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I Am a Tattoo Artist

MY WORLD IS BEAUTIFUL 110 People

    Ok so I've been tattooing

    for quite a while now..how likely will I be able to get an apprenticeship so I can get licensed or what steps should I take since I didn't receive formal training? I was trained under one of my homies but I've lost contact with him a while back. I want to be more professional...
    InkMommy InkMommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    My New Love!

    I just got a New machine in, The Watson by Pulse. I just want to say how much I freaken love it!! So far it seems very sound with a very nice balance of weight to it. I'm really looking forward using it through this busy tax season! It really makes me one happy girl!!!
    princessbumbleB princessbumbleB 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    First Tattoo Design

    i have designed a tattoo to get on my 18th and i have a design that i have drawn but it feels like something is missing and i was wondering if anyone could help, if you feel you can let me know and ill email you the picture. thanks for any help :)
    ktrenholm ktrenholm 16-17 Sep 25, 2012

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    How Much Can I Sacrifice?

    Is it possible to be a full time tattoo artist/significant other/friend/present family member all at one time? Maybe there will be once the akward teen years of my tattooing maturity pass... I hope so, but if thats just how it is; as a tattoo artist: it is impossible not...
    parasitehostess parasitehostess 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4, 2010

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    My wife and I own a shop in our city.

    Tattoos are very common in our city. I've owned the shop for 7 years. Other shops have tried to start up, but they closed because mine got the best business. I love my job. I've never worked a day in my life !
    workhardworkhard workhardworkhard 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I Love What I Do ..Ink Luv

    im a tattoo artist and also an army wife.. whao.. ive been tattooing for 8 years , i also love drawing .. right now we move alot so it would be cool to meet new artist and start some new work :)
    shayinkluvmarie shayinkluvmarie 22-25, F Jul 29, 2013

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    Painter: I have been

    for over 13 years. It is one of the most rewarding "jobs" I have ever had.
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 Aug 30, 2014

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    I have been drawing designs

    for tattoos and I would eventually hope for someone to get something I designed on their body.
    cra2yk1d cra2yk1d 13-15, F Nov 8, 2014

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    Any Color Packing Tips?

    I am new to tattooing I've been doiing it for 6 months and have been taught through an apprentiship at a legit shop. I left this legit shop for a month and came back a couple of weeks ago.  before my little break, my mentors who were teaching me had left/ retired...
    parasitehostess parasitehostess 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    My Dream Job

    my dream is to one day become a tattoo artist. ive wanted todo this for years and finally decided to stick with it. i love art and i love drawing and painting. ive used it as my way of excape ive drawn up several tattoos for ppl and am getting an american flag i drew up for...
    SuttonsGirl SuttonsGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2010

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    i have been tattooing

    for 7 years in Puyallup Washington
    garrett1990 garrett1990 22-25, M Jan 24

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    My First Tattoo Kit..

    Yoooooo, i got my first tattoo kit..the professional ones.. it jus got delivered today.. i can't wait to start inking.. i can't believe it 8 years back i used to ink with needles.. now with this i can save lotta time.. :o) am so excited i had to share it here.. i hope i do...
    BrozYBro BrozYBro 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    WOW !

    I am a tattoo artist and very few people know it , I am good at what I do and most of my free time is spent in this , today by chance I got my sketchbook with me to school and some of my friends saw it and they were like WOW ! " you are amazing , its so...
    lisarisamonalimkins lisarisamonalimkins 16-17 18 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Love Body Art!

    The idea of having my art seen on people for the rest of their lives is the most amazing feeling! I even have my own tattoo kit! and I am always looking for new victims...i mean customers :P
    MissKira MissKira 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    I had both backs of my thighs done tonight with

    big fancy script under my bum reading, "A Pirate's Life for Me". It looks so good!! Perfect size and location to mimic the look of stockings. Whew it had some intense moments!! Feeling a little like a real bad razor burn now, and I know healing is going to be rough having a...
    princessbumbleB princessbumbleB 26-30, F Mar 27, 2014

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    Building My Career Back Up

    So what made you a successful tattoo artist? ty ;P
    BlueCastleJ BlueCastleJ 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    Please Tell Me Its Not Like This At Every Tattoo Shop...

