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How to tattoo-professional guide (1)

July 13, 2010

Preface

Tattoos have become more and more popular in recent years. People always prefer diversified tattoo designs and styles to show off their personality while some would never think of tattooing pictures or symbols onto their bodies as permanent makeup — a type of tattoo — to emphasize their eyes and lips.

Therefore,we offer some useful info about how to tattoo for some newbeing here or some who are still hold suspicious attitude to tattooing—this fashion industry.

What is tattoo

Tattoos are made by injecting tattoo ink into a person’s skin. To do this, tattoo artists often use an electrically-powered tattoo machine. The machine moves a solid needle up and down to puncture the skin layers between 50 and 3,000 times per minute for line of tattoo image. While puncturing the skin, tattoo ink in the needles will be injected into the outer layer of skin and new tattoos come into being.

Tools needed

Professional and good quality tattoo kit

Details about specifications and components, refer to MYDEPOTS-your professional tattoo kit guide.

tattoo kit

tattoo kit

Next, we’ll look at how tattoo artists actually create tattoos, from preparation to finishing touches.

Before tattooing: Sterilize tattoo equipment & Prep Work

A tattoo machine creates a puncture wound every time it injects a drop of ink into the skin layer. Since any puncture wound has the potential for infection and disease transmission, most of the application process focuses on safety. Tattoo artists use sterilization, disposable materials and hand sanitation to protect themselves and their clients.

To eliminate the possibility of infection, most tattoo components, including inks, ink cups, gloves and needles, are single use. Many single-use items arrive in sterile packaging, which the artist opens in front of the customer just before beginning work.

Reusable components like needle bar and tubes, are sterilized before every use. The only acceptable sterilization method is an autoclave — a heat/steam/pressure unit often used in hospitals. Most units run a 55-minute cycle from a cold start, and they kill every organism on the equipment. To do this, an autoclave uses time, temperature and pressure in one of two combinations:

A temperature of 250° F (121° C) under 10 pounds of pressure for 30 minutes

A temperature of 270° F (132° C) under 15 pounds of pressure for 15 minutes

Prior to sterilizing the equipment, the artist cleans each item and places it in a special pouch. An indicator strip on the pouch changes color when the items inside are sterile.

tattoo sterlization equipment tattoo sterlization equipment

Now, let’s look at how the artist creates the tattoo.

Tattooing Process: Outline, Shading and Color

Tattoo machine can be classified into line and shade gun for outline and shading/color respectively. Anyhow, most skilled tattoo artists choose some best-performed 12-wrap coil tattoo machine for both line and shading.

Clients work with artists to create custom tattoo designs, or chose images from flash, which are tattoo designs displayed in the shop. The artist draws or stencils the design onto the person’s skin, since the skin can stretch while the artist uses the tattoo machine. The artist must also know how deeply the needles need to pierce the skin throughout the process. Punctures that are too deep cause excessive pain and bleeding, and ones that are too shallow will make uneven lines.

The tattoo artist fills in a tattoo using a thicker needle. See the needle in action.The tattoo itself involves several steps:

Outlining: Using a single-tipped needle and a thin ink, the artist creates a permanent line over the stencil. Most start at the bottom of the right side and work up (lefties generally start on the left side) so they don’t smear the stencil when cleaning excess ink from the permanent line.

tattoo outline

tattoo outline

Shading: After cleaning the area with soap and water, the artist uses a thicker ink and a variety of needles to create an even, solid line. Improper technique during this step can cause shadowed lines, excessive pain and delayed healing.

tattoo shadingtattoo shading

Final cleaning and bandaging: After using a disposable towel to remove any blood and plasma, the artist covers the tattoo with a sterile bandage. Some bleeding always occurs during tattooing, but most stops within a few minutes.

After finishing tattoo cleaning and bandaging, never think you can be at ease from then on. You need to mind tattoo aftercare so much otherwise you may ruin a wonderful tattoo.

