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  • #15392
     Lennart82 
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    So I have been having problems with applying my whites.
    And been thinking if its the ink it self. I’ve been using Kashoku Pure white. Its a bit on the thicker side. Anyone has any experience with Kashoku?
    Or any tips on applying white?

  • #23689
     Infamous 
    Participant

    I’ve heard that white is especially difficult to work with. Not that I could offer the best advice but have you tried using a uv light (blacklight) during your process? You’ll probably be able to see what you’re doing a lot better once that ink shines out a bright blue instead of nearly invisible.

    My best guess

  • #23688
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    You should try out Alla Prima or Eternal whites. They go in pretty easily, and sling amazingly. However, before you go spending more money on new pigments go buy some Witch Hazel, and fill a 1oz ink bottle with witch hazel. Add a few drops into your white. This will thin it out, and you may be able to pack it in better.

    You also need to look at the skin tone of your client. The lighter the skin the less your white is going to show, and the DARKER the skin the more muddy it will look. Ie: African americans.

    For white you really need to get it in nice, and solid the first go. Be sure you are using the proper angle, and such when you put it in. I’ve never heard of the ink you mentioned, but these are a few things to try out, and think about :3

  • #23690
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    A black light? Never thought of that. I actually have one, so maybe I should give it a try.
    And also, I have heard that the whites are a bit difficult.

    Alla Prima, I have considered buying a bottle, but wasn’t quite sure. I think I will go for it. Witch Hazel? I have heard a lot about it, but I’m not entirely sure what it does, or how its correctly used. Is it your basic ink thinner? Or?
    And of course the skin tone has its own saying. White isn’t for everyone.

  • #23691
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    witch hazel is an all natural liquid made from the flower Witch Hazel. it helps with swelling, redness, and the like
    it is used as a basic ink thinner
    i also add four cap full to my wash bottle
    i find it helps a lot with swelling, and redness since I wet wipe… a lot lmao
    it also helps to sooth the burning sensation during the tattoo

    pop down your white, and add a drop or two to your ink cap. use a sterile ink bottle and just fill it with your witch hazel

    i also use witch hazel for my grey washes
    10% of my greywashes are witch hazel

  • #23692
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    I see…. I think I better get my hands on some Witch Hazel. I did a grey shading skull, and it took forever for the redness to go away.
    But now to the big question, where do I get my hands on some of this? Does regular tattoo supplier sell it?

  • #23693
     Spider 
    Participant

    @lennart82 wrote:

    I see…. I think I better get my hands on some Witch Hazel. I did a grey shading skull, and it took forever for the redness to go away.
    But now to the big question, where do I get my hands on some of this? Does regular tattoo supplier sell it?

    any pharmacy will have it.

  • #23694
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Yub thanks. :)

    The woman behind the counter looked like I was from mars or something, when I asked about “Witch Hazel” Apparently thats not the correct translation in danish. :oops:

    After a quick search on the net, we found the danish word = Trold Nød
    Now if we translate this back to english, we have = Orgre Nut (Plural = Orgre Nuts…….. :shock: )

    Don’t you just love when you get lost in translation ;)

  • #23695
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    this is what i use
    i actually wrote a review for this :P
    http://teachmetotattoo.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DSCF5535.jpg

  • #23696
     Spider 
    Participant

    @lennart82 wrote:

    Yub thanks. :)

    The woman behind the counter looked like I was from mars or something, when I asked about “Witch Hazel” Apparently thats not the correct translation in danish. :oops:

    After a quick search on the net, we found the danish word = Trold Nød
    Now if we translate this back to english, we have = Orgre Nut (Plural = Orgre Nuts…….. :shock: )

    Don’t you just love when you get lost in translation ;)

    HAHAHA….nice….gotta use that one!

  • #23697
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Orgre Nuts….

    (Sounds like an alternative word for; Damn… :lol: )

    Well, I am going to give my Witch Hazel a go this evening :D See if I can spot the difference right away. :)

  • #23698
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Just ordered new ink, here included, Alla Prima White.

    Now lets see if that ink and me can become goodfriends :D

  • #23699
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    I love Alla Prima
    the white works like a charm
    a small suggestion is to get some sterile bearings to put in the bottle. Alla Prima is kind of thick and the bearings help to mix the colour better

  • #23700
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip. :D

    And the white with a few drops of witch hazel works aswell, right?

  • #23701
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    Afterwards yep, but you need to get it nice and mixed before you put it into your cup. For the white, and the red from them I add a few drops of witch hazel.

  • #23702
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Will do.

    Hoping it will arrive today. :D

    And coming Thursday, my friend with the Viking theme back is coming over, and we will do the runic relic stone. I simply cant wait :D And will use this white for the first time. :D
    (Untli Thursday, no one of my clients needs white…. Damn that scripting :? )

  • #23703
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    hope so too dude :3
    good luck :D

  • #23704
     Spider 
    Participant

    For me it’s always been the thicker the white the better results I’ve had with it. I could understand adding some glycerinmaybe, but witch hazel? That would thin it out imo, making it harder to pack in yes? But then again we get the 1000 ways to do something the right way and to each thier own. The only thing I know for sure to share would be to watch out that your white is NOT mixing white, which is usually thinner. Mom’s, Solid, Radiant Super white are whites I have used and had very good results from most recently in having a solid fill white and even white tattoos. Mom’s is my current goto when adding highlights or light gleams on some of my work and solid ink just seems to pack in better than most so far. White is a challenge for us for the most part, I know guys that have 20 years in the industry and only use white to lighten a cover up area and sometimes for glare on some types of work, Hope it works for you man…

  • #23705
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Thanks Spider for the advice.

