pig skin day one

So I worked until quarter to ten in studio tonight, twas my first time tattooing pigskin! :D

My boss gave me the Chinese symbol for fire as it’s simple enough, he showed me how to do one line, then left me to it


It was a helluva lot harder than I ever imagined. Trying to gage the depth needed for the needle to penetrate the skin to give a smooth clean line = seemed near impossible. But I was determined to keep at it, and keep at it, and keep at it.

To be honest, I’d probably still be in the studio now if I didn’t run out of space on the piece of skin (and also if I had more in me to keep me going all day long other than a piece of fruit and a rice cake!)

I’m actually superdy duper excited though and am really looking forward to the next piece =)