Tattoo designs new sketches

Another coloured cool Tattoo designs. This one is good for any site of the body with enough area.

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Sisters tattoo pictures

Two sisters in a portrait full of colours. Another example of tattoo designs pictures of cool realistic draws.

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Tattoo pictures: Good portraits

More tattoo pictures: Two of the same portrait in arms of different persons. A very good quality of this tattoo design.

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Woman tattoo pictures

A girl with some tattoos designs ideas in arms and breast. Celtic and other types combinations of tattoo.

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A body full of ideas, more tattoo pictures

More tattoo pictures: A men with his arms and body full of tattoos of diferent styles. In the right positions it doesn´t need to look overloaded.  More for the collection of tattoo design blog.

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Nipple piercing pic

A nipple piercing without tattoo around, some idea different than the last post. More of the same style for tattoo design blog.

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Full color in tattoo design

Some idea of how to use full colors in a tattoo design without looking bad. Fantasy animals in an arm looking really good and well defined and coloured.

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Heart tattoo design

A heart model of tattoo for back or  another zone.

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Some advices at the time of the tattoo review

Now it is time to Put on a pair of latex surgical gloves. Pick-up the outliner machine (previously tuned) and check to make sure the grip on the tube is dry for a secure hold. Engage it to the clip connecting cord. Turn the power unit on and start and stop the machine by means of a footswitch. This leaves both of your hands free to work with. Adjust the Rheostat Knob on the power unit to determine the correct machine speed for the job. It takes experience to best decide this and after a while, you will tell just by the sound of the machine. Keep it moderate and start it out slow, you can always speed it up a little once you get started. Grasp the underside of the arm and draw the skin taut between the thumb and fingers. Dip the tip of the tube into the ink and start following the lines of the design from the bottom corner. Work upwards and to the left. Do not tip your machine back more than a 45 degree angle or the ink will run down the inside of the tube and also down the needle bar. (This is called back feeding). Remember, your machine is gravity fed and must be kept at the same angle as if you were using a pen. Be careful not to smudge the stencil print. Remove the excess ink from the skin by dabbing gently with a tissue, don’t rub it. Check tip for a refill and stop the machine while dipping ink. When the outline is finished, spray the area of the outline that you have just done, and touch up any weak lines. When this is done, apply a thin coat of Vaseline.
The outliner tube should be cleaned. Rinse the tip of the tube under the faucet, remove the tube and needle bar, and place in “Used” tray. Pick-up the shading machine, clip it in, ink it and commence the “shading.” When this is finished, wiped and checked, do any touching up, if necessary, at this point. Clean the tattoo with green soap spray, wipe clean and apply another coat of Vaseline.
When you are finished with the black, dip the shading tube in the ultrasonic and then rinse it under the faucet. This will remove most or all of the black dye from the tube and you will be ready for the first color to be put in. Consult the chapter on Coloring and know it well. Between each colors rinse the dye out of the tube as described in that Chapter and apply a light coat of Vaseline to the skin so it is well greased. When the tattoo is finished and the customer is well pleased, bandage it up according to the “Bandage and Healing” Chapter. Make sure the customer knows about the healing process and give them a “healing” instruction brochure that you should have made up to take home with them. Stress that they have to read it to take care of the tattoo correctly. (Consult “Practices” Chapter.) This Chapter just gives the right steps in consecutive order so you will know how it is done. It is not a guide in itself, and it is your responsibility to read and totally familiarize yourself with all the information in the book also.

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To cover- up a tattoo. What does it mean?

“Cover-up” is a term that refers to the technique of freshly tattooing a design right over an already existing tattoo. This is done in such a way that the new tattoo will totally cover over or completely hide the original tattoo. This is usually done because the first design is no longer wanted and a new and better one can be placed over it. Oftentimes, crude tattoos done by mistaught tattooists eventually become uncomely eyesores to the owners and they wish to change the situation. A good tattooist that understands cover-up can change their whole outlook. Because covering up tattoos is an art in itself, it should be seriously studied because a goodly portion of income can be made by doing this. Believe it, a good living can be made by covering up other tattooists’ bad mistakes, and unfortunately, there is a lot of it around to do.

The real key to doing good cover-up work is taking the time to correctly choose the right design. A perfect covering design must be right in many aspects and meet several requirements. It has to be a large enough design to more than hide the old tattoo. It must have substantial dark areas, like lots of shading, to make the old tattoo disappear under it.
And, on top of all this, the design should be pleasing and acceptable to the customer, have some sort of point of interest (like a head or claw) to draw the eye away from the actual cover-up area. Eventually, the tattooist will use a lot of imagination to invent new designs to cleverly cover-up old ones, making each one a custom tattoo. But it is still worthwhile, especially in the learning stages, to review some traditional standards popularly used in one form or another to achieve excellent cover-up success.
To start with, the heavily black shaded wings spread, are common cover-up themes. Just about any old design may be hidden in the shading of wings, yet the head or claws (or whatever else that might be added on) will detract the eye from the old design (now covered up) and will create a brand new tattoo. When finished, the customer will be proud of it instead of ashamed.

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