How to shade with a tattoo gun

How do you shade a tattoo with black ink?

Begin the tattoo by working on the portions of the design that are to be solid black. Let the machine do the work and do not press down on it. just guide the machine and move the tip in small circles, letting the needle points enter the skin where you want the black ink to go.

Does shading tattoo hurt more?

Tattoo Shading

Contrary to what you might expect, many people report that the shading hurts significantly less than the outlining of the tattoo. If you’ve already made it through your line work, pat yourself on the back. You’ve conquered the most painful part already. You can do this!

What angle should I tattoo at?

Use a standard angle between 45 and 60? to put color into the skin. Most people work in small tight circles, but with mags, I have found that a Box Motion works better than circles.

What voltage is used for tattoo lining?

Six volts

What is GREY wash tattoo?

Gray wash is the technique to create shading or pencil drawing look for a tattoo the ink which comprises of varying degrees of grey/black inks that are used to create varying contrasts for a tattoo.

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