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    Tattooing over dark spots

    by more controlled, I meant... free of the metals that you mentioned were present in the deodorants etc.. referring to kuro sumi, or any other carbon / plan tbased inks. yes, I see the patch now, at first I thought it was a shadow, from the photo. and was looking for tiny spots.. red is the most common one to get allergic reactions. I ve read some even contains, or used to contain arsenic, in very small doses. cant you, instead of focusing on the ink, just straight away make an allergy test, as a more generic one? then you could better know what will not agree with you.. or specifically know what you need to avoid. as is, you seem unsure whether it was the aluminium, alcohol, anything else in the sprays you used.. just to narrow it down, then better know what to avoid. just a thought.
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    Tattooing over dark spots

    as mac said, a dermatologist would be your best source., and if theyre at a loss, a tattoo artists should not override a skin specialist. mark and mac know their shit.. but just asking online, puts you in a position where you can get all sort of answers, even from a 14 yr old kid, acting like a know it all, and not giving a shit whether you fuck up your skin. here, no one is accountable as a professional that you can actually have proper access to, should something go wrong. my opinion is.. you re being fuckin paranoid I can hardly see the spots from the photo. I d either live with them, or get a tattoo because I want one, and not to cover anything. but if you walked in my shop, I would personally have no problem tattooing you. 1. cant know if the ink will show through or cover, but it s very easy to hide, just the same. if you decide to go ahead, I d suggest you do something that has a texture.. in those small areas. the colour will help hide them, but in the eventuality that you see a darker patch underneath, that would blend with the texture, as opposed to a clean, flat area. as an example, patchy feathers on a bird, or dotwork, or any thousand and one other things that would help the eye look collectively, rather that on the single spots. that way you d be fine both ways. 2. I don't know why your brown hasn't faded away, because I don't know what it is. but tattoo ink in that area would need double care and attention, for the simple reason that sweating, moving the arm back and forth causing friction wont help the healing. definitely not to do any workouts, jogging etc for the first week or two.. 3. anyone can be allergic to ink. not sure if you were thinking of a coloured tattoo or in black / black and grey. your odds are way better with the last. I had once written to kuro sumi to ask as I had a client that was allergic to nickel. they texted me back and confirmed that it is all carbon / plant based, I would not be worried. you could check with the artists or the suppliers, or look up the ink, colour / brand's msds sheets up, if you have to. at one point, painful pleasures used to supply them, I think. id say many inks are subject to more stringent control than the deodorants you used, unless it s cheap, china crap you re getting inked with. however, what happens if you disinfect your skin with a 70% alcohol wipe? since you also mentioned alcohol... tattoo inks contain a small amount of alcohol too. personally I don't think that s what the problem was, but it s good to keep it into consideration, as well. 4. nahh what I say is not religion, just how I feel about your situation. however I hope the mentioned facts might help you come to a more informed decision. merry fuckin ho ho
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    Aaron Cain

    i dont doubt theyre kickass machines, but what makes aaron cain's so much more expensive.. around 700$..? is it cos they perform way better than average, his work, payin for the name, frame aestethic.. or its a rip off? i actually love the machines, wished to ask what you guys think, or if you have ever worked with em. thanks in advance for the insight.
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    some recent shit i been doin

    any comments, as always welcome.. edit : been bustin my nuts with a lot of little things, since the forum s new layout... anyone knows if there s an option to rotate pic?
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    Tattooing Feet

    same side though hahaha
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    Tattooing Feet

    haha, busy as hell.. but all good. recently bought a house so when not tattooing bustin my balls renovating.. looks like a bomb site as of now. hope all good with you too mate. how much were the slippers again... ?
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    Tattooing Feet

    but he made me log in after having been away for so long... as for some reason got a notification on this orthowhat??
  8. without making this a thread about good or not good to use, wish to ask if anyone ever feels the skin turns harder to work with when cream is applied. more rubbery, harder to shade with less passes.. today got a client who told me he used a 5% lidocaine cream...usual ones are 2% I think (Emla), coud check again about the names, though I think the same would apply... and i remember a girl that used cream and was a pain in the ass to tattoo... thanks, any feedback is welcome... need to ask cos i rarely have clients using this, and skin being different from person to person I would not know ... so it helps if you guys shoot any thoughts on this, similar or not...
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    portrait

    hi dave, apologies as only saw this now.. yes, there is.. it s gonna be part of a whole sleeve. will see how it healed, and pump up some contrast too..
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    portrait

    recent one I did..
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    portrait

    there goes..
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    spiderrrrrrr

    thanks mate
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    spiderrrrrrr

    haven't posted in a while. recent one.
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    spiderrrrrrr

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    spiderrrrrrr

    lowering pic quality as only allowed 190kb upload...,
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    What does this mean?!

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    What does this mean?!

    hate to break it to you, but that sounds like an alien is incubating / living in your body.. probably injected from a tattoo needle, starts to grow through your skin.. like in the Sigourney weaver movie... however, if you think that s not the case, it might also be just a simple skin irritation, clogged pores from either dirt or too much sweating / aftercare lotion. does it get excessively hot where you at? could be an infection / staphlococcus... an ink allergy... I m shooting in the air since I cant see what you speak of, but these may be something you may want to research or look up. a photo might do wonders - not sure if it s on the tattoo as well, or just outside of it. best advice, don't trust anyone on a forum... speak to a dermatologist. hope this helps.
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    blacklight / uv lamp ?

    thanks
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    blacklight / uv lamp ?

    I ve recently bought some kuro sumi glow inks..never used them before. I m assuming I ll need a uv lamp / bulb to work with.. however been having trouble finding one at local hardware stores.. are there any tattoo suppliers, preferably European, who sell this?
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    blacklight / uv lamp ?

    hey mark, forgive me I m 2 months late on this. life s fuck ups got in the way and havent been on the trails since then. just to thank you for your trouble. I m looking online, and have called a couple of light shops, here locally. if this doesn't work out, and if your offer still stands, I ll text you. thanks again
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    this for real??

    check out this link, it s about soundwave tattoos... which could then be played back through mobile app.. is this fake, or would really work? got me curious https://www.facebook.com/mashable/videos/10155211714449705/?pnref=story
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    blacklight / uv lamp ?

    thanks, will check it out.. actually bought 2 uv ones.. which don't match or fit into my lamp lol.. couldn't find different ones locally. malta feels like a 3rd world country sometimes, when it comes to such things. I ll check your references. or hopefully buy a lamp that matches my bulbs lol. thanks again..
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    2 more.. foo dog, jane s addiction cd cover..

    haha, indeed...
  24. posting in one, foo dog's unfinished..
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    mandala, red roses, dotwork.

    2 or 3 days ago,.. comments as always are welcome
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