Tattoo supplies for unlicensed people

Slinky

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26 Jan 2009
35
Bradford-UK
First Name
Perri
I am looking for some inks from a tattoo supplies company and wondered if they will ask me for a licence number or anything?
Can anyone recommend any suppliers that dont ask.
 

sneeks18

Basic
6 Mar 2009
5
tattoo supplys

theres a place in orange county ca called D M S they sell inks needles and every thing
 

frontosa

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8 Jun 2011
24
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Staffordshire
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Steve
i won some ink off the tattoo shop on ebay over a week ago and still not had it.
and they dont reply to email's
they are a waste of time.
 

chunkymonkey

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14 Jan 2012
637
Barnsley
First Name
Ian
Gender
Male
if using tattoo shop, better to use their web site and not ebay as they tend to be a bit slack on ebay but they do eventually reply, use the website and get your items faster and they reply faster, i prefer powerlinetattoosuplies.
 

beppe

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25 Dec 2011
139
UK
First Name
angelito
Hey mate, I use new image, the tattoo shop, and killer ink. Barber dts also but you can't buy needles or machines from them.
 

Spiral

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27 Oct 2011
94
im in one
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martin
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Male
hi mate, i have used barberdts, powerline,and killerink in the past and have used newimage recently, try powerline first never had any problems with at all.
 

Fozz

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17 Oct 2011
353
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Chorley, Lancashire
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Michael
You ain't gonna grass us up to the peelers once you get our cash are you Steve?? Haha..... Nice one, the site's getting bigger and bigger. Looks great so far.....
 

BFMT

Banned
15 Feb 2012
14
First Name
CR
I am looking for some inks from a tattoo supplies company and wondered if they will ask me for a licence number or anything?
Can anyone recommend any suppliers that dont ask.

The book titled "Basic Fundamentals of Tattoo" has several lists of suppliers.
I recommend UNIMAX though - for selection and price.
I am pretty sure they do not require license.
 

dave14jones

Basic
2 Apr 2012
21
HL, Florida, USA
First Name
Dave Jones
yes, you may find suppliers who donââ*€šÂ¬Ã¢*€žÂ¢t ask for your license but It is better to get a license to save yourself from trouble. Generally good online suppliers do ask for your license.
 

DJHicks

Ravin' Ink - Witham
Premium
5 Sep 2012
966
Witham
First Name
David
Best Suppliers for Non Licensed Tattooists Practising at Home Etc.

1st off I will admit to buying a World Wide Tattoo Kit, the best one they do mind and brought that from The Tattoo Shop.

Now doing some reading I see that this maybe a double wammy for myself but as it stands all seems well....

The kit itself (half price at the moment) I know will not be the best but as a start up to see if its something someone would want to take on properly I think its pretty ideal (of course I maybe corrected lol)

Speaking to The Tattoo Shop they seemed very helpful in answering all my questions and the large order I placed was all correct on delivery.

Having read up on what people have said about TTS can people please suggest where us non licensed tattooist that are purely practising on fake or pig skin can purchase items such as inks, needles and such without the worry of them being copies or unsterilised etc

I want to try eternal inks etc... but need to find a suitable supplier that isn't both overpriced and have a ridiculous postage cost. I'm going to call Barber DTS and see what I can order from them if I can get anything at all without a licence.

Thanks
 
11 Sep 2012
508
Minneapolis
First Name
JD
Re: Best Suppliers for Non Licensed Tattooists Practising at Home Etc.

Wish I could help ya.. But I am in the US and buy from American suppliers.. I have no idea what your non-international options are.
 

maggot

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25 Feb 2011
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Surfleet UK
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colin
Re: Best Suppliers for Non Licensed Tattooists Practising at Home Etc.

personally i found powerlines best for non licensed



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Stealth Ninja

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4 May 2012
243
Sheffield
First Name
Rich
Re: Best Suppliers for Non Licensed Tattooists Practising at Home Etc.

I use powerline. Never had a problem with buying from powerline or killerink without a licence, but they are reasonably priced and an official distibuter of skin candy which is the ink I use.
 

DJHicks

Ravin' Ink - Witham
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5 Sep 2012
966
Witham
First Name
David
Thanks will check them out... seems powerline are out of stock of everything i'm looking for - typical... :icon_razz:

i'm after needles, black outliner ink and a tribal black... seems everywhere is out at the moment

The tattooshop seem way over priced imo now that i'm searching about
 
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Tattooz

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16 Sep 2010
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Sheffield
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Dave
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Male
Ive had some REALLy bad needles from powerline own brand. 7Mag and 9Mag were attrotious. Specs of solder on the needles causing massive pain.
I though they were being babies, but when i had a look under the lamp after the 3rd person was struggling, i binned the lot!

chinese crap with a powerline sticker obviously.

Only problem in my opinion with tattooshop, is the dates on their inks. I have had eternal with 3 to five months life. Barber DTS are around 18mths.

but i suppose if you want supplies being unlicensed, you will put up with the date issue, but not the needles.

Give our Sarah a look at Supertatz if you want disposables n stuff.
www.supertatz.co.uk
 

Swampy

Basic
29 Dec 2009
11
UK
First Name
Swampy
If you want fusion inks, you cant get them from killer ink, they require you to be licenced. as i found out.
I think that since Killer Ink have started going to conventions etc, they have been told to tighten their belts. Why a company in these hard times would refuse peoples money is beyond me, but if they want to try and impress, then let em.
 

DJHicks

Ravin' Ink - Witham
Premium
5 Sep 2012
966
Witham
First Name
David
I'm struggling to decide on which needles to get... remembering i'm unlicensed at the moment.

What do others here use that they have had good results with and able to buy of course...

Been reading up that world wide apparently do not sterilise their needles and as above powerlines own bards noting being great so i'll steering clear of those two... but what about the tattoo shop needles or the sabre they supply???

Looking on New Image (tattookit.co.uk) they have a panther range - anyone know if these are any good??

thanks guys!
 
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maggot

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25 Feb 2011
644
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Surfleet UK
First Name
colin
I think that since Killer Ink have started going to conventions etc, they have been told to tighten their belts. Why a company in these hard times would refuse peoples money is beyond me, but if they want to try and impress, then let em.

nothing to do with killer ink its a fusion thing
 

Tattooz

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16 Sep 2010
742
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Sheffield
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Dave
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I'm struggling to decide on which needles to get... remembering i'm unlicensed at the moment.

What do others here use that they have had good results with and able to buy of course...

Been reading up that world wide apparently do not sterilise their needles and as above powerlines own bards noting being great so i'll steering clear of those two... but what about the tattoo shop needles or the sabre they supply???

Looking on New Image (tattookit.co.uk) they have a panther range - anyone know if these are any good??

thanks guys!

Ive used Pinup brand from Powerline before i switched to Barbers, and they are ok.
 

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