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  1. Blackjack31

    Why are my lines so thin?

    First off, this looks like GARBAGE. Literally. Is it dumb? More then likely but I don’t care. I am not trying to take away from professional artist or anything like that. But my brother who is an artist (literally sells art and teaches at a high school) loves tattooing and I do also. I also know this doesn’t mean he can tattoo. It’s just something we love. So for a present for Christmas I bought him a tattoo gun and I said practice on fake skin, oranges, bananas or whatever and then In a couple months I’ll let you put something on me that can’t be seen. So we did lol. And it’s terrible. And I know that. We followed great hygienic protocol and everything and so I came home from college and we picked out a pretty simple design that was cool and we done it. We used a 5 round liner and the power supply on about 50%. This was done with a coil machine btw. And the lines were so freaking thin. As you see. And then pain? Ridiculous! I don’t know if it is cause it was on my thigh or what. I have a tattoo by a professional and it is excellent. I get compliments on it all the time so I know what it should feel like. And this one hurt. (my “real” tattoo is on my shoulder). Does anybody have any suggestions? Other then telling me I’m a dumb ass which I already know but it is okay. This is just for me and my brother to enjoy something. We aren’t doing this as a business or anything like that. Strictly enjoyment. We also switched to a magnum to try and get a thicker line but that kind of failed. And once again, I know it looks like shit. But I don’t care because it is done by him and we both enjoy it. Also the red dots are razor burn. I am keeping stuff on it and making sure it is clean. And if it does get infected then I’ll go to the doctor and get an antibiotic. But try to answer the line question and not just tell me how shitty/dumb this is.
  2. Hello! To start off, I’m very new in this field. I don’t know too much about tattooing, but I am slowly learning. I was told to purchase a decent tattoo machine, but I’m not sure which types or brands are best for beginners? The tattoo artist I have an apprenticeship with recommended “Cheyenne Thunder”, but I also want to get other artist’s opinions.
  3. Hi I am currently browsing for tattoo supplies / kits as I would like to see if I like it by trying on fake skin /pig skin (Not real skin) before I dedicate 3 years to an apprenticeship. I know tattoo kits are normally very bad quality and made from China but I found one from Killer Ink for apprenticeships , but I would like to know your opinion on it and any information that can help . I would post pictures but the files are too big . It's called the Professional tattoo kit ||| - Advanced. Thanks in advance. Cian.
  4. Hi I am currently browsing for tattoo supplies / kits as I would like to see if I like it by trying on fake skin /pig skin (Not real skin) before I dedicate 3 years to an apprenticeship. I know tattoo kits are normally very bad quality and made from China but I found one from Killer Ink for apprenticeships , but I would like to know your opinion on it and any information that can help . I would post pictures but the files are too big . It's called the Professional tattoo kit ||| - Advanced. Thanks in advance. Cian.
  5. Hi I am currently browsing for tattoo supplies / kits as I would like to see if I like it by trying on fake skin /pig skin (Not real skin) before I dedicate 3 years to an apprenticeship. I know tattoo kits are normally very bad quality and made from China but I found one from Killer Ink for apprenticeships , but I would like to know your opinion on it and any information that can help . I would post pictures but the files are too big . It's called the Professional tattoo kit ||| - Advanced. Thanks in advance. Cian.
  6. Morcegao

    Hello All.

    Hello everyone, I'm happy to have found this site . I 'm a Brazilian artist who lives in the USA. I just start last night with my apprenticeship and I am very hungry for information. My question is simple! Where do I start to get all the good advice for a beginner in here? Thank you all and happy easter!!!
  7. UnworldlyHigh

    Beginner Question

    Before I ask my question let me tell you the position I'm in so I don't get a bunch of negative responses. I want to start tattooing but there's only one shop in my area that I can get an apprenticeship from and the shop owner said I can get an apprenticeship but unfortunately not for another 4 - 5 months because at the moment he has and will have a lot on his plate. I'm very eager to learn so I went and got a starting kit and for the last month or so I've been watching and reading as much tattoo information as I can because I want to be ahead of the curve when I do get into the shop. For about two weeks now I've been practicing, only on grapefruit, to make sure my line work is solid. I've also worked on some coloring with round shaders with no problems but yesterday I began to color with magnums which brings me to my question. When shading with a 5 round magnum needle my machine starts to sputter. I believe I have my 10 coil machine tuned properly using a nickle's width as the coil/spring gap and I have the machine running smoothly at about 8.5 volts. When trying to fill in areas I've been trying to hold the machine at about 45 degrees and to use tight circles. I also try to be very conscious of just using the tip of the needle and to not ride the tube. So any ideas on what can be causing the sputtering? Do I have something tuned incorrectly or is the technique i'm using wrong? Or could the thickness or the grapefruit's skin be affecting how the machine is running? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any feedback.
  8. alexisonfire

    Alexisonfire From Portugal

    Hi there guys! I'm Yohanne from Portugal, getting started at this.. hope to find some usefull info and discussions here. Working with a Sunskin J. Walker liner and a Sunskin Lucky 7 shader. Focusing on Dark and Traditional Designs. Well, just hope that you guys don't crucify me if I ask some retarded questions, as I still wonder alot about the right tuning and all the little secrets.. See you arround
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