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How to Clean Tattoo Equipment

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How to Clean Tattoo Equipment

  Tattooing is a dirty job and not only are you dealing with pigment but you are also dealing with blood and bacteria as well. Cleaning your equipment properly can really be a life or death situation since it only takes a one contact with infected material to give you or the client a life threatening disease such as HIV, Hepatitis or Staph. Using the right tools and chemicals to clean your equipment properly is just as important as applying the tattoo itself. The most important chemical to have in a tattoo studio is some form of hospital grade disinfectant....

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Becoming a Tattoo Artist, (Freelance Contractor)

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Becoming a Tattoo Artist, (Freelance Contractor)

When it comes to tattooing, you might think it’s all about the art but there are quite a few steps that need to be taken first. If you’re not too keen on the daily grind of a 9-to-5 job, becoming a tattoo artist can be a satisfying, lucrative and energizing job choice. The demand for tattoo artists is higher than ever because more and more people are choosing tattooing for their professional careers. Tattooing has become more widely accepted today than it was several decades ago. So if you’re choice is final, the timing is in your favor as well....

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Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified?

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Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified?

Many tattoo beginners want to know if you need a tattoo certification to consider yourself as a professional tattoo artist. It all depends on the state law. It is very possible that you wouldn’t need a certification to tattoo. That is the case in most states. It is only required for the studio to have certification, not the artists that work there. The truth is there is no formal training for learning how to tattoo that is regulated by the government. That is the reason why most of the states cannot require that anyone provide proof of training. Some states...

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Helpful Suggestions When You are Starting Out

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Helpful Suggestions When You are Starting Out

The Tattoo Machine It can be a stressful time if you don't know how to manage the basic mechanics of your machine. You need to learn how to set the machine correctly. Here are a couple of things to know when setting your tattoo machine up. First, the point on your contact screw and front spring should be a dimes width. Most tattoo artists can eyeball close but if you literally have to put a dime in there to get it perfect. Make sure that the width is set correctly because your line work can make or break a tattoo....

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How to Tattoo

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How to Tattoo

Learning to tattoo can be a rewarding experience but there is only one safe and acceptable way to tattoo and it is through an apprenticeship. There are few self taught artists who are truly regarded well in the industry but in general, those who learn how to tattoo at home are usually not accepted in shops or considered as dangerous to themselves and others by both public and authorities alike. If you want to learn how to tattoo you need to go about it the right way, safely and professionally. Learning any other way is often illegal and dangerous putting...

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