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The latest and greatest from Wes Noe!Message or contact Brainbox Tattoo at 91840831675635 S. Mingo Rd. A
09/25/2022

The latest and greatest from Wes Noe!

Message or contact Brainbox Tattoo at 9184083167
5635 S. Mingo Rd. A

Needing something covered? Austin can do it!Message me for availability and get your spot booked TODAY!
09/20/2022

Needing something covered?
Austin can do it!

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Austin is taking walkins today!First come first serve!Come get your ink! Today's the day!Brainbox Tattoo5635 S. Mingo Rd...
09/13/2022

Austin is taking walkins today!
First come first serve!

Come get your ink! Today's the day!

Brainbox Tattoo
5635 S. Mingo Rd. A

Done by Wes!Message me for scheduling info!
09/09/2022

Done by Wes!
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Done by Wesley Noe.
09/09/2022

Done by Wesley Noe.

09/08/2022

Wes Noe at BRAINBOX TATTOO will be taking WALKINS ALL DAY (from 1 til done)

5635 S. Mingo Rd. A

Some gap fillers from last week Austin McCullough did. Sit 4 hours get the 5th hour free!$100 deposits Books are open fo...
09/06/2022

Some gap fillers from last week Austin McCullough did.
Sit 4 hours get the 5th hour free!
$100 deposits
Books are open for November.

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Wes Noe has openings all through September!Message us for scheduling and get on the books today! They fill up fast!BRAIN...
09/03/2022

Wes Noe has openings all through September!

Message us for scheduling and get on the books today! They fill up fast!

BRAINBOX TATTOO
5635 S. Mingo Rd. A
9184083167
Open at noon -1pm

Wes!
09/02/2022

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09/01/2022
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09/01/2022

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08/31/2022

Wes

08/31/2022
Wes Noe is taking walkins from 1pm til he's done!!WES IS TAKING WALKINS FROM STARTING AT 1PM!Just in case you didn't hea...
08/29/2022

Wes Noe is taking walkins from 1pm til he's done!!

WES IS TAKING WALKINS FROM STARTING AT 1PM!

Just in case you didn't hear the first time......
BRAINBOX TATTOO
5635 S. Mingo Rd. A

It's first come, first serve.

08/27/2022
A fix up and add to this piece by Austin. Message us for scheduling!
08/23/2022

A fix up and add to this piece by Austin.

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Wes!
08/13/2022

Wes!

So the nautical compass and cross and he tag on pattern at the bottom was existing tattoos and we covered on old tattoo ...
08/13/2022

So the nautical compass and cross and he tag on pattern at the bottom was existing tattoos and we covered on old tattoo at under the Trojan helmet and finished the abstract! Thanks for looking!

08/10/2022

Brainbox is holding walkins today!
Come get your tattoos!

08/10/2022

Wes will be taking walk ins today after 2 pm

Austin McCullough Tattoos Sitb4 get your 5th hour free!Message me for scheduling!
08/03/2022

Austin McCullough Tattoos

Sitb4 get your 5th hour free!
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Done by Austin McCullough Tattoos Sit for 4 your 5th hour is free!$100 deposits...Message me for availability!
08/03/2022

Done by Austin McCullough Tattoos

Sit for 4 your 5th hour is free!
$100 deposits...Message me for availability!

Done by Wes Noe!Come see us at brainbox Tattoo!5635 S. Mingo Rd. A
07/31/2022

Done by Wes Noe!

Come see us at brainbox Tattoo!
5635 S. Mingo Rd. A

Austin McCullough Tattoos Sit 4 hours get your 5th free!$100 deposit required.
07/31/2022

Austin McCullough Tattoos

Sit 4 hours get your 5th free!
$100 deposit required.

Kick ass piece from Wes Noe!Openings in August!Message us for scheduling!
07/30/2022

Kick ass piece from Wes Noe!

Openings in August!
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WES IS TAKING WALKINS ALL DAY!GREAT PRICES AND 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!COME GET ITBRAINBOX TATTOO5635 S MINGO DR. A918408...
07/23/2022

WES IS TAKING WALKINS ALL DAY!

GREAT PRICES AND 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!

COME GET IT

BRAINBOX TATTOO
5635 S MINGO DR. A
9184083167

07/18/2022

Austin McCullough Tattoos

We are running deals and booking for October!

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Wes!!
07/15/2022

Wes!!

Wes!
07/13/2022

Wes!

I still just love this piece by Austin McCullough.It's so cool and there is nothing better than having some ink to go wi...
07/13/2022

I still just love this piece by Austin McCullough.
It's so cool and there is nothing better than having some ink to go with that bathing suit, those shorts, that stank you love...

Such a confidence booster. Decorate your body. It's a beautiful thing.

2 hours for 300. 4 hours for 600
OR
Sit 4 hours and get your 5th hour free. (5 hrs for 700)
$100 deposits

Yakaty Yak don’t talk back!
07/11/2022

Yakaty Yak don’t talk back!

Thumbs up down motherf**kers!
07/10/2022

Thumbs up down motherf**kers!

Wes
07/08/2022

Wes

Who wants em? That's its til October!Message me if you're interested in any of these dates.
07/03/2022

Who wants em? That's its til October!

