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 (big part of why I left in the first place). I started working small and simple and gradually working my way back up again to get back into the groove.
I am still struggling with flat mags, I got a bulldog for colorpacking,. I'm working on getting comphy with 7m's before I get into 9's and 13's. I did a color tattoo on this guy the other day, it looked solid red when I was done but I knew it wouldn't heal solid. I asked him to come back in a month so I could take a look at it. I didn't want to turn his skin into scarred hammered meat.
I tried cranking the volts up a little, tried slower tighter circles, tried holding the tube at diferent angles, but for some reason flat mags just don't seem to agree with me. Like I said, all my long-experienced teachers are no longer at the shop. I'm just wondering if there is anything else I cold try, or anyway I can pin-point this problem.
Also, I've been shop ***** for a year and paid my dues, but for all you guys know I'm a scratcher working out of my filthy basment. A lot of tattooers on here most likely went through hell to get to where they are and learn what they have. So I get a feeling this might be terrible ediquitte. If it is please tell me.
Any imput here would be much appreciated =)