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  1. Been tattooing for a couple years with the stealth rotary 3.0 from world wide tattoo supply... I'm looking to upgrade... Maybe a coil or pen machine so I can try something new... Budget of 500$ plus Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Ps I live in Canada Can see some of the work I've done on Instagram @thepsychopomp Cheers
  2. Hey guys. At first i have to say im a total beginner at tattooing. Im doing it for like 2 months right now. Mostly i teach myself by watching Youtube video's which i take notes of and reading in the internet. Im practicing on myself and my friends which know im still learning and not the best. I try to reflect what im doing and to analyse the healing process to find out what im doing wrong and how i could do it better. I know its not the best way to learn it by myself and that i should be learning in a studio with a good mentor but i hope you guys help me anyways... So now lets talk about the issue. When i finish tattoos i always think they are looking good (for my grade of experience). But when they heal and the crust starts to peel off und er the crust most off the color disappears. After crust peeled off: Before crust peeled off: URL=https://www.bilder-upload.eu/bild-89b63d-1548972547.jpg.html][/URL] Im working with a Chayenne Hawk Spirit, my ink is Form Silverback Ink and my cartridges are from Killer Ink. For outlines i used a 25BPTRLLT/07 Roundliner, and for the filling i used a 25SEMLT/09 Mag Curved Bugpin and a 35RSLT/07 Shader LongTaper for the smaller regions. I really hope you guys can say me what im doing wrong and give me some tips. Feel free to critisize but please stay constructive. Im so thankful for any help you guys can imagine...
  3. Vampiricjoker

    Applying to new shops

    Hello everyone, So the shop I am currently at I have been at for about three years. I loved working here in the beginning and redid my apprenticeship with them. I've improved but my mentor is never there anymore and I'm very discouraged. But unfortunately he is one of the owners and his partner also has been falling off lately. Its turning into a shit show. I'm generally just trying to keep getting better and build a portfolio. But at this point im just waiting to see if they get it together or if it will crash and burn. Now to my question. How the fuck do I apply for a new shop. I want to move out of state I've been putting a portfolio of my work together as best I can. Trying to put a wanna do book together as well before I go with various styles etc. But can anyone give me some advice on what I can do to help the process. Or present my self more professionally. Or advice on where to look like check their Facebook pages. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  4. Philip Dawn

    Kanji check

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/460141286910453283/ Would I be able to get some help checking if this translates into Loyalty, Honor, Respect . Thanks
  5. Hi! Im working on building a leg sleeve and was wondering what people have put on their inner thigh bc mine is a blank canvas and I’m not exactly sure what to put there to hide stretch marks
  6. So last week I got my second tattoo, and apparently my artist did not understand what I wanted at all, despite showing her reference photos and the style of my first tattoo. I wanted some violets in a very abstract, watercolor style. The attached photos were the only ones small enough, but they were my refs (first for the fade style, next two for the water color/abstractness), this is my first tattoo (that I love), and these are my new tattoo. Turns out, I absolutely hate what I ended up with. Like, have to take my glasses off to clean it, hate it. One way or another, it has to go. Is there any possibility a cover up or rework of it could even work? It's a lot bulkier than I wanted originally, so I'm kind of inclined to think it couldn't without being much, much bigger than I want. I'm tempted to just call it a complete loss and start researching tattoo removal, but I wanted to check if there's any chance to save it first. Thank you in advance, I would really appreciate any thoughts you might have. P.S. Also, I know it's technically a beautiful piece of work, I'm not criticizing the quality of the piece out of context. It's just very much not the style I wanted or like for myself.
  7. I've had this tattoo for a few days now and i'm afraid it may not be healing properly. Here's a link to a video I've uploaded of what my tattoo is doing. https://www.youtube.com/upload I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing to keep it moist and to gently wash it and all that, I just cant tell weather its scabbing up or i have cuts or its super overworked so its scabbing up along with cuts and maybe becoming infected lol. Or is it that i just keep looking at it under my macro lense and its making me see all the little things i shouldn't be able to see and making me worry?? I hope to hear your thoughts? Thanks!
  8. Hi, so my situation is that I would like to become a tattoo artist, however I have some difficulties with following the traditional route. I would be happy to be an apprentice, however I am about to begin my first year at university studying graphic communication. I have been researching into any other possible way to achieve my goal in a legitimate way, but need some advice from those who are established and have the experience. ive found some courses, that seem to be intensive 2 week courses, and cost around £3000! would this be something that anyone would recommend? im open to any advice, thanks for reading :) xo
  9. Tattoobambino

    What is your experience?

