Factors that You Should Consider in Tattooing 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. Tattoo gun can be bought from the online suppliers, or you can buy used ones, or you can make one of your own which is going to reduce the cost of the process. Besides, you will also need to have some ink to facilitate the process. Here are some of the steps that will leather you into making a leather tattoo art.
To make leather tattoo art you will need t settle on the idea. 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. You can also gain experience in tattoo designs by supporting artists, companies and groups on social media.
This should be followed by washing 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. Which should be applied using a dampen cloth that is soaked in alcohol and you should have your gloves on. One way of ensuring that your tattoo has a beautiful finish is by using raw leather since it is always soft.
Having done that, you should outline the design on the leather to make a tracing guide. It can be done in two ways, one being drawing it using a pencil or you can use a stencil gel to transfer the design on the surface of the leather.
Another vital thing that you should do is to pad the leather to prevent it from damage and staining. This is important because when your tattoo gun passes all the way through, you may end up staining your work surface or causing the damage to your 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. 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.