Koi Tattoo

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This is one I done last night, I can't sleep unless I do a Tattoo every day at the moment. I used 7rl, 9rs. I usually manage to use the same needles for about 5 tattoos on pig skin and then they are worn out. Do you all use new needles on pig skin every time or re-use them. Of course I don't re-use them on real skin, in fact I don't use the same machines or power pack on real skin this way I can leave my piggy machines set up. I have managed to get 2 complete sets of everything now so it saves any hassle. The only thing I have to duplicate is ink, currently I use Kashoku which is ok, but not widely available so I will keep this for piggy and buy new for real skin. I was thinking of Skin Candy because it seems that most suppliers sell it. Any advice?
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Hey Patrick,
when you do the colour shade in the waves,put the colour in away from the edges & highlight the edges with a bit of white,looks more real...you have done it the other way around !!. Really nice work tho mate,like it...:thumbsup:
 
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Hey Patrick,
when you do the colour shade in the waves,put the colour in away from the edges & highlight the edges with a bit of white,looks more real...you have done it the other way around !!. Really nice work tho mate,like it...:thumbsup:
Thanks Mark

I will try that on the next one, but that does makes sense. That's typical me doing things the wrong way round:eek: Thanks to everyone who takes time to comment because it would be very difficult to progress without the good honest advice.
 

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Hey Pat,

a lovely piece of work - outline is lovely and clear and even - but it looks unfinished/lacks depth.
Think I've said before about your black/grey work - you need to apply same principles with colour... underside of fish would be very dark (as it's shaded), so a dark pink or purple working up into the vibrant colour then highlight at the tip - which here would be the fin.
As Skin says, the waves are back to front - darkest under the fish, working outwards to the white of the tips of the waves.
Hope this helps:thumbsup:
 

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cool

:thumbsup:Looks good! good strong outline, as mentioned shaded not brill but practice makes perfect and thats why were here. but i like it anyway slightly bias as i like koi fish. well done keep it up