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100 DAYS SOBER

So, a few days ago I hit a huge milestone in my existence on this planet . 100 days without dependance on any substances for the first time in my entire adult life. It’s also ironic that it comes only a few days after I celebrated my 20th year tattooing. I don’t think words can ever express completely the feeling of immense gratitude that I have lately, so I’m not even going to try. But I really am so thankful to everybody who believed in me, supported me and stuck by my side through all those tough past years. Most importantly my beautiful girlfriend and my family. I now know how rough it must have been sometimes and also how ridiculously hard it is to see someone you know just blatantly throwing away their talents and life to drugs or alcohol.

Bobby Rotten  tattoo artist   100 days sober

All I know is that is I have achieved so much in these first 100 days and it’s been an uphill kayak battle to get where I am right now, but honestly just wait because I’m only getting started and with the help and support of my loved ones and friends I am striving to reach my full potential both in my art, tattoos and most importantly my life. Everyone knows I’ve wasted enough time and I’m so blessed to be where I am today: I have a job tattooing full-time that I love, at a shop that I love working at, in a city that I love being in. I couldn’t imagine a better situation to come back from being a total mess of a human being to. I know that there’s definitely a reason why I am still alive and where I am in my life today and I hope that I can grow into the person that I knew I was capable of being and to grow old into the tattoo artist I’ve been preparing to be for the past 20 years. Ok, enough mushy bullshit: let’s make some art and tattoos and catch up on lost time.

New study shows that getting tattooed regularly may prevent you from getting sick.

Forget using hand-sanitizer to help you stay healthy. According to a study done by three researchers at the University of Alabama, if you want to avoid getting sick, make some appointments to get tattoos.

Researchers have found that getting multiple tattoos actually makes you have a stronger immune system, which allows you to fight off infections. But the key to fighting those infections is not stopping with just one piece of custom ink – the more tattoos, the better.

The study found that the levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) in your body will decrease right after the first tattoo because of the stress on your body. But decreasing levels of IgA antibodies weren’t as common with those that continued to get inked, because the body will use immunological agents that fight any possible infections that may occur because of the new tattoo. Which translates to: the more tattoos you get, the stronger your immune system becomes!

Read the Entire Story Here: Forget Sanitizer, Study Says Get More Tattoos to Stay Healthy | http://kikn.com/forget-sanitizer-study-says-getting-more-tattoos-will-keep-you-healthy/?trackback=tsmclip