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How to tattoo-professional guide (2)

July 13, 2010

Aftercare for Your New Tattoo:

Now,after you have your fresh new tattoo, don’t think your work has been done.You also need to take good care of it! From this point, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don’t take proper care of it. It is very important that you follow these guidelines.

Leave That Bandage Alone!

Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a very good reason – to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of two hours. Excitement of having a new tattoo will make you want to remove the bandage so you can show your friends, but your friends will just have to wait until later.

Wash and Treat

After removing the bandage, use lukewarm water and mild, liquid antibacterial or antimicrobial soap to gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma and to completely clean the area. Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive. Your hand is your best tool in this case. (If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma. Try to gently remove as much of this as possible – when the plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates scabs.)

Then pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a CLEAN towel or paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a very light application of your choice of ointment. A&D vitamin enriched ointment would be my first choice, but if you don’t have any, Bacitracin or a similar antibacterial ointment is acceptable.

Do not use Neosporin. This is a wonderful product for cuts and scrapes, but not for tattoos. Some can have an allergic reaction to the Neosporin, which causes little red bumps. When the bumps go away, so does the ink, and you end up with a polka-dotted tattoo.**

Bathing, Showering, Hot Tubs, and Swimming

Yes, you can (and should!) shower with a new tattoo. It’s OK to get your tattoo wet – just don’t soak it. Submerging your tattoo in a bath or hot tub can cause serious damage, so you’ll want to avoid those for 2-3 weeks, but showering is perfectly fine as long as you don’t saturate your tattoo. If you get soap or shampoo on your tattoo, just remove it quickly with water. Swimming – whether it be a pool, fresh water or salt water – should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

Scabbing and Peeling

After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. Excessive scabbing could indicate a poorly-done tattoo, but a little is sometimes normal and there is no need to panic. Apply warm moist compresses to the scabs for about 5 minutes 2-3 times a day to soften them and they will eventually come off on their own. (Do not apply ointment or lotion to a softened scab – wait for it to dry) You will also start to itch, just like a sunburn when it begins to heal. The advice here is, don’t pick, and don’t scratch! If the skin itches, slap it. If it is peeling, put lotion on it. And if it is scabbing, just leave it alone. Your tattoo is almost healed, and now is not the time to ruin it!

Protection from the sun

After your tattoo is healed, from now on, you will always want to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These can fade and damage a brilliant tattoo very fast.

Tattoo Removal Options and Alternatives ( your last choice)

If you already have a tattoo, you’d better not remove it cos the cost you need to pay for it is unaffordable somehow and of course you will suffer so much pain.

If you really wish to partially or completely remove your tattoo, you should first consider your options and decide which method might be best for you.

Laser Removal

Today, lasers are the most common method of tattoo removal. They work by targeting the ink with pulses of highly concentrated light that break the ink into tiny fragments, which are then cleared away your own immune system. However, this isn’t all done with just one treatment. The more treatments you have, the more the laser can penetrate to destroy the ink. But, the more treatments you have, the more damage you do to your skin, causing painful blisters and scabs that can eventually lead to scarring. Experts in removal therapy say that technology has advanced to the point where scarring is minimal, sometimes non-existant, but this can vary depending on the situation.

Laser removal can be painful to your wallet as well. Depending on your tattoo, you may need 1-10 sessions, each costing in the range of $250-$850 per session. A large, professional tattoo in color could cost thousands of dollars to remove, and the effectiveness of the removal still isn’t guaranteed.

tattoo removal laser removal

tattoo removal laser removal

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, or IPL, is a dermal enhancer currently being used in some spas. Instead of laser light, it uses high intensity light in pretty much the same manner. A gel is applied to the skin and then a wand is used to emit pulses of light onto the skin area being treated. This method is said to be less painful than laser therapy, and more effective, resulting in less total treatment sessions. The bad news is that it also carries a heftier price tag – one clinic offering a price of $10 per pulse. Depending on how many pulses per session your tattoo requires, this could add up to a significant amount of money.

