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JOLLY J

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  1. It is Dr.Bronners magic soap.It's a castile soap they sell at health food stores,the peppermint kind.Some tattoo artist use it instead of green soap.The only difference is that Dr.Bronner's isn't antiseptic like green soap.Sometimes during large pieces the alcohol in green soap and the constant wiping can make a tattoo sore and raw,then I switch to the magic soap & the peppermint in it cools the area down giving it "a topical anesthetic" feel even though it doesn't have a topical anesthetic in it,because it takes away the burn.You can apply stencils with it too.
  2. A guy I was tattooing said "your job is awesome,you get to tattoo all sorts of good looking women.You tattoo women's tits and asses all the time right?".I said "Yeah,but it's really not quite as cool as it sounds,I mean there are as many horrible looking girls getting tattooed as there are good looking ones,maybe even more ." "You ever tattoo a dick?" he asked.I said "Yeah,I'm tattooing you."
  3. I don't want product in my hair.
  4. I totally identify with this.I used to just shave my head myself because there are only feminine salons around me.Now I just grow my hair.I don't feel comfortable in salons.It's the same thing with tattoo shops nowadays,they went from being like barber shops to now being all like fern bars or feminine hair salons.I'm gonna open my own tattoo shop soon,only serving bikers, strippers,waitresses,blue collar workers,drug dealers and people that live on the fringes of society.
  5. The bamboo (I think it is bamboo) in the water is pretty bad.I think it looks a little overworked and scarred at the base of it when it comes out of the water.I could be wrong and it's hard to tell from the picture but the tribal armband seems scarred and raised.A good cover up artist could camouflage these scars and kind of distract the eye so that you would not be able to see that it is raised unless you were real close to it. You are right,the woman's face and the 3 larger letters look decent. I'm not an expert on laser removal but I think that all that does is remove the ink from visibil
  6. I respect customers,but never kiss their asses.Maybe it's just me but nothing about the initial story that started this thread seems rude.You have to understand,the customer that is getting tattooed before you may not be sitting well and moving,or maybe they are making the artist stop many times.If they have to stop many times or if the customer is sitting like a fish that's just been taken out of water their initial time estimate for that tattoo may be off.Maybe they just were off the mark when giving a time estimate in the first place because it's not always an exact science.If there was a c
  7. To wait a long time for a notable artist like Grime or Filip is understandable,but I have seen artists that aren't even very good that are "booked solid" for several months. Like Deb said some artists only book 1 appointment a day.That equals out most times to be a little over 20 tattoos a month,while other artists do that many in a couple of days.Being the "hardest artist to book" may mean that they are very good but it could also mean that the artist has no work ethic.I think a lot of times artists do this to stroke their own egos and seem more in demand than they actually are. I get a lot
  8. I like poking people with needles.Always have.
  9. I don't know the exact address,but it's off 6th avenue.not sure about the peep booths.You may have to stick whatever body part you want to get tattooed through a glory hole though-you know- for anonymity.It gives me an idea for when you get an obnoxious customer.......a ball gag!I think the place is called pricks & pricks,I know it's off 6th ave. but I could be wrong about the name though.
  10. The term I hate the most is "slingin' ink".I'm not an "ink slinger",I'm a dermographic redecorator.......that way I can charge more to yuppies because I tell them I use feng shui. I used to use the word "gun",but just to irritate the other artists I worked with.An old timer once told me "machines create and guns destroy" and I guess that is the difference.
  11. go to Greenwich Village in NYC,there are 100s of these places there.I even saw an adult bookstore/tattoo shop.
  12. Oh,yeah....& the first three rules of business are 1)location 2)location 3)location.Anyone who doesn't understand this shouldn't be taken seriously as a business man or business woman. Don't be cheap,pay a few extra hundred a month & get a location where people can see the sign that says TATTOO.
  13. I joined last sparrow specifically because I found that this seems to be the only place online discussing this,and in my opinion it is a growing problem.It may be okay for the non-tattooer to be an owner of a shop,but for an artist it can be hell and for so many reasons!I have had many bad experiences working at shops run by non-tattooers,too many to list here. The main problem is that the tattoo business is a whole different animal.Running other types of business establishments is not the same at all,and nowadays far too many people get a decent size tax return & a book on business and
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