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How to Prepare Skin for a Tattoo | Tattoo Artist

Do you know what really happens in your home when you are away? Now you can. http://bit.ly/1KOBH31 Watch more How to Be a Tattoo Artist videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509065-How-to-Prepare-Skin-for-a-Tattoo-Tattoo-Artist How to prep the skin for a tattoo. First I use an alcohol wipe that’s 70 percent alcohol. Most city ordinances that govern tattooing, which is usually governed by each county or state, they usually require at least 70 percent alcohol. Anything more evaporates too fast it has to sit on the skin to prep the skin. Wipe it down. Next shave the skin. You have to shave the skin, no matter how much hair, whether it’s small or a lot, we’ve got some bear hands over here, just so you don’t have any ingrown hairs during the healing process. In designing a tattoo, what you’d normally do is; first find out what they like, and then look at the shape of the…

How to Adjust Spring Tension on Machine | Tattoo Artist

Do you know what really happens in your home when you are away? Now you can. http://bit.ly/1KOBH31 Watch more How to Be a Tattoo Artist videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509062-How-to-Adjust-Spring-Tension-on-Machine-Tattoo-Artist If you have a machine that’s really not working right, or you can’t find that tone, or even if it’s not pushing hard, if it’s not pushing the needle into the skin as hard as you want and you want to make it hit a little bit harder, you can adjust the spring tension on it. Basically what you’re going to do is, you’re going to loosen the back screw and you’re going to pin it it to the side. To give it more tension, I push up, or if you want to lessen the tension, push down. Put it back basically so it’s lined up with the binding posts and tighten it back down. You can always feel it, when you push…

How to Tune & Work a Tattoo Machine | Tattoo Artist

Do you know what really happens in your home when you are away? Now you can. http://bit.ly/1KOBH31 Watch more How to Be a Tattoo Artist videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509061-How-to-Tune-and-Work-a-Tattoo-Machine-Tattoo-Artist Make sure everything is running correctly. When setting up your equipment always making sure anything you are going to touch with a contaminated hand always make sure anything on your station is covered so you don’t cross contaminate anything. Like clip cord covers because you will drag it across your client, also your power supply and knobs. I will put a baggie on my machine. First I will tune my machine to make sure everything is working correcting so I don’t have to readjust anything with contaminated hands. I will turn my machine on and kind of like black magic I usually tune my machines to tone just like a musician hears a certain sound. I tune my machine to the sound the…

How to Insert Needle in Tattoo Machine | Tattoo Artist

Do you know what really happens in your home when you are away? Now you can. http://bit.ly/1KOBH31 Watch more How to Be a Tattoo Artist videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509060-How-to-Insert-Needle-in-Tattoo-Machine-Tattoo-Artist My main palette with my needles is a nine liner and an 11 magnum. We went over the magnum as it’s stacked like a broom. And my liners, actually I use a large liner which is called an old school nine. I get these from Bicknee. They’re a really good product and they give a really, really, really thick outline, like a bold outline, but you can also get tight with it also. Also, we have a difference between bug pins, which is a 008 and/or a standard taper which is a 12. These two, they may look similar in width, but one of these which actually is the smaller one, is actually a 15 mag and it is the same size –…