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Medical Methods

There are some other medical methods of tattoo removal so painful and ineffective that laser removal replaced them as soon as it became available. These include dermabrasion, which would actually “sand” away the top layer of skin through abrasive friction. Another method is excision, where the tattoo would be cut away and the skin sewn back together. These methods have been proved to cause much damage to the skin and result in severe scarring, and are only used today in extreme cases where laser surgery is not an option.

Cover-up – An Alternative to Removal

tattoos cover up

tattoos cover up

If you have a tattoo you just don’t like, there is an alternative to having it removed – and it’s much less painful and a lot less expensive. It’s called a cover-up, and that’s exactly what it is. A cover-up is simply having an old tattoo covered up with a new tattoo. Many tattoo artists are becoming quite skilled in doing cover-up jobs, and can help you come up with a design that you will be much happier to live with. The price is usually just the price of a regular tattoo, and when done correctly your old tattoo will be completely invisible, reduced to a memory.

Once a tattoo has been covered up, it’s very difficult – if not nearly impossible – to cover it up again if it’s not done right.

We can see the above methos for tattoo removal are more or less dangerous and time and money wasted. Therefore, it is not a good ides to have tattoo removed from ur body. Once you had tattoo, you need to take care of it or think over and over before you have your favorate tattoo designs .

More professional guide and tattoo info , go to MYDEPOTS.COM

June 9, 2010

Hip hop tattoos lead to a big part of today’s screaming tattoo craze that is spreading among teenagers and youngsters of the hip hop addicts. The main reason why Hip hop tattoo becomes the world top fashion craze trend is that these tattoos are sported by many famous celebrities in the pop music industry. Youngsters copy the tattoos made on the body of their favorite rappers and hip hop artists. Some wear these tattoos just for the sake of fashion, whereas others have a specific meaning related to their tattoos.

However, in the past time when the Rock & Roll occupied the whole world music field, hip hop was not appreciated by tattoo craze .Some people claim tattoos are being marketed primarily to a white Rock & Roll generation. Hip hop and R&B artists – from 50 Cent to Eminem – have donned elaborate, detailed and beautiful tattoos even though tattoos are primarily associated with rock and bikers.

Rock & Roll tattoo

Rock & Roll tattoo

Then later, more and more contemporary musicians from heavy metal bands to hip hop artists and R&B artists have all gotten in on the act ; more and more people are getting tattoos simply because they idolize certain rappers or R&B artists. Once there is an famous tattoo artist said, “people want tattoos because they see them on rappers and R&B artists and figure it will look as good on them”.

While famous tattoos on Hollywood starlets are undeniably hot, we suspect there may be more meaning on the tattooed rappers strutting down the same streets. Check out the top ten most important tattoos in rap music.

50 Cent


50’s back tattoo is clear evidence of the over-the-top opinion he has of himself. He has his moniker tattooed the size of a Jansport backpack covering his entire back. This tattoo design appropriately fits a guy who just wants to get rich or die tryin’.

50’s back tattoo

50’s back tattoo

The Game

The Game has an LA tattoo just below his right eye, and if you actually listen to any of his music for about two minutes

The Game's tattoo

The Game's tattoo

Lil Wayne
Face with “Fear God” on his eyelids and a “C” in between his eyes which is the first letter of his last name and the first letter of his mothers name, Cita. It could also be “of” which would make “Fear of God”.

Lil Wayne's tattoo

Lil Wayne's tattoo

Eminem
30 years from now, no other rapper’s lyrics will be studied more than the words put forth by Marshall Mathers. His words terrified the masses, and his exit from the game has left most fans and critics puzzled and yearning for more material. The reason for his absence can be seen on his right shoulder. There, you can find a picture of his beautiful little girl, Hayley Jade outlined with roses.

Eminem's tattoo

Eminem's tattoo

Eve
One of the things that Eve is best known for outside of her music is for the set of paw print tattoos placed unconventionally, and prominently, on both breasts.

Eve's hip hop tattoo

Eve's hip hop tattoo

Tattooing is becoming as much a part of hip-hop culture which is in turn slowly becoming part of mainstream culture and the MTV generation. Definitely, it will lead to the demise of negative stereotypes associated with both tattoos and hip hop culture.

3D Tattoos-World top eye-popping tattoos

June 2, 2010

Has the 3D mystifying cartoons and movies gone too far? Do you really want to experienced the 3D movie “Alice in Wonderland” just like you are definitely involed in the Alice in Wonderland . Yes, it is the 3D tattoos, the world top eye-popping tattoos .The craze and infatuation over the ever-popular 3D Tattoo is mystifying again. Regardless of whether you love or hate tattoos, it’s undeniable that these are eye popping.

Maybe someone will say “Wow, the 3D Tattoo Pictures were cool tattoos, but I am too shy to be bigheaded” No problems, firstly, you can learn it deeply in all its aspects. After that, you can decide whether it is the biggest eye-popping art compared with the popular 3D cartoon.

So what it is the 3D tattoos:

The basic idea of a 3D tattoo is to slightly lift a tattoo up about two millimeters. One huge advantage of 3D, or 3-dimensional, tattoos over regular tattoo designs is the production of a more vivid and real image, primarily caused by adding depth into the design. Depth is mainly accomplished by putting in the right amount of shadow techniques to the design to make it look like it is really occupying a specific amount of space on a certain area. The product is a tattoo that greatly depicts a very realistic image or setting.

The amazing aspect about these tattoos is it seems any parts of your body can be raised, very unimaginable, right? It doesn’t matter whether it’s your cheeks, your arms or your left shoulder, it can be done if you like.

If you are a tattoo addict and you’ve grown tired of simple and traditional tattoo designs, you might want to consider getting the cool 3D (three-dimensional) tattoo.

As for a Tenderfoot who frowns at the ubiquity of popular tattoo designs and symbols, getting a 3D ink would prove to be an exciting first step into the world of tattoos.
Anyways, peeps be prepared to be stunned as now you are presented 20 mind blowing and eye jerking 3D tattoo pictures. It will be like watching Avatar, in fact if you have 3D glasses, just put them on as it will make this hub look better.

All of these amazin3D tattoos  can be grouped into 7 categories, check out 20 eye-popping three dimensional tattoos.

1. 3D Animal tats.
Those things almost look real, don’t they? See the huge tarantula on the shoulder below –how realistic the spider looks. It’s actually a 3D tattoo.

3D animal tattoos

3D animal tattoos

 2.Grave + skin disease – which is more frightening?

Grave 3D tattoos

Grave 3D tattoos

 

3D Tattoo dark_biomech_elbow

3D Tattoo dark_biomech_elbow

 3.Sun and lion. I just want to peel that sun off that skin. You feel cheering or fear ?

3D Sun tattoos

3D Sun tattoos

 4. A HOLE New World’ meets What Lies Beneath.

3d Hole New World

3d Hole New World

 

3D Tattoo black_white_eye_tattoo

3D Tattoo black_white_eye_tattoo

 5. Animated ambiguity – these trippy tats are straight-up confusing.

3d-tattoos-arm

3d-tattoos-arm

 

3d tattoo

3d tattoo

 6.Alien, Cross, Spiderman. Clearly out-of-this-world 3D tats: quite astonishing 3D tattoo of Spiderman emerging from a man’s chest. Wow:

Alien, Cross, Spiderman

Alien, Cross, Spiderman

 7. Mecha-themed tats – always better in 3D.

Mecha-themed tats

Mecha-themed tats

 So now, after appreciating all kinds of 3D tattoos, which one do you prefer or have you prepared yourself well to have one?

Shortcut for tattoo addict—Diversified Tattoo Styles

May 27, 2010

Persuing beauty ( no mater internal or external beauty) is our nature existing in everyone’s deep mind. People have always striven to change one’s appearance no matter what will they pay for that , And for millions of people throughout time, tattooing has been one of the most popular forms of permanent body art.

Tattooing ,acted as an art form,has been popular and welcomed in the whole world for so many years .Different religion and region has their differential tattoo art culture and styles.

