When tattoo artists first start out, they usually practice with the simple pen and paper, drawing out their designs and then finally making the big step onto their first real tattoo. Now every tattoo artists first time comes with a lot of nerves and pressure, ensuring that they make no mistakes, after all you can’t just rub it out and start again.
Usually these are where the terrible tattoos appear from on the internet, someone who just got a tattoo gun and thinks they are instantly a tattoo artist professional, when in actual fact their “lions” look something like a 3 year old drew. Nobody wants that on their body for life.
Now for those who are serious about becoming tattoo artist there is new product that is in testing called “The Skin Book” and it is literally what the title states. The skin book consists of pages made of a synthetic skin which gives the tattoo artists a sketchbook of fake skin, allowing them to practice their ideas before actually giving a real tattoo to a customer. Practicing on this book takes away the pressure of tattooists giving their first tattoo and could reduce the amount of bad tattoos given. The book also allows the artists to build up a portfolio of tattoos that they have to sell or to show to a tattoo parlour to apply for a job.
Created by the Tattoo Art Magazine, the skin book could be the next big thing in the tattoo industry, preventing friends from having to say “they said they knew what they was doing” and spending thousands on laser tattoo removal. The skin book looks and even feels like human skin, acting like a real human skin canvas, it allows tattoo artists to freely practice on a skin like texture without the serious consequences.
Tattoo Art Magazine haven’t made any official plans to sell The Skin Book or whether it was just a concept, but many tattoo artists would find this highly useful depending on the price that is. If Tattoo Art Magazine don’t go ahead with producing the product then i’m sure that another company will pick up the idea.
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