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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. 

       Thanks for reading!


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Everything posted by Kilowatt

  1. My Portraits

    Good start. Like others have said, you really need the mid tones. What brand / type of paper are you using?
  2. Opinion On Best Black Ink For Filling

    I'm a waverly fan. What are people's thoughts on Alla Prima black? I'll wait for feedback before I throw in my opinion. Thanks.
  3. Levy Tran 5"x7"

    A tiny 5" x 7" pencil Levy Tran And an 18" x 22" charcoal commission
  4. Big 5

    Haven't posted in a while. This guy sat for 3 days straight. 20 hours total. Still a little to do on the water buffalo on top.
  5. Big 5

    Thanks Started this 2 years ago or so on myself. Added his shirt yesterday. It's a little rough in places but tattooing yourself in that spot really sucks.
  6. Big 5

    Thanks guys
  7. Ink Recall, Eternal And Alla Prima

    I'm not too happy with the way alla prima black has been healing. Seems some heal ok and some heal like the pigment has broken down. I've since switched to waverly and have none of these issues. Even on the same person right next to the alla prima ink, same machine and curved 7 mag. drastic difference. I wonder if I got a bunk batch.... Hhhmmmmm
  8. Bill Murray Charcoal

    Smaller charcoal drawing. I have maybe 8 hours into this... I'm trying to speed things up a bit
  9. Bill Murray Charcoal

    Thanks guys
  10. Bill Murray Charcoal

    There's nothing better than a clean toaster...
  11. Richard Pryor

    Nice job, would love to see something with real paper
  12. Pencil Pet Portraits

    Nice work
  13. Lion Tattoo

    That's awesome
  14. Some First Pass Stuff

    Hay guys, haven't posted in a while... These are a couple of first pass tattoos I just started. I'm working on getting a solid enough first pass to where it's good on its own and looks decent before the second pass. I'm a two pass kind of guy. The owl is the beginning of an animal sleeve and the dog is my brother's pitbull. Both need to be cleaned up and more value added.
  15. Some First Pass Stuff

    Thanks guys Here's a work in progress... A couple passes on the face but the hair and gown are extremely rough still... I'll down tone the background to pop out some crazy fly hairs and throw the face forward
  16. Some First Pass Stuff

    Thanks I'm pretty exited about the career change.
  17. Some First Pass Stuff

    Thanks man I started a couple years ago but have been off and on... Did an apprenticeship back than but I've just been doing electrical to make ends meet... Now I started in a local shop as their portrait / realism black and gray guy... They're extremely busy all the time The dog is my 15th tattoo I think the owl is 16.
  18. Couple Of Drawings

    I haven't posted any drawings in a while.... I figured I'd post a few. Jack Sparrow is an 18 x 22 graphite commission for a lady who loves Johnny Depp, The exorcist is a graphite 5 x 7, left a little rough the skulls are charcoal / HB graphite 5 x 7 quicker sketches.... sorry if I posted any of these before, I can't recall. I don't think I did
  19. Couple Of Drawings

    Wow, thanks!
  20. I think sub forums in the art class forum would be a good idea... Art Class Water Color Oils Acrylic Graphite / Charcoal / Pen Machine & Piggy Etc... This may motivate people to try different media, give them the ability to quickly find threads of interest and reduce the chance of missing threads. Just a thought
  21. Couple Of Drawings

    Gandhi 5" x 7" Charocal / 2H graphite Arches Hot Press 300 lb watercolor paper I didn't keep track of the time, and I stole the mat from a different drawing so its too large
  22. Miniature Portraits

    I will be posting a reply to this thread... oh wait....... I'm confused.
  23. Couple Of Drawings

    Thanks a lot man!! Some better pics of the skulls.... The point behind these ( I'll be doing 4 more of different angles, almost like in a doctor's office type of thing ) is to do a faster, higher contrast charcoal / HB graphite study to refine my technique in different, less exact methods.
  24. Board At Work

    The FIRST thing to do, IMO, would be to spend a LOT of time on the Internet and look at as much art in as many different forms as you can.... Dig, dig, dig until you hit about 6'.... Than either throw yourself into the hole or make a commitment on what style you like best from seeing a million images and START THERE. One step at a time. Like said above, the competition is steep. Art school is an option, but you really don't need it if you have true determination to tap the artistic self within yourself. Referencing is the KEY. An artist can pick up a frozen turd and make beautiful art. I know a guy who uses his own blood and he's amazing to say the least. What most beginners don't understand about tattooing is that the process of tattooing is NOT a form of art, it's a means of application to do the art you, as an artist, already have. The artist first, than the tattooer. A tattooer doesn't learn art, an artist learns to tattoo. Don't let these posts discourage you from learning art, but like anything worth learning, it's going to take a lot of time and dedication. If you didn't have a decent attitude towards this you'd be bashed right out of here like I've seen happen before once or twice. These people are understanding and have been in your shoes.... "I didn't hear no bell" <------ bad joke of the day?