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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. Phoenix Ink by Valen

    I don’t really see why your idea of therapy should be fucking up the skin of others. I gave you constructive criticism when I said it step back a bit. heres some more advise.... have a look at some tattoos in magazines or on the internet and see how they compare to your feeble efforts... no comparison is there. At the very minimum you should try reproducing some old school flash and don’t try making up your own designs because seriously, it looks like the last time you were in any sort of art class was when you were around 10 years old, even basic shading seems to be missing from your work. You are a retired veteran so you have time on your hands, take an art class!
  2. Phoenix Ink by Valen

    Step back a bit, you’re doing some really bad work that someone is gonna have to fix at a later date, but it’s always gonna have your name attached to it. This particular one just looks like a 3 year old found a sharpie while it was having an epileptic fit and the cowboy boots don’t look any better. i see you asked on another thread about ‘‘new/ darker stencil paper”.. have you ever used a stencil before? That’s where you place an ink outline of a picture your client wants and then you go over those very same lines with a tattoo machine. If you are shaking like a shitting dog then your tattoos will look as yours do. sorry for being a bit harsh but I’m in quite a good mood today 😉
  3. That’s cos you come across as an arrogant cunt that wants everything handed to you on a plate... probably one of tomorrow’s “wannabe” type of tattooist/rock-star. piece of advice for you, drop the attitude and you’ll maybe get answers to your questions. Serious people who join normally post a small intro about themselves and don’t just post a question which they expect to be answered immediately... just something to keep in mind the next time you drop in on some random forum
  4. 🤔obviously you don’t have google yet in your part of the world miss high and fuckin mighty. does it last longer? Maybe but India ink lasts too, so does soot mixed with urine! Is it less likely to get infected? That depends whether it’s made in a factory in China or by someone who has morals, also infection is mostly down to bad aftercare of a new tattoo anything else? Yes... now that you have had a proper reply as you are obviously too stupid or too lazy or both to search the World Wide Web and now that your rant is over and you realise what a fuckin twat you are , feel free to leave ( or stay , either way it’s your choice)😉
  5. Why do t you paint your car with ceiling paint or your walls with nail varnish? ... because there has been a lot of thought, trials and money spent on developing particular paints/ inks for specific purposes
  6. How to: perfect lines in one go?

    It’s all down to experience, something like this is way too intricate for a novice to try. Maybe your machines aren’t suiting your hand speed or they need tuned better to suit how you work. The video (I’m watching on an iPhone) looks like the tattooist is working off the tube so the lines are almost guaranteed to ‘be in’ and ‘stay in’ the skin, but as I said , it all comes down to experience... the more you do , the easier it seems to get.
  7. Help with tattoo yellow scabs

    You shouldn’t be having this problem with greens,.. red,white,yellow & pink I found at first were hard to see going in the skin but you should be way past that stage if you are in a studio,! Either get some input from other artists you work with or get to practicing with lighter colours on yourself as it can always be gone over at a later date with darker ones. if you were in a studio I owned and one more person returned with an overworked tattoo like that, I’m afraid you would be looking forward to unemployment benefits pretty quick just sayin’...
  8. Hello!!!

    Sounds like your boss is a little methed up, but welcome to the trails anyway😉
  9. Raised shiny/scaly tattoo after 2 weeks

    Check the date doll, this post is over 3 months old, if he’s still putting moisturiser on it now there’s something wrong! or maybe he’s been exfoliating it a bit too much 😉😂
  10. Ink cleaning from plastic tips

    He also has an autoclave, but that doesn’t make him smart enough to be teaching anyone anything IMHO
  11. Ink cleaning from plastic tips

    When you say you don’t use them on people”again” do you mean they have been used on people once before?🤔 sounds like you tattoo people and keep your used needles etc for your trainees man! Please dont take this the wrong way, but can you just go back under the rock you crawled out from and just stay there. And don’t ask anymore questions until you have at least some sort of vague idea of what you are doing wrong,...shit, even watch a few episodes of Miami ink or something similar
  12. Ink cleaning from plastic tips

    you have students but you don’t know how to clean a tube? 🤔 Well for the price of disposables it’s letting students get used to bad practice.... THIS is part of the problem about why people learning on their own get branded as “dirty scratchers” and “kitchen magicians” ..... teach your students properly or don’t teach them at all! you are very much a part of this problem!
  13. Ink cleaning from plastic tips

    Cleaning plastic(blades!?🤔) tips?.....disposables?.... you tight arsed bastard. Anything that has got ink on it should be autoclaved before using again as an ultrasonic cleaner won’t kill bacteria
  14. Hey!

    ....or just have a browse through the archives here, or the library ( also part of the forum). No one here wants to keep info to themselves as it sort of defeats the whole purpose of joining