I Supply the Art Work the Internet Supplies the Power…eventually.

Power Supplies: This week for my personal learning project it was time to get a little more hands on. I got my first tattoo machine from Tyler. It is one of his old ones but it will do me just fine. I don’t have the refined skills it takes to notice the difference in machine … More I Supply the Art Work the Internet Supplies the Power…eventually.

Inspirational and Historical Artists (From Sailor Jerry to Nikko Hurtado)

This week I went searching for some inspiration!! How do you create tattoo art? What makes tattooists different from artists? How do you find your style? So, like any good research, before you move forward it’s important to look back at what came before you in order to move forward. The Beginnings and the Pioneers of … More Inspirational and Historical Artists (From Sailor Jerry to Nikko Hurtado)

PLP #2- Me vs BBPs vs Autoclaves

For the first lesson towards becoming a tattoo artist my mentor Tyler directed me towards some reading and research that is very life-alteringly important. He told me to research Bloodborne Pathogens (BBPs for short) and sterilization. I did some reading on BBP documentation in Canada and found THIS pdf from the Ontario Safety Association for Community & Healthcare (OSACH). It … More PLP #2- Me vs BBPs vs Autoclaves

My Personal Learning Project- Leaving a Permanent Mark!

When I was younger, around 18 years old, I told my mother that I was going to pay for university by freelancing as a tattoo artist. This might not sound unreasonable now but keep in mind this was the year 1999. For a point of reference to the view on tattooing check out the stats from a CBC article:
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