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Mag Trauma Help

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I'm using a Cheyenne sol nova running at 8volts-8.5volts while trying to color pack/shade with a mag. I'm still practicing and I've only tattooed on myself/pigskin but when I use the mag on myself it's instant blood and burning pain. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong or if there's a method that can reduce this or stop it from happening. I've got the pen angled at 45 attempting small circles and I'm not sure if I need to lower or up the voltage. I tend to have a quicker hand speed while lining so I bump it up to almost 9volts when I'm doing that but any tips/advice would be awesome on how to reduce traumatizing my skin on only the first pass.
 

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I'm using a Cheyenne sol nova running at 8volts-8.5volts while trying to color pack/shade with a mag. I'm still practicing and I've only tattooed on myself/pigskin but when I use the mag on myself it's instant blood and burning pain. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong or if there's a method that can reduce this or stop it from happening. I've got the pen angled at 45 attempting small circles and I'm not sure if I need to lower or up the voltage. I tend to have a quicker hand speed while lining so I bump it up to almost 9volts when I'm doing that but any tips/advice would be awesome on how to reduce traumatizing my skin on only the first pass.
My novice advice would be to raise the angle to like 60-70 and go nice and slow so you fully saturate. The needle (when running) should hardly come out and just ride the tube. I find the mags catch on the skin when the needle is out too far when I pack.
 

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My novice advice would be to raise the angle to like 60-70 and go nice and slow so you fully saturate. The needle (when running) should hardly come out and just ride the tube. I find the mags catch on the skin when the needle is out too far when I pack.
how far would you suggest the mag needles should protrude?
 

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give it about the width of a dime and ride the tube. 1.2mm-ish



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Totally agree with what both Mark and Paige said!

I had good results recently (for packing, not shading) by doing circles clockwise, then counter clockwise, and also from different directions.
The different directions helps with a good saturation when your mag is at a lower angle (not vertical).

And yes, if the skin is not well stretched, mags can grip/catch the skin. Terrible noise!

Peace,

DKJ
 

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Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin's surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat. This creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout.
that doesn't explain how the brand of ink will create trauma. "Instant blood and burning pain" is not a blowout. Plus, blowouts aren't going to be determined by the brand of ink either so even that doesn't make any sense.
 

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It won’t be the brand of ink being a problem, it is your technique, pain and excessive blood is your machine running too fast / too hard, needle depth too deep, riding the tube pushing against open skin causing trauma, overworking the area due to the incorrect use of mags … mags do take practice, to achieve good saturation also takes practide.
 

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Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin's surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat. This creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout.

looking at some of your posts I'm led to believe you are reading the internet, and simply copy/pasting what you see to try and sound smart. It's ok...you're trying to learn. But you are misinformed.

glad to have you on the forums
 

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