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prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpriestofreverseracism: This is beautiful i will literally never not reblog this. do people really say that Yea I’ve heard people say that shit Yes, they say it all the time. http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at. reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin.  I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light. Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast. Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded.  Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in. See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones? Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it. Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well! The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant. Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well. Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps! Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos : prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpriestofreverseracism: This is beautiful i will literally never not reblog this. do people really say that Yea I’ve heard people say that shit Yes, they say it all the time. http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at. reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin.  I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light. Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast. Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded.  Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in. See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones? Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it. Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well! The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant. Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well. Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps! Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos
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meara-eldestofthemall: girlactionfigure: Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic that kept the Germans away from their town. Eugene received his medical degree before the war started. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he became a military doctor with the Polish resistance. He was imprisoned in a German POW camp for his anti-Nazi activities. After his release in 1942, Eugene moved to a small town, Rozwadow, with his wife and young daughter. There he reunited with a friend from medical school, Stanislaw Matulewicz.Stanislaw made a medical discovery that seemed minor but proved monumental. He found that healthy people could be injected with a typhoid vaccine that would make them test positive for the deadly disease without actually contracting it.Eugene hatched a brilliant plan. He knew that Germans tended to be germaphobes and were terrified of typhus, a contagious bacterial disease. When a Polish town was found to be infected with typhus, the German occupiers would quarantine the entire area. Eugene also knew that by implementing his plan, he risked the death penalty, which applied to Poles who helped Jews. Undeterred by the risk, Eugene injected thousands of people with typhus and sent blood samples to the Germans to report the “epidemic.” He made sure to inject non-Jews as well as Jews, so the Nazis wouldn’t just come in and massacre all the Jews in town. Because it appeared to be a widespread epidemic, the Nazis stayed clear of Rozwadow. By late 1943, the Gestapo was suspicious. The entire town was supposedly infested with typhus, yet nobody was dying. Eugene learned a German medical team was being sent to the quarantined area. He frantically approached the oldest and sickest-looking people in town and asked them to wait in a squalid shack. When the visitors arrived, the villagers welcomed them with a party - featuring large quantities of vodka. After the celebration, the German doctors were taken to the “patients.” Eugene said, “I told them to be my guest and examine the patients, but to be careful because the Polish are dirty and full of lice, which transfer typhus.”The doctors quickly took blood samples without conducting full examinations of the patients. When the samples tested positive for typhus, the German health authorities were satisfied the epidemic was still raging. They never came back.After the war, Eugene didn’t tell anybody of his heroic acts, not even his wife. It wasn’t until a documentary was produced in 2000 about the fake epidemic that Eugene received the accolades he deserved. He passed away in 2006 at age 92.For risking his his life to save the Jews of Rozwadow, Poland, we honor Dr. Eugene Lazowski as this week’s Thursday Hero. Accidental Talmudist It’s important to remember that not all heroes wear tights and a cape. : meara-eldestofthemall: girlactionfigure: Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic that kept the Germans away from their town. Eugene received his medical degree before the war started. