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3.6 Example tattoo

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10 thoughts on “HOC – 3.6 Example Tattoo”

  1. hello Ann, there is no example of filling in a black outline with color. how do you appraoch it? do you overlap the black line a bit? or do you just go as close as possible to it? anything to look out for when doing that?
    thank you for making this available by the way.

    1. Hey Luis 🙂

      In general it is the same as filling with black. I don’t overlapp the black outline. I will just go as closely as possible. Mostly I will first fill the whole area and than go over and check the borders again with a smaller needle to see if I have missed a spot. It is really worth the extra effort.
      What I also always do if I have black and colors in one tattoo is that I first finish all the black outlines, areas and shadings. And then carefully clean the whole tattoo and change my gloves before doing any colors so I can’t accidentally smudge the colored areas. 🙂
      Also always start with the darkest color and finsh with the lightest 😉

  2. Hi Ann!

    I was really hoping to see you tattoo real skin in this course. Do you think that is something you might do in the future?
    really enjoying it so far!

    1. Hey Manon 🙂

      I will in the future. I recorded the online course during the lockdown so it was not possible to tattoo real skin.
      I might not include them in the course, because this is a finished project for me but I will definately record more, when I can start working again. Maybe even do a few free extra tutorials 😉

  3. Hi Ann! Really lovin your course.

    I wanted to ask you about the different reds and greens. Did you get those reds and greens from different bottles, ready to use? or did you get those tones mixing yourself the inks? Would you recommend or not so much the ink mixing?

    Thank you so much for all the work.

    1. Hey Daniel 🙂
      I mixed nearly all of them. I mostly do. It can be a little bit time consuming for the preparation but the inks are not that cheap if you need a lot and I mostly only need a little bit af a lot of diffenrent shades. That’s why I mostly mix.
      The best way to do it, so you know that you will get exactly the shade you want is: you mix them in your ink cup ( I use this device: It makes it a lot easier and its really cheap: https://www.killerinktattoo.co.uk/tattoo-ink-mixer) and then put a little bit of it on a tissue and make it wet a little bit to see the tone. Colors in the ink cap often look a lttle different than when they are tattooed. This is a little closer to the endresult, even though it can still vary from person to person.
      Other than that I never had any problems mixing my ink, also mixing different brands with each other is no problem 😉
      If you are confident enough and have some practice you can also mix them directly on the skin or on your needle by dipping into different colors with your needle until you have the reight tone. Every tattooer does it a little different.

  4. Hi Ann, can you recommend a brand for white? Especially if you do a tattoo only with white ink. Thank you for the great course!

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10 thoughts on “HOC – 3.6 Example Tattoo”

  1. hello Ann, there is no example of filling in a black outline with color. how do you appraoch it? do you overlap the black line a bit? or do you just go as close as possible to it? anything to look out for when doing that?
    thank you for making this available by the way.

    1. Hey Luis 🙂

      In general it is the same as filling with black. I don’t overlapp the black outline. I will just go as closely as possible. Mostly I will first fill the whole area and than go over and check the borders again with a smaller needle to see if I have missed a spot. It is really worth the extra effort.
      What I also always do if I have black and colors in one tattoo is that I first finish all the black outlines, areas and shadings. And then carefully clean the whole tattoo and change my gloves before doing any colors so I can’t accidentally smudge the colored areas. 🙂
      Also always start with the darkest color and finsh with the lightest 😉

  2. Hi Ann!

    I was really hoping to see you tattoo real skin in this course. Do you think that is something you might do in the future?
    really enjoying it so far!

    1. Hey Manon 🙂

      I will in the future. I recorded the online course during the lockdown so it was not possible to tattoo real skin.
      I might not include them in the course, because this is a finished project for me but I will definately record more, when I can start working again. Maybe even do a few free extra tutorials 😉

  3. Hi Ann! Really lovin your course.

    I wanted to ask you about the different reds and greens. Did you get those reds and greens from different bottles, ready to use? or did you get those tones mixing yourself the inks? Would you recommend or not so much the ink mixing?

    Thank you so much for all the work.

    1. Hey Daniel 🙂
      I mixed nearly all of them. I mostly do. It can be a little bit time consuming for the preparation but the inks are not that cheap if you need a lot and I mostly only need a little bit af a lot of diffenrent shades. That’s why I mostly mix.
      The best way to do it, so you know that you will get exactly the shade you want is: you mix them in your ink cup ( I use this device: It makes it a lot easier and its really cheap: https://www.killerinktattoo.co.uk/tattoo-ink-mixer) and then put a little bit of it on a tissue and make it wet a little bit to see the tone. Colors in the ink cap often look a lttle different than when they are tattooed. This is a little closer to the endresult, even though it can still vary from person to person.
      Other than that I never had any problems mixing my ink, also mixing different brands with each other is no problem 😉
      If you are confident enough and have some practice you can also mix them directly on the skin or on your needle by dipping into different colors with your needle until you have the reight tone. Every tattooer does it a little different.

  4. Hi Ann, can you recommend a brand for white? Especially if you do a tattoo only with white ink. Thank you for the great course!

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