How to Tattoo 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. 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. 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. You find that when you are doing it for the first time, you will start with simple line designs or you can copy some models that were made before. 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. This is because it will help in removing oils, grease and also sterilizing it. Which should be applied using a dampen cloth that is soaked in alcohol and you should have your gloves on. It is recommended that you use a raw leather since it is soft and it will give your art a beautiful finish.
Having done that, you should outline the design on the leather to make 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.
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. I understand that leather always doesn’t suffer like human beings, but it is essential that you don’t scatter the contaminants everywhere.