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he became a military doctor with the Polish resistance. He was imprisoned in a German POW camp for his anti-Nazi activities. After his release in 1942, Eugene moved to a small town, Rozwadow, with his wife and young daughter. There he reunited with a friend from medical school, Stanislaw Matulewicz.Stanislaw made a medical discovery that seemed minor but proved monumental. He found that healthy people could be injected with a typhoid vaccine that would make them test positive for the deadly disease without actually contracting it.Eugene hatched a brilliant plan. He knew that Germans tended to be germaphobes and were terrified of typhus, a contagious bacterial disease. When a Polish town was found to be infected with typhus, the German occupiers would quarantine the entire area. Eugene also knew that by implementing his plan, he risked the death penalty, which applied to Poles who helped Jews. Undeterred by the risk, Eugene injected thousands of people with typhus and sent blood samples to the Germans to report the “epidemic.” He made sure to inject non-Jews as well as Jews, so the Nazis wouldn’t just come in and massacre all the Jews in town. Because it appeared to be a widespread epidemic, the Nazis stayed clear of Rozwadow. By late 1943, the Gestapo was suspicious. The entire town was supposedly infested with typhus, yet nobody was dying. Eugene learned a German medical team was being sent to the quarantined area. He frantically approached the oldest and sickest-looking people in town and asked them to wait in a squalid shack. When the visitors arrived, the villagers welcomed them with a party - featuring large quantities of vodka. After the celebration, the German doctors were taken to the “patients.” Eugene said, “I told them to be my guest and examine the patients, but to be careful because the Polish are dirty and full of lice, which transfer typhus.”The doctors quickly took blood samples without conducting full examinations of the patients. When the samples tested positive for typhus, the German health authorities were satisfied the epidemic was still raging. They never came back.After the war, Eugene didn’t tell anybody of his heroic acts, not even his wife. It wasn’t until a documentary was produced in 2000 about the fake epidemic that Eugene received the accolades he deserved. He passed away in 2006 at age 92.For risking his his life to save the Jews of Rozwadow, Poland, we honor Dr. Eugene Lazowski as this week’s Thursday Hero. Accidental Talmudist It’s important to remember that not all heroes wear tights and a cape.
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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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gahdamnpunk: “Rose, who is a transgender college student, said she had always wanted to work for Starbucks because of how they treat employees.” Corporations are not your friends and the police were indeed pigs. The fundraiser : Ari Drennen Follow @AriDrennen Remember the story about a Starbucks employee writing "pig" on a coffee order for police officers? The employee who did it was friends with the cops, but they complained later and got the trans woman who was her manager fired. DOGAD tem: 4 of 4 tems in order: 5 PIG It Hot Choc Fired Starbucks manager Lola Rose considering lawsuit over 'Pl... The Starbucks manager who was fired when a cop at her shop received an order labeled "PIG" is considering suing the coffee giant for making her. nypost.com 5:50 PM - 9 Dec 2019 from Washington, DC 12,231 Retweets 34,062 Likes Ari Drennen Follow @AriDrennen A lot of times transphobia isn't overt. It's not bigotry in your face. It's a shifting of expectations, a hyper focus on your other perceived faults, a sudden lack of tolerance for mistakes or room for understanding. Suddenly, you don't get the benefit of the doubt. 5:53 PM - 9 Dec 2019 from Washington, DC 687 Retweets 4,688 Likes Ari Drennen Follow @AriDrennen This blew up so I want to share what appears to be Lola's GoFundMe. Help her out if you can! DOGAP tem: 4 of 4 tems in order: 5 PIG t Hot Choc Click here to support Starbucks terminated me with no cause. or... Lola Rose Starbucks terminated me with no cause. My name is Lola Mae Rose I'm from Tulsa county Oklahoma and this is my story. ON NOVE. gofundme.com 9:48 AM - 10 Dec 2019 474 Retweets 1,472 Likes gahdamnpunk: “Rose, who is a transgender college student, said she had always wanted to work for Starbucks because of how they treat employees.” Corporations are not your friends and the police were indeed pigs. The fundraiser

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!: YOUARE MY Sunhuno YOUARE MY Sunghune rebelchile: sincerelyyourz: livelaughlovematters: fusselkuchen: anxie-teaa: manicprincess13: pleasingly-aesthetics: This Sunflower Necklace has a hidden message that reveals You Are My Sunshine! Brighten someone’s day with one of these adorable Necklace! Remind your friends, family or special someone of your undying love with this stunning piece of jewelry. => YOU CAN GET YOURS HERE <= This is so beautiful 😍 Hi, I’ll take ten. I just immediately bought one. they’re just too pretty I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and it’s gorgeous! I need to order like 14 of these for Christmas My girlfriend got me this for our Anniversary and it’s so beautiful!!!!!

