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How To: Make a tattoo machine

Somewhere in between prison tats and a professional tattoo gun, comes the tattoo machine in this how-to video. You will need a tape deck motor, a stereo fly wheel, a 12 volt charger with different settings, a bobby pin hair clip, a brace, a wide pen, and a screw. Since most of these parts are scavenged from around the home, this is a cheap tattoo machine that still produces relatively good quality results. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a tattoo machine gun.

How To: Self tattoo

Self-tattoo before tattooing a client: the real tattoo artist uses him- or herself as the first canvas. Watch a tattoo artist demonstrate self-tattoo methods in this free self- tattoo video series.

How To: Tattoo yourself

This is a clip from the seven hour session in which David I. Herman, known as "Doz", tattoo's his own upper right thigh with a Tiger and Flame tattoo design. Warning: Please do not try this unless you are professional tattoo artist. Do not try this at home

How To: Tattoo with henna

Kathleen Wrightis going to show you tips and techniques for a successful Henna Tattoo at home. She shows you how to mix the henna properly and prep, as well as how to practice designs, and then how to care for your completed tatoo so it lasts.

How To: Get tattoo advice and tips

Expert tattoo artist Rick Wyckoff offers a wealth of knowledge on the history of tattoos, explains how the tattoo machine works, and offers tips on how to care for a new tattoo, how to preserve the pigment, and how to deal with the pain that comes with being tattooed.

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