We’re talking about step by step how to tattoo for beginners. So this movie is going to be pointing out every single step you need to take to create a tattoo. The things that you might need to know before starting, or the things that I’ve picked up throughout the years to make everything easier for you. If you’re new to this channel or an inspiring tattoo artist trying to get into this industry, so let’s get into how to tattoo for beginners.
Make a list of Items You Are Going to Need
So first, there are a couple of things you’re going to need to be able to start tattooing. Obviously, there’s your tattoo machine, your fake scans, your needle cartridges, your bank of caps. All these little things that are going to add up to, the first thing you’re going to want to do is make a list of the things that you are going to need.
There’s a lot of things that you’re going to overlook as well, just like bottles for your green, so polls for alcohol, that Salim, all these little things that you’re going to overlook so that’s what you want to make a list and even go over the list a couple of times. Make sure you have everything you need to start because if you don’t start tattooing on your practice games and forget something, it’s going to be super frustrating, so make sure you have everything you need to complete a tattoo before.
Focus On The Designs
Okay, the next thing you’re going to want to do is focus on the designs that you were wanting to do. If you are first starting I recommend just doing straight lines, not a whole sheet of straight lines, and starting your practice skins with those. Then from there, you can go on to different designs, small, very easy things to tattoo to just build up muscle memory for that but I highly recommend if you are first starting start with straight lines. I promise you will not regret it.
When you are practicing on these things, you’re going to focus on a couple of different things. Your hand speed, your needle depth and your voltage, all of those things are going to help you create a great tattoo. If you go to lighten the fake skin, what’s going to happen when you transition on to human beings? The ink is going to fall out because it’s not in that middle layer of skin.
Which is where you want the ink to remain here, practicing on face skin that goes too deep. Obviously, it’s gonna cause blowouts which no one wants because it causes extra trauma to the skin and trouble with healing, and also the line just looks super thick and will not hold up very well through time. So those are the main things you want to focus on. One of your first starting. Obviously, there’s a ton more that goes into tattooing.
Next would be how you were holding your machine.
I highly recommend that you do 3 points of contact, which means your elbow against your side. Other hand holding your fake skin or pretending that you are stretching it out just so you get used to that method. How you want to hold your machine is going to be your middle finger. Is going to be underneath the cartridges every year using a rotary style tattoo machine or pen-style. In a traditional style machine. It will just be under the tip right next to the tube and is holding it like you normally would a pencil, something like that with this part underneath the tip.
My middle finger is held underneath there, you get a really nice grip with this and it just feels really comfortable in the hands. He could pull really nice long lines and use these 2 fingers as your depth finder, so you hold him down to get the perfect depth every single time, so that’s how you want to hold your machine.
One thing we don’t want to forget about is how to do your stencil. There’s tons of different ways to do stencils out there that work way better on human skin or way better on fake skin. What I have found that works the best is a speed stick. I did a whole video on the difference between speed stick and using other stencil primers. Things like that, and speed stick works great for face scans. They stay really nice, they transfer really, easily, so recommend going that route just make sure you’re not using it on humans.
The next one ‘s going to be the face scans that you are using now. This is probably one of the biggest points out there when you are first starting out because if you go buy a ton of really cheap thing skins on Amazon you’re going to have so many issues trying to make solid lines learn shading expressly with color and is not going to happen so you spend a ton of time trying to figure out what’s going on. When in all actuality it’s just a thick skin you’re using I did of the U. on-the-face skins on Amazon and they turned out terrible. I wasn’t able to make a solid line. It felt like I was tattooing through rubber instead of like a fake skin texture. They’re not stretching it all.
It’s just really, really hard to tattoo on them even if you know what you’re doing. So I highly recommend you get something skin like Frank’s instance pound of flesh or real skins. Those are the ones that I’ve found work really, really great and I don’t have any issues with them at all.
Okay, now we’ll get into the actual time-telling process and what to do, what not to do things like this. So whenever you’re setting everything up, you want to set it up like you would normally with human beings, so you want everything wrapped up. You want to get used to wrapping everything that you’re using Saran, wrapping your workstation, everything you need to do to have it sanitary. I know you’re only tattooing on thick skin at this point, but you still want to get used to that repetitive motion. so we need to transition over everything’s down Pat. You don’t have to worry about am I doing this right or what’s going on over here so repetitive nations key with tattooing.
Tattoo process fake scans
If you do everything the same way, it’s going to help you out of town. You know, you can be super stressed out when you do transition into tattooing on human beings and then from there what I use during the tattoo process, fake scans, is just dazzling. I’ll make a really like coat over my stencil after leading a drive for 4:00 hours and had to just dab the lines. What that’s going to do is not make your stencil smear everywhere the vastly and helps be able to pick up the ink and not have it smear and stick to everything and you don’t have to use like a water green soap. Anything like that on the steak skins using Bassel in will do just fine and
Then from there it’s all practice. All you gotta do is incorporate each one of these steps and do them as much as you can. The more practice you get, the more time you’re going to be able to put into changing little things every time you try to create a good or great tattoo. So I hope this can help out some of the new people getting into Tatsu, knowing the steps needed to get into learning how to tattoo, what you need,, what kinda not to do and what to do