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  1. Brass Knuckle Tattoo Studio, in Celina Ohio, is looking for an experienced Artist. Street style busy studio in business for 5 years. Quality reputation and steady business. Requirements include a portfolio of your work and positive attitude. Egomaniacs need not apply.. If your interested and/or have any questions, Email us at brassknuckle13@gmail.com!
  2. Agreed. I'm curious on how the governor is going to go. By bullet or blade:eek:
  3. I predict Netflix's future to be flooded with "Netflix" tattoo photos that other people get. As well as other companies....could be bad.:eek::p
  4. I've smoked from 18-now 26, I tried that chantix combined with E-Cigarette, and was able to be smoke free for over five weeks until that one night at the local bar. alcohol combined with cigarettes has been proved to be my weakness for relapse. I plan on trying the method again soon, hopefully with more will when the occasional drink is poured.
  5. I'm seeing a lot good and bad points here. Apprenticeships is not only a vital learning stage under a good tattooer, meaning where you learn good habits instead of taking on bad, which is why a lot of good artists don't take on people who have attempted to self teach, or "scratch" out of the house and develop bad habits that's hard to break. But also apprenticeships help weed out those who won't put in the heart and sacrifice that's required of quality tattooists. Also on that note it helps to be friends, or known by their mentor, instead of being a stranger because they would be more convinced that a person isnt going to waste their time and take what they teach only to go scratch with it. So yes, as a young tattooer in the industry, apprenticeships, i feel, is vital to the continuation; progression, and keeping our history and respects alive in this grand industry of tattooing. And on a final note, with all the attention good tattooers get with tv and such, more people will understand the difference between quality and crap, and those nasty quality shops out there will become less and less and increase in being considered a "pop-up" studios. while more notable artist will take their place who had done right through an apprenticeship, or had enough natural ability to rise on their own. Which can happen too, but is still a long road to take over good apprenticeships.
  6. In my experience, the reason most have issues with the more abused areas of skin, like elbows and heels, is because the body sheds and regenerates thicker more "callused" skin to compensate for such abuse. So basicly your tattoo will age more rapidly under thicker regenerating skin, while at the same time disappear in the cracks and crevises in the callused skin. Also on that note, palms and soles regenerate skin more rapidly as well hence ink also will age and fade away more rapidly all the same. Thats in most cases however, I've seen people who had no issues and ink age just the same in those areas, as other parts of the body.
  7. lmao, inkmasters is ok. But I referred to people recieving a tattoo, whom i didnt know personally, as "canvases" long before inkmasters aired. Thus never really giving second thought about the connection between the two until you were so kind to point that out.....
  8. wow, not only is it the worst i have ever seen but it takes up his whole upper arm and its backwards! i have to feel pity for the canvas, because its so bad in so many different ways.
  9. That is something that's easily covered. Which in turn opens up a large amount of options that understandably makes it difficult to make a decision. It would be best to talk to your artist in person so that He/She can help read whats right for you and narrow down the options at the same time. Roses, Peacock feathers, and motion off a larger designs are my personal favorite to use covering up things like that. hope this helps.
  10. I tattooed this as a clients first tattoo in tribute to his favorite music band Trivium.
  11. After reading all the replies it has indeed opened my eyes to a new perspective on Scratchers. It's something i guess all tattooers will just have to cope with since there's no real way to not only get the general public/tattoo receivers but especially getting the scratchers to understand the dangers, and quality one would receive or give. And when i speak about scratchers, I'm not speaking about people starting out and learning from a professional. I'm not speaking about the guy making his way in prison tattooing. And I'm not talking about tattooers who have experience and set up shop in their home for whatever reason. (depending on how they do it and not regarding that person's skill). I'm talking about the people tattooing without knowing crap about it but do it anyways because the have dollar signs in their eyes. I've never done surgery, so are you going to see me pick up a scalpel and get the equipment and cut into someone and try to perform a breast implant, or liposuction. Hell no! so why would a person think it's ok to put ink into people without learning the safe and artistic way to do so? I guess quality tattooers will have to keep doing cover-ups and doctors will need to keep treating blood borne diseases like MRSA as a result of tattoos done unprofessionally.
  12. I had become aware of TAU (Tattoo Artist United) awhile back after seeing a post of one the videos educating the public about scratchers. I was intrigued by this because it is something I have thought about needing to happen for sometime now. In my area in america scratchers are a common issue, and i assume it's an issue in other parts of the world aswell. It gets old dealig with folks coming in with scratcher work along with the scratcher perspective of tattooing. The thing i hate the most is best explained by an example......the other day a guy walks in asking a price on a portrait. After telling him he responded with "seriously!? I got this portrait of my mom from my brother doing it with a homemade gun on his kitchen table and it only cost me a 12pack of beer and 4 packs of cigarettes." As he was saying this he was showing me the most cartoon looking face with no visible shading and nasty looking linework. That helped me realize more of how bad scratching has got, when people think that crap is good quality, and dont understand why studios who got overhead and had dedicated there lives to putting out quality work are charging more than the value of beer and cigarettes. What are your opinions on TAU and/or scratchers in general?
  13. My boss, Paul Hayden, told me that when he was a guest artist in Germany, he was told that they would actually arrest someone if they didn't have any swastika, or any other resemblance to Nazism, tattoos covered. I don't know the merit in that but that's just what i heard from him.
  14. When one gets to the point of having a full "Sleeve" or a whole "body suit" even, when someone else says "wow, how many tattoo do you have?" Best answer isn't i have two sleeves, two chaps, and an upper body suit. best answer is...one.
  15. I recently decided to take on learning Pyrography, inspired by Jean Bouick's youtube video . Which oddly enough carries a lot of similarities as tattooing, yet not the same at all lol.
  16. I was as nervous on my first tattoo as i was when i lost my virginity, once i penetrated i was no longer nervous. And it was a short session.......
  17. Myself, realism tattoos are a fav I see a lot. Black and grey realism will have a longer lifespan so long as its actually healed out in the intended shades of black and grey. However color realism or color in general will always have more presents to it, and more artistic value at a distance. Lifespan is the main issues, or "criticisms", more traditional favored tattooers have towards realism, for good reason. However even in traditional color tattoos, color will fade, more so the lighter the color, just like a Pepsi can on the sidewalk that gets beat by the UV rays provided by the sun. Difference being that traditional, and similar nontraditional styles, always has the black backing and solid lines, and even the packed bold colors instead of the softened "pastel" colors, that actually makes the fade less noticeable to the eye, and still makes the tattoo obvious as to what it is in age, carrying the design more further in life as the result. Which is the general goal in a tattoo, of course! So it really boils down to just what your after as the style of art, sacrificing longevity for the wow factor found in the realistic style of your art and getting it reworked to keep it what it is, at a risk of retaining it's original glory, or wear something bad ass that will last a lifetime while sacrificing the realistic soft details that makes the tattoo art "lifelike", or even finding that happy medium between the two. At least that's the understanding I've developed so far in my career. And that's the great thing about art that I love, It's able to be done in soooo many unique ways. And i feel realism has been an example of a push forward in the industry, and will inevitably in the future lead to more of a push forward making pastel colors last a lifetime as a realistic lifelike tattoo.
  18. I was rather ignorant of the tattoo shops near there, all I knew was free shuttle, and my shipmates were going, and had plenty of buildup of boot-camp navy pay to spend. Probably how they get by with overcharging sailors lol. you'll have that, tho i do regret what i chose as my tattoo, of course you'll have that too with any unplanned first tattoo. A big ass wizard that was simplistically meant to be a 3rd of its size in design.
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