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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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Everything posted by Ratsnest

  1. Tattoo Breaking Out. Reaction To..?

    if ya over do the ointment it will clog the pores and cause acne... switch to non scented lotion . provided it's not infected
  2. Printed Paper Towels Vs. Plain Paper Towels

    I have switched from Bounty to Viva... and now to Scott Shop Towels (the blue ones ya find in the automotive section..) they are friggin awesome ... soft like the Viva but with out the lint...
  3. Palmolive Dish Soap

    i just use 91% Alcohol to prep the skin ... and Just Dis tiled water in my rinse bottle... i used to use a few drops of dial pump soap in the mix... but ya dont need it .. and it's one less thing to irritate the skin
  4. Tattoo Furniture

    I got a TatSoul 370 it's an older version i got used. no problems at all with the hydralics ... maybe I got lucky, I love it
  5. Eteranl Over Intenze

    I personally Love Eternals... I have some Intense and Fusion as well,... Just tossed All my Skin Candy Blood line inks... they just wouldnt stay in ... so many touch ups with just those colors.... I use Dynamic Black but will be switching to Mom's Black Pearl after using up the 1oz sample I have to say I am inpressed with it
  6. Sketchbooks....best Bang For Your Buck?

    google, pinterest, deviantart, tumblr..... are usually more effective for me
  7. Download : Tattoo Artists Black Book

    i am interested in the Revised one as well, thanks
  8. Japanese Tattoo Blog

  9. Best Ink

    it's very disappointing.... they should be putting all the bad ass brad name artists againt each other... not nobody's and the drama is useless and anoying
  10. Ink Master

    watched it last night..wasn't bad...... Shane, Josh woods and Jeremy Miller are bad ass... the rest not so much
  11. How Many Machines Do You Own?

    just 7.. 3 Pulse 1 Dank built 1 Time machine 1 Borg 1 Spaulding
  12. Personal Cleansing Washcloths

    i agree way too much extra stuff in there.. water and a lil bit of dial do the trick for me ..
  13. here s a decent list My link I would stay clear of a "Kit" non of the shit in them is really worth keeping... I would buy a decent power supply and a liner to practice with and save for a shader... Technical Tattoo Supply has decent starter gear. be sure to read up on BBP and CC... maybe hang at the shop and watch yer buds set up and break down routines... it easy to create bad habits read this forum and any thing ya can and learn up I like Eternal ink, Skin Candy , few Mom's and Starbrite for inks
  14. Whats Your Hobby?

    Drawing ,,, Coaching the Kids sports,,,
  15. Ratsnest

  16. Recommended Suppliers

    I would avoid buying kit .. just starting out I would buy a decent P/s and a liner and work on piggy till you can save for a decent shader.. most machines and p/s in the kits are junk I bought a kit from Technical and there wasn't any thing that i didn't replace.
  17. Greywash ..witch Hazel/ Glycerine Listerine Etc

    I don't dilute the witch hazel when making washes.
  18. Must Have Reference Books

    7-Zip .. free works great
  19. Machine Gun Magazine Wanted

    would it be possible to snag the 8th issue as well? peter.nelson@comcast.net thanks
  20. Ink Cap Size

    9= small 16= med 22= large
  21. Renovating A Street Shop

    what are the dimensions of the room? what is the min size per booth from the reg's? min width of the hall should be 36" I believe per code.. it shouldnt be too hard to lay out
  22. Nylon Grips??

    Nope.. they are a nice transition from using disposables to metal tubes.. I use the 1" ones and the 1 1/2" ones.. plus they look different than the rest of the artists in the shop so I can find them easier after we clave a bunch
  23. Nylon Grips??

    I use them and like them ... got mine from Technical tattoo Supply..
  24. Tattoo Shop Help

    wow everything is so white and bland ... I think it needs some color and art on the walls ... the place is huge.. and kinda looks warehouse'ish .. great start.. I am jealous of the rooms I work in a 7X7 closet...
  25. Oh Alla Prima, You Finally Let Me Down

    silverback grey wash set works well