So I’m being told I shouldn’t have bought a machine until I had an apprenticeship and they advise which ones to get. I did recently buy a liner from a custom builder in Chicago. Should be here tomorrow. I did research on his work and he’s sold quite a few. What are your more knowledgeable thoughts on this? He showed me a video of it running as well. I’d post a pic if I could figure this site out. His Instagram is 2thecoreirons if it helps


I would not advise tattooing any person until you serve an apprenticeship.

There is a lot more to tattooing than just using a machine. You should read the thread: “So you want to be a tattoo artist”.

210 inking hours and counting.

Tattoos are for the living. Tombstones are for the dead. Get a tattoo for yourself!


These are things you should be discussing with your mentor, and you will not get any help on this in this forum, since it’s rules are anti-scratcher.

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