Message me if you're interested in any of these dates.

Wes
07/02/2022

Wes

WES IS TAKING WALKINS TODAY!!BRAINBOX TATTOO5635 S. MINGO RD. A9184083167
06/25/2022

WES IS TAKING WALKINS TODAY!!

BRAINBOX TATTOO
5635 S. MINGO RD. A
9184083167

Austin McCullough!Books are open for SeptemberMessage us at Austin McCullough Tattoos to get your spot booked!
06/24/2022

Austin McCullough!

Books are open for September
Message us at Austin McCullough Tattoos to get your spot booked!

Wes!
06/24/2022

Wes!

By Austin McCulloughAustin McCullough Tattoos
06/23/2022

By Austin McCullough

Austin McCullough Tattoos

Done by Austin McCullough.  Booking for Sept. Smaller stuff may be squeezed in sooner. 2 hours for 300 or 4 hours for 60...
06/22/2022

Done by Austin McCullough.
Booking for Sept. Smaller stuff may be squeezed in sooner.
2 hours for 300 or 4 hours for 600.

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06/19/2022
Tattoo by Wes
06/18/2022

Tattoo by Wes

Tattoo by Wes!
06/18/2022

Tattoo by Wes!

Austin McCullough is taking walkins for the rest of the evening!Message me if interested. Small pieces only
06/14/2022

Austin McCullough is taking walkins for the rest of the evening!

Message me if interested.

Small pieces only

06/14/2022
Austin McCullough only.
06/05/2022

Austin McCullough only.

Another good couple from Austin McCullough!A great story from a great man and cancer survivor.....it was an honor to do ...
06/03/2022

Another good couple from Austin McCullough!
A great story from a great man and cancer survivor.....it was an honor to do this for you.

Get 2 hours for $300 or 4 hours from $600.
$100 deposits.

Yesterday's unique piece by Austin McCullough! This is going to be really neat when it's done. Love the originality.Mess...
06/03/2022

Yesterday's unique piece by Austin McCullough! This is going to be really neat when it's done. Love the originality.

Message me for booking! 2 hours for $300 or 4 hours for $600. Deposits are $100 and are applied to your work!

Photos from Brainbox Tattoo's post
06/03/2022

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Austin McCullough Tattoos Did this last week and I don't think it got posted!Sit 2 hours for $300 or 4 for $600!Deposits...
05/23/2022

Austin McCullough Tattoos Did this last week and I don't think it got posted!
Sit 2 hours for $300 or 4 for $600!
Deposits are $100

Booking for August!

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Tulsa, OK
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Today is Saturday, September 10
World Su***de Prevention Day 2022 and every year I draw a semicolon on my wrist during April and during September until realizing that su***de prevention is not just a day or two out of the year, it is every day.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brainbox Tattoo and my artist Wes for an outstanding job on my semicolon that we did on Tuesday September6, 2022. It has been very challenging keeping this little secret to myself, remember you are the author of your life, never allow someone else to write the ending. Always continue your story because you are important and your life does matter.

FACT:
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to su***de.

On World Su***de Prevention Day, we are launching a “40 seconds of action” campaign to raise awareness of the scale of su***de around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

This is how you can save a life

Note; this article contains references to su***de which some people may find confronting. If affected please call the lifeline or helpline in your capital city.

September the 10th is World Su***de Prevention Day. This day is organized by the World Health Organisation in partnership with the International Association for Su***de Prevention. The intention is to call on governments, local communities, clinicians, researchers, and volunteers help to lower the rate of su***de everywhere and to create safer communities.



The problem

According to The World Health Organization, approximately 800,000 people die by su***de each year. This figure is at least double the road toll for most countries, with the numbers of people attempting su***de or self-harming many times higher. Moreover, su***de is a particularly unpleasant way to die.

“the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated. There is no morphine equivalent to ease the acute pain, and death not uncommonly is violent and grisly. The suffering of the suicidal is private and inexpressible, leaving family members, friends, and colleagues to deal with an almost unfathomable kind of loss, as well as guilt. Su***de carries in its aftermath a level of confusion and devastation that is, for the most part, beyond description.” (Jamison, 1999).



‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’

The theme of this year’s Su***de Prevention Day is ‘take a minute, change a life.’ Very simply, this means looking out for each other. It means noticing that someone may be struggling and reaching out to them. It means encouraging the person to share their story and taking the time to listen- in a caring and non-judgemental way.



What to look for

This may apply to family, friends or work colleagues. You might notice that someone has displayed a change in their normal behavior. For example, a person who is usually friendly and outgoing suddenly becomes socially withdrawn. Or someone who has dropped certain hobbies or activities they previously enjoyed. Anything that tells you they’re not their usual self. You can also look for changes in affect such as increased sadness, guilt or hopelessness or emotional outbursts such as tearfulness or anger. Listen for pessimistic language such as “What’s the point, it’s all my fault…, I can’t take this anymore.”

Other warning signs include behaviors such as giving away possessions, reckless behavior, substance abuse, talking more about death and su***de.



