encompasses the wonderful things about Carmel and its national heritage while bringing you the joy of a big party. With its lineup of the parade, fireworks, live entertainment, fantastic festival food, lovally featured restaurants, and unique marketplace; CarmelFest has something for everyone. There will be loads of activities for all ages at the celebration and the list of events can be found at carmelfest.net. The festivities run on Sunday, July 3 from 12:00-10:00 and Monday the 4th from 12:00-10:00 as well. The parade begins at 10:30 am on Monday and the fireworks will begin around 9:45 pm.

If you live near Westfield and wan to have some Independence Day fun, the Westfield Rocks The 4th is the perfect! There will be plenty of activities including live music featuring Duke Tumatoe, a car show, food and marketplace vendors, a kids area, a beer and wine garden, and of course, lots of fireworks. Ride for Prostate Cancer will also be holding a bicycle ride/fundraising event for families. Another fun even, this year will also include a scheduled motorcycle ride that will leave from Westfield Yamaha Suzuki in the afternoon and return to the festival around 7:00 pm. Westfield Rocks The 4th will finish the day with a fabulous display of fireworks. The event will take place at Asa Bales Park next to Westfield High School on Sunday, July 3rd. Parking is available in the High School parking lots. For more information please visit westifield.in.gov.

Noblesville, Indiana takes its spin on the 4th of July with its own family festival in downtown Noblesville. Starting at 5 pm on the 4th, Noblesville will host its own parade followed by a free festival on the grounds of Noblesville High School. The festival will include live music, a bouncehouse, giant slide, obstacle course, rock climbing wall, mini race car simulator, balloon artists, caricaturists, temporary tattoos, corn hole and ladder golf tournaments, minute to win it games, child ID kits, and much more! Food vendors will be at the festival or people can bring picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn. At 6:00 pm the car show begins and at 7:00 Dave & Rae will be playing until the judging for the cars at 7:00 then the awards at 8:30. Finally, to finish off the 4th, the Community Health Network fireworks begin at 10:00 pm. To find out more information about the Noblesville 4th of July festival, please visit noblesvillefireworksfestival.com.

Lastly, Sheridan will also be hosting a 4th of July parade. Registration is from 9 am to 10 am on the 4th, and the parade will begin at the high school at 10:30. Sheridan’s Lions Club 4th of July parade is an event you won’t want to miss!

So much celebrating for the fourth of July, don’t stay home!

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