    I'm told that this same particular brand of a*sholary will be at any shop I go to. I hope this isn't true. If it is, however, I need to figure out how to handle it because I am not going to ******* give up. This art form is too  prescious to me, I don't know what I...
    parasitehostess parasitehostess 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Coloring A Tattoo

    what voltage recommended for coloring a tattoo ..im using a 7 flat shader..any one pls help me??
    freefallgardens freefallgardens 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Greetings

    I've recently begun my journey into tattooing. I'm an apprentice in a shop and am looking forward to meeting and making new connections in the field. The world of tattooing is breathtaking in my eyes and I look forward to starting. I'm not too knowledgeable in many things, so I...
    Pann88 Pann88 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    My Ex Got My Name Covered By Another Tatto

    So my ex got my name tatted and got it covered what does it mean if he got it covered does he not love me no more or just can't stand looking at my name since where not together ???
    laurax324 laurax324 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I want this tattoo, exactly like it is and where it is. Its itty bitty and really unnoticeable I think, I don't really think anyone would notice unless I pointed it out. My parents...
    tayyylorrrrr tayyylorrrrr 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Something personal to me, the tattoo artist also suffers from anxiety, like me, so this phrase is certainly full of meaning!
    shazzarr shazzarr 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The other day I was at the mall with my friend. And we stopped to get something to eat. So, while we were sitting and eating she said we should go get a tattoo together. (SN: She's...
    CaribbeanEmpress CaribbeanEmpress 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'd love to have a yin yang tattoo on my wrist and a small star on the left and a small Leo sign on the right above the yin yang tattoo
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    If you go up to an artist and tell them how awesome their work is, they will most likely say no, it's crap, i have to fix it, etc. but if you go up to an artist and give them...
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    2 tattoos and 8 piercings later, and I'm still addicted :)
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was at a bike show one Saturday and was helping a buddy of mine mind his tattoo booth while he went to get a bite to eat, he shows back up and was in kinda shock to find out that...
    THECRIB THECRIB 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I'm thinking about getting a full back piece. Going to go to the tattoo shop tomorrow and see what the artist says. I want angel wings that go around the two back tats I already...
    pencil88 pencil88 18-21 Mar 15

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    I like tattoos. I feel like they are an expression of who you are and what makes you, you. For me tattoos have to be really thought out. Because the pain of removing a tattoo is...
    foreverrebel87 foreverrebel87 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm ready to finish my piece but my artist has gotten sloppy ... Agh !
    QueenieV QueenieV 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    So I've been itching to get new ink lately. Stuck between either adding to my music notes for my 3/4 sleeve. Or adding the anti possession symbol from supernatural. Good news is...
    foreverrebel87 foreverrebel87 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's hard because those around me judge me for wanting to permanently mark my body. My life revolves around church because my parents are so involved and many Christians believe it...
    Delicateflower98 Delicateflower98 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    >- the image above is a rough picture of how the tattoo would look like, a horse/ bird tattoo but more of a sketch/ watercolour style for the tattooI am extremely excited because I...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I really like the watercolor tattoo style and I am thinking of getting a Yin Yang tattoo so I want to know other peoples opinions on this tattoo and I know I know everyone tells me...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    My first tattoo. It was in memory of my dad. I got a tattoo of a flower with a ribbon that has my dad's name and his date of birth. I love the tattoo <3
    EmoAngel903 EmoAngel903 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    the idea of tattoos are amazing. I think there is something to be said about a person who is so dedicated to a piece of art that they get it drawn on their body permanently. it...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Been toying with the idea of having a tattoo. Hm. Come to think of it, I was influenced by my boyfriend to get my tongue pierced and maybe get a tattoo. It was just unfortunate we...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Mar 5

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    I love tattooed women. I like thinking about them getting covered in tattoos. I like everything about it. I'd love to meet a women and get her covered in tattoos. pm me if you want...
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Being a guy that's really into the hot rod scene, I've gone to a lot of carshows, and I'll admit that with all of the models there being dressed up like pin-up girls, the whole...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 18-21, M Mar 8

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    My wife, and daughters all love the sensation of the tattoo needles entering and colouring their flesh. Yes, every part of their body. They often reach a climax from it! Our...
    Petronious07 Petronious07 70+, M Mar 8

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    Opinions needed I have 10 tattoos already and the tattoo shop near me is running a tattoo special this Friday the 13th. You have to choose from their designs. It's just...
    AvaLennon AvaLennon 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    Tattoos and piercings are a lovely sight to see on the body of another partner... maybe in moderation. Myself, I have a tattoo in a place most of you will never get to see :) haha...
    AlexasValencia AlexasValencia 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    Don't you hate when you know what your next tattoo is going to be but you have to wait to get it, because guys lets face it tattoos are an expensive hobby. This girls next tattoo...
    refuse2bnormal refuse2bnormal 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    I am having an emotional time though the removal process, and I think it is because I'm doing it for all the wrong reasons. My mom use to tell me I would never get a real job with...
    zephyr9chick zephyr9chick 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19