    Yeah there are a multitude of ways to do things. :)

    But what I didnt know, was that some whites are mixing whites. Do you know of any?

  • #23706
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    Alla Prima Primary White is good for mixing. The entire Primary set are made for mixing :3

  • #23707
     Spider 
    Participant

    @lennart82 wrote:

    Thanks Spider for the advice.

    Yeah there are a multitude of ways to do things. :)

    But what I didnt know, was that some whites are mixing whites. Do you know of any?

    Radiant, Eternal Snow White, or even some witch hazel mixed with opaque white and basically thinned out ALOT is good for mixing white. I’d recommend Mairo Barths webinar on mixing whites. You might be able to find a torrent vid or youtube vid of the webinar. A friend watched it and siad he got some really good tips from it, well worth the cost of it.
    My choice is to use a watery white for mixing white and a thicker white for color and highlights, I just switched over to a new brand recently, Solid Ink, made by ferroni out of Miami. Good GOOD stuff! Easy to work with and some impressive colors very easy to color mix for me with this stuff. Anywho. A tip for mixing in the cap:
    take any needle (NEW!!!), open it and tear the needle grouping off and dispose, using the eye loop insrt into ink cap of ink and twirl between your fingers to spin the loop in back and forth circular motions. Very cheap and very effective mixer for mixing in the caps!

  • #23708
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Thanks again. :D

    And the eyeloop thing. Already doing it. Had a shipment of bad needles, from a bad supplier. (never buy from him again) but I have a lot of mixers :D

  • #23709
     JDawnPearls 
    Member

    Translation, what a wonderful thing … LOL – I use Witch Hazel at home for other things, was delighted it is being used in tattoo ink washes, etc. That stuff is amazing, can be used for MANY medical reasons ….. (Really this is the only thing I can comment on)

  • #23710
     Spider 
    Participant

    Standard stuff in our booths at the shop, witch hazel, glycerin, eye droppers.
    All very handy and useful to have, which is why I never cared if my artist are actually using them (to each their own) but I make sure to stock it in the booths regardless.

  • #23711
     Ramenuzumaki 
    Participant

    I still need to pick up some glycerine. I use sterile ink bottles for my witch hazel. :3

  • #23712
     Anonymous 
    Member

    My Favorite Whites : Mom’s their Inks are loaded with pigment & pack a punch. Eternal nice Goes in smooth, Alla-Prima, Thick & rick Nice white, Intenze, Nice Holding power. These are my go to white inks. Pigment weight is key here. If Ink dries our as some-one else said Witch-Hazel Also Medical Grade Glycerin , Sterile Water also Rose Water, Work to bring them back Can mix these together to make your own version of ” Miracle Water ” This type of mixture has been used for years & is not new. This is the typical ingredients of the carrier solution, remember pigment + carrier solution = Tattoo Ink. So when it dries out just add some. Or you can place a small amount on top of filed ink caps when you pour in the ink. This will help prevent the inks from drying out. Inks that stay wet are composed of more water & Medical Grade Glycerin, Inks that dry out faster are composed of more witch-hazel. It is that simple. :mrgreen: Bill :geek: :geek:

  • #23713
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    I’ve found Alla-Prima white, with a bit of witchhazel works wonders for me. Without it, i tends to dry out faster then my other inks. Thats Starbrite for the moment. Been wanting to try out Moms and eternal. But the price tag is not cheap in DK. :( So gotta save up for a set. And no go on import. If customs find Tattoo Ink being shipped, they get destroyed and the one who ordered it, get a grand fine….

  • #23714
     Anonymous 
    Member

    @lennart82 wrote:

    I’ve found Alla-Prima white, with a bit of witchhazel works wonders for me. Without it, i tends to dry out faster then my other inks. Thats Starbrite for the moment. Been wanting to try out Moms and eternal. But the price tag is not cheap in DK. :( So gotta save up for a set. And no go on import. If customs find Tattoo Ink being shipped, they get destroyed and the one who ordered it, get a grand fine….

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    Maybe I Should e-Mail This to the authorities in your country !!~ Yeah ! a Word of advice do not bend over & pick up the soap !! LMFAO Dumb ASS ! People Take Note another Scratcher ! Be Smart People ! ** BILL **

  • #23715
     Lennart82 
    Participant

    Be sure to write ATT: lelun (Which is my government initials)

    Then I will get it faster.

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     Anonymous 
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  • #23717
     robroy289 
    Participant

    @lennart82 wrote:

    So I have been having problems with applying my whites.
    And been thinking if its the ink it self. I’ve been using Kashoku Pure white. Its a bit on the thicker side. Anyone has any experience with Kashoku?
    Or any tips on applying white?

    Depending on how large of an are. If you are just doing highlights i recommend using a 7rl. Liners put white in there really good or use a round shadder..

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