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flicker-serthes: sebastianmichaelisthedevilwithin: wortlby2: germanamericanslavic: Colorized footage of the legendary Annie Oakley speed shooting with her Winchester rifle, November 1, 1894 “When a man hits a target, they call him a marksman. When I hit a target, they call it a trick. Never did like that much.” - Annie Oakley Idk who Annie Oakley is, but she’s so cool! Annie Oakley was. BEAST of a marksman. When she was fifteen, she went head-to-head in a shooting contest with a prize of $100, against a travelling exhibition marksman (Frank Butler). She beat him handily, and won the $100 (equivalent to over $2000 today). Please note that it was a shot-for-shot match, and he lost on the TWENTY-FIFTH clay pigeon (so it was a moving target, too). Twenty-five shots in a row, Annie hit them ALL. This, understandably, resulted in Frank, who drank his respect women juice, to be like “Wow that is super hot and I’m in love.” They ended up getting married pretty soon after that, but didn’t have any kids (but IMAGINE IF THEY DID. A FAMILY OF SHARPSHOOTERS). Some of her “trick” shooting (in other words, absolute badass nearly impossible shots given the sights on guns at the time and such) included: Splitting a playing card clean in half from thirty paces while it was place on its edge. Taking off the burning end of a cigarette placed in her husband’s mouth, from thirty+ paces. Having someone throw a DIME into the air, and shooting it clean through. She was lauded by Chief Sitting Bull for her marksmanship when he saw her blow out a candle with one shot, without damaging the wick or the candle itself. Into her sixties, she continued breaking records as well as being a vocal women’s rights activist. She, in her later years, shot 100 clay pigeons in a row from 15 meters. She died in 1915, and her husband was so consumed by grief that he stopped eating and died 18 days later because he couldn’t stand to be apart from her. After her death it was discovered that her ENTIRE fortune (a tidy amount) had been secretly given to several charities, women’s rights groups, and her family in the last few months of her life. She was legendary, and received numerous titles to go along with her abilities, but my favorite is definitely Annie Oakley, Little Sureshot of the West. : Suihisonian CHANNEL flicker-serthes: sebastianmichaelisthedevilwithin: wortlby2: germanamericanslavic: Colorized footage of the legendary Annie Oakley speed shooting with her Winchester rifle, November 1, 1894 “When a man hits a target, they call him a marksman. When I hit a target, they call it a trick. Never did like that much.” - Annie Oakley Idk who Annie Oakley is, but she’s so cool! Annie Oakley was. BEAST of a marksman. When she was fifteen, she went head-to-head in a shooting contest with a prize of $100, against a travelling exhibition marksman (Frank Butler). She beat him handily, and won the $100 (equivalent to over $2000 today). Please note that it was a shot-for-shot match, and he lost on the TWENTY-FIFTH clay pigeon (so it was a moving target, too). Twenty-five shots in a row, Annie hit them ALL. This, understandably, resulted in Frank, who drank his respect women juice, to be like “Wow that is super hot and I’m in love.” They ended up getting married pretty soon after that, but didn’t have any kids (but IMAGINE IF THEY DID. A FAMILY OF SHARPSHOOTERS). Some of her “trick” shooting (in other words, absolute badass nearly impossible shots given the sights on guns at the time and such) included: Splitting a playing card clean in half from thirty paces while it was place on its edge. Taking off the burning end of a cigarette placed in her husband’s mouth, from thirty+ paces. Having someone throw a DIME into the air, and shooting it clean through. She was lauded by Chief Sitting Bull for her marksmanship when he saw her blow out a candle with one shot, without damaging the wick or the candle itself. Into her sixties, she continued breaking records as well as being a vocal women’s rights activist. She, in her later years, shot 100 clay pigeons in a row from 15 meters. She died in 1915, and her husband was so consumed by grief that he stopped eating and died 18 days later because he couldn’t stand to be apart from her. After her death it was discovered that her ENTIRE fortune (a tidy amount) had been secretly given to several charities, women’s rights groups, and her family in the last few months of her life. She was legendary, and received numerous titles to go along with her abilities, but my favorite is definitely Annie Oakley, Little Sureshot of the West.
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