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  1. Woodness28

    Screwed up. Need ideas!

    Hi everyone. New to the site. I used my old school tattoo gun to make a cat on the moon tattoo after being awake for too long thanks to my PRESCRIBED adhd meds and screwed up. Click for Picture here I’ve been trying to figure out what I can cover it up with for weeks!! Since then I’ve gotten a...
  2. P

    TatterTot Inquiries

    Hi. So today I did my 4th tattoo on skin. I’m still very new to tattooing. I recently got hired at Zillionaires Ink in LA CA. Well, hired is a strong word. I am able to bring people there to do tattoos, when I can find people willing to give me canvas. If I’m paid, then it’s 50% to the shop...
  3. P

    How to remove a bad stencil job and Re Stencil. Please Help.

    Hello, I would like to know an easy way to remove a blurry stencil and Re Stencil it. Also, will I have to make another stencil or can I reuse the original stencil? Having to make a brand new stencil would be inconvenient, especially if I made the whole drawing by hand and pen... although I...
  4. J

    Depth indicators while tattooing

    Hi, beginner tattoo artist here so ive been tattooing for the past couple of months but i still find my needle depth very inconsistent. most of my lines, while not looking bad, dont look exactly the same and i have to redo a lot so my question is, are there indicators you experience while...
  5. N

    Hi, 10 years tattooing experiencing smthng new.

    I feel totally embarrassed to post this, but I haven't been able to figure out what's wrong. I've been tattooing since 2012 using a swisstattoo rotary machine. Never had a single issue. In January I've decided it's time to try something new and I bought myself the much talked about cheyenne...
  6. wtfnatsalene

    Need advice!

    Hi! Ive been wanting to start tattooing for a couple years now and bought a rotary machine and have been practicing on some fake skin and fruit! I tried giving myself tattoos (Don't think they're good but just wanted to see what it would feel like on real skin and no regrets cause I will get...
  7. S


    Hey guys! So I got my 3rd tattoo this year from the same artist (same parlor, ink, everything) but it seems like my tattoo has trouble healing this time. What worries me the most is a small part where the scab is gone and the flesh underneath is greenish. It doesn't oozes or anything but the...
  8. Katiekambria

    New aspiring tattooist here ?

    Hiiii fellow artists. Newbie here. I’m Katie. 26. I’ve been an artist my entire life and have been stuck in the restaurant industry most of my years. Quarantine has ignited my fire of going after the career I’ve always dreamed of. I’m here to absorb as much knowledge about the craft as I can...
  9. V

    Tattoo pen machine.

    Hello everybody! :) I wanted to do this since I was in my early teenage years (I'm 24) and now I have finally decided to buy myself a tattoo pen machine. When it comes to tattoos I prefer outline, dot, sketch, glitch, abstract and geometric. Based on the above, can you please recommend me which...
  10. M

    Ink doesnt go in skin, needle blocks

    Hi, Im new with coil machines. I recently bought a lauro paolini liner tattoo machine. I tried so many speeds so many volts, I dont understand what is going on. When I pass the needle on the skin, I cant have a line. It kinda blocks in the skin like without any smoothness. Plus, the ink doesnt...

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