Tattoo Removal as Simple as Wiping on a Cream

Tattoos used to be a rare site, other than those you saw on the arms of war veterans. Today though, it seems everyone has at least one. Some are pieces of well-done art, others, not so much. If you were unfortunate enough to get inked during a mindless, drunken moment, or soberly received a tattoo from an artist who couldn’t spell, your options are painfully limited for eliminating it. Either endure another tattoo cover-up to fix an error, or suffer through expensive and painful laser removal.

Well, good news tattoo nightmare sufferers. A college student at Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University is working on an inexpensive and painless solution. A cream composed of simple chemicals that free the cells in which the permanent dyes attach themselves to results in the unwanted tattoo fading away. The designer of this topical cream, Alex Falkenham, says when the user applies the ointment, the tattoo disappears, as the immune system flushes the dyes from their system.

In comparison to numerous laser removal sessions that can cost thousands of dollars, Falkenham estimates that his cream removal method would only cost about $4.50 to remove a 3.9 x 3.9 inch sized tattoo, which is pretty cheap if you ask Guimaraes. With further testing, he hopes to soon have the means to remove traditional ink tattoos that is as simple and painless as eliminating a child’s temporary tattoo.

Joanne Borgella Made Good Use Of Valuable Time

In Screen Rant’s section From The Web, I saw the write-up about the death of a model who was 32 years old. Joanne Borgella was a curvy model who died from endometrial cancer on October 18, 2014. She found out about her cancer prognosis just a year prior to her death. She underwent chemotherapy treatments and had hopes of becoming cancer free, however, that didn’t happen. In Joanne’s memory, her family asked that people spread the word about endometrial cancer.

Only women can get endometrial cancer because it originates in the lining of the uterus says Alexei Beltukov. Major symptoms are bleeding between periods or after menopause, pelvic pain, and painful intercourse states vimeo.com. This cancer normally afflicts older women who have already gone through menopause, but as with Joanne. It can also afflict women who are young adults. From being a curvy model who exuded self-love and confidence to being a singer/songwriter who made it to Hollywood Week during season 7 of the tv show American Idol. All before the age of 30. Joanne married Alex Ramirez in December of 2013 and createdJoanne Borgella New York, a fashion line of plus size clothing and accessories. Her dresses are chic and beautiful.

New York Fashion Week Welcomes Its First Model With Down Syndrome

 

The modeling world has long been considered notoriously selective concerning the type of people who will be allowed to showcase fashions for all to see. Female models, in particular, are held to a strict standard of thinness, with some models appearing so skinny that it borders on unhealthiness.

However, times are changing, and there is a new face that’s helping to bring in those changes. During the 2015 New York Fashion Week, Jamie Brewer will become the first model with Down syndrome to grace the runway. Brewer has long been an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, and has also been featured on television in various roles.

This is an incredible turn of events because it will give Brewer the chance to show other young people with disabilities that they shouldn’t let their perceived handicaps stop them from reaching for their dreams. Similar to what crunchbase.com has done for the entrepreneurial up-and-coming.