ON HOLD FOR SALE: Excellent condition tattoo kit includes 3 tattoo machines (one unused) and power source and foot pedals (one unused), and all related supplies with lots of needles as well as books! See content photos below.
Then did another one on myself, this time the right thigh:
And yesterday, finally on someone else. Thank you Carolyn for being so brave! She wanted it big, so I drew it on freehand and made it SIZE LARGE. It’s crude and amateur, but I loved doing it and so honored that Carolyn insisted!
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They are so fun and I tested them out last night to see how they work on skin. It’s a great way to do a free hand tattoo right on the skin. The markings bleed but- me being me- I kind of love it. I also like that the marks are really resistant, so you can relax knowing you won’t wipe away your guidelines.
Since I got my machine, my schedule has not allowed me the time to play with my machine. Too many other things on the go. But I now have a wonderful student, Simon, who is teaching ME the ropes during our art therapy!
He is a great teacher, and he also gave great advice on how to let go of perfectionism. He helped me get over the fear.
Also, having the space to experiment is key, so bringing the machine to my art therapy room was a good step.
Now it’s about getting my chops back up on sanitation etc.
It’s all about learning about autoclaves and disposable parts etc.
It is possible to do a 100% disposable tattoo. You can use single use needles and bars. Throw away the grommet that is attached to the bar. Use single use pigments or “shots”… The tubes and the tips… are also available in plastic disposable flavors. The caps that the ink goes in on the work station are also disposable. – Basic Fundamentals of Modern Tattoo
Once I’ve successfully done 4 tattoos on myself- that have healed well and up to standard, I’ll move on to my lineup of people waiting for a tattoo!