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moss-aurora said: Gorgeous work! Any tips for tattooing at home?


Thank you! I’ve gotten a couple messages like this before and I should really say I’m not an expert! But I have a few pointers that might be helpful for people who are starting out.

I think people really underestimate how important it is to use clean stuff. Infections fucking suck. Swab with alcohol. Use new gloves and new containers for ink every time, don’t hesitate to throw stuff out if it gets contaminated. Don’t use anything other than tattoo ink if possible, and seriously don’t use sewing needles.

I mean really, really do not use sewing needles. You can’t guarantee sterility and you will also get better looking results with a real tattoo needle - you won’t get as much bleeding (both of the ink under the skin, and of the person you’re tattooing) because sewing needles are not designed to go into people’s bodies. The responsiveness of a tattoo needle cluster against skin is much more intuitive and it’s harder to go too deep. And you won’t have to re-poke lines as much since the dots you create are larger and more solid-looking in the first place, which means your tattoo is less likely to have those jagged, rough lines that you see a lot in stick-and-pokes.

I started doing this less than a year ago and I’ve already learned a lot from my mistakes (luckily mostly on myself). Practice is obviously #1 for technical improvement, but it helps a lot to start with decent equipment and it’s vital to have a responsible approach with regards to cleanliness. Hope that helps!




TurboRoo, a chihuahua born without its front legs, was given a 3D printed cart made by San Diego firm 3dyn so he could train to be a service dog for disabled children.

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That 2nd picture is the cutest thing ever

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A quick painting For Chachi.


A quick painting For Chachi.

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