:]: new tattooer questions, fake skin and amount of power?
i just did my “first tattoo” on a piece of fake rubber skin. but… it really didnt actually sink in; it scrubbed off when i tried washing off the excess ink with water, and i also realized that wherever ink touched the rubber at all, it soaked in and had to be scrubbed off as well.
is this bad “skin”? should i turn up the power? the power source has a knob that goes from 3 to 15, but when i turn it up the machine gets really loud so i thought it might be too much…
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Answer by Aburaishi
Rubber does not equal skin.
Ink is not going to sink in to rubber. Rubber’s just not like that. Have you ever, say, written something on a dodgeball, then left the dodgeball out in the rain? The words come off.
… Yea… probably not…
That practice skin is crap. That’s just the way it works. On a side note. I think that you should get on some forums and and find all that tattoo websites that you can and read about the use of your equipment and how to properly set them up.Answer by Jade
Best thing to practice on his pig skin, as its the closest to our own, go to your local butchers and ask if they have any you can buy and tell them what ur buying it for! then u can see if the power you had was right, or if u do need to turn it up a bit
good luckAnswer by seraphim_pwns_u
Use pig skins (as it’s as close to human skin, in both texture and thickness, as you can get without getting an actual person), and a variety of melons (to practice pressure- if the melons crack, you’re goin’ in too deep).
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