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Well, well, well… a whole lot of things happened since my last blog post here. Uhm, where do I start?!
First, decision day has been and turned out good. I’ll be allowed to stay a trainee and learn, learn, learn, until I’m allowed to call myself a tattoo artist. Until then I’m still some sort of trainee, waiting for some stuff to be clarified and untangled (bureaucracy) while I’m every day at the shop, doing this and that on voluntary basis. A bunch of drafts and even tattoos. Well, sort of. I touched up my tattoo which I’ve tattooed on my own leg and then I got the chance to tattoo our current guest tattoo artist (and I’m sure it’s not the last one he’ll get tattooed by me ) Got no pic of his tattoo (yet), but one of my touched up little suffering „potato bag“
I need much more practice, luckily there are some people who „serve as victims for the sake of practice“ Hopefully soon I’ll get to practice on them, first of all my boyfriend, heh, then good friends who trust me enough to consent to do this madness, haha
This weekend I’m planning to tattoo myself again. Got a new machine a short while ago, a birthday gift from my dearest friends and family-members (thanks again a thousandfold ), an absolutely awesome and light-weight DragonFly by InkMachines. She’s still a virgin, so to speak, but not for much more longer. She purrs like a kitten compared to my 1st machine, which is heavy as hell and loud as a Metal concert in comparison, lol.
Need to get another one when I got the money for it (maybe a lime green one, heh), and a good power supply as well, probably one by Eikon. Expensive stuff hah.
I’m still extremely nervous each time before I get to use a tattoo machine on skin, anxious, nearly on the verge of fainting, lol (nah, not really, but you get the point I guess). Afraid of making mistakes, of screwing anything up, because it’s not like you could pick up an eraser and undo it. But I’m being told that it’ll get better with time, that I’ll get used to it more and more and thus be calmer and more sovereign before it „starts“. Guess I’ll have to get used to a lot more things, hehe. Unless it’s killing my or I get a heart attack or something, lol. Well, whatever.
Ah, right, and then there are the drafts which I’ve drawn since September. Don’t got pictures of all of them, but at least a few:
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So, yeah, guys, I guess that’s it for now. Maybe I forgot some things, but I’m sure you’ll be lenient with me
I’m becoming a tattoo artist, my dream is becoming true, and I somehow still can’t believe, nor realize any of this, but it’s reality, my new reality. I just need to take my time in order to grow into all of this, and everything will be just fine, I hope.
Well, the first 3 weeks are over. Officially the first 2 weeks, for I started on September 3rd in my free time, but the traineeship officially started on September 10th. There’s just too much stuff to recap
My first tattoo is nearly healed completely and it definitely needs some touch up work, but that will follow some day in the near future; adding some white highlights and red blood splats, also refining the outlines and shadows a bit:
I’ve drawn some tattoo drafts/flashes for customers already, such as the following two:
Before I started my traineeship it was something unusual, something very special and kinda rare thing, when I drew a tattoo draft for someone which would get inked later on. Now it has started to become a bit more usual, but I’m still thrilled and happy every time, when I draw something and my Mentor inks it right away, hehe.
I still need to get better at everything, though.
Unfortunately the traineeship will last only for one more week, but maybe it’ll be extended for one or two weeks, and after this… we’ll see, hehe. Don’t want to disclose anything too early
Oh well. I don’t know where to start, lol. I learned so damn much during the past & first week, I don’t even…
Today. I tattooed the first whole tattoo ever. On my own leg, the left one, above my ankle on the inside of the leg. If you know what I mean. I inked at home, though my mentor said that I’d rather ink my first motive inside his studio, so he could watch the stuff I do and tell me if I made a mistake, so I wouldn’t get into the habit of making those possible mistakes (again), but, tbh, I preferred to ink my first tattoo ever at home, without someone watching me „work“, because this used to make me nervous as shit (back in school and stuff), and when I’m getting this kind of nervous, I probably make mistakes/screw up lines e.g. a fortiori. I just wanted to ink the first one alone, the touch up could be done later inside the studio, like new tattoos I wanna add on my left leg (where I still can reach my skin with my right hand properly) someday later.
The tattoo itself… could’ve come out better, lol. But imho it could become a whole lot worse than the way it did. I mean, it was the first one (I practiced on pig skin several times before, but it is not the same at all imho). And we all know that no one is born a master, right? Even if I can draw stuff more or less good, it doesn’t mean I’m used to a vibrating, heavy (in comparison) tattoo machine right away, right… I have to learn a lot more, have to get used to my machine, to everything, and practice, practice, practice. The first step was made today – and that’s worth a lot
I got only a crappy camera, so the pic is blurry as crap and the actual tattoo looks better than on the picture, imo, lol
This is my dream job, and I want it more than ever before.