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How to get gray tones...

You know that every body admire your work and off course and I am in that category of people.My crew in studio buy for me best birthday present ever yours CD, I get the catch,but what interesting me is how you get that gray tones on Bob portrait,tiger head???I get one nice old microphone pic for tattoo I will tray to get that tones you probably do not have time to see it when I finish but if you have time to tell me how to get on easier way that gray tones...I am artist since 2006(that year I open first studio in my country) love to work realistic tattoos some of my works you can see in my gallery on web http://bltattoo.com...Or on my space page http://myspace.com/peditattoo ...
Thanks for this forum hope to get some answers for you!!!
All best take care...


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RE: How to get gray tones...

Doing the gray color(fully Saturated) tattoos are not easy.Best way to describe doing it is to approach it like it where a color tattoo,that needs to be fully saturated(no skin showing thru),I don't recommend doing a piece like this if your client has dark skin, due to the amount of light grey and white that goes into the tattoo,you would run the risk of it not aging good,and the sun will beat them up. But if they have light skin and don't like to bake in the sun, they will be just fine. I also tell my clients if they want this style,expect to need another sitting on it,may not absolutely need it, but it will help it look better and last longer over time.
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RE: How to get gray tones...

mike
about saturated the skin
why you use long taper needles to saturate the skin?
dont you think is more easy and fast with short taper?
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RE: How to get gray tones...

Yeah technically it is faster,but It just depends what you are tattooing,if it's something that takes one or two passes and your moving on then short taper would be fine,but the way I tattoo it would cause to much damage and it would be harder to get smoother blends.
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