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. This is something that you can buy used, from online suppliers, in the offline stores or you can make one of your own if you want to be economical. By the end of this text, you will be able to make your leather tattoo art using the guideline below.
You should start by determining your design. Normally, when you are a beginner you will start by drawing simple lines or copying some that have already been brought. 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.
Apart from that, you should clean the surface of the leather with rubbing alcohol. This is because it will help in removing oils, grease and also sterilizing it. Make sure that you put gloves and use a dampened cloth to wipe the surface of the leather. It is recommended that you use a raw leather since it is soft and it will give your art a beautiful finish.
Afterwards, you should describe the model on the leather to find 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. 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. Before you begin tattooing, it is advisable that you wash your hands and the gun appropriately using the provided instructions. You should also make sure that you didn’t spread even though leather will not bleed when you are tattooing.