For really ornate tattoos, or for artists with limited skill, a transfer can be a life-saver. This how-to video shows how to transfer the desired image of a tattoo from a piece of paper that is easy to sketch on to the skin where it can then be traced with a tattoo gun. You wi ...more
How to Do an Tattoo
Whether you need very temporary skin art for a costume or simply want to test-run a potential tattoo design before it gets permanent, making your own temporary tattoo only requires wax paper, a printout or drawing of your desired design, black eyeliner, rubbing alcohol, baby p ...more
This video shows you how to setup a tattoo machine to do lining and shading. Make sure the armature bar and front spring has about a 4mm gap. Once that is on, set it to about a 30-degree angle. Next with the contact spring you need to set the armature bar and the tool should b ...more
Just what the world wants... more things to do while in jail! Make your at home tattoo gun for under $10 and quite quickly. Try tattooing a banana or a dog. Not yourself.
Somewhere in between prison tats and a professional tattoo gun, comes the tattoo machine in this how-to video. You will need a tape deck motor, a stereo fly wheel, a 12 volt charger with different settings, a bobby pin hair clip, a brace, a wide pen, and a screw. Since most of ...more
Learn how to draw a ‘Fake Tattoo’ using a ballpoint pen and some colored highlighters, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint design of your choice at the back of your palm, using a ballpoint pen. Darken the outlines when you are done with the image drawn. Now accord ...more
Are you an aspiring tattoo artist, but don't have your own equipment yet? Tattoo guns can be expensive, but not when you build your own, DIY-style! This video is broken up into two parts. The first shows the process of making the homemade tattoo gun, taking you step-by-step th ...more
This video is about how to tattoo. Once you make your choice of design, the tattoo artist traces the image. Next, he places the image on carbon paper and traces the image again to create a reverse image. He cleans the persons skin then firmly presses on the blueprint. Now its ...more
Want a tattoo that's daytime work-safe (invisible), but nighttime party-friendly (UV blacklight)? At first sight it may be hard to believe these tattoos are real, but in fact, they are. UV light tattoos are the perfect way to hide it from mom. The tattoos can be completely in ...more
Elementtattootech teaches you how to apply a carbon copy tattoo stencil onto skin. You take a thermal wax paper and draw the design on top of it. Cut around the edges of the design. Wash, clean and shave the area where the tattoo will be. The area should be larger than the tat ...more
This video shows how easy and fast you can make a tattoo stencil without a thermal copier machine. You will need tracing paper, a sketchbook and stencil paper. Trace over any design that you want. Remove the brown layer from the stencil paper. Tape the traced design to the ste ...more
Putting together a tattoo machine is not a matter of life or death, but it just as well may be, since you're aggregating tools for sticking a big fat needle into a person's back. And each customer, depending on his/her selected tatoos, will require a different assembly. So che ...more
This video will show you just exactly how you can go about tattooing yourself at home. There's not a lot that is cooler than a home made tattoo.
Are you interested in body art? Let's learn how to setup a tattoo machine with a tattoo needle. First, get the needle through the machine properly and then the looper should go into the nipple. It should be pretty sturdy. The needle bar should be on the top while the needle sh ...more
This video illustrates how to make a temporary tattoo with black eyeliner. This process includes the following steps.Step 1Take the picture you want to make tattoo of.Step 2Reverse the picture and paste it on a paper.Step 3Take a tracing paper and trace the outline of the pict ...more
This video shows you how to collect color to create jailhouse tats. First, set down a metal pan. In that pan, place a blue, plastic, disposable razor. It is best to try and do this outside or in a well ventilated area so you don't breathe in a lot of the fumes. Next, hold a la ...more
Self-tattoo before tattooing a client: the real tattoo artist uses him- or herself as the first canvas. Watch a tattoo artist demonstrate self-tattoo methods in this free self- tattoo video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Self tattoo. Self tattoo - Part 2 of 15. Click through to ...more
For people who would like to learn how to make a professional tattoo, this is the tutorial to watch. For making a basic arm tattoo, the subject should be seated upright in a military position. You should apply some alcohol and then some antiseptic to the area to disinfect the ...more
The epic Star Wars burlesque show has been a wide web favorite. Not to fear, it will now be forever remembered- as tattoo art. Via the LA Times blog, "Recently, Bryce Nadeau of L.A.'s Kustom Kulture Tattoo came across the photo of burlesque star Courtney Cruz's turn as a sto ...more
