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    • #15701
       Shyphtee71
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      Hello everyone. I got my first tattoo when I was 18 back in 1990 when I was in the United States Marine Corps. It was a little shop in Millington, Tenneseee called Mouses. It was my official Marine Corps tat and although it is faded I still wear it proudly on my left shoulder. After that first one I was hooked and acquired 8 more over the years. If I could afford it I’d have both arms sleeved. Anyway, I have always been a good artist and since I love tattoos the only logical decision was to attempt to become a tattoo artist. Of course every time I considered it over the years something managed to push it to the back burner. I have a lot of friends and family who have been wanting me to give it a shot for some time now so I decided to finally take a look into it. I currently live in Western New York where I work at SUNY Fredonia and go to school part time at Empire State where I am 2 semesters away from getting my Bachelor of Arts degree. I’ve noticed that the beginner kits have gotten cheaper from the last time I looked into them so I figured it might be a good time to get serious about this.

    • #26458

      Awesome. Welcome!

    • #26459
       Ramenuzumaki
      Participant

      Welcome!
      Be careful when buying kits as they try to get your attention offering flashy, or many machines. You’re best to get a good quality kit–IE the 190$ Hildbrant one–or build one yourself.

    • #26460
       Lennart82
      Participant

      Welcome to the forum.

    • #26461
       Jester
      Participant

      First, let me say thank you for your service to our country.
      Second, welcome to the family.

    • #26457
       Shyphtee71
      Member

      Thanks everyone.

    • #26462
       xDreamerx
      Participant

      Welcome amigo! Feel free to ask any questions you got. Many levels of talent here. We’ll share what we can.

    • #26463
       Vory
      Member

      @Ramenuzumaki wrote:

      Welcome!
      Be careful when buying kits as they try to get your attention offering flashy, or many machines. You’re best to get a good quality kit–IE the 190$ Hildbrant one–or build one yourself.

      ^what he said.

    • #26464
       robroy289
      Participant

      Welcome

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