Factors that You Should Consider in Tattooing Leather
Leather tattoo art is something that you when you need to make one be it a design or for exercising you will need a tattoo gun. 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. Besides, you can also look at some online models of which you will have to print them and use as a reference to transfer it on the leather. Besides, when you have a design of your own, it is advisable that you draw it neatly in some piece of paper which you will use in making a final drawing on the leather. If you want more exposure to the tattoo designs, it is advisable that you follow artists, groups or companies on social media platforms.
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. After putting your gloves on, you take a dampen cloth and use juice 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.
Afterwards, you should describe the model on the leather to find 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 find that when the tattoo gun passes all through especially when you are using thin leather, it can damage the work surface or the gun itself. For that matter, you should keep a layer of paper towel under the leather as you work.
After doing all this, you will be ready to tattoo your leather art supplies. It is also crucial that you wash your hands and the gun thoroughly by following the instructions provided before you set it up. 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.