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Studio Name: Unify Tattoo Company Location: St. Augustine, FL
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Studio Name: Supergenius Tattoo Location: Seattle, WA
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Studio Name: Tattoos by Don McDonald Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Studio Name: Loose Screw Tattoo Location: Richmond, VA
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Studio Name: Cat Tattoo Location: Addison, TX
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Studio Name: Voluta Tattoo Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Studio Name: Ink & Dagger Tattoo Location: Roswell, Georgia
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Studio Name: Gold Fang Gallery Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahome
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Studio Name: Old tried and true Location: nmnb, CA
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Studio Name: Loose Screw Tattoo Location: Richmond, VA

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3D Modeling for Realistic Tattoos | Javi Antunez


“With ZBrush you can just create a bunch of assets that you can use again and again (in your tattoo designs) and they will look completely different.”

— Javi Antunez

Javier Antunez (@javi_tattooedtheory) is a veteran tattooer based out of South Florida. Javi specializes in illustrative realistic tattooing.

Javi is also the founder of the Bored to Death Club (@B2DC__), an NFT community. You can learn more about Javi Antunez and view his work  at

Read full Artist Interview with Javi TattooedTheory

Streamline Communications - One-Box Updates - Tattoo Shop Management & Scheduling Software


UPGRADE: TattooNOW One-Box can now SCHEDULE sms and emails in the future! That's right, it could be 11PM or 5AM and instead of wanting to reply to that sms/text and stopping because of the ungodly hour, now you can click "send later" and the text will be scheduled.

The TattooNOW One-Box combines all your DMs (Instagram, Facebook, Google Business), Business SMS Texts, website chat bubble, and email replies into one place, the TattooNOW One-Box. From there, we help streamline your communications with tattoo clients with FAQs that lead to consultation request forms, but more about that in future videos. This one is about scheduling tattoo appointment SMS messages to send at a time of your choosing, even if you are working through the middle of the night!

Are you tired of barely adaquate or non-existant tattoo shop management and scheduling software?

Check out our amazing one-box feature and tattoo shop management and scheduling software!

Our software is the perfect solution for small and medium-sized tattoo shops who need to get things organized. TattooNOW's tattoo shop management and scheduling software is easy to use, quick to set up, and affordable. Try our software today and see for yourself how it can streamline your tattoo shop operations!

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Skill Building Sundays with Jason Leeser Ep #96

submitted on 01.29.23

Tattooers and apprentices, enjoy the end of the weekend the right way, with a group drawing session. Join host Jason Leeser and other talented artists for the Sunday Evening Reinventing Drawing Group.

Bring any art you're working on for the day, whether it’s:
-  a tattoo appointment
-  prep for an upcoming tattoo
-  just doodling and having a good time.

All skill levels and styles are welcome. If you are working on a project and want to jump in and show off, if you are struggling with a part of a designated want some honest feed back or an alternate perspective/opinion, or if you just wanna watch me draw some things and work on some art stop on by. This will be a judgment free, positive atmosphere for all artists to show off and meet some new people.

Blocking in Color-Lining Tattoos with a Shader

submitted on 01.25.23

Blocking in Colors


“all of these shapes have been made with a mag… lots of greys and muted tones laid straight over that black, so a lot of my value decisions were already made…”

– Jake Meeks

Moving onto color now, since all my value problems were solved with the black, it was just a matter of glazing right over the tattoo with lots of muted tones to give life to the tree. From there, the background is then glazed right on as well, paying close attention to the positive and negative values as they approach the tree to avoid making the piece too crowded and busy.



Check out the Full Deep Dive Episode:

Why Line Tattoos With a Shader?

Why Line With a Shader? | Fireside Technique |

submitted on 01.23.23
As tattooers sometimes we forget that a tattoo machine is simply a tool which can make a variety of interesting marks. In this episode, instead of following the convention and using a regular liner to pull lines, we explore the idea of using a magnum to create lines. Trying this approach for a tattoo provides a much different look as well as adding new possibilities and tricks to your existing toolkit.

Taking A More Painterly Approach to the Tattoo

I tend to start a lot of my large scale work with a loose marker drawing, I find it more efficient and a lot faster… its just a more natural way for me to 

–  Jake Meeks

Starting with a Loose Marker Drawing

So when it comes to large, flowing, organic work I like to start with a loose marker drawing. It allows me to be quicker in my approach of laying down shapes on the skin in a much more natural way. As I’m blocking in the shapes, I focus more on sculpting the dark and light values rather than focusing on making clean, defined line-work.

Even though some of these lines look halfway solid, they’re really kinda soft at the edges… It looks like a rough charcoal drawing.

– Jake Meeks

Here we are on the first pass. The important part here when working with a magnum is to block in your darks and lights. You want to address any problems or questions the values bring up in this stage so that when you’re adding color later it easily flows in place. The goal is to get a rough value study down, leaving your edges soft and a little loose, similar to a charcoal drawing.



Watch the Full episode on our deep dive page

Why Line With a Shader? | Fireside Technique



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