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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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Casanova last won the day on November 30 2016

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About Casanova

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  1. Color Portrait

    His nose...first colored portrait.
  2. Color Portrait

    His nose...first colored portrait.
  3. Recent Work

    Lined with a 3 RL and colored with a 11 curved mag, same coil machine for both, 6 hours of work, intenze, eternal, radiant and starbright ink.
  4. Doodle

    Quick custom design
  5. Custom New School

    Some custom work I finished today, two sessions.
  6. Custom New School

    Some custom work I finished today, two sessions.
  7. Purchasing Membership

    I paid for a yearly membership and havn't received any benefits and its been three days, can this please be fixed or may I have a refund?
  8. Paid But Can't Post?

    I paid for a yearly membership and am still not able to post and do things...
  9. Re-Introduction

    I have not logged into here in I think three years, pretty sure its been three years since I still have this garbage photos up so I just wanted to re-Introduce myself as I will be posting a lot here and I promise to repair my profile and all when online purchases are not a current issue and my account is figured out. I'm Cass, I have been tattooing for six years, professionally for two, I did not have a proper apprenticeship just a lot of hard lessons and a lot of guidance from some awesome individuals. I am CPR, BBP and FA certified, I work for Image In Ink in Mansfield Ohio have done some guest spotting in MD as I've tattooed mostly in Ohio and Maryland. I'm at that point in my career where I can say that I am an established professional that is consistent with my work and I'm looking forward to tattooing next summer at my first convention, hopefully. I specialize in new school color work and cover-ups and am primarily a custom artist. I'm back on Ink Trails to get my ego kicked, I didn't keep busy because the past three years were full of good jobs and keep it goings and I recognize that I can be better, I really think that surrounding yourself against people that are better in quality or simply make you sweat really helps, at this point I'm very comfortable in all the shops that I have worked for and not intimidated as I was when I first started working in shop as an artist but I want to prepare myself for conventions and really move on to bigger and better things, my fundamentals are all there in my work and I want to take my focus now to more advanced techniques. I also want to get into machine building and further my knowledge there, I'm not easily offended, I generally do see the errors in my tattoos, to be honest I did my first color portrait a month ago and though over all I was happy and she was happy with the piece I still think the nose is wack as hell, I'm growing to understand this as still being an organic artistic thing and I can honestly say that I make mistakes in every tattoo that I do I simply insure the final piece is solid, we are not perfect and I think its important to accept that and do what is necessary to improve. It is rare that I have time to draw flash I usually sketch up tattoos right at the time but I will post art too, I don't have a lot of time as is but in my time at home after work I will try to keep posting as I carry on. I'm sorry if I insulted or disrespected anyone in the past while I was here and I'd like to just give back in the things that I have learned thus far so I appreciate everyone that contributed prior in my learning and I look forward to getting to know you all further and continueing to grow. video of a custom two session quarter sleeve I did a few months agohttps://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/513720262158602/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/513982738799021/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/500334193497209/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/480779482119347/?type=3&theater the background is fresh the rest is healed. https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/515563665307595/?type=3&theater
  10. Cover Ups And The Huge Headache They Come With

    Depending on how dark or how big or the shape of what you are trying to cover will depend on what you will be able to do, when doing cover ups it's important to get designs that have a lot of line work, more to shade off of to hide the piece underneath or focus attention elsewhere, cover-ups are my thing and specialty, they are difficult and a huge pain in the ass but a nice challenge. Saturation is important, cool colors will always help and a lot of lines, colors, always keep in mind if you darken one area you have to darken other places even where the cover-up is not to make that look intentional for the piece as a whole. Below is a big black swastika I covered last week with an eagle... https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/515203655343596/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/515203688676926/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/515203748676920/?type=3&theater A cover-up of slightly faded black area with a red rose: https://www.facebook.com/tattooartistcassanova/photos/a.393785994152030.1073741827.393784647485498/404266849770611/?type=3&theater
  11. Filling Or Shading ?

    curved mags for smoother fade outs and mags if your trying to saturate against the line, my hand motions are the same when I shade and color pack accept I let up off the skin depth on shading, I use curved mags and I throw some drops of white to my cut, I use the same coil to outline, color pack and shade. If you can outline with it you can use it for anything just have to turn it down, slow it down or speed it up.
  12. Round Shader Lining Difficulty

    stop using round shaders to line with, they are designed to be used as a shader, just take your 5rl and torch it a little, will spread it out enough to get that result you are looking for in lining with a shader but not enough so as to it will pack in a lot nicer.
  13. Need Help On A Tattoo I Have Done !

    That's because when you are tattooing yourself you tend to have habits of slowing down your machine, which hits the spot more and saturates better, because you are hurting yourself and can feel it we don't feel the pain that we are putting on people and don't have an issue passing a line through someone's pretty rib cage but try that on yourself, nope. I simply think tattooing yourself and someone else is different, my legs are complete trash from my beginner days and I would hate to tattoo myself now, don't base your level of skill off of what you can do on yourself.
  14. Need Help On A Tattoo I Have Done !

    Wear a head lamp when you tattoo no matter how good the lighting is from above different angles cast different shadows and I also wear reading glasses to magnify the area so I can closely inspect my saturation, you can usually tell if the ink will stay when you are done with the piece and the lighting in this portfolio picture is doing a lot of the contrast for you, maybe this was one of your first great pieces and you were focused on getting it to look just right idk but make sure its in there, be confident and pack it in, you can always go back and put it in a bit more if you are working with coils they are much more forgiving, this happened to me on my first portrait piece, a little less forgiving as a subject matter but you have a lot of play room in a piece like this so don't be scared to put it there, check out your line on your nose is in there because you single passed it with confidence, play like that when you shade and this was color packing so pack it in, your machine should be bogging like it does with your lines, that or check your after care method, I figure if Mario Barth can rock intenze I can too so I use a lot of that ink and have no issues with it ever, dynamic is a good brand too also keep in mind contrast, you would have that contrast if you had more lines than the nose in the piece, like you definitely want to outline the eyes because you want that to stand out, if you didn't outline the top of the skull I would have chosen dark purple over a bright red, knowing that bright reds are like that idk hope some of this helps at all though, try healing with only aveeno lotion and dial soap too no ointments or petroleum's.