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New Apprentice

I am about to start an apprenticeship and I was wondering a few things about the new inkjecta's. I really love the idea of being able to change the cartridge and go with it but it's not going to be very cost effective since i'm just an apprentice..... Is there a version of the inkjecta that you can use cartridge and set up's at your own will? If not what are your suggestions on a good liner and shading gun? Thanks so much for all your help in advance.


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RE:New Apprentice

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hey

I recommend that you understand the workings of a coil before attempting to use any rotary. The experience needed with coils will give you a better foundation to help you better understand the different effects and results of a rotary.

Take care


Stephen Stacey
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RE:New Apprentice

i totally agree with superman, most apprenticeships will start out learning the ins and outs of a coil machine. i think that most artist that did apprenticeships will agree you need the fundamentals of coil building, and all the old teachings to appreciate tattooing. like needle making. sure its easier to just buy them but if you have never made any, then are you really going to understand bad needles or how needles even work, the purpose of the groupings and what they are intended for. if it where me i would want to know all the old ways. i think too many times that these things are cut short , or out of apprenticeships and now so many artist that are out there are missing out on some of the best things of tattooing.heck there are tattooist that cant build a machine,and that is sad to me. sure they can tattoo like no other but they just don't understand what it means to be a tattooist.we as tattooers have something that needs to be handed down the right way with pride ,fundamentals, and no limit on time. so learn the coils. then later try rotaries. i still go back to my coils daily. just because of the feel and the sound. i miss that with rotaries. yes rotaries are sweat but there is a reason why coils sell on massive levels and why there are so many coil builders. just a side note, i think that if i where to go to get a apprenticeship and my mentor didn't teach me the old ways i would question their abilities to mentor me correctly, just my two cents worth . hope this helps
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RE:New Apprentice

Thanks so much! I have every intent on learning the whole trade from as far back as I can. I have some very special artist in my life thank goodness that are prepared to pump me full of all of the old and new styles which I am very thankful for and appreciate more than they will ever know. My mentor has assured me that once I get started I will be up to my eyeballs in making needles lol. Thanks again guys for your much appreciated advice!! :)
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