Tattoo Stencil Application – Part 1

Once we have made our stencil, we need to successfully apply the stencil. Application of the stencil is of the critical, it is the foundation on which you will build. Only apply the stencil to the skin when your customer is in a normal and natural position, usually standing straight with arms down by the…
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2018-04-08 0

Tattoo Stencil Application -Part 2

Once shaved, give the skin a quick wipe over. Take your stencil solution whether your own or a branded version. Apply a small tip to the top of your glove. Evenly apply a small amount over the area you are going to apply the stencil. Make sure you cover all the area the stencil will touch so as to avoid having missing stencil parts on the skin later.

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Tattoo Shading and Colour Blending

Many tattoo designs will require a certain amount of more subtle shaded colouring, particularly in the case of black- only tattooing. Solid black, rather than finishing abruptly at a given point, may need to be faded out at the edges to achieve a graduated shaded effect. This technique needs a little practice but basically all…
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2018-06-04 0

Tattoo Colouring Technique

Colouring a tattoo demands a very specific technique that can only be truly mastered with practice. Brightness of colour is dependent on several important factors, not least on the skin type of the person you are tattooing. Human skin, as with everything else relating to the human body is as unique as the person to…
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Tattoo Outlining Technique

Gently smear a tiny quantity of petroleum jelly over the fully dried stencilled skin area, ensuring that you use barely enough to create the thinnest film and slight shine. Take your fully assembled outline tattoo machine and attach the clip chord, depress the footswitch. Dip the buzzing needles into your ink pot and leave it…
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Preparing for a Tattoo

Using a disposable wooden spatula remove a good dollop of petroleum jelly from the jar and place it on a folded paper towel in a convenient place on your worktop. Replace the lid of the jar and under no circumstances place fingers into the jar or touch your customer with the spatula during the tattooing…
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2018-04-18 0

Tattoo Stencil Making

LEARN TO TATTOO AT THE CRYPT – CHECK OUR AVAILABLE COURSE DATES HERE For most Tattoos unless you work freehand, you will need to make a stencil. Freehand hand Tattooing  is really only suitable for certain kinds of tattoo design, bold tribal work for example, or something you have routinely or mastered drawing on skin.…
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2018-04-07 0

The Tattoo Studio / Room

LEARN TO TATTOO AT THE CRYPT – CHECK OUR AVAILABLE COURSE DATES HERE Every Tattoo business must by law register both themselves both as an Tattoo Artist (thats you) and their premises where the tattooing will take place with the local authority. Once an application has been made. You and your premises will be visited…
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2018-04-06 0

The Law – Safety & Hygiene

LEARN TO TATTOO AT THE CRYPT – CHECK OUR AVAILABLE COURSE DATES HERE Before we look at the process of Tattooing it is critical that we have a sound and in depth understanding of what is required to be safe, hygienic and a good awareness of the law and regulation relating to Tattooing. This of…
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2018-04-05 0

Learn to Tattoo – Starting Out

Starting out on the process of learning how to correctly and safely Tattoo the paying public, can and should be somewhat of a daunting process, as a newbie you have a lot to learn, overcome and master to become a respected, Tattooist /  Tattooer / Tattoo Artist. Lots of practice, patience and understanding is required…
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