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About mac_1au

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  1. mac_1au

    Get paid for a tattoo

    Hard one that, as if you ‘just do it’, you are in fact stealing a copyrighted logo and could possibly be sued (doubtful, but still possible) and advertising it on your stomach doesn’t exactly give it exposure to a massive audience so I personally don’t think Nike would be interested in your proposal ✔️
  2. mac_1au

    Over applied ointment? Did I ruin tattoo?

    Trust your artist and do what he tells you to do. If a painter puts up a sign saying ‘wet paint- do not touch’ , just follow the instructions. It’ll probably be ok with a touch up
  3. Here’s an original idea, pick an artist you admire or the one who you would like to do your tattoo and book an appointment/consultation with them , pass your info to them and take it from there.... nobody here is gonna spend time thinking about your ideas or doodling something up for you when they are not going to be doing the tattoo !
  4. mac_1au

    Girl/Boy UPC barcode on forehead

    some people deserve the tattoo they get!
  5. mac_1au

    Estimate: How Long Would This Take?

    Depends how detailed you want it, how quick the artist works, how many breaks you want to take etc etc. but you having been tattooed already are obviously in a position to state how long YOU think it would take. Get the artist who is doing it to give you a quote🤔
  6. mac_1au

    Tattooing over dark spots

    If a fully qualified dermatologist can’t answer your question I personally would play the safe card and not get a tattoo. You obviously understand what caused your reaction and also realise that some of the ingredients in tattoo ink/pigment has some nasty shit in it although in small doses but with your skin type could cause a very serious effect which could lead to even more serious health issues. Loads of people get armpit tattoos and don’t seem to have problems with them , but in your case I would just forget it and be happy that where your skin discolouration has happened is in a part that’s mostly hidden. Just my opinion
  7. mac_1au

    Cover - Up Advice

    Go to the artist you found and ask him/ her for ideas.
  8. mac_1au

    Tattoo infected

    Go to another doctor !
  9. mac_1au

    Tattoo infected

    Could be staph but I’m not a doctor, minimum treatment is that he should have prescribed some penicillin or similar antibiotic. This wasn’t caused by your artist but more than likely something you have touched/ rubbed against or a lack of hygiene on your part.
  10. mac_1au

    I Invented Tattoo Ink Shaking Machine.

    There are already ‘shaker’ machines on the market so you didn’t ‘invent’ anything , more like just stole another persons work
  11. mac_1au

    Help me to get some inspiration (fix)

    You should have checked it in the mirror before it was tattooed, not a lot you can do with it now except get the Arabic writing lasered and maybe redone a bit higher or get the moth lasered and have it redone a bit lower! 🙄
  12. mac_1au

    Problem with disposable tubes

    If your having that problem sometimes you need to cut the vice and make it into what is commonly referred to as a ‘swing-gate’ vice , that way it will fit any size tube.
  13. mac_1au

    Learning to Tattoo in my mid-30's - no chance?

    It won’t stop your machine from running, it just won’t run to its full potential
  14. mac_1au

    Learning to Tattoo in my mid-30's - no chance?

    And no need for brass shims, any shims should be steel as your coils are magnets and brass is non-magnetic 😉 dont waste money on a stencil printer if you’re just starting out, look for an old 24 pin dot matrix printer usually found in thrift shops
  15. mac_1au

    New member seeking advise

    Cheaper to get it laser treated in my opinion,at least that will lighten it whereas you’ll be paying an hourly rate for a tattooist to blast over it which may or may not work or may need a few sessions and then it’s more money! Just my thoughts on it 🤔