Getting a tattoo will never be a walk in the park, but it can be less painful if you take a few simple precautions. You Will Need * A licensed tattoo artist * A morning appointment * Loose clothing * A full stomach * A non-aspirin pain reliever * Deep breaths * Scrupulous afte ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Japanese waves for a tattoo. In this video, viewers observe different ideas and elements for wave designs. Viewers learn different techniques. To draw a design for a tattoo, viewers should sketch out their image and experiment ...more
How do you show that you love your job? You get "sleeved", like photographer Dabe Alan who has lined his arms with tattoos of all his favorite things in life, with the help of Toledo-based tattoo artist Tony Touch. Every time Dabe visits Toledo, he gets another photography-rel ...more
When the bar that turns the tattoo machine on is pressed without an O-ring in place it rattles and doesn't make a consistent humming noise. Once you insert the rubber O-ring into the tattoo machine it changes how the machine runs. The ring only takes a couple of seconds to ins ...more
This video describes the process of tuning a tattoo machine. The video starts by explaining the different parts of the tattoo gun. The presenter shows the different settings for the contact screw. For doing outlines the contact screw should have a gap the width of a dime. If y ...more
This video will show you how to make a simple henna-like tattoo using blackening shampoo and other products. This may not be henna, but it gives an appearance of henna and is dark, just like henna.
Thinking about getting a tattoo but want to know exactly how it will look on you? Why not try applying that tattoo to yourself in Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how to digitally apply a tattoo to your body or anyone elses. Photo Taken by: Katie Tegtmeyer
This is a clip from the seven hour session in which David I. Herman, known as "Doz", tattoo's his own upper right thigh with a Tiger and Flame tattoo design. Warning: Please do not try this unless you are professional tattoo artist. Do not try this at home
Designing a tattoo sleeve is a challenging and important task for any tattoo artist or recipient, as they are huge, expensive, nearly impossible to hide and, like all tattoos, with you forever. This four-part video demonstrates the sketching and inking of a sleeve design with ...more
This is a first hand step by step on how to tattoo ink art on your skin like a pro.
In this video Element Tattoo Supply offers information on how to transfer tattoo art from regular paper to carbon paper for the use of transferring the image to clients skin. For this operation they used a fax copier machine. The first step would be to remove the protective sh ...more
Another innovative use of augmented reality - we've seen transparent walls, t-shirts that play Rock, Paper, Scissors, an iPhone operated video game drone; and now, a tattoo that comes to life. Just tattoo a simple "barcode", point a webcam at it, and a flying animated dragon w ...more
Hidden features of the Patch tool revealed as we wipe out some nasty looking tattoos. Use Photoshop CS4 to fix the tattoos or body scars with the Patch tool. Remove your ugliest mistakes with the Patch Tool, a tutorial from TutorialBucket.
How to draw a tattoo. I go over how to draw your own tribal tattoo design. i sketch out a random assortment of extremely light lines. This is meant to help find distinct interesting shapes. Once you find something elaborate on that shape. Whether you want t be a tattoo creator ...more
Julia Gnuse of California has been officially named the most tattooed woman in the world by the Guiness Book of World Records. Gnuse began her tattoo compulsion when she was first diagnosed with porphyria,a disease that causes the skin to blister when exposed to sunlight. When ...more
Elementtattootech of Element Tattoo Supply demonstrates how to properly stretch the skin while giving a tattoo. He notes that he isn't wearing gloves, because he is not actually doing a tattoo in the video. One should always wear gloves when tattooing. If tattooing an arm, gri ...more
This video walks you through mixing your own tattoo gray wash in ink caps. Taking black Element tattooing ink you use a test ink cap to get your 'drip' then once you make sure that the ink is coming out correctly you let the ink drip into five separate caps. Each new cap gets ...more
Just for the 3D movie you guys should get one of the cast members to willingly get a tattoo on their back that they personally can't see without a mirror or anything, and tattoo a 3D penis or something else like that on their back and have them go the entire movie with the tat ...more
Thinking about becoming a tattoo artist? This might be your video. In this four-part tutorial on tattoos, learn everything you need to know when it comes to skin & ink, technique, and equipment. Also learn about the profession of tattoo art and how much money one can make. Par ...more
Steve of Element Tattoo Supply demonstrates how to set up a tattooing power supply, specifically the Silver Bullet model. It has a voltage switch on the back. If in the US, set the power supply to the 115-volt setting. Outside the US, switch to the 220 volt setting. There are ...more
Elementtatootech explains the various tools of the industry and their uses to novice tattoo artists and interested viewers. In this tutorial, Elementtatootech focuses on the old school tattoo tool known as grommets or nipples. Utilizing a single close up shot, the instructor q ...more
This is a tutorial on how to make a fake tattoo from Sharpie markers.