What to say

This is the easy part. You could simply say…

“You don’t seem your normal self lately, is everything alright?
“I am worried about you because you haven’t seemed yourself.”
“Are you okay?”


This is the hard part

If the person confirms they are struggling, be ready to listen. As you listen to their story it will soon become clear whether they may be thinking of su***de. If it seems they may be thinking of su***de the best way to confirm this is to ask them straight up. This is where we need to be brave. There is nothing to be gained from being vague or flaky. This only way to confirm if a person is at risk for su***de is to ask them in as many words.

For example, you could say…

“Are you thinking of su***de?”
“Is it so bad that you want to die?”


There are several short courses that teach su***de intervention skills. The best ones involve some form of roleplay where participants practice asking these difficult questions using straightforward language. It may make us uncomfortable, but it shows we are on the same page as the person at risk.



But what if I make things worse?

Reaching out to a person at risk is confronting. If we are honest, we are afraid that asking questions about su***de will make things worse, or plant a seed in the person’s thinking that will push them towards su***de. Rest assured there is absolutely no evidence to support this fear.

On the contrary, ask yourself this question. If you were perfectly fine and happy, and a well-meaning friend asked you if everything was okay or if you were thinking of su***de would that push you over the edge? Of course not. On the other hand, if you really were suffering from emotional pain, to the point life was barely worth living would you want someone to care, to check if you were okay and to want to know what was happening? Absolutely. This may be a difficult conversation but by reaching out you can only do good here.



Ignore stereotypes

We hear it all the time. “But he had so much going for him. But she was so beautiful. But he was the captain of the football team.” The reality is wealth, fame, beauty and popularity are not protective factors against emotional pain. This may seem counterintuitive, given everyone wants to be rich, famous and beautiful.

However, the list of rich and famous celebrities who have died by su***de is almost endless. Counselors and psychotherapists know this well. You’ll always see more tears rolling down a pretty face. But there is a real danger in assuming only certain types of people can be at risk. If you think someone is at risk, reach out to them. Don’t hold back because ‘they have so much going for them’.



Drop the ‘C’ word

You will notice I have avoided using the term commit su***de. Su***de is no longer classified as a crime in most countries. But if we use the language of ‘committing’ su***de we send the message we consider their thoughts and feelings as criminal, or even sinful. This language is guaranteed to shut down any attempts to connect with a person at risk. Su***de is a tragedy, not a crime.



Examine your broader attitudes about su***de

Whatever other beliefs you have about su***de, those beliefs are going to show on your face and in your voice so you may as well examine them. To be clear, this is not a debate about the right beliefs or the wrong beliefs. The only question here is whether your beliefs are helpful when reaching out to the person at risk.

For example, if you believe su***de is ‘the weak way out’ or is ‘selfish’ or ‘sinful’, those attitudes will undermine your attempts to connect the person. But if you simply remember su***de is driven by severe emotional pain you are more likely to appear compassionate and empathic.



Sitting in the mud

Having reached out to the person, listen patiently to their difficulty story. It’s difficult, in that it’s hard for us to sit through. I have a highly experienced colleague, Bronwyn Owen, who calls this ‘sitting in the mud’. It takes courage and compassion to just listen, without interruption, without offering solutions and without judging. The goal is to listen to the point where the person no longer feels so alone.



No guilt tactic

A common trap for novice helpers is to appeal the person’s sense of guilt. For example, “how will your family feel if you kill yourself?” “Think of your loved-ones.” It’s natural to say whatever we can think of to help the person. But remember su***de is driven by intolerable pain and despair. More pain, in the form of guilt provided by us, is not going to help. A suicidal person is convinced others will be better off without them so bringing loves ones into the frame won’t help.



Positive Psychology and su***de prevention

Some of the most promising work in su***de prevention is being done by Positive Psychology researchers. Traditional approaches to su***de naturally focus on reducing risks factors such as depression and hopelessness. However, a study by Huffman et.al. (2013) found exercises designed to increase gratitude—for example gratitude letters and counting blessings successfully reduced depression and suicidal ideation among hospital in-patients.

Exercises focusing on building personal strengths were also associated with substantial improvements. Prof. Martin Seligman has reported on studies with military personnel where very low scores on ‘meaning and purpose’ predicted later su***des. These findings have resulted in programs designed to identify people at risk (i.e. people with low scores on meaning and purpose) and involving them in programs designed to enhance life meaning.

R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day began in Australia eight years ago. The day is held on the second Thursday in September and is intended to prompt us to check in with family, friends, and colleagues by asking the simple question, “R U OK?” Everyone is encouraged to do this one small thing to bring communities together and hopefully connect with those in our network who have been quietly struggling. Then, if you do find someone struggling – start a conversation.



Conclusion

Whether you are a trained counselor or not, you can identify someone who may be at risk and be a bridge- linking the person with someone who can support them. Even if it’s just getting them to their own doctor. Keep it simple. Even if you just ‘sit in the mud’ with the person while they share their story you are sending a powerful message… “Yes, you are in pain. No, you don’t have to go through it alone.”

Note; The author is an accredited Applied Su***de Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator with Livingworks Canada. To find out more about ASIST visit… https://www.livingworks.net/
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