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Space Monkey

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  1. For sure. They ain't pretty but they still stood through the test of time Stinger: T-dial:
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    First tattoo colour loss?

    Colors will change. I don't know why your artist said to let it dry out because that is not a good way for healing. I have many tattoos from over a timespan of 22 years and they all healed perfectly and it's was by keeping it moistened. Use Bepathen, you don't need much just a thin layer as Bepanthen will go into the skin. When you skin is completely dry again apply a thin layer again till the scabs fall off.
  3. That's what I thought but don't I need to place a shorter front spring so it goes a bit faster?
  4. Sup, For a little background about me check out this post and do feel free to leave reply there too. A buddy of mine send me 2 oldschool Micky Bee machines, 1 t-dial and 1 sting. He told be it was a liner and shader, I tested them both and they just sounds awesome for machines this old and I generally like the old school machines and how they work, the parts etc I'm also in process in buying a frame and build one on my own just because I like the knowledge. Anyway. I thought I figured out which one was the liner and which one the shader. But after reading up on settings and taking a closer look at the details I noticed that they have the same coils, weigh about the same, have the same springs and armature. So it seems I need a shorter front spring for the liner. When looking at the build I think it's better to setup the T-dial as shader as I don't have that much room to set it up for a short spring however the shaders I've seen through the internet, the spring is positioned much higher than mine. I still have the nickle and dime distances between the spring and contact screw but the strokes are shorter than other settings I've seen, is this an issue? The sting frame is ideal to line as I got plenty of room with the contact screw, what size is preferable, 16-18? Thank you for reading .
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    Proper Introduction

    Yeah get back! Don't let 11 years gone to waste
  6. Seeing this section and the board in general has become a lot less active over the years (shame really) I doubted to post an introduction but what the hell. Been a lurker on and off for many years and seen it was always newbie friendly. I've worked in many tattoo shops but not as tattoo artist but as body modification artist, so piercings, mods and most of the time also as floormanager. I've always had the dream to tattoo but every time I came close to getting an apprenticeship something would come up like, tattoo artist left, tattoo artist fired, I got fired, other kinds of drama. The tattoo/piercing community is quite tight especially in a small country as mine so there is lots of drama, hate and envy going on so at one point I was done with all of it and stepped out of that world. Now my 18 year younger nephew made some creations with his compass and east-Indian ink on his leg, needless to say it looks like shit haha but hey kids be kids. He knows I got tattoo supplies and asked if I could make it a little bit less shitty. Even though I have quite some knowledge about tattooing due to my past working with a lot of artists I explained to him that although I know a lot I have never tattooed on anyone and it's probably not the right choice to let it be done by me. Whatever I say I can't talk him out of it so thought, why not then. I know all the needles, ink, hygiene and a bunch of different techniques. So I agreed and it's good to see how it will feel to me that first time because I will know instantly if this is something I would feel comfortable with to chase the dream or not. However I have one question about a machine setup that I though I knew was set up right but after reading some stuff doubting now so will create an other thread on that. Thanks if you read this ;)