Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Get Tattooed

I got tattooed and the experience was great. Be sure that not only your artist is good, but knows what he or she is doing. Getting tattooed is a way of life. There are no health risks provided the artist is following health procedures.

It is not standard in all countries and I think it should.

Never reuse needles, it should be sterile and packaged
Never get tattooed with barbed needles.
Never get tattooed if the artist does not clean their stations properly.
Never get tattooed if the artist uses their contaminated hands on anything that has not been bagged.
Make sure used ink caps are disposed.
If steel tubes are used make sure the shop have been inspected and passed the spore tests.
I prefer they used disposible plastic tubes. Which are a one time sterlized use. (Much safer I think)
Using disposible plastic tubes are a choice for the artist and it should be pushed to be used more in the industry, as it saves time from going through the process of cleaning and sterlizing the steel tubes.
And one last thing, if they use contaminated gloves and open the bottle of ink with those dirty hands and shake it to add more. Well don’t get it done by them.

It’s your life to enjoy, and tattooing is not bad at all! Just watch first how the artist works first. Just cause he\she is good does not mean he\she is CLEAN!!

Get tattooed the clean and safe way! Don’t try to save a buck, because the artist in the basement or shop down the road is cheap and dirty. There is no price out there thats worth the health of yourselves.



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