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About BlackSnake

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  1. Excess ink during tattoo

    doesn't make any sense at all. find a new artist and ask him for his advice?
  2. Two rotaries? One for lining and one for shading.
  3. Self Starters And Apprenticeships

    I have been working in tattoo shops as a floor person for about 4 years and finally got an apprenticeship this year. I've worked my ass of to get it, even had several artists tell me I'd be a great tattooer seeing as I have so much dedication to it and care more about the craft than the money or "attention", just to have the main boss tell them they could not take me on as an apprentice. As a female, I've dealt with the usual harassment that females go through who want an apprenticeship and also the putting down and ridiculing that people experience when i wasn't even an apprentice at all. All that time, up until now... never tattooed without my mentor... never gave into the temptation of wanting to. I want to earn it. I know the consequences and potential risks of being a scratcher. I have had close friends and family tell me in my hardest days to just practice on them, but I wouldn't. I hope that because I have waited, and still am waiting to tattoo... I will appreciate it more. If you can't have the patience to fight for something you think you'd do anything for, or dream of doing for the rest of your life, then do you really want it that bad? NEVER give up on it, just keep going back into the next shop, one day someone will say yes. there is no other way, so why give up and tattoo in your home?
  4. Not your typical Apprentice

    Hello! I am 27 and been in the tattoo world for a little over 4 years, I'd say. On my second go as an apprentice... love to see and meet other females as well! Good luck to you! look forward to seeing some stuff from you hopefully! I am also new to forum!