    I have been a tattoo apprentice for 7/8 months now. Tattooing for roughly 3. I am on apprentice pay but don't get paid for extra hours I do (i did 6 extra hours this week) and tend to carry on work once I'm home. I obviously do everything from cleaning, stencils, reception work, designs and tattooing. I do 90% of the designs and my boss often takes credit for my stuff. I have a ridiculous work load and always work to the best of my ability. I get a lot of attention, support and praise for my tattoos off clients and other tattoo artists. I already have regular clients ?. I charge for my tattoos, but my boss pockets it all and will do so until I get my licence. He also takes my tips. He gives me repeated tattoos and doesn't post my work because of this. Is this normal? I love tattooing and am not scared of hard work but I am struggling to live on my pay and feel underappreciated and over worked at the moment. What is everyone else's experience ? Is this just normal? Should I confront this?
  10. Hello guys, My name is Thiago, i'm tattooing around 2 years. I work at a Studio in Brazil. So i'm having trouble with healing. Some of my customers are getting yellow scabs that look like the pic attached. Usually It happens with white or lighter colors. My supplies are disposable, and i keep the enviroment clean and safe as possible. I'm kinda newbie so I don't know exactly If it's infection, allergies or If I went to deep in the skin. (Maybe because lighter colors are harder to apply for me). Can you guys help me figure This out? i really want to improve myself and bem a good professional ? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hi everyone, I've been following the forum for some time to get ideas and knowledge but I just decided to register and ask around opinions about how to continue my tattoo. A year ago I got my second tattoo which was this nordic "vegvisir" and now I'm thinking on progress it into a half sleeve, I have many ideas I'd like to put together but I don't quite see it because it has a nordic and ¿geometrical? style and all the half sleeves I've seen are done with Thor faces and the like, and the rest of my ideas have nothing to do with the norse. I know it's an extremely personal topic, and I'm not asking for an exact desing, I just want to know if any of you had come across a similar situation and what do you suggest me to do so it doesn't look strange or like a mashup of ideas with nothing in common. Should I continue with the nordic-like designs, leave the arm as it is and continue my tattooes somewhere else or do you know a way to continue here? Thanks in advance and sorry about my english, not my mother tongue.
  12. Hello, Im just wondering what you guys think. I got a new tattoo 17 days ago and the bits the artist went over and over to get really black still haven't healed fully and the bits that have healed are obvious raised scars that have not settled black. I have looked after my tattoo exactly how my artist said and it did not get infected. Is there anything that can be done? Can the scars be tattooed over to make it look normal? Thanks for your help in advance.
  13. akhilbabumi7

    Help me select tattoo

    I'm a suicide survivor. I really want to get a tattoo. I have an idea. Which is more suitable for me. Still I Rise. Still, I Rise. Still; I Rise. and if you have any tattoo ideas for me, please share with me.
  14. akhilbabumi7

    Help me select tattoo

    I'm a suicide survivor. I really want to get a tattoo. I have an idea. Which is more suitable for me. Still I Rise. Still, I Rise. Still; I Rise. and if you have any tattoo ideas for me, please share with me.
  15. So just over a year ago I got a tattoo on my bicep area. I made a mistake and didn't fully research the artist beforehand but I did research the shop and they had pretty much all 5/5 reviews. Anyway, i asked for a throne with roses around it and showed them the style i wanted, they recommended me Jordan and we booked it. A few weeks later I come in to get it done. First red flag, he forgot to put the roses around it and he added all these weird lines through the throne design. He apologised and I agreed to let him freehand the roses and for some reason I didnt say anything about the lines (my fault but i didnt want to be insulting). Then came placement, i said i wasnt sure where but i wanted it on my arm and asked him where he thought it would sit nicely. The placement was awful but i didnt notice until it was finished. Second red flag- it took 5 hours for a 2 hour tattoo. Third red flag i didnt find out he was a junior/apprentice? Until 1/3 into the tattoo. Anyhow i hated the tattoo but tried to convince myself i just needed to get rid. 1 year later i still hate it, the lines and shading are chunky, blurry and raised and now something even worse has happened. Out of nowhere the tattoo has become extremely lumpy and raised. I dont know why or what to do. Someone help please!
  16. Hi, I’m new here, but idk where I should be posting this so I apologize in advance. I get these little bumps all over my old fully healed tattoo every now and again, some look like little pimples and are red, others just look bumpy, I was just curious if this is something I should be worried about or not? I never really thought much into it cause I have a few tats and it happens with a couple of em. Here’s a picture - http://prntscr.com/i8eyi5
  17. ViBES

    Hello everyone!

