It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)
REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.
i'm now at 9/16" and plan to have a goal size of 5/8". who knew?!
i like stretching because it's body modification, without a lot of the hassle of going to a shop and getting work done. and, it's small subtle changes over time.
of course. i still wanna strip my hair of the black and dye it red tonight...but i'm trying to resist the urge.
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Forensic Patients with Tattoos More Likely to have Antisocial Personality Disorder
Research news from the journal Personality and Mental Health
The presence of tattoos on forensic psychiatric inpatients should alert clinicians to a possible diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), and also about the potential for histories of suicide attempt, substance abuse, and sexual abuse, according to research published today in Personality and Mental Health.
ASPD is a mental disorder characterised by several psychological and behavioural phenomena, including a lack of empathy and remorse, a low tolerance for anxiety, and shallowness. People with ASPD prefer action to thought, and pathological lying, cheating, stealing, physical aggression and drug abuse are not uncommon. To be diagnosed with ASPD, the individual must have developed this behaviour before the age of 15, and as such is qualitatively different from the idea of a scheming, dishonest business person or politician, unless the behaviour began earlier in life.
For this research, 36 male inpatients of a maximum-security state forensic psychiatric facility were studied by psychiatrists from the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry (CFP). Around half of the subjects had been admitted because they were found to be unfit to stand trial and the other half had been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Of the patients studied, 15 had tattoos and 17 were diagnosed as having ASPD. Of those with tattoos, 11 of 15, or 73%, had ASPD, whereas only 6 of 21, or 29%, of those without tattoos had the same diagnosis. The research also uncovered an increased likelihood for those with tattoos to have previously suffered from sexual abuse, abused substances or to have attempted suicide.
“Our findings suggest that forensic psychiatric inpatients with tattoos are significantly more likely to suffer from ASPD than those without tattoos, and patients with ASPD were also significantly more likely to have higher numbers of tattoos, a larger percentage of their body covered with tattoos, and tended to have tattoos in more visible locations” said lead researcher Dr. William Cardasis, of CFP, Michigan. “I hope that this provides clues for clinicians to look for ASPD in forensic psychiatric patients with tattoos, and also to look for signs of suicide attempt, substance abuse, and sexual abuse.”
“One should keep in mind that the population studied was only a small segment of the population, and not indicative of what may or may not be relevant in the general population” added Cardasis. “Other interesting questions which this research raises include whether adolescents with tattoos are more likely to conduct disorder than those without, and what effect the meaning and subject content of the tattoo has.”
This study is published in the July 2008 issue of Personality and Mental Health.
May 8, 2008 7:23
Subject: Hey Torrey
Hey, I'm David Becks and we're looking for some staff members/models. You seem really open-minded, creative, and fun so I figured I'd throw the opportunity your way No experience is required :]
We compensate at $50 per shoot-which you can schedule as you please. So if you're interested, just reply back to this message. Most of my models are in NYC, but I figured, why not go local? I will provide you with the details upon request.
May 15, 2008 5:58 AM
RE: Hey Torrey
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I appreciate your offer, but can you give me more details? What sort of production do you do? And what do the shoots entail? I'm definitely interested, I just need some more information about what your company does exactly. I see you work with different mediums and that's great, but what exactly are the final products?
May 15, 2008 9:10 AM Subject:
RE: Hey Torrey
Hey Torrey - no problem, details of our latest project is below!
Awesome! Okay, it's pretty intense, but like--I really do think you are open minded and creative enough for it. I really do look at it as an art-form, and I think you would be perfect, since you seem really fun.
Okay well, I'm really just going to tell you what this whole thing is about. It's pretty intense, but bear with me...
You'll be showcasing your feet, for one. Since feet are among the most unappreciated part of a girl's body, I bring out the beautiful and sensual aspects of them :). Don't worry, we'll totally hook you up with a pedicure and anything you need for the shoot :)
We showcase them by doing Video Clips.
Video Clip work focuses on them and pretty much the skill and finesse behind them! This is really laid-back, less difficult, and makes 100% of our current sales. It's really a fun experience and it's amazing.
There is no nudity, and you don't have to show your face. To be straight-forward, you're going to perform a footjob (I know, it sounds intense). It's like a handjob, but you use your feet anyway you want to bring it to climax :] (it requires a lot of skill, but you'll get the hang of it)
It's quite interesting, cute, and fun, Out customers are from Germany, France, UK, and most of Europe. Only your hands and feet will be involved. :P
This is just a fun experience and it's really flexible and I'm open to whatever you are comfortable with :). This is just a laid-back, enjoyable experience that's behind closed doors. It's strictly sensitive material, but it really bonds everyone as friends, and you get compensated for each set and make commission if you stay an active model :].
Anyway, we all have fun with it, the art is appreciated, and it's cute as hell, we all get paid, and it's fun! I'll tell you more if you're still interested.
I know it might seem weird coming from someone you don't really know, but like, I guess we can do lunch- maybe to break the awkwardness of it all haha. I live near garden state mall.
- location:grossoutville, nj
the thing hurts like a motherfucker. i'm on crutches for 4 weeks. it's a clean break, so i'm not in a cast...yet. it's beyond a fracture, it's a freaking BREAK. i'm going to get a second opinion (hopefully today), because i really think the bone needs to be set, but i'm no doctor...i still think it should be looked at. i've got the xrays on picture cd. maybe i'll show em to you guys...good times!
what am i going to do about all the chem shows coming up? talking to a few certain manboys to see if they can hook a gimpy sister up, that's what.
on a sorta funny note--i dumbly took two percocet (prescribed, relax!) before work. ha. i've been sorta stoned all morning.
- mood: crappy
this just in: i'll be having a close encounter of the geetard kind on march 6. he's going to the school of visual arts (his alma mater) to discuss his cartooning with students (and lurkers like me!). good and matching-tattooed friend lauren the photography student is providing the hookup. she called me this morning like a spy, all whispery and full of stealth, and told me she was going to sign me up for it and for me to get to sva early so we could wait in line "because i heard it might fill up quickly."
consider me there. i hope he looks like phil spector a la comic con last year.
when does this fangirl thing end? is 30 a good cutoff? seriously.
funny thing is...i had a 2 month fling thing with an illustration major from sva a few years back. hope he's there! LIES.
- location:under my desk
- mood: devious
- music:the price is right theme song
"i see a dog barking. someone needs help."
- location:cnbc computer
- music:i'm not whoakay. like, at all.
erica just told me MCR is nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for the limited edition black parade box set.
it's a bit obscure, but good luck boys!
i am incredibly BORED at work.
so extremely BORED.
if you have anything that is REMOTELY funny and sfw. puhleeeease let me know. either that, or make the markets tank again (which, really, please don't do because then it's STRESS.).
link anything and everything you got to me here and i'll probably get through all of it tomorrow.
yes, i've even read ALL of the mcr macros on lj.
- location:my picnic table desk
- mood: bored
- music:smell yo dick, courtesy of jcohn