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Hi all
Thanks for the opportunity to learn to tattoo

I have only just joined and down loaded the course (which for the price of a Pac of fags and a ½ pint of beer I can NOT fault it.)
I have a tattoo kit and done some work on practice skin and pig skin ÃÂ*¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*‚¬Å¡Ã‚*¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*€šÂ¬Ã…*€œ I found both very good, but the pigÃÂ*¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*‚¬Å¡Ã‚*¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*‚¬Å¾Ã‚*¢s skin was a lot easier to colour / shade.

My question is this.
I have bought some ink (from powerline Tattoo supplies) the super bright range.

I bought the 60ml bottles of ink and I had the idea that it may be a good idea to get a larger white and tone down my colours e.g. dark blue to light blue, dark green to light green etc......
I bought the 15ml bottles and then I saw on a forum the other day that you should not mix your inks!
Can anyone advise me before I do mix them and scrap *£35 worth of ink!

On saying that I canÃÂ*¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*‚¬Å¡Ã‚*¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢*‚¬Å¾Ã‚*¢t do any harm on the pig skin but I would have to buy new when it comes to the real thing.
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked before but i couldn't find anything about this subject.
Mick
 

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if the ink is the same brand its fine to mix them but different brank use different types of ink so it is not wise to mix different brands of ink:p
 

Deziner

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Yeah, same answer from here. But just mix small amounts of lights as you need them. (Do it in the ink pot) unless of course it is a bigger tatt and you will need consistency.
If you watch dvds such as nate beavers or josh carlton, they hardly ever use straight colours.
 
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I take your advice and thank you very much and I will stick to the rule.

but just for my own curiosity is it a dangerous thing to do.

the ink that came with the kit is KASHOHU

thanks to battlemedic & Deziner for your responce