What angle should you 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.
Does shading tattoo hurt more?
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!
How hard do I press when tattooing?
Push the needle into your skin.
It’s very difficult to push a tattooing needle in too deeply because of the design of the needle will keep it from happening, but you do need to make sure it goes deep enough, at least a few millimeters.
Do you stretch the skin when tattooing?
It stretches a lot. In order to perform any kind of precise work and to get the ink in correctly, the skin must be taut. It’s important that the skin be stretched tightly like a drum so the needles don’t bounce, or get hung up in theskin. If the skin isn’t very tight, your lines will go from too strong to too weak.
How deep should a tattoo needle go?
between 1mm and 2mm
What voltage should a tattoo shader run at?
When doing line work, best practices indication you run your machine at 7.5-8.5 Volts. When shading 8-10 Volts is what maximum artists use.
How can I make my tattoo lighter?
Try applying lemon and lime juice or hydrogen peroxide to your skin to lighten your tattoo. You can also apply a tattoo remover cream that will help to fade the subdermal ink of your tattoo. Another option is to use a skin lightener and apply it directly to your tattoo.