How to Tattoo Leather
When you are creating a leather tattoo art, be it for practice or making designs on an everyday leather item, you will need to have a tattoo gun to achieve your goals. You can either buy it online, used ones or in the offline shops or you can make one of your own if you want to save some cash. Discussed herein are some of the tips that will lead you in designing a leather tattoo.
The first thing to do is to decide on your plan. Choosing design may be tricky, but if you are a first-timer, you should start by drawing a simple design or straight line designs. Another thing that you can do is to explore online images, print and use to draw your design art on leather. We also have a group of people who have invented their designs, which you are advised to draw it on a piece of paper first and use it later when you want to make leather art. You can also gain experience in tattoo designs by supporting artists, companies and groups on social media.
The next thing that you need to do is to clean the surface of the leather with rubbing alcohol. One good thing with rubbing alcohol is that it will assist in removing oils and grease from the surface besides purifying it. Make sure that you put gloves and use a dampened cloth to wipe the surface of the leather. You find that most of the people always prefer using aniline because of its softness which will provide excellent results.
Having done that, you should outline the design on the leather to make a tracing guide. You can either do this freehand using, or you can use stencil gel in transporting the outline on the surface of the leather.
Apart from that, you should pad the leather to avoid staining and damage. You have to do this since when the gun passes all through when you are using thin leather it may end up damaging your work surface or damaging the tattoo gun. For that matter, you should keep a layer of paper towel under the leather as you work.
This should be followed by tattooing your art leather supplies having made all the prior arrangements. Another vital thing that you should do before you start tattooing is washing your hands and the gun according to the instructions provided. Most of the people may take advantage that leather is dead, so it won’t bleed to spread the pollutants all over but I can tell you that is not the right thing to and you should assume that you are tattooing human being.