Do you have a tattoo you need to get rid of fast? This tattoo camouflage tutorial shows you how to cover your ink for the night with two simple makeup products in only 70 seconds.
How to design and do henna tattoos; get professional tips and advice on methods, techniques and designs for henna body art in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Give henna tattoos. Give henna tattoos - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on ...more
The first thing to do is open up Photoshop. Find a pic of a person and clip art you would like to use. Open those documents. On the side of the toolbar, find the brush tool to adjust the clip art correctly. Make a rectangle inside the clip art. Then hit Ctrl+c to cut the clip ...more
Drawing scales of a dragon could be difficult so lets try this method. First get the basic shape of the body,then draw those curves under the belly. After that,the scales which are on the top. Now the middle scales come in place. As we are done with our basic sketching,now its ...more
Open another canvas. It doesn't matter what size you make it, as long as it is the same size or bigger than the area you want it to cover on the image. Open a new canvas by going to "File" and clicking "New." Select your dimensions and click "Okay." Draw your tattoo design on ...more
Many people wrestle with their ugly scars and birthmarks every day. These are usually quite difficult and expensive to remove, but there is another solution: cover them with a tattoo! Watch this video for tips on getting some ink done to cover a scar or birthmark.
A new study from John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign promises an exciting new tech-chic addition to the world of body modification: flexible, implantable LEDs that would radiate sub-dermal luminescence. Just imagine the possibilities. Rogers' study a ...more
In this informative how-to video, David from ElementTattooSupply.com guides you through the quick and easy process of drawing a Japanese cherry blossom. From beginning to end you too can be an artist in just 3 minutes. This cherry blossom design is very easy to learn to do and ...more
Are you a tattoo enthusiast? Well then, there is no better tattoo than mehndi. Here are the reasons: it's natural hence no side effects; it is temporary and fades in a weak giving you the opportunity to try something new each time; it dries up soon and does not have a healing ...more
Learn how to make fake tattoos with a ballpoint pen and highlighters.
Looking to get seriously tatted up? Your best bet is probably to head Down Under. Meet Steve Butcher, a New Zealand native who is changing the tattoo game in a big way. While there are a lot of amazing artists out there, the level of detail Butcher is able to achieve is truly ...more
Check out this new advertising campaign for Pilot's Extra-Fine ball-pens. Created by Barcelona's Grey advertising agency, these hand drawn masterpieces are sure going to inspire a generation of LEGO tattoo lovers. I especially love the trampy girl with the tat above the bottom.
If you're in the market for a new tattoo, the biggest hurdle to clear is imagining exactly how it's going to look. It's going to be part of your identity for the rest of your life, so you have to make sure it looks just right—or as your mom probably told you, "Think of what it ...more
Henna. Beautiful, fun, exotic... and best of all... Do-It-Yourself (with a little practice). Also, unlike tattoos, it's temporary. Henna generally lasts for 1-3 weeks. An ancient tradition, henna is believed to "bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil." "As f ...more
Tattooing is not a job for the weak, but it does take precision and a delicate touch. But you don't have to pierce skin with needles to enjoy the art of tattoos. Anybody with a few pencils and markers can design their own tattoo creations, but to help get you started, try out ...more
How to apply Tattoo Goo Aftercare to your new tattoo!
Thinking about getting a new tattoo, but don't want to proceed until you know it will look perfect? There's only one way to find out -- Photoshop. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create fake tattoos in Photoshop CS3 to see what it would look like on your body. Usi ...more
We're inching closer towards the singularity—that point where technology advances to the steepest slope of the logistic function S-curve and simply skyrockets at a rate we've never seen before. Somewhere along the way, the line between humans and the tech we rely on will becom ...more
Expert tattoo artist Rick Wyckoff offers a wealth of knowledge on the history of tattoos, explains how the tattoo machine works, and offers tips on how to care for a new tattoo, how to preserve the pigment, and how to deal with the pain that comes with being tattooed. Part 1 o ...more