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9 months
Hi Deanna.This would be down to the artist’s discretion. Don’t believe you can be fined for using a birth certificate as ID. It’s just if the other party accepts it as ID. We would recommend to also take a document with your name on such as a bank card or an official letter from the government, maybe a tax or national insurance document or something. Just to further back up your birth ce....
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2 months
Hi Jayne, we recommend training as a tattoo artist with an experienced tattoo artist. Tattooing is more than art. It is to a large extent a craft and therefore requires an experienced mentor who can teach the basics of hygiene and technique. He can also recommend a machine and all the other materials needed to make safe and beautiful tattoos. A good first machine is an older but still excellent ma....
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2 months
Hi Claire, all major tattoo ink brands have very good white inks on offer. We can especially recommend the Eternal Ink whites for mandala patterns like Jess Yen Silk White, M-Series Off White and
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2 months ago
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2 months
Hi Caylen, to become faster at tattooing, only practice practice practice helps. It can be helpful if you prepare your stencils more precisely so that your "roadmap" can be worked on faster without having to spend too much time considering the reference image. Workshops with experienced tattoo artists can also be useful to get valuable tips on how to prepare and structure your session.
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Submitted by: Scottie miser
2 months ago
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2 months
Hi Scottie, 7M1 refers to a 7 (straight) magnum. 7 is the number of needles used, M is for Magnum and 1 denotes a straight magnum.
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Barber DTS
2 months
Hi Żana, the Kuro Sumi Liner ink can be used on leather. It is a very popular ink. However, since the beginning of this year, this ink is no longer allowed to be used for tattooing on human skin in the EU.
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Barber DTS
3 months
Hi Alex, in your price range you have the choice between the Ava GT EP8 Wireless Pen and the Equaliser Wireless Neutron Pen. If you are looking for the better allrounder machien we would recommend the Ava GT EP8 as this machine is more versatile with a stroke of 3....
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2 years
Hi Michelle, tattooing someone with Parkinson's Disease is as safe as tattooing anyone else. The disease mainly affects the central nervous system and therefore should not conflict with a tattoo or tattoo ink.Though, depending on the symptoms and medication it might be helpful to consider a doctor to prevent any complications. The actor Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), who also has Parkin....
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Barber DTS
4 months
Hi Kelly, we already have a few articles in the Advice Hub that should be helpful for you:https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/how-to-open-a-tattoo-shop-in-the-uk/https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/tattoo-laws-in-the-uk-making-sure-youre-compliant/https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/what-insurance-do-i-need-for-a-tattoo-shop/https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/employing-t....
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4 months
Hi Jason, we've written an article in our Advice Hub where you can learn all about tattoo needles. You can find the article here: Tattoo Needle Guide.The difference between a 1203RL and a 1209RL is the amount of needles grouped together. One is a 3 round liner and the other is a 9 round liner.We strongly recommend t....
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Submitted by: Darek Gadowski
4 months ago
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4 months
Hi Darek,Cheyenne grants a 24-month warranty on the HAWK Thunder from the date of purchase. However, there are a few things to consider in order to maintain the warranty. The warranty will be voided if you open the machine or if the machine is damaged due to negligence. The same applies if liquids enter the engine and if you are not using original Cheyenne accessories.You can find more in....
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Barber DTS
4 months
Hi Poppy, we have written an article in our Advice Hub covering that topic:Tattoo Laws in The UK: Making Sure You’re CompliantAs regulations may vary from county to county in the UK, it is best to contact the local council you wish to work in directly.
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Submitted by: Nick Morgan
4 months ago
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Hi Nick, most of the tattoo inks we offer are vegan. Some inks are also organic, depending on the colour and manufacturer. You can find more information about the tattoo inks in the safety data sheets (SDS) on the manufacturers' websites.
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Barber DTS
4 months
Hi Wendy, we have two articles in our Advice Hub that cover these topics:https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/tattoo-laws-in-the-uk-making-sure-youre-compliant/https://www.barberdts.com/uk/advice-hub/what-insurance-do-i-need-for-a-tattoo-shop/
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Barber DTS
4 months
Hi Jon, all the major brands have already or will soon be launching new ink series that can be used under the new EU REACH regulations. These tattoo colours will be available from us as soon as they arrive and will be explicitly indicated as EU compliant on our website.
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