More Practice Tattoos
There are limitations from practice skin. One of the big advantages of the realistic curves if you can find a hand, arm, foot, head or busty chest piece like this one, is practice working strange angles. Placing the stencil and doing lines on the side of a female or transgender’s chest for example, creates challenges a tattooer without experience might not anticipate. I did two more practice tattoos in previous days. One is a traditional flower with placement I just mentioned. I cut the stencil in sun ray like lines into the design to form fit and redrew a few places with the Tattoo Pen. I did my best to slow down and concentrate on micro sections while placing ink. I sometimes held the piece with four fingers while supporting my machine hand’s palm with my left hand’s pinky. At one point I thought, this is a mess and resolved with tiny touch-ups using my trusty one round liner until I had to go out for groceries. Besides that I can’t exactly get the desired results on practice skin and colors often get black ink in them, especially when washing off the palette, but you get the idea below. I had four shades of Robin’s Egg Blue with varied quantities of water and two with different drops of black ink. You can’t see the light shade I discovered that really did look like a Robin’s egg on the curve. Though my limits are not only because of the practice skin. Ideally we should be practicing everyday until curves and horizontal lines are effortless. No matter how awkward the angle, direction or attractiveness of the client! Lol. One other practice I did last night, on the upper right side above the mermaid’s head, colored green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend below.