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  1. mac_1au

    Traditional Floral Tattoo for men

    Peony and cherry blossom can both be pink, just remember that in Japanese style flowers there is no black shading! just ask uncle google
  2. It all depends how fast you want it to run !
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    First tat—campfire/bonfire

    Stop being so helpful mark! 😂
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    Diamond Tip HELP

    True but it leaves less room for ink in the tube so beginners might struggle a bit doing longer lines. If your needles fitted perfectly in a tube there probably would be no need to use rubber bands to stop them moving around. Right now I’m using 9 bug pin liners in standers 5 tubes
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    First tat—campfire/bonfire

    Indian wigwam with a bonfire and maybe a cactus and a setting sun, traditional style
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    Indoor skydiving with a new tattoo

    Don’t do it, the rush of wind will just blow your tattoo away 💨 💨 💨...... ok... Next stupid question? 🤔
  7. mac_1au

    Back Spring Issues

    Clean the tip of your contact screw with a bit of sandpaper to start. Did you strip the machine down? Re-assembled it with a wire touching the frame where it shouldn’t? are the springs set properly with the rear spring on the bottom ( under) the front spring?
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    Need inspiration for foot tattoo

    🤔 don’t you have google yet in your part of the world?
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    Bloodlining over blowup

    A blowout is usually caused by either going too slow and over charging the skin with ink or going too deep ( into the fatty layer of skin) this is why it spreads . So you want to either cause a pimple to see if it works by bloodlining it which means going too deep yet again 🤔 sounds like you don’t know jack 💩 just my opinion.!
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    Bloodlining over blowup

    🤔you sure you didn’t nt just have a bad reaction to some ‘non prescription meds’ and had a bad but vivid dream about this?😬
  11. In your first post you wanted it similar but not exact ( kudos for not getting a copy of another artists/ clients work)You have to remember that it is an unfinished tattoo, amputation is another alternative🤪
  12. Fabio does know his shit and makes smashing machines too
  13. Get a hamburger 🍔
  14. mac_1au

    Trying to find...

    Either go back and search Pinterest again or take your thoughts of what you want,to a tattooist of your choice and have him/her draw something up for you. I don’t think many people here use Pinterest unless it’s for an idea or reference but not just to copy a drawing and turn it into a tattoo!
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    Helix Tattoo Fades Within Days?

    An outline won’t make the colour ‘stay’ but it should stop it looking like you have a nasty rash on your ear....
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    Helix Tattoo Fades Within Days?

    Pink flower on pink skin!..., not a good idea without an outline like Adam said. yeah it looks great at first, but then again they all do, you have to take into consideration how they will last over the years. Looks like pink, red and white have been used , white isn’t in my opinion a favourite for holding well in some skin types but you may be lucky 😉
  17. How about another clock with his birth time🤔 or maybe you could ask your local artist or even use google.
  18. mac_1au

    Tattoo gone wrong. Really need advice.

    Should have checked out the stencil in a mirror . Adding to the one on ‘your’ left hand side is all I can think off to bring it nearer to centre
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    Skin markers throw em away?

    Scrooge! Lol i know what you mean,I just open and set up as I need to... give them a smoke break while you set up another machine/ needle then you won’t be tossing new unused but opened needles 😉
  20. mac_1au

    Proper Introduction

    I know what you mean Rob,Nothing like learning from a mentor but also learning from others who have made mistakes so you don’t make the same mistakes. Get your apprentice to have a look, there is a goldmine of info here that even a good mentor may have overlooked.
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    Proper Introduction

    Welcome to the forum Rob, you may have missed it at its most active point as social media as you know seems to have killed off most forums. there doesn’t seem to be a lot of regulars left here anymore. Most new members are knobheads who are asking about what tattoo they should get next! There are a billion posts in the archives but being in a shop as a seasoned artist I don’t imagine you would need to read most of them, but if you’re ever stuck with anything I’m sure a quick search of the archives would throw up some answers ...but remember to take everything with a pinch of salt as this forum was set up to help people who would like to “become” tattooists as opposed to those doing the apprenticeship thing due to numerous reasons. So any answers to any questions may be right or may be wrong! Many members from here have gone on to be successful tattooists and some successful tattooists have also joined up and given a lot of help and assistance to members. The deal is here to educate people on the best and cleanest way to go about tattooing, the do’s and dont’s, it’s not about promoting scratching from your bedroom for a 6 pack and a pack of smokes. Mac 😉
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    Skin markers throw em away?

    I hear ya, I’m just saying! artists who do a lot of freehand work would probably use maybe 3-4 different markers but would swallow up the cost in the pricing of the finished tattoo. I’ve only had to do freehand a handful of times and it’s mostly been background like waves and such, but I always toss whatever pens/ markers I use as there’s no point opening yourself up to getting the blame for someone’s tattoo getting infected due to ‘them’ not following aftercare instructions and turning it back on you!
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    Skin markers throw em away?

    If you’ve shaved the skin,chances are it’s broken in my honest opinion, just the way things are at the moment is it really worth the risk for the sake of a dollar 🤔 not all clients are honest when asked if they have any sort of ailment (eczema,psoriasis,hiv, hepatitis) but I’ll let you decide what’s best
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    Skin markers throw em away?

    I know it seems a waste, but bin them after 1 use, you have no idea what shit is on your first clients skin! 😉
  25. mac_1au

    Penis tattoo advice

    Making it black won’t make it any bigger you know! stupid fuckin idea but each to their own. I guess you already have full coverage of tattoos ( arms legs chest back hands and neck) yes it will fade and change colour slightly depending what brand of ink is used. i would wish you luck but I think you get the tattoo you deserve (asking strangers on an Internet forum)ask your mum or sister what she would think