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Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Sat May 28, 2016 2:40 am

Still working on my lining primarily and fancied a challenge with a couple of old school designs, solid black only. Anchor complete (5RL 9M), lighthouse in progress (3RL 9M).

While my lining is definitely improving (way to go still) this practise skin is very tough and (I think) making the job more difficult. I'm outta pig right now Sad




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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Buddy Boy on Sat May 28, 2016 8:19 am

How do you keep the practice skin so clean?? It does my head in personally
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Sat May 28, 2016 9:49 am

This particular skin you wipe down with petroleum jelly, gets all the ink stains off.
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Buddy Boy on Sat May 28, 2016 10:13 am

Whippet wrote:This particular skin you wipe down with petroleum jelly, gets all the ink stains off.

Are those the skins I've seen that come with a strap? Wondered what they'd be like, as I'd purchased that "reel skin" & didn't think much of it to be honest & it's quite expensive £18 for an A3 sized piece a while ago
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by head on Sat May 28, 2016 3:27 pm

the anchor looks good but i would go with a bigger liner for traditional stuff
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Sat May 28, 2016 8:02 pm

Good point Head, cheers
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Sat May 28, 2016 8:04 pm

Buddy Boy wrote:
Whippet wrote:This particular skin you wipe down with petroleum jelly, gets all the ink stains off.

Are those the skins I've seen that come with a strap?

Yes, I posted an eBay link in another thread
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by marked 4 life on Sat May 28, 2016 8:25 pm

Your line work has improved massively, well done, keep up the practice Very Happy

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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by tyler300888 on Tue May 31, 2016 9:07 am

Nice work whippet!
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Tue May 31, 2016 1:04 pm

Thanks for the encouragement - sink being fitted today, calling EH tomorrow to arrange the registration appointment...gimme living flesh!! happy days Very Happy
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Ketchup Kid on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:07 pm

looks clean... you'll do even better on skin

an anchor with a cherry blossom... where do you come up with this stuff...
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Dmerit on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:21 pm

reset818 wrote:looks clean... you'll do even better on skin

an anchor with a cherry blossom... where do you come up with this stuff...


Tattooing on a person with live skin that bleeds and feels pain is nothing like pig or fake skin so I doubt he do better.
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:59 pm

Interesting idea .... however I find the fake skins more challenging than any real person I've tattooed. Granted there's no stretching required (i simulate this to keep the muscle memory) but the skin is tougher than any human skin I ever came across, so to get ink penetration the hit has to be up and hand movement slower. I find I also have to grip the tube tighter than I normally would.

Pig skin takes the ink more like human and requires stretch. My lines on pig skin are ALWAYS smoother than on the fake skin, based mainly on hand speed and a more relaxed grip.

Re blood and pain: Thankfully I've never minded the blood, and as for the pain...well it's there's and not mine, so I'm good with that Razz
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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by Whippet on Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:57 am

Based on Head's advice I tried another bit of old school with a bigger needle config - 7RL and 9M. As this piece was smaller than the first two I figured this 2 needle increase would indicate the effect ok.

I'm using needles from China for practise and most do not include the gauge on the packaging. I suspect thay are 10 gauge and so a bit thin to start with.

I feel much happier with the line weight on this design, so thanks for the critique.

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Re: Old school: Revisited on advice

Post by head on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:35 pm

looks far better with the bigger lines..
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