Chapter Seventeen Coloring

The actual process of coloring a tattoo is a relatively simple one if you always remember andapply a few key rules and regularly practice them The technique is the same for solid black tattooing as it is for solid coloring. Actually, black tatMing is a little easier as black ink seems more readily accepted by the skin than colored ink The motion is a circular one, and colorings tattoo is done in small circular steps alittleata time. If aconstant pace is maintained, a lot of area can be covered...

Chapter Eght Needle Making

Noodle mating is an art and science in itself, it is not just some process that is performed, but an acquired skill to perfect. You want to make your own needles to be strong, but to achieve a high levelofakMin this field, the technique has to be practiced over and over again through the courseofmany months, .lust like anything in life, the mure you ilo something, the better at it you become. This is very true with needle making. Itcan become really frustrating at first and it seems you will...

Rules for Mixing and Blending Colors

1 White can be mixed with any color. 2 Except for white, leave the purple alone. 3 Ked, orange anil yellow can be intermixed and blended. 4 Browns mix well with orange, red, yellow and white 5 Make grey by mixing whit with black or by adding distilled water to black. Spectacular effects can be achieved by blending the colors in the skin letting one color flow into the nest This is a rainbow effect, and the ranges of color In a rainbow make a good guideline to remember the blending scheme. Any...

Machines and Power Sources

Tattoo Machine Wiring Diagram

It is often said that a machine is no better than the person operating it. This can also be applied to tattoo machines. A tattooist must have confidence with his machines and must learn to run them properly, not have them run him. Tattoo machines may vary in appearance but they all run basically the same, and perform the same function, driving a needle up and down very fast, perforating the skin and driving ink in as the operator steers it along while leaving a trail behind. This is done when...

Word About Greer Tattoo Color

It seems though that everyonein tattooing at some time or other has had a problem putting green into the,,kin. Of course there are many and varied itS t'ail fause'lhink 11a vpry iraporlinl art, t should know. A tattoo machine is only as good as the artist behind it F starters. a good running machine with a new set o needles is a must The most common nustake with green is that the artist doesn't know when it's in the skin This happens because most greens are mixed with white and when tattooed...

Standard Release Form

I don't have a heart condition. I don't have epilepsy. I haven't had hepatitis within the last year. I'm not a hemophiliac bleeder . I'm not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. To my knowledge, I don't have any physical, mental, or medical impairment or disability which might affect my well-being as a direct or indirect result of my decision to have any tattoo-related work done at this time. I agree to follow all instructions concerning the care of my tattoo...

Chapter Twentythree Prices and Selling

What will you charge for a tattoo and what will it work out per hour Walk into any legitimate tattoo shop and you will notice that the price of a good tattoo is not generally cheap. That is. not inexpensive. When considering the price of equipment today's inflation, the skill involved, and the cost of overhead and floor space, tattoos are not exactly a had deal either. The fact is that they are a permanent artwork investment that will go everywhere the customer goes. Other than the free...