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Cross and Praying Hands

By JoshDixArt
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Ehhh black and gray. Came out good. still working on getting nice smooth plains of soft gray wash.

The definition on this guys back is crazy, the design is right but the guys back has crazy ins and outs.

nice splash of real red that will pop when the tattoo heals.
Image details
Image size
2448x3060px 5.3 MB
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/318 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 23, 2009, 6:23:24 AM
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InkSlinger5's avatar
Dude, smooth midtones does my head in. just when i get it, i loose it and get major peppering. Any tips? The stuff thru ur clouds looks pretty sweet. Cheers. l8rs
JoshDixArt's avatar
I haven't been tattooing long so god knows if my advice is any good. I use premade washes, though i have been told that i shouldn't be, it makes sure that i know exactly how the tattoo will heal. If you don't have a machine tuned for a really light hit, just turn down whatever shader your using.(I use alot of machines from Workhorse Irons, pretty much best machines you can get for the money cause I don't know how to tune or build my machines quite yet) Having a really good shader helps a ton. So for those really light areas, use a really light wash, turn down your machine for a really light hit and kinda work the area.... like more then you would with color. For some reason grey wash seems to allow for alot more going over of spots. I've never seen any fallout from my black and grey so I must be doing something right. Ummm also keep in mind once you've gone over an area once you've opened the skin and ink will go in much fast the second time around so go light and soft. I recently completed a large black and grey backpiece and that really taught me a ton on how my washes heal.