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MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike.... first off i have purchased your book, read it front to back, week later, read it again, and finally did my first full color portrait, take a look at it, myspace.com/goldiestattoo, its the joker tattoo on the main image.. ive followed you very closely... and well recently ive found some images online of the neck lilly you did, and well... i SEE a electric machine in your hands... why? i myself love my neuma, and its consistancy... have problems with my compressor all the time, but its all worth it.. this issue has really been bothering me ever since i seen the pictures last nite.. i myself will go with what i am comfortable with and continue on my journey of becoming the best fLuckin artist i can be i love your color theory in your book.. its helped me alot.. if you chose not to respond, i understand completely this would be a huge issue in the tattoo industry... how many damn awards do you have on your walls??

blake


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RE: MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

hey that joker looked pretty good for your first attempt,practice practice that all i can say!!even though the jokers been done 1000s of times i still want to do one,maybe one day.
yeah i have been using coil machines off and on,as most people know especially after reading my book i was taught to tattoo with neumas,so i feel i dont want to limit myself with only knowing one machine,how would i be able to tell other artists my real opinion and the true differences between different types of machines if i only have used one kind,im still waiting on the neuma hybrid,should be anyday now.
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RE: MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

wow, i cant believe you actually took a look at my work... honestly i thought you would be one of those artists that live in the clouds, that really makes me see artists of your magnitude in a different light.. yeah, that joker has been done a thousand times, whats one more? I never really considered myself a portrait style artist, until i seen a portrait tattooed, and loved the visible challenge, theres no room for mistakes, but constant room for improvement anyone can learn how to follow a black line and fill in the blanks but to actually create something using your own creativity is mind blowing.. how do you balance everything out man? i mean, work, family, clients.. and traveling? In my town, "2nd biggest in illinois" ive gotten somewhat of a popular name, and well... its really hard to keep up on everything.. plus consistantly improve in my desired style.. not to mention my wife is always on my neck..
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RE: MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

was curious on how you are running the coil machines? point gap/long stroke or short...fast or slow and punchy..thx in advance.
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