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.
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)
This week I did some reading on the history of the tattoo machine. The modern electric tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reily. It was based on Edison’s invention called th electric pen. The pen was invented as an early way to copy handwritten documents. The original pen was a huge flop but O’Reily (a stick … More The Edison Pen (aka The Tattoo Machine)
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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