All it takes is a quick Google search to find people looking for pain-free tattoos. While it's hard to understand for most artists, there are people out there that don't think the discomfort of being tattooed is a good thing. It would be great if you could just buy any product, throw a sign up in the shop window that said, "Pain Free Tattoos Here!" and go, but what makes a good numbing cream and do they work at all?
We've been getting a lot of e-mails lately about how to get started with your new tattoo kit. Some of you are apprentices trying to get ahead of the curve, some of you are in tattoo schools and some of you are completely on your own - so we've brought together our best brains at Wet Tattoo and we'll be putting together a series of videos to help you learn how to build a tattoo machine, tune your machine and start practicing.
At some point in their journey, every cancer survivor will need to make the decision to undergo breast reconstruction or to go without. Unfortunately, not very many surgeons bother exploring nipple tattoo options outside of their own practice. These doctors end up tattooing the nipples themselves. While this tattoo has the benefit of happening in a sterile surgical office with a low risk of infection, the overall quality of most nipple tattoos leaves something to be desired. For patients, this can be a huge let-down.
Unless they get a “Vinnie” (or “Vinnies”), that is. Tattoo artist Vinne Meyers first started tattooing realistic-looking nipples on cancer survivors back in 2001 after being approached by a local plastic surgeon. Soon, word of his talents had spread so far and wide within the cancer survivor community...
If you are new to the world of tattoo artistry, the ease and convenience of getting everything you need by purchasing a tattoo kit may seem extremely tempting. On the other hand, most professional artists with real world industry experience tend to look down upon tattoo kits.
Is this reasoning justified, or are these kits just getting a bad rap? As with most things in life, the truth is a little more complicated than just a simple black or white answer. Below, we’ll examine both sides of the issue. Once you have all of the relevant facts on the subject, you can make a well-informed decision on whether or not tattoo kits are a good option for you.
Green soap is one of the most important things you use as a tattoo artist - but not everyone knows what it is exactly. Or they have some of those life-changing questions like, "Why do we use green soap?" or, "And why isn't it green..?" We've gone ahead and put together some of the most commonly asked questions about it here, so you can finally sleep through the night...or maybe just improve your Jeopardy skills. Either/or.
Tattoo artists are just that: artists. And just like every other artist, we don't want to be broke; being a "starving artist" is seriously overrated. So if you're looking to make some more cash and get new clientele walking through the door, here are 4 things you can do to drive business into the studio...