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    Greetings from Serbia
    Hi guys I just discovered this place, im a begginer tattoo artist, i plan on developing and i hope ill find this place usefull and find a lot of great people.
    I also make machines. Best regards from Serbia. Igor 3
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    I have been lurking around reading and commented on a few posts.  My first tattoo was a half outside sleeve in 1994. Currently, all that is open are my legs, butt, and neck. LOL My shop for two years and I have had a horrible disagreement and I can no longer go back. Bad blood. How do I  find another artist that will complete their work? I have exhausted attempts to talk and clear the air. I have 2 major designs that need to be completed. I am hoping a tattoo artist or someone who has been in these sad shoes could give me advice.  3
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    Hi! New here! Mostly here cuz I’m having a panic attack after seeing what’s happening to my tattoo 3
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    Tattooing over dark spots
    Hi folks, Some unconventional questions ahead! I have 2 dark spots next to my armpits (see attached picture of one side) that appeared due to an allergy to over-the-counter deodorants (they appeared like 5 years ago). Unfortunately, the realization that I'm allergic to whatever ingredients that are in those deodorants (aluminum, alcohol, you name it...) was too late and only after my armpits started to cut and bleed, I assumed I should get rid of those deodorants. The result was sever PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) spots that appeared a few weeks after I fully healed. 
    Over the years, I have tried some top-notch creams and laser therapies to try and combat the pigmentation (I visited some of the most famous skin clinics in my country), but the spots are extremely stubborn and don't seem to fade away at all (I've tried IPL, Q-switch, TIXEL, Hydroquinone 8%, etc'). I was told by a lot of dermatologists that the spots will never fade away and that I'll have to live with them. Since the spots are here to stay, I thought that my last resort is to tattoo over them, but I have some concerns. I asked all those specialists that tried to treat me about tattooing the spots, but the answers I got were indecisive. They didn't really know what to tell me, so I'm trying my luck here, maybe someone here can share his knowledge with me. 1. How will a tattoo look when the underlying skin is brown? I mean, will it be like mixing 2 colors with each other, or will the ink overpower the spot's pigment? 2. I know that tattooing on high-friction, high-moisture areas (exactly like mine) isn't the brightest idea, because the tattoo might fade away quick. Is it true? If it is true, how come the "natural" brown pigmentation I have hasn't faded away? Are tattoo pigments and my pigments residing on different layers of the skin? 3. Obviously my skin is more sensitive than others'. Is there any way to assess the consequences of having a tattoo? Can I be allergic to the ink? Can the tattoos cause inflammation like the deodorants did? I read that most inks contain some nasty metals and unfriendly materials that will surely irritate my skin. But maybe are there natural pigments or anything less harmful that I could tolerate?  4. Since the area is close to the lymph nodes, do you think that the ink can somehow diffuse to them and cause unwanted effects? Or am I too paranoid? Will appreciate any kind of help! Thanks. 3

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