The art of tattooing with its history goes back to ancient times, when tattooing was considered a tribal sign and carried ritual significance. Today, tattoos have become a popular way to decorate their bodies, and more and more people come to tattoo artists to make their appearance more extraordinary. Anyone who knows how to work with their hands and has certain artistic talents can learn how to make tattoos.
In applying a tattoo, which will subsequently look high-quality and bright, there are a number of nuances that must be taken into account by a tattoo artist. First of all, the quality of the future drawing depends on a high-quality and successful contour. Go through the contour first once, using three to five needles at once, and then a second time. Adjust the pressure of the needles depending on how thick the outline needs to be.
Remember what exactly you are drawing - the type of contour depends on the genre of the drawing. In realistic images, the contour should be subtle, dashed and uneven. A smooth and rigid outline is required in ornamental tattoos that mimic a variety of patterns and tribal designs.
For realistic tattoos, it is best to adjust the thickness of the outline in the process in order to make the image look more dynamic and brighter. Also, with the help of a competent outline, you can emphasize the shadows of the picture.
Shadows are also very important for the final impression of the tattoo. Draw shadows by making rotational movements with the needles in the right places in the pattern. The more darkened part of the image you paint, the darker and more saturated shadow you need to apply to this place; you can apply a blurred and semi-transparent shadow to the lighter areas of the picture.
Depending on the type of painting, you can color the shadows and simulate real brush strokes.
Think carefully and observe the color scheme of the tattoo. Colors can be arbitrary, ordered by the client himself, or can be determined by the meaning of the tattoo, its ritual or heraldic meaning. It is best to take bright, clear and contrasting colors as a basis, alternating them from time to time with halftones in the case of volumetric images.
All halftones should be kept in the same scale so that the drawing looks harmonious and does not differ in an excessive riot of colors.