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  1. Tattoonz

    I let a friend do his first tattoo on me!

    What do y'all think? After a half dozen fake skins and 2 pig shoulders , it was time to touch skin.
  2. S

    Single needle tattoo voltage

    Hi i was wondering what voltage you should run your Xion with critical power supply?
  3. Iromero93

    Advice with paper towels ...

    Hey guys, So I was finally done with this tattoo... excited to take pics and booom zoom in and you see small little paper debris and just looks bad. (Maybe can’t see in this pics as it was scaled down). But I added water and soap and wiped but same thing happens. What brand do you guys use? I...
  4. Katiekambria

    New aspiring tattooist here ?

    Hiiii fellow artists. Newbie here. I’m Katie. 26. I’ve been an artist my entire life and have been stuck in the restaurant industry most of my years. Quarantine has ignited my fire of going after the career I’ve always dreamed of. I’m here to absorb as much knowledge about the craft as I can...
  5. M

    Ink doesnt go in skin, needle blocks

    Hi, Im new with coil machines. I recently bought a lauro paolini liner tattoo machine. I tried so many speeds so many volts, I dont understand what is going on. When I pass the needle on the skin, I cant have a line. It kinda blocks in the skin like without any smoothness. Plus, the ink doesnt...
  6. Visions

    First-week practice

    Hey, guys I thought i'd share my first week on a pad and get C&C. So, i've been mad-scientist-ing some way to incorporate my painting style i'm accustomed with into a tattoo style. Spike (left) got beat up pretty bad due to a RS clipping pretty deep. I'll prob. Come back to him and get him...
  7. MadameA23

    Simple spiral tattoo

    This is a piece I did today in my home studio. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Used a 9rl and a 7 or 9mag. I know it's not an amazing fancy showstopping piece. I've had my confidence knocked lately so it feels good to do this one :)
  8. Lucy Locket

    Ended February 2020 Art Contest

    February 2020 Art Contest This months art contest is now active. We have changed the format, but hopefully it will work well. This months theme will be HEARTS You can add as many entries as you like before the 20th of each month at 7am GMT. Voting will then be opened until the 28th of the...
  9. T

    Decided to jump in the deep end

    And try a portrait tattoo. Very difficult but learned a ton. Started with Jesse in the back and royally fucked him up pretty badly. Feel like Walt looks a little better but still far from realistic. Lots of fun doing this though and looking forward to learning and growing more. Going to do some...
  10. Irisnawer

    Question about tattoo laws in Ireland

    Hi everybody! I hope you are all good :) I've been searching around but there's not too much information about it and I have no actual tattoo artist friends to ask about so... Does anybody know how the Irish law is for tattooing? I've found this link where it says that there's no actual...
  11. Sorry Sloth

    How to tell the tattoo depth in skin and if tattoo show problems prior to being fully healed

    Firstly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this type of question. This is my first time posting... So bear with me please. Alright. I'm going to be honest. I tattooed for the first time on Friday. I have no training. I am a horrible person. I know. Lord forgive me for living in a city...
  12. T

    Tattoo advice help me!

    So I go my first tattoo in November and since then I’ve had 1 touch up session. So this tattoo I got it’s a cover up of a stick and poke...I can still see my old tattoo really clearly through my new tattoo so I was wondering is there anyway my tattoo artist can possibly use a different color on...
  13. Lucy Locket

    Monthly Art Contests

    We have set up a more simple and easy to use monthly contests format. Hopefully you will all get involved. Its only a bit of fun, and open to all Premium members, no matter how bad your art skills. See The Contests Here Info: New contests will start on the 1st of each month Users will get...
  14. MadameA23

    Snowy owl in white??

    I did a snowy owl outline for a client a few weeks ago. Originally he wanted just the lines and main features which I did. He loves it alot but Now he has decided he wants the lot filled in to look more...snowy.. so now I'm abit stuck. I know doing a whole fill in white is a bad idea. What's...
  15. Dzikichrzan

    Flowers tattoo

    Hello guys this is tattoo That I was beg to do on my sister in law, I wasn’t sure and a worried as fuck but it came out pretty nicely. As long she is happy im happy too :) done with my xion, typically for me it took 7 h with few brakes (yes it was a looooong day) 3LR extra tight from tatsoul and...
  16. Redfox522

    My first tattoos! ?

    Sooooo for my first tattoos on actual human skin I’m pretty proud! I mean they aren’t total disasters!!! I’ve found that nothing compares to tattooing a real person. This has been the best practice I’ve had. Yes my lines are not great but overall I can tell what it’s supposed to be and I’m happy...
  17. Dzikichrzan

    Mandala tattoo for my Sister-in-law

    Hello people :) this one I've done 8 days ago and I'm guessing few more and can go back to do some more dot shading. It took around 3h, Xion pen machine, done with 9 RL and 3 tight rl, intenze lining black, taking my time as always. Few spots I wish to do better but she is very happy how its...
  18. B

    Tattoo 17- owl tattoo.

    Tattooed my first owl last night- had a lot of fun doing this. Done using 3rl,7m,25cm,27cm Happy with how it had turned out-tried to keep the whote for just around the face to draw attention. Let me know what you think!
  19. B

    Greek tattoo- 15 or 16th tattoo to date.

    Recently done this Greek god tattoo, took about 7 hours. Used 3rl, 9m, 13cm, 17cm. Internal black ink. My own critique- stencil rubbed off slightly on moustache so the shading went slightly darker than I would of liked it too. Let me know what you think! Cheers joe
  20. 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.