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  1. ProfilesinCourage:RebelInkMagazineSalutesaDoubleMastectomyCancerSurvivorandTattooedWoundedWarriorinSpecialCoverArticleProfilesinCourage:RebelInkMagazineSalutesaDoubleMastectomyCancerSurvivorandTattooedWoundedWarriorinSpecialCoverArticle Asaninspiration tous all,theupcomingissue of RebelInkmagazine,whichlaunches MemorialDayweekend,is portraying twobeautifulpeople onitscover whohave overcome tremendouspersonalchallenges. Paramus,NJ,May 20,2014-Asaninspiration tousall,theupcoming issueofRebelInkmagazine, whichlaunchesMemorial Dayweekend,isportraying twobeautiful peopleon itscoverwhohaveovercometremendous personalchallenges. CarrieJewell Dugo,abreastcanceranddoublemastectomysurvivor,and AlexMinsky,awounded warrior whosuffered seriousinjuriesincluding thelossofhisleginAfghanistan,havebodiesthatareconsidered “non-traditional.”Profiled indepthinRebel Ink, werevelinhow bothhaveregained theirself-esteemand inspiredothers throughtheiruniquetattooexperiences. Australian-bornCarrieJewellDugowas diagnosedwith breastcancerduring herpregnancyandhada doublemastectomy tosavethe lifeofherchild. Chemoandmultiplereconstructive surgeries left Carriedisfiguredand scarred physicallyand emotionally.Afterdealing with stress, anger,depressionand body imageissues,shedecided thatshewantedherchildren toperceiveherasaconfident happyMom.SheusedtheGerson Therapyforhealing,attendedspiritualretreatsand nutritionalweekends.Carriethen decided tohelp herselfand inspireothersbyhavingabeautiful corsettattooapplied overherscars byDawn-MarieofSkinFlowerCosmicArts,askilledtattooartistinupstateNewYorkwhere Carrienowlives.Inspired bythecorset costumesshealwaysadmired inafavoritefilm,Rocky HorrorPictureShow, Carrieexplains,“Forme,gettingtattooedwasempowering.Aftereverysession,Ifeltmyconfidenceandstrength grow.SoIamhappy peoplefind meinspirational.” Orange County, CAresident AlexMinskywasaMarinefornearlythreeyears in2010 whenhisvehicleranoveran IED (Improvised ExplosiveDevice)whileserving inAfghanistanandhe

  2. sufferedserious leg and braininjuries.Hewasinacomafor47dayswithtotal memory lossandhis leg wasamputated.Althoughhehadtattoos priortoentering theMarines,he wenttoRick WilliamsBalboaTattooinNewportBeachand Sterling BarckatCostaMesaTattootoobtainmore extensivetattoosonhisbody.Whilehewasworking outtoregainstrength,a photographer approached him,tooksomephotos.Soonafter,Alex becameamodel,totallyexposinghisathletebladeprosthesiswithpridetohelp otherswithinjuries.Alexexplains,“WhenIstruggle,Ineedsomething,and Ifind inspirationfromotherthings.I’mgladpeoplearefinding inspirationfrom otherthings,and ifit’smypicture,then that’sa good thing.” Tattoosareanart formthatdatebackto6000BCand havebeen gaining moremainstream acceptanceinrecent yearsasavisual formofpersonal expression.According toaPewResearchCenterreportfromDecember,2013,thetotalpercentofAmericanswhohaveatleastonetattoo are14% or45million. Thereare21,000tattooparlorsintheU.S.andAmericansspend over $1.65billionon tattoos. Founded sixyearsago,theaward-winningRebelInkmagazine(www.rebelinkmag.com) focuses onmanycutting edgeaspectsof tattoosand themagazinenowenjoysa100,000 circulation.ItisavailableatBarnesandNoble,Target,Walmart,7-11,RiteAid and manyotherretailers,and by subscription. Thisinternationalmagazinecelebratesuniquetattoos,tattooartists,andcelebritiesthrough interviewsand highqualityphotographs.Rebel Inkis part of thesamecompanythat alsopublishesUrbanInkandSkin&Inkforpeopleofcolor. Commenting on theissuethatlaunchesMemorial Day,RebelInkEditor-in-Chief,Paul Gambino, explains,“Wechose CarrieJewell Dugoand AlexMinskyasourcovermodels toshowthe worldtwotattooed individualswhoexemplifycourageand used tattoosfortheirownhealing process.Wehopeit opens theeyesofothers totheworld of tattoosand howthisformof personalexpression isanart formlikeothers tobeadmired...andinspireothers.” Tattooshavebeenhighlighted innumerousrecent filmsincludingThe Girlwith theDragonTattoo,TheHangoverseries,and more.TatoosareseenonnumerousactorsincludingVeritasAequitasinTheBoondockSaints,Dolarhyde’sentirebackside inRedDragon,RobertDe Niroin CapeFear,MilaKunisinBlackSwan, GuyPearceinMemento,inthe NewGrand Auto Theft videogame characters,among manyothers.Tattoed celebrities includeJohnnyDepp,AngelinaJolie,MikeTyson,DwayneJohnson,David Beckhamand Rhianna,amongmanyothers.Tattooed modelsarefinallyaccepted on therunwaysaround theworld, allowing thetattooartform tocomeout of thecloset,so to speak. Perhapsnot totheextent asCarrieand Alex,othermilitaryveteranshavebeen tattooedwithvisiblememoriesofconflict,lossand suffering.Breastcancersurvivorshave alsoused tattoosto commemoratetheirsurvivaland celebratethefightagainstbreastcancer.Moreprofessionals, suchas lawyers,doctors,real estatebrokers,bankers,nowhavetattoos.However,some employersstilldonotallow them tobevisibleintheworkplace. Formoreinformation,gotowww.rebelinkmag.com.Toscheduleaninterview,orreceivehigh resolutionjpg photos(including manyexclusiveimagesnotpublished inthecurrent Rebel Ink article),call WendyBrickmanat(831) 633-4444orBrickman@BrickmanMarketing.comorcallMarci Braccoat(831) 747-7455orMarci@ChatterboxPublicRelations.com. Contact: WendyBrickman(831)633-4444Brickman@BrickmanMarketing.com Marci Bracco(831)747-7455Marci@ChatterboxPublicRelations.com ###