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Over working skin/ running machines to hard?

Hey mike, how can you tell if you are running your machines to hard that it would cause damage to the skin.... Also what are some signs to look for if you go to deep or over work an area ... I also use neuma n2 thanks


RE:Over working skin/ running machines to hard?

Thats a tough one to explain simply other than its something you should learn in the early days of your apprenticeship. I would run the machine as slow as possible to where they seem to work good, any over use of power can result in a bad heal, especially if you go over the area multiple times. On the flip side to that you can have massive power but have a good heal because you only hit it once and you move on compared to slow and go over the same area a few times. But theres many variables that can come into play that can result in a good or bad heal, definitely cant be explained in a single message.

One could say "well, its overworked when its bleeding or the skin looks torn up,etc" and thats kinda true, but I've also seen nicely done tattoos and everything was done right and it didn't look chewed but came back healed a little rough. And on the flipside to that I have seen battered up skin and it seems like it will heal like crap and it comes back perfect. So its really hard to say. One tip that ill say is that its better to go on the lighter end and underworked and let it heal and go back into it. Rather than trying to get it tits in the first shot and you run a big risk of it coming back all screwed up.

Experience is key and if you dont have experience because your new, watching someone do it that knows what they are doing is best. Thats where an apprenticeship comes into play that will help a newcomer out best!
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