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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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Everything posted by mac_1au

  1. No., you paid for the info that is in the archives of the forum, past, present and future. Here we have a guy who’s first post is to look for a handout as he is too lazy to look for himself. There is a big difference in asking for pointers and just being too fuckin lazy to look yourself. All he needs to look up is ‘prison tattoo gun’ he should be able to work it out from there 😉
  2. im too lazy to even submit a reply.....
  3. I was a bit confused there and looked for the ‘crescent shaped part’ with raw skin!🤔. I’m guessing that it’s the part right in the centre of the rise that you are referring to?... that part never had ink in it in the first place as it’s representing a fold on the front petal ! 🤪 maybe you were a bit too stoned or pissed to notice when you got it done or maybe you didn’t even remember getting it until a few days later and that’s why it looks so dried out, a bit like how a dog shit goes white in the sun 😉
  4. Get some moisturiser on that , not too much, just rub it in until there’s none comes off on your hand, it might heal ok but if not go back to your artist and get it touched up (assuming it was your artist who told you to let it dry out)
  5. Dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha - Tattoo By Rajveer

    Hard to tell whether it’s a shit photo or a shit tattoo, looks like it’s got either mega blowouts or it’s a pixelated photo making it look that way. Your symmetry is off by a good bit on the red part at the top of its head and the flower on the trunk. You are obviously in a shop and NOT a beginner, so why exactly are you here?
  6. Most other.forums would probably fuck you off just for your attitude AND the fact that you seem to be a scratcher/kitchen magician. This forum is a bit different.....Im a coil user myself but have had the good fortune to be sent a dan kubin mini cranker a few years ago to "test run" by one of the moderators on here,quality hand built machines if rotaries are.your thing,if its coils your after paco rollins is probably one of the best value for money everyday coil machines out there,if you feel the need to spend some serious coin you could get an aaron cain coil machine but you would need around 800.
  7. Sound like you’ve already got some second grade tattoos and want them covered up! , if you are in Amsterdam probably just google ‘tattoo artists’ it’s an amazing thing but someone in cyberspace will actually give you a list of artists in the area you are looking for ( it’s a pretty cool idea IMHO ) failing that, grab yourself a ‘yellow pages’ or business directory for that area and call them , you know... on the phone 📞 sorry I can’t be more helpful but I’m in Australia 🇦🇺 and I’m sure around 90% of the members are from UK 🇬🇧 And USA 🇺🇸 so I don’t hold out much hope for you getting much assistance from anyone here! 😉
  8. Should have picked up that you didn’t like the way it looked when the stencil was put on! Anything musical (guitar, harp, flute) could be put there as the ‘main subject’ to take the eye away from the music notes. But you obviously did t put too much thought into it in the first place , hence you landed here , go back to the artist who did it and ask him for suggestions as it seems to have “meaning” for you which you have probably told him so he should know your story ( cos every tattoo needs to have a meaning these days ...right!) scatter some more smaller music notes around your new ink and it should look better
  9. Tattoo rework- suggestions ?

    Wasn’t this posted a few weeks ago?🤔
  10. On the hydrodynamic of flotation machines

    Just fuck off dickhead 🤬
  11. Complete Noob

    Hi noob, what suggestions exactly are you looking for? What to get tattooed or how to deal with your boobies? seek professional advice from a medical specialist although I’m pretty sure what you have is only a hormone imbalance and shouldn’t have any adverse effect on any tattoos you receive. As to what designs and colours ‘suit’ your body, only you can really decide that one, but a decent artist might be able to throw some ideas your way during a chat or just google things that you like or have a look at some flash, there’s always something out there that’ll catch your eye 👁
  12. Tattoo advice

    Go for old English style/ gothic script, that’s always a winner go hard or go home, as the saying goes....
  13. Healing process question

    it'll be fine, just don't over-do the moisturizer, and DON'T pick it when its itchy, just give it a gentle slap, that usually takes the itch away
  14. Healing process question

    Just leave it alone now, very small amount of moisturiser couple of times a day and she’s cinnamon be fine.scabbing should happen in next day or so and should basically be healed completely by about day 10 with maybe a few hard spots of scab left, but not knowing what you have makes it a bit harder to judge
  15. In my opinion I think your artist got a bit confused between ‘reflection’ and ‘shadow’ , the later would be longer where the former should be approx the same/ mirror image 🤔
  16. New Transfer Paper - super dark transfer!

    I would rather have it still there at the end too. Just make the purple lines black , pretty easy really 😉
  17. Help with tattoo design

    That looks more like a bumper sticker than a tattoo....just saying! 🤔
  18. Is there any etiquette to this

    Ask your apprentice for a reasonable answer as to why he went to another shop ( maybe they have an artist who specialises in something nobody’s at your shop does, but that’s just me thinking aloud) if his answer is unacceptable then give him an ultimatum, if he likes their work so much fuck off and go work there! whatever you do, you can sleep with a clear conscience as you were shit on big time IMHO
  19. Not exactly what I wanted...

    Amputation is always a good alternative 🤔
  20. Machine too fast or hand speed too slow, either that or too much stretch when tattoo being done IMO , oooorrrrr.... you have a reaction to the invisible ink🤔 maybe you’re also having problems maintaining an erection for any more than a minute or so... if so let us help.Here at Ink Trails tattoo forum we deal with many many many different problems from people from all walks of life, everything from stupidity to herpes and marital issues to broke down cars, but since your problem seems to be a medical one and most members only have the doctors degree they found at the bottom of their breakfast cereal box, it looks like your are bang out of luck today 😢 No one is available right now to answer your query ....Please try again later! goodbye 👋
  21. New tattoo artist

    Read up on all the old posts on here, drop the $20 for the lifetime membership if you are anywhere serious about tattooing as it gets you access to a lot more info. Step back and grab some pigskin and practice your lines/shading/fill, find out what your machines are actually suited for whether lining shading etc . Don’t nt make your hand speed suit the machine, make the machine suit you. I’m not gonna comment on the tattoos as we have all done some shit at one time or another. Just slow down and do t let people pressure you into tattooing them just because you’ve got ‘guns’, wait until YOU think you’re ready because remember you’re still gonna have your name attached to bad ink regardless of how famous you get 😉
  22. New tattoo artist

    I like the detail in the X in the middle, but I think the grey saturation although well executed , takes away from the main object...in other words I think theres too much background. but that's just my opinion!
  23. Design Idea

    Yep, get a big tree wearing a pair of Nike trainers 👟👟 And under it "When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble."- Proverbs 4:12 I’m getting all fuckin emotional now
  24. It’s probably not as fucked as you think, let it heal and then you’ll know for sure. In the future listen to what your artist tells you, he/ she has probably been doing it a long time. The Saran Wrap is usually only applied to keep it protected until you get home and can give it a good clean but 20 hours is well in excess of the recommended time, 3-4 hours maximum and don’t re-wrap it. It’s an open wound and has to breath to heal
  25. I’m harsh... but fair !