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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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About crrreature

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    New Mexico
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    Tattoo style art, electronics, music, welding, woodworking, photography. I'm not looking to tattoo, I just like to draw and paint.
  1. How Are We Doing?

    Has the forum died off? I've been gone a while and it looks as if many of the regular crowd has disappeared.
  2. Back After 5 Years

    Good morning! I'ts been a long while since I have browsed ink-trails. I'm picking up my pens and brushes again after a long break and I look forward to learning from the wealth of knowledge that resides here. I hope everyone had a great holiday and your new year will be fantastic! c
  3. Allergic To Green Soap...

    Just make sure it is safe for use on an open wound. If the package says to not use it on mucus membranes (like hibiclense) then it is not ok to use on open wounds.
  4. Allergic To Green Soap...

    I have a friend that is the same way. She is allergic to the lavender in the green soap. Her artist uses a solution of Technicare diluted with distilled water. It's one of the few products that was made for putting into (debriding) wounds.
  5. Eat It

    Where is the wasabi and ginger? Gimme some background. Pleferably some wasabi ang ginger! Other than that fuc*ing awsome. I would get this done....if i had some wasabi and ginger.
  6. Trad Rose Tutorial

    Ready and waiting! patiently
  7. Question

    It's called a Jacob's ladder
  8. Tattoo Basics

    So I did it. I got the book and tried out the website. The book is fairly informative. I love the breakdown of cold/warm/hot zones when setting up. Compared to a lot of book it covers more a lot of things in more detail. I would consider it on-par with mad hatters black book. Better in some areas and less so in others. I was hoping that the web site that the book pushes would be a really good resource and make up for what the book lacks. My final impression is that it was set up with high hopes, but falls short from lack of users and lack of information. For a book that pushes the idea of "you need to have an apprenticeship!" it gives no information on what you need to do to acquire an apprenticeship. While the book answers many questions that i had, it leaves other open and the web site might develop into something given time, however if the only people that have access to the site are those that buy the book then I don't think that the pool of knowledge will ever be that deep. Final thoughts: The book is worth it for the description of zones of contamination alone. There are a few additional nuggets of info, but the black book covers most of it better. The web site that you get access to with purchase of the book is severely lacking, so you are better off sticking with ink trails. I think this would be a great first time buy for someone wanting info who had not purchased another resource already.
  9. Swashdrive Or Stigma

    So I know you can adjust depth and speed of the swashdrive. I also know that the Stigma hyper has an additional adjustment for "Give". Does the Swashdrive 6 have any sort of adjustment? If not how do you do shades comparable to a coil machine?
  10. Ink Purchase Question

    The same guy that sells foreverstained re-sells products for bucket loads more money than you can find them from other suppliers. Shady deal at best. If I had to guess, he is re-selling china crap at a similar price as well known quality brands. I would recommend you steer clear of him. Just my 2 cents. Oh, and the guy that pushes his product basicly bombed this forum with product placement. He didn't seem to have a good grasp of proper forum etiquette, kinda like using caps lock all the time .
  11. Oxidization

    Would a light spray of gun oil after cleaning help?
  12. For My Friend.

    Excuse me....has anyone seen my jaw. Seems I dropped it 'round here somewhere. Damn. Da'aaamn nice man.
  13. If I had to make a guess it would be based on excessive movement of the rear spring. I would say maybe the armature bar making contact with the rear coil causing a double flexing of the rear spring. Possibly running the machine to hard with a very wide gap. Of course these would be guesses.
  14. Mark101, Any reason not to share the solution for the group's benefit?
  15. Roses And Shattered Cross

    Kinda...here is a good description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepal