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Three Ways to Keep Tattoos Looking Fresh and New

Three Ways to Keep Tattoos Looking Fresh and New

No matter if you are getting inked for the first time or for the thirtieth time, the excitement somehow remains the same. The crisp lines and vivacious hues can get almost every tattoo fanatic’s heart racing. Unfortunately, that precious design on your skin will fade over time, or in other words, acquire a dull appearance. In case you were planning on expanding your piece, this makes it difficult to incorporate details. Even worse, it can change a tattoo you once treasured into something you no longer are proud to show off. Good news is you may undertake measures for preserving...

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The Do's & Don'ts of Photographing Your Tattoos

The Do's & Don'ts of Photographing Your Tattoos

SOME BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR TATTOOS:Using the Automatic Function On Your Camera or Phone   DO take the photo outside during daylight.  This gives the tattoo natural, even lighting with the most accurate colors. DON'T take the photo in direct sunlight; the light here is too harsh.  Take the photo in the shade instead.   DO capture all angles of the tattoo for later use in Photoshop. DON'T cut off the edges of the tattoo; make sure the whole piece is in the viewfinder for every shot.   DO use the macro setting on your camera for small tattoos as this...

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Should I be Using Bug Pins?

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Should I be Using Bug Pins?

As you know, art is a subjective beast; there is no right or wrong. Two master tattoo artists could use the same equipment in different ways - both with amazing results. However, here's a few basic tips that will give you hints as to when and why you might choose to use bug pin tattoo needles (or not). First, what ARE bug pins anyway? Tattoo needles have a gauge, or thickness of each individual needle. This typically varies from 08 to 12, but sometimes smaller or larger. A 12 gauge needle is the standard size and is 0.35mm thick. Anything smaller...

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4 Secrets to Make Your Prisma Pencils Last

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4 Secrets to Make Your Prisma Pencils Last

As a coloured pencil enthusiast, you already know the frustrations of having your led break and watching your favourite colours whittle away in your sharpener.  Regardless how careful you are not to drop your precious Prismacolor Pencils, the truth of the matter is, you never know what happened to them since the day they were made by the manufacturer. So, here's how to prolong the life of those amazing Prismas! Secret #1: If you're sharpening a pencil and it keeps breaking over and over again, your colour core has probably been damaged from a drop. Some artists swear by simply nuking the...

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