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betta-fish asked: I am an artist/aspiring stick'n'poke tattoo artist, your work inspires me an incredibly large amount. I was wondering what advice you would give- how to practice, the basics, what supplies to use, etc. I know there are a plethora of resources on the Internet and such but I'm not sure what to trust.
practice on yourself or orange skins or willing friends. make sure everything you use is single use cept the ink & vaseline containers ie. strap the needle onto plastic straws so you can throw the straws away afterwards, if you use and re-use pencils it’s less sanitary obviously. apply this logic to the whole practice and it will be a healthy one. don’t touch those two things, the ink and the vaseline i mean, after you have begun a session until you have gotten rid of everything that has DNA on it & you have thouroughly dis-infected you hands. cover everything in dis-infectant. if you are using a surface spary it down with dis-infectant, let it dry, don’t wipe it, cover it in plastic wrap a few times over. have a spray bottle full of dis-infectant/water waiting. 1 quarter of the bottle should be full of dis-infectant, the rest can be water. wrap this spray bottle in plastic wrap before you begin piercing the skin. every care should be taken to make sure you never touch the bottle with somebodie’s blood on your hands. you should create a space (buy a cabinet or shelf, something you can close is better) that you don’t reserve for anything else, make sure you don’t set it directly on the floor and do everything you can to stop friends putting things on it/playing with it etc. only put your tattoo things in there. it should be a space ONLY for clean tattoo equipment.
always use gloves, endevour as much as you can to keep peoples blood of you skin and under your finger nails, this means only touching the scarred area with gloves on.
buy single use sterilized tattoo needles from online, if when you recieve them the packaging is compromised, order some new ones, don’t use those. also buy certified tattoo ink, tattoo standard ink wells to hold the ink while you tattoo & tranfser paper for designs, readily available online as well. just google this shit, reads heaps of different sources, compare and decide what feels right for you.
i’m no more reliable than any other source you’ll come across, ive gotten to this point from years of comparing my practices with fellow tattooists & reading as many different sources as possible. that’s the best advice i can offer you, read up, stay read up, follow other stick n poke tattoo blogs, learn about general hygiene practices. if you know nurses ask them how the dis-infect/treat ther equipment before giving someone a drip (IV) apply that knowledge to your practice. use common sense, regard everything that has not been dis-infected or has another’s DNA On it as untouchable during the process etc.
with all do respect to you and everyone else who write me, please just read through my tattoo section. ive answered alot of questions there already and while i want to help any blooming tattooists, i get sick of fielding the same questions.
i won’t draw you a headdress
HEY this is just a heads up, if you write me asking me to simulate something for a tattoo design that has a very specific cultural significance that doesn’t relate to my experience or my heritage then i’m probs not gonna do it. i will make concessions if you can prove you have a legit connection with the culture and you are giving me an express one time only permission to work with whatever motifs or images you may want.
i am not adverse to drawing inspiration from a story or belief of another culture and working with my own visual dialogue to pay homage to the same notion/belief/philosophy, ie. the concept of being humble, if your example of humbleness came from the lore of another culture then i would try and use my own experiences and motifs to describe what i thought it meant to be humble, that’s cool, but i am not interested in designing you a “mystical” being in a headdress or an “exotic” “ethiopian style” pattern on a tunic of a being or whatvz. you feel me?
I did another interview - this one is handwritten and i was a bit mean about the stereotypical question “does yr illness make you want to create more?” YOLOL
SMT presents: 10 Questions with HTML Flowers
Regular perusers of SUPERMEGATREND may recognise the name HTML Flowers. He was first brought to my attention as the emcee in the duo Brothers Hand Mirror. But the truth is there are many strings to Grant Gronewold’s (HTML Flowers) bow. This Melbournite’s passion for creating has been nurtured since moving to Australia’s cultural hub from the US as a child, seeking better treatment for his Cystic Fibrosis (a topic covered in depth on his tumblr). Now 25, Grant’s gift for writing, art, tattooing and music has begun to come to fruition.Bow down bitches.
SUPERMEGATREND’s ‘10 Questions with’ series aims to capture artists in their own penmanship, rather than editing or hiding their perspective behind a standard font or format. How else are you going to get interviews featuring decorative phalluses? Enough from me, take it away Grant…
hey, just a friendly reminder that the designs that appear on my blog are designed specifically for people who write me stories from there lives - personal experiences or beliefs that they want to honor - aesthetic qualities of my work that they love so much they want to have them on their skin forever - so please don’t get a tattoo of it if it’s a design i have done for someone else. all the posts say expressly wether or not it’s a tattoo design as well, so it shouldnt be hard to take the time to do the research.
i have no problem with people getting my comic works or zine works or art works tattooed on them but i consider the tattoo designs i do for people to be an outcome of a connection from me to specific supporters and often friends, so please don’t disrespect that by adopting the designs i do for them.
anyways, i luv u all heaps, my friends. xoxo HTMLflowergirl