    Hello, I'm from a sort of new establishment called " ViBES Tattoo Supplies " which is an online store for all tattoo supplies. Currently up to a decent selection from high quality tattoo machines and accessories to very cheap starter machines with consistence in quality to meet their tasks. Formulating a very complex and valuable VIP Membership as well that could greatly help any of you solo artists that are limited on funds for your upcoming businesses. Hope to see some new customers and feel free to just check it out or shoot me an e-mail for any questions. Thank you for your time and continue to spread the INK. ViBES INC https://vibes-tattoo-supplies.myshopify.com
  18. Skylerrape

    First tatoo

    Hey guys, first time posting here so i'll just cut to the problem. I am 19 years old and in college. I wanted to get a tatto like year or two ago but i decided to wait. Basically one month ago i went to one tatto artist and he told me everything i needed to know before getting one and i gave him the picture i wanted and he explainded it to me how would he do it and much would it cost. He is not the classis give me picture i'll draw it ,he likes to ink dots and lines i don't know how to explain. Last monday i went to another tatto artist gave him picture and he off the bat told me how much it would cost and the price was muuuch muuuch smaller and i guess i got woowed so to say and said when do i start, he told me come next monday i'll draw it if you like it we start tuesday. The problem here now is the tattoing became a reality and i just gor scared, im scared for multiple reasons. Will he make it look good even though the price is low, how will he ink the white wolf, i dont want white ink on me i did the research i know its bad, how am i going to take care of it since im alone in appartment and im planning on putting it on my back bellow neck. Please guys help, is this tatto even able to ink? I know its very different on paper and on skin.
  19. Kinkypoop

    Help me!!!! Apprenticeship

    What is everyone's experience on training? I have been a tattoo apprentice for 2 and a half months and am unsure on what's normal and not. My boss has got a tattoo appointment lined up for me at the end of this week. He said he will be leaving me COMPLETELY by myself and if I don't do a good job, I am out. I feel this is unsafe as I have only tattoed on silicone under his supervision a handful of times. This will be my second ever tattoo on skin. I do get to watch him for roughly 30 mins a day, but I get so much pressure put on me with designs, deadlines and stencils, I don't get to watch or practice enough. I tattoo at home on fake skin and research but I feel there is only so much I can do by myself. I am on £3 odd an hour, I do all the designs, cleaning the shop, reception work (all of which I expected to do). I have invested in good tattoo guns/ equipment also. What is everyone's thoughts?
  20. Kassius90

    Hero tattoo help

    Hello all, I was hoping I can get some help with an idea for a tattoo I want to get just don't know how to go about it. I'm not looking for a design but more for ideas. I most likely will hold a contest once the idea is thought of. I want to get a tattoo of a tribute of everyone who inspires me but don't know how. Currently I'm on the idea of a stack of books with each persons names on the books brim ( is that what the book side called?) but my GF said it was cheesy, but I'm all out of ideas, so I'm hoping you all can help. Dont wanna go the faces route, just want one using theirs names. Any ideas? Thanks.
  21. 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.
  22. I got this tattoo 2 days ago and the lines are so uneven! Is it even possible to fix? When he had it printed on my skin he said that the lines will be a lot straighter when tattoos, that it was just a rough sketch but that wasn't true because the lines are very uneven. I had a look at his portfolio beforehand and everything looked perfect but my tattoo came out so much worse. When I left the studio it looked ok but I didn't really notice how wonky the lines are until today. Is there anything I can do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  23. Hi everyone! I am currently a college student doing a research project over tattoo artists....this is really weird, I know. But if anybody could help me out by answering this quick survey about some general job information, I would greatly appreciate it! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePMp09rP4wk7hSh24aQIevtBB-cQNGU_puw__MQdvNHtmDLw/viewform?c=0&w=1 Thank you so much
  24. Hi all, i got got a tattoo done 5 weeks ago, I followed what my artist told me to do (as best I could with work commitments - I work in McDonald's so not as easy to apply lotion every 4 hours to start with), this tattoo is scaly, and bumpy still, it didn't peel either? with all my other tattoos this never happened, I went to see my artist and he told me it could have just been overworked... it will be fine, but I would like another opinion on it. thankyou in advance!!!