The Fireside Technique series is a great reference for answering a number of your technical tattoo questions. Jake shows you, through video, how to put his advice and tips into action.
For this episode, we’ve released one of the modules from our Foundations course, this particular module discusses color selection in tattooing. Many artist’s select the inks they use on a particular tattoo based on the color. Here, we introduce the way that I think about my selection (hint: hue is only 1 of the 3…read more
If you have been tattooing long, you have likely been asked if you can cover old tattoos with light or white ink. While we tattooers know this isn’t possible, we can affect the old ink to a certain degree. To illustrate this point, we performed a little experiment and made a technique video out of…read more
Jake shows how to achieve realistic fur and textures by slowing down your hand and mind, but don’t let the tutorial stop there, eventhough we titled this episode “Tattooing Realistic Fur”, the episode covers much more than fur! Also, we would be honored if you would consider supporting Fireside on Patreon. Support from our Patrons…read more
Tattooing is not art…at least it wasn’t always. When I first started tattooing 21 years ago, I quickly met some pretty decent tattooers. They managed to put solid tattoos in the skin and could troubleshoot their equipment. Notice that I use the word “tattooers” and not “tattoo artists”. It’s habit at this point but I…read more
We have, over the years, had tons of requests for a tutorial on watercolor effects in tattoos. Well, we finally stopped procrastinating and put one together! We hope you find it helpful! P.S. We have created a brand new Inside Fireside Course designed to help tattooers and apprentices implement core drawing fundamentals to their tattoo…read more
You know how sometimes your client has just spent a lot of money on a super sweet new tatty from you only to realize that it made their old tattoo look dingy and dull? While they can’t afford to have you spend several hours reworking the entire piece, they would like it freshened up a…read more