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    Needles- 7rs 4f 8 wrap coils (both machines) 7rs on a machine with a short spring 4f on a machine with a long spring 2.5 hours. I did a lot of whipping motoins. The 3 petals on the lower right are done with the 4 flat. It was not fillng in fast enough so I switched to the 7rs.
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    I was to exicted to tattoo the rose that i did not put detail in the line drawing
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    Getting a feel for blends
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    Added black to see contrast
  5. Stuart1984

    Practice skin... staining

    Hi everyone Am I doing something wrong? I'm using some practice skin and have just started learning and practicing but the skin I'm using is getting really stained... am I using too much ink? Am I wiping incorrectly? Should I be using vaseline on practice skin? Thank you for the support
  6. MalligaMallan


    This is not my tattoo, I'm just curious to learn how the skin looks when overworked. I think it's a real nice tattoo, but this Dragon looks overworked to me. Is it?
  7. Daisy

    White ink advice/ highlight advice

    Just if anyone has any advice. I have the eternal bright white ink & I have a mixing white which I bought to change my basic ink colours into different tones (once I get to that stage!!( . If I want to put a white highlight round a piece ofradd a little bit of white into a few details - how is...
  8. Daisy

    2 wee pieces

    used electrum - stencil lasted much better for me! - alloowed to dry for about 40 mins - just beacuse I wanted to not lose anything 9rl - eternal lining black 7m1 - after I had done some colouring with the 9rl - the ink went in a million times better with this. - design not mine - but something...
  9. Daisy

    Tough skin query

    My friend asked me to do a tattoo for him - I am at the stage where I would only ever do a friend/ someone i know and who understands 100% I am learning and that I think I oculd do the best job I can on it - I am years away from being at the stage where I would ever do anything on a stranger...
  10. Daisy

    soooo... skin tattoo

    My husband really, really kindly let me tattoo him last night - just a simple outline (to be coloured in future) - I know I am hugely jumping the gun - but tattooing a human was a big hurdle that I was so worried about and I kept thinking what if I do all of this and can't tattoo a...
  11. 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...