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Im wondering if anyone could recommend what sort of equipment i should buy to start out with. Im looking for something reasonably priced but good quality. Im willing to pay slightly more for a better quality machine. Could anyone please recommend a particular brand of equipment? Also a good brand of ink to start with? And if its not too much trouble, if someone could compile me a list of everything i should get to start out. Quantity, all that.
I have a general idea what im doing (my best friend was an apprentice before being untimely incarcerated) and intend to ask around and find any books i can on the subject. I know sterile technique and all that jazz and am schedualed to take a bloodborn pathogens course at the local community college.
Thanks tons who anyone willing to help me out with this!
to just try and for the record thats how i started but anyway would recommend to just hit up tattoo supply webistes i usually buy from superior tattoo they got good combos on there they have kits for beginners id reccomend a diamond bak tat machine or just a raven their good to start out with and practice with just member make sure ou go deep enough when you start tattooing
tattoo machine with 10 wrap coil, enough stable and enough powerful 2. Work as both liner and shader, 29000rpm3. Low vibration frame 4. Great weight front balance5. Work powerful at quite low volt (we test it at 2-7 volt a whole day), it means a lower heat emission and a longer life6. Coils made by insulated copper wire, which make it more powerful and lower heat generation.7. The material of contact screw is red copper.
Anonymous:Hi Lady! I'm a 20 year old girl who is in the same position as you are, and knows exactly how you feel. Like you, the nearest tattoo shop to me was over 100km away, and they were basically 'scratcher's' with a liscenced business. I have been drawing/painting/devilling in other forms of creativity and art since I could hold a pencil, and decided I wanted to be a tattooist when I was 16. As soon as I finished school, I got a liscence and travelled 200km a day for an apprentaship. After 6 months, and not being satisfied there I quit (for ALOT of reasons..). After that, I kept tattooing and studying by myself.
I say stick with your guns, i recieved alot of negative views from internet forums when I asked for help. I can understand where Tattooists are coming from, because there are some bad 'tattooers' out there, which have given us tattoo enthusiests a bad name. Unlike them, we actually want to know what ink is the best, we study every book and insiteful information about the amazing art of tattooing. And it is hard to get started in this industry, it's not all peachy. Lucky I found an AMAZING Tattooist who has helped me so much, Good Luck to you Young lady xoxox
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