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      THIS IS A SITE FOR ARTISTS, NOT CLIENTS (Please read before posting)   04/18/2018

      I'm seeing a lot more questions from people who are looking to get tattoos, asking about ideas, healing instructions, etc. These are questions you should ask YOUR  LOCAL TATTOO ARTIST, not random people on the internet. This site is specifically for tattoo artists and those looking to get into the trade by way of an apprenticeship. Don't be shy! Google local artists and drop by a shop or two, check out their portfolio of work and talk about your ideas with a professional who can help you achieve the best tattoo experience. 

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dead bird singing

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  1. 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...
  2. portrait

    recent one I did..
  3. 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..
  4. portrait

    there goes..
  5. spiderrrrrrr

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

    thanks mate
  7. spiderrrrrrr

  8. spiderrrrrrr

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

  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. blacklight / uv lamp ?

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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..
  16. posting in one, foo dog's unfinished..
  17. 2 more.. foo dog, jane s addiction cd cover..

    haha, indeed...
  18. mandala, red roses, dotwork.

    2 or 3 days ago,.. comments as always are welcome
  19. Been awhile!

    no worries, that way I m not the only one top one s not my favourite, but I really like the rest, especially lion and shrimp..
  20. this for real??

    lol lol, would have been even funnier if it did work.. considering ink migration, scratchers or tattooists fucking it up and then fixing it their own way when you re not looking.. perhaps adding a few extra waves for aesthetic purpose... thinking you re getting your baby s first cry, then play back some growly exorcist voice callin you a dead cunt or something. i think the look on tattooist and client would be priceless!
  21. this for real??

    lol, indeed..
  22. clip cords... durable

    looking into clip cords. am buying from reputable suppliers, but always end up having them wearing away. partially my fault as am often rolling the stool wheels on as i work.. was wondering if anyone knows of any source that might sell more durable / heavy duty ones... perhaps thicker cables.. good conductivity.... something i wont have to replace after a couple of months. if in europe better, if not.. just as fine. thanks in advance
  23. clip cords... durable

    wow, looks great love the frame
  24. clip cords... durable

    I don't think she ll be fully retired still love that machine as well. nippy had also sent me different springs / a bar to use as a colour packer... never put them on. yet
  25. clip cords... durable

    already looking at who's gonna be next but thanks haha