Tattooing Techniques

Tattooing Techniques

Tattoo art is thousands years old Each region has its own tattooing techniques Different tattooing techniques have evolved over a long period of time Diverse climatic conditions, cultures and ethos are the main reason behind numerous tattooing techniques Though techniques may differ but all achieve the same goal of creating tattoo marks on the body In western countries Tattoo artists use a machine called tattoo gun This tattoo machine helps the artists to work at a fast rate These tattoo guns can make anything from fine lines to broad backgrounds Firstly the tattoo artists pull the skin tight for making outlines for designs Thereafter they color the images according to need.

  • Tattooing requires a lot of patience as even a small tattoo can take hours to complete In Samoa Tattoo artists use a hand powered instrument to make tattoos on the body These tools are made of organic substances such as a mallet and combs made from pig teeth The ink they use in tattooing is a mixture of water and the ashes of candlenuts or burnt lama nuts The combs are dipped in the dye and are struck by the mallet to imprint the skin This is indeed one of the most interesting traditional tattooing techniques around Irezumi Is the Japanese traditional tattooing technique.
  • Irezumi is also a hand powered method of tattooing Though western style machines are being used for the purpose but the depth and precision these traditional machines provide is simply awesome Tattoos created by traditional method are unique and can't be reproduced by a machine The most important feature of this method is colorful pictures of dragons and Samurai

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