Re: Back designs

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on July 31, 2002 at 16:45:25:

In reply to: Back designs posted by Kelly M. on July 31, 2002 at 16:31:28:

Have the person lie down on their belly. Make sure they're lying
straight! Stand over them, or straddle them as if they are a pony. I
sorta sit on people's butts, but I don't put my weight down on them.
Takes some thigh strength to not inconvenience them ... but you can't
get the symmetry if you're not facing them square.

Lay out the design FIRST with Aquarellable pencil. That's the key!
Once you have the symmetry correct, everything moves along quickly.

If the clients arms are crossed up under their head, so they're
resting on their arms as a pillow ... the shoulderblades will pull up
and distort the design. If you're unsure, have them get up after
you've pencilled so you can double check the design and make any

It's truely amazing how much the body distorts in different positions!


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