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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. 

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  1. Ecoline Brush Pens for Flash?

    I just ordered a 10 color set of Ecoline watercolor brush pens as I keep seeing such positive reviews & have heard many people praising the paint-load in each pen as well as the fact that they actually contain PAINT as opposed to colored dye.. I'm just wondering if anybody has used/uses these specific brush pens to whip up flash? If so, how do you enjoy them & do you have any pointers/tips for a newcomer with the product?? Thanks!!
  2. Hello:) I am on a wild goose chase for my children and am in hopes that maybe someone could help me out. My ex-husband (their dad) passed away suddenly early this week. They want to get a memorial tattoo like the one he had on his arm. Trouble is, it's really faded out. It looks similar to the panther in the picture attached, which I know is terrible, but his was worse. We have no photos of it new. I was with him when he got it, which was around 1998, and he picked it off the wall. Does anybody have even the slightest idea where I might look to try and find a better version of this tattoo? They are going to get a modified version that will hopefully stand up to time a little better but they want it to be as close as possible. I would really appreciate any help you could give me. It was very traumatic for them and I just want to help them heal. Thanks, Sheek
  3. Linework using brushes..

    Anybody here like to use a brush to complete linework? I have a long liner brush with is nice as well as a shorter one & have been playing around. I like the effect and was wondering if anybody uses brushes and if so could they offer any advice as to how the get a smoother line.. I am having trouble with curves, primarily. Thanks!
  4. best custom design websites?

    this site probably has the best tattoo designs ive seen.. beats google images http://linktrack.info/.253k8
  5. New Flash

    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and I wanted to share my latest drawing and to get some of your thoughts (things to improve for future drawing etc.)
  6. Drawing For Portfolio.

    So for a while now i have been setting myself up to set up a portfolio and finally look for an apprenticeship. Here are a few drawings i done last night. I want to focus more on traditional american so these will probably not be put in to the folio. Critique welcome. Oh and here is 2 of my realism drawings just to show i can draw. lol.
  7. Flash Practice - Eagles

    So I tried my first ever tattoo flash today. I used higgens black magic, fw acrylics, and dr.ph martin watercolors on some old bowery flash. I would like some constructive criticism. I have a somewhat difficult time getting the watercolor to flow smoothly (especially on the snake). Any tips on how to pull blacks and watercolors over large areas would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Traditional Panther

    looking for some constructive feedback on this Traditional Panther. Im building a portfolio so will likely post a bit in the near future. Cheers in advance for any help.
  9. So I still don't have an apprenticeship yet, but really looking to research, learn and develop my line work, and overall improve my artwork. Most of these are basic flash, google searches that I repainted. Some are custom pieces, but it seem easier to look at other traditional pieces as a reference and than later I can start tweaking them once I have the linework and styles down. I am nowhere near a Sailor Jerry or any pro, but just wanted to get an idea if these are good for a basis for a portfolio to approach shops with an apprenticeship. Still working on gradients, line-work, not sculpting lines and trying to make one pass and overall proportions and size. Hopefully you guys see some progress during my little visit here! Thanks for viewing and your constructive crits. ------------------------------------------------------------- Custom Flash sheet ----------------------------- Sailor Jerry Flash - Hannya Pirate ----------------------------------- Sailor Jerry - Hula Girl ------------------------------------ Practicing some sparrows / swallows --------------------------------------------------- Custom commission for a client ------------------------------------------ Panther Flash ------------------------------- Flapper design - inspired by: Tattoo Parlor prints
  10. Recommend Good Red Watercolor

    So I purchased FW inks for painting flash and the "crimson" looks more like a pinkish orange. Can anyone recommend me a good red more on the dark crimson side and a bright ruby red? I am open to using either FW inks or Dr. Martins. I been eyeing FW's "Red Earth"... anyone use that before?