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Hey everyone, I guess I have to introduce myself, so here goes...

i live in Wisconsin, USA. Today at the age of 33 (tomorrow I will turn 34, actually)I got my first tattoo. I did it myself with a 3RL tattoo needle and vegan tattoo ink, what the kids call a "stick and poke" tattoo. I realize that those might be frowned upon here, being amongst so many professional artists and all... but I did a lot of research before hand and used all sterile equipment and am now carefully following all the after care details as well. I really like the aesthetic of it and the liberation that comes from being able to tattoo yourself, and plus I love DIY, so go easy on me! ;P

I have a degree in drawing but being a tattoo artist never appealed to me, until now. I want to do many more stick n pokes (for some reason tattooing with a machine doesn't interest me).

Some of the stuff I want to do I fear may also be frowned upon as well, such as:

- entrely red ink tattoo

- entirely white tattoo

- entirely uv ink tattoo (mostly invisible)

I plan to do small test spots on my body first to see how my body will handle these different "questionable" inks, but the real reason I joined here tonight was to figure something out, so forgive me for asking a question right away, but I don't want to post 10 bs posts just to ask this...

My question is, when doing a white ink tattoo, or an "invisible" uv ink tattoo... Can you use a purple stencil like normal, or will that get mixed in with the ink and discolor it? How do artists do stencils for "invisible" or white tattoos? I thought perhaps a "negative" stencil of the image? Or ???

So thanks for hearing me out, it's good to be here... I hope to do/get many more tattoos in the future! I look forward to learning more about tattoos, thanks for having me!

Randy

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Hello Randy,

We try to promote professional tattooing on this forum. You shouldn't expect getting any tips or tricks regarding amateur stick'n'poke tattooing from this community. Please refrain from asking questions like this in future posts.

Please read the forum rules. Thank you!

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