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Barber DTS
4 months
If the tattoo cartridge expires in Nov 2023, you can still use it until the end of the month. After that, it can no longer be guaranteed that the cartridge is sterile and therefore poses a risk to your customer.
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Barber DTS
4 months
Hi Jay, it's great that you are concerned about hygiene. Tattooing is a big responsibility - also for your and your client's health. With disposable grips you are on the safer side than with a standard grip. It is a good idea to sterilise the grip in an autoclave to avoid cross-contamination. The grip must be disinfected in any case before you use it on the next client. We also have some articles ....
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Barber DTS
6 months
Hi Devan, to learn more about needle configurations we advise you to read our Advice Hub article "Tattoo Needle Guide". Round liners (RL) are as the name suggests, mainly for lining. However, with special techniques, shading can also be achieved. Round Magnums (RM) are mainly suitable for filling large areas and for soft sh....
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Submitted by: John Waudby
7 months ago
Barber DTS
6 months
Hello, there is no legal age to perform tattoos. However, tattooing is a form of work, so the respective legal labour regulations and the prohibition of child labour apply. If you want to have a tattoo yourself and you are a minor, you definitely need the consent of your legal guardians.We recommend that you learn tattooing from a professional tattoo artist and that you only work under the st....
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Barber DTS
6 months
Hi Simon, we started out as Davis Tattooing Supplies over 120 years ago. The D.T.S. in our name still refers to that. We integrated Powerline Tattoo Supplies into Barber DTS a few years ago to expand our range and reach to provide the best service to our customers. If you would like to know more about our history, please visit our 'About Us' page....
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Barber DTS
6 months
Hi, it sounds like the Bishop Power WAND Packer would be the right machine for you. The packer has a stroke of 4.2mm and is a very good all-rounder. You can do line work, colour work and even shading with a little practice. If you are looking for a dedicated machine for soft shading, the
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Barber DTS
6 months
Hi, we are working towards the possibility of offering our large selection in a local shop in London. We can't say when that will be or if we'll actually do it, but if you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram you'll be the first to know. Until then, we welcome you to our shops in
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Submitted by: Kass
6 months ago
Barber DTS
6 months
Hi Kass, we have written two detailed articles on this specifically for beginners. The first article includes a section on your question 'How to Get a Tattoo Apprenticeship' and the other article will also help you: 'How To Practice Tattooing As An Apprentic....
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Barber DTS
6 months
Hi Moll, your footswitch or power supply (in most cases) should have the option to switch between Continuous and Momentary Mode. Which devices do you have? Please feel free to call our friendly team, they will surely be able to help you!
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Barber DTS
7 months
Hi Tanya, we recommend starting your tattoo training with a professional tattoo artist, because tattooing is more than just art. It is also about the craftsmanship, and especially and first and foremost about hygiene.For beginners, we recommend cheaper tattoo machines that are nevertheless good. You can look at the older models from the leading brands (Bishop, Cheyenne, FK Irons, InkJecta, .......
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Barber DTS
8 months
Hi Roland, in our Advice Hub question centre we are happy to answer questions about tattoos and tattoo products. For questions about orders, please contact our friendly sales team. You can find all contact information here.
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Barber DTS
8 months
Hello, the colour Lipstick Red is a tattoo ink and not a PMU pigment. It is not meant to be placed in the lips (skin) and should only be used on "normal" skin. The pigment is much denser than PMU colour and will not process well nor will it heal and look good on the lips.
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Submitted by: Rachel
9 months ago
Barber DTS
8 months
Hi, we definitely advise against putting ash in your tattoo inks. Tattoo inks are made in a sterile process to avoid any contamination. Extraneous particles that have not been produced under controlled conditions should not be introduced into the skin under any circumstances. The risk of infection is significantly increased and can lead to serious health problems.
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Barber DTS
9 months
Hi Echo, the best thing to do is to ask your tattoo artist which ink he uses and the respective ink manufacturers about the ingredients. Be sure to mention which metals you are allergic to so that you can rule out the possibility of residues in the ink. Black ink is the safest option. If you want to be sure, you should start with a very small tattoo or a short test line and wait to see if you are ....
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Submitted by: Jess
10 months ago
Barber DTS
10 months
Hi Jess, tattoos do not fade, but the skin that covers them changes over time. Tattoo ink is applied under the top layer of skin, therefore the intensity appears less after healing because there is a layer of skin over it. You can think of it as looking through a window. The thinner and more transparent the glass (i.e. the