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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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  1. Tattoo Breaking Out. Reaction To..?

    could also be too much ointment, or one that's too thick. best to show it to the tattooist
  2. What Happened To Letaali?

    Best of luck on your journey!
  3. Filling Or Shading ?

    experiment with different ways of whip shading until you get the desired effect. shorter whips, quicker whips, different angles, crosshatching...
  4. Fw Liquid Acryllic

    make different mixes of burnt umber/raw sienna/sepia/yellow ochre and water and dip strips of paper in them until you find the tone you like, it helps if you have a quality print or OG flash with a staining you like so you have something to compare to. I'd share my secret concoction but I don't remember it because I rarely bother with staining
  5. Sailor Jerry Repro's Anchor And Roses

    look at the originals, think about what makes the designs so strong and try to reproduce them as accurately as you can (the amount of black, the saturation of colors, even line weight etc)
  6. Looking For Folio Advice/critique/direction...

    try different blacks until you find something you like. talens is nice, good for smooth gradients, but pretty glossy when dry.
  7. First Go At Painting Some Flash!

    ^ everything he said. Looks excellent for a first go, nice job!
  8. Traditional Flash For Reference

    Yeah that flickr page is pure gold. Another good web reference is Lucky's Tattoo Museum, http://www.lstattoomuseum.com/home.htm
  9. Daily Tattoos!

    Waverly Dark Black, I really like it. What do you use?
  10. Daily Tattoos!

    9 liner and 7 curved mag. thanks!
  11. Daily Tattoos!

    practice skin... pretty happy with it, obviously it has its flaws but at least I'm headed in the right direction. Bob Shaw flash
  12. I Just Back From Cleveland

    that dagger is spot-on. are you on instagram?
  13. True Grips?

    http://www.truetubes.com/Store/True-Grips.html Anyone tried these yet? Pretty pricey, but sure looks comfy
  14. Struggling With My Lines..