I think I've been here 4y already First with another account which I lost my password for so I started this one instead. @TexasPT was one of the oldies I was even a little afraid to comment on his postings How wrong I was Not about oldie though
I remember ads for the site came up all the time when searching tattoo info on Google - I never had tried tattooing, didn't even have a machine or anything. It was just an idea that suddenly had come to my mind. I already had a masters degree in fine arts though.
All blinking ads about "help me tattoo forum" were so annoying so i finally clicked on one to see what it was. Totally stuck 4y later. Best thing I ever did!
I bought my stuff from someone that had zero artistic skills but thought she could master tattooing in a week or so. Did not work out like that and she sold literally everything: from massage bed, saddle stool and thermal copier, to the cheyenne thunder set and everything in between. Anyway... since I bought it and also did not know how to get started, this was the only place with free non-member info and active users that replied to n00b questions without being dicks. So yeah, there you have it
I was a member of another site but it was full of people who just insulted each other without really offering any constructive feedback, when i searched for an alternative i found this site and never looked back
I came across a number of other places that were toxic and hostile, especially towards beginners. I think i literally typed into google 'help with learning to tattoo' or something and this site popped up (a fair bit down in the results if i remember), had a quick look around and everyone seems to be so nice, helpful and friendly I signed up for my wife (she is the one who is going to learn), where hopefully will not be too annoying with the typical questions if we cannot find answers via searching.