When you get a tattoo or you decide to finally get one  (cos process of tattoo removal is very long and painful) , hopefully you want one that will represent something other than a cute little bunny or a thorny red rose. If you do decide that you want something with a deeper meaning such as an Army, or a warrior tattoo you might get down to thinking as to what else is available to you out there.

Not surprising – you have a ton of choices available to you. Not only can you depict an entire story, history, meaning or culture on your body with a tattoo but you also can choose from the below-mentioned styles of tats.

After doing some research on the thousands of different tattoo styles, there are more than enough choices available out there! The symbolism and encroachment of tattoos varies in different places and cultures. Tattoos may show how a person feels about a relative (commonly it is mother vs father or daughter vs son) or about an unconnected individual.

In the period of early contact between the Mori and Europeans, Mori chiefs often drew their moko (facial tattoo) on documents in place of a signature. Whatever your reason may be – if it’s a ethnic thing you may be interested in checking out the following options available to you:

 Firstly it is the Family coat of Arms.

 Family Coat of Arms – Irish family crest

 Getting a coat of arms tattoo or a family crest – isn’t something you should take lightly. Many tattoos are designed with different symbols and images and most people that get these styles of tattoos, get them because of a deeper reasoning. You should be aware that there may be more than one family crest for the same name. For example, the Irish name O’Connor has dozens.

Many non-Gaelic names were brought into the country especially during the seventeenth century. At that time it was very much a disadvantage to have a Gaelic or Irish-sounding name so many of the native names were ‘anglicized’ into a similar sounding Anglo or Scottish name.

Irish family crest

Irish family crest

Secondly, it is Mexican Tattoos.

Aztec & Mexican Tattoos

 Mexican tattoos are some of the most striking new patterns around. They take their themes from those of ancient Mayan, Inca and Aztec art, a very distinctive look that’s different from most other types of tattoo designs, yet instantly recognizable. The bold, geometric patterns of Mexican tattoos make them very well suited to tattoo art.

mexican eagle tattoo

mexican eagle tattoo

Then next comes the Celtic Tattoo.

 Celtic  tattoo

 Celtic tattoos and body art (as well as other tribal tattoos) have been very popular for the past decade or so. Put it down to the graceful, timeless beauty of these designs which seem to lend themselves particularly well to tattoo art. Think of Celtic knots, crosses or spirals – or, more often than not, an intricate combination of several of these elements, which are often seen as black armband tattoos or as a sleeve tattoo.

Celtic tattoo

Celtic tattoo

Tribal tattoos– native American tattoo

The tribal styles we see today originate from various old tribes like those from Borneo, the Haida, the Native Americans, the Celtic tribes, the Maori and other Polynesian tribes. The shapes and motifs of these tribal tattoos are deeply rooted in the tribe’s mythology and view of the world.

The traditional tattoo artist aims to reflect the social and religious values of the tribe in his tattoo designs. Recurring themes are the rituals of the tribe, the ancestors, the origins of the world and the relationship with the gods.

native american tattoo

native american tattoo

Hawaiian Tattoos

Hawaiian tattoos and body art have a history of thousands of years and experience a renewed popularity since the 90s, together with other tribal tattoo styles. Aloha! There’s more to Hawaii than flowers and leis, after all – the Hawaiian islands are a part of a larger chain, the Polynesian Islands, which include other island cultures such as the Maori and the Samoan, tribal communities with a rich tattoo tradition.

hawaiian-style-tribal-tattoo

hawaiian-style-tribal-tattoo

Egyptian tattoos

 Like many other tattoo designs from mythology or ancient cultures, are growing in popularity. It’s all a part of the modern conception of tattoos – no longer limited to gang members, sailors or members of an underworld subculture, tattoos are going mainstream. They are tasteful, socially acceptable, and a great way of exploring and utilizing art imagery from all over the world. Egyptian tattoos are beautiful and striking images from the ancient past.

egyption tattoos

egyption tattoos

 So now, after appreciating these various tattoo styles and their amazing culture , which one do you think you prefer so much or which is your own style?