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  1. C

    Big area soft shading

    Looking for recomendations on how to get super smoothe black and gray in large tattoos..like back pieces of portraits and other bigger pieces.
  2. E

    Whatsup from Tacoma, Wa!

    Hey there! My name is Erin and I'm here in Washington. I've been fine tuning my skills for about 2 years now on and off. Doing ok with my line work so far and have done a few solid pieces on people, I'm just fairly recently starting to experiment with colors and shading and trying more...
  3. WhippTatts

    Black On Top Of Color On Top Of Black?

    Hey I feel like a dick even asking this, but I'm curious if anyone would comment on how you approach mixing black shading and color? Like if you were doing a rose that went red to black, would you do a full pass of red, then shade in the black? mix it all at once? do the black shading, then...
  4. Flemingtm94

    Mom's Brand Tattoo Ink Vs Kuro Sumi Tattoo Ink

    I am a beginner artist and one strange thing I noticed that the ink really plays a huge part in your overall work. I recently purchased Kuro Sumi Tattoo Ink after using Mom's for about 4 months. *I wanted to be cheap* So for the same price I received 2X's more ink than Mom's ink; 1st plus. Then...
  5. Flemingtm94

    Rough Shading Through Skin! Plz Help

    I had a client that got a tattoo above his knee going towards the upper thigh. The lining went well, but when I began to shade around his knee area there was resistance. I used a 7 Mag Shader needle, but it was almost like I couldn't drag the needle through the skin. I had to end up making this...
  6. Flemingtm94

    Spotty Shading: Need Advice

    So I am new to tattooing and I am very picky about certain projects that require a lot of shading. When I use a circular motion to shade, certain areas are always lighter than the others. I tend to use the same sized shading needle as the outline. So if I used a 7RL for the outline, I would use...
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