Tattoo Removal With The Pulse Light Clinic

Getting a tattoo is a rite of passage for many young people, or sometimes a sign of rebellion for the older generation, and there is no doubt that many tattoos are works of art, real things of beauty created by talented artists. But while this is true of the kind of tattoos created by TVs ‘The Tattoo Fixers’, it is certainly not the case for all tattoos.

There are the DIY versions, created with a needle and Indian Ink, on arms and across knuckles – the names of an ex boyfriend or girlfriend, odd letters or an attempt at an image that has no resemblance to what it is supposed to be. Then there are the bad tattoos – designed and created in shoddy backstreet tattoo parlours that are poor in quality and now faded in colour.  There are also the tattoos that are a clear mistake, ones that are picked up on foreign holidays when alcohol and bravado have got the better of common sense and you troop in as  a gang to get some Chinese symbol to celebrate your holiday and friendship, totally regretting it when you sober up.

Even those beautiful looking tattoos can later be viewed as a mistake if they are on a part of the body that is clearly visible. Many professions ask for tattoos to be covered up, not so much of a problem in Winter, but certainly less comfortable in Summer when you are forced to wear long sleeves to cover up that arm tattoo. Fortunately, if you have changed your mind, there are now effective ways to get your tattoo removed.

Laser Tattoo removal of the sort provided by the Pulse Light Clinic is effective enough to leave your tattoo just a memory. One of only 2 clinics in the UK are using the PicoSure & PicoWay lasers, this clinic can see the complete removal of your tattoo with just 3-8 treatments. This includes removal of tattoos that are high in colour and large in size. You have a consultation with a removal technician before your treatment so you then go into the process with a clear idea of how long it will take and how many treatments you will need.

The initial consultation and patch test are free of charge, so you can find out more information without having to pay. In addition, there are interest free finance packages to help you spread the cost of your treatment.

If you do have a tattoo that you now see as a mistake or a liability, you really don’t have to live with that mistake any more. Laser removal treatment is safe and can be achieved quickly and efficiently, leaving you able to wear those short sleeved tops and shorts again without feeling self conscious and embarrassed.

You can contact the Pulse Light Clinic by visiting their website or contacting them on 0207 523 5158.

 

Moving House Smoothly When You Have Young Children

Moving house can be a very stressful time for adults. Finding the right place, securing the mortgage, the conveyancing, surveys, gazumping, removals – all this can lead to emotional upset, stress levels that seem to rise daily, and a general feeling that the whole process will never end. So imagine how it must feel for your children.

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Although it can be a fairly pain free process, it is often not. House moving can involve anything, from a simple move in the same postcode that does not include moving jobs or schools, to a complete relocation that can involve moving to a totally new area, or, in some cases, to a new country. My sister-in-law and family are currently in the process of moving to Canada, and are having to not only find new jobs and schools, but have had to employ a leading moving company Toronto based to deal with their belongings before they have even entered the country. As adults this can all be both stressful and worrying, even though it is balanced by excitement and apprehension. But for your children, this can be something that has no positive, particularly if they are leaving their current school and friends behind.

But fear not, there are things that you can do as a parent in order to make the whole process that little bit easier.

Here are my tips

  • Keep your children informed and involved. This is the number one thing that you MUST do. If you think that this is a stressful time for you, what must it be like for your children. They may be having to get used to the idea of a new school, new friends and a new area, so make the situation easier by telling children about the move as early as possible in order for them to mentally prepare and get used to the idea. Let them ask all the questions they need to, and try to answer them to the best of your ability.
  • Stress the positives at all times. Make your child really excited about things that are important to them – i.e helping to design and choose things for their new bedroom. Play up all the strengths of your new home – maybe it has a garden big enough for goals or a playhouse? Maybe they will  be able to keep a pet in their new home? Maybe they will finally be able to have their own bedroom, and it is big enough for friends to be able to have sleepovers. The positives will help your child to forget all the things they are not happy about.
  • Go and explore the new area – check out the parks and play areas, toy shops and food places – literally anything that helps your positive spin. Spend some time there before the actual move and research the schools to see what sort of after school clubs and social activities they provide which could help your child to settle in well.
  • When it comes to the move, let them pack their own special box of treasured possessions that they can keep with them in the car. It is daunting to see all your possessions disappear into the back of a van, so make sure familiar things and much loved cuddly toys stay with your child. It may also be a good idea to get your child a special new toy as a treat that may just ease the moving. This works well if there is a particular toy your child has been coveting for a long time, they can now associate their house move with getting that much longed for treat. If you have previously lived in a flat or apartment and are getting a garden for the first time, it could be a great idea to invest in a slide or a playhouse – something your child will look forward to at their new home.

Ultimately a move is a big adjustment for both adults or a child, you just have to keep reinforcing what an exciting time it is, and how fantastic the new house and future will be. Hopefully, this will make your move the best thing your family has ever done. An exciting new start for all.

Blogging: Promoting Your Work

There are many reasons why you may be writing a blog. It could be personal, your blog may simply be a hobby, or a way of expressing yourself and you may just blog for enjoyment. It could be that your blog started as a hobby, but has now turned into your livelihood, or at least another way to add to your monthly income. Or it may be that you have your own business, and your blog is an accompaniment to this, a way to promote and celebrate your business achievements and your product. Whatever the reason for your blog, in order to get your content, message or business out there, you need to effectively promote.

If you are blogging to promote a business or investment, then you may well decide to seek professional social media management for small businesses as this can ensure that your posts are reaching the right audience at the right time, and can carefully market your content. However, if your blog is a stand alone labour of love, you may not want to spend too much of your income on promoting your work. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do in order to promote your work that don’t cost too much money, and can be effective.

Here are some content marketing tips that anyone can use for their blog, no matter how big or small.

Twitter

For many, Twitter is the number one way to promote blog posts for a number of reasons. The first is that it is free, and you can tweet your posts as many times as you want to, as long as you change the wording so the post is not repetitive.

Tweets can reach a wide audience once you build up your following, but in the meantime, you can help them reach a bigger audience by tagging in companies and people that you blog about, they may well retweet you so you then reach their audience. You can also take part in promotional hours like ‘Brum Hour’ which takes place every Sunday evening between 8-9pm and is a way of sharing your story and a few key posts of the week. This sort of promotional hour is particularly good if you have a lifestyle blog because you promote a varied range of topic.

If you are using Twitter, don’t forget that Tweetdeck is great if you are going to be away for a few days as you can schedule tweets. There are also plugins that can recycle old posts, I find these are often retweeted once again by companies involved, and can introduce old content to a new audience.

Instagram

Instagram is a great way of promoting product reviews as you can use your great photography and build up a like minded audience. Make sure your blog link is included in your bio (although I do believe you can now add links to your insta posts.) Instagram is very popular with those who have a parenting blog, as it is, as it’s name suggests, an instant way of sharing those magic moments. Fashion bloggers also often favour Instagram, showing their shopping sprees through the new Instagram stories.

Facebook

It is still a good tool to have a Facebook page for your blog, it allows you to set up albums for extra photographs that you have not used on your blog, is a way to promote your posts in more detail than you can on Twitter, and also helps you reach the Facebook addicts that are not so keen on the other form of social media.

In addition, there are lots of Facebook groups that are perfect for bloggers to join in order to share and promote blog posts. These can range from specific groups for those who write a certain type of blog – i.e a page for those with a wedding blog, to general blog groups which encourage post sharing and can introduce your blog to other bloggers.

Pinterest

Pinterest is a really good way to share your blog posts that works very well if you have good photography. Choose a key image that illustrates what your blog post is all about, and then add information to entice the pinner to come and read the full article.

Pinterest is a taster for your blog, but with thousands of visitors pinning every single day, it is worthwhile to create some pin worthy images for your blog, and to make sure that your readers are able to pin your images too. This could win you a whole new audience of blog visitors, making your visibility on the internet so much clearer.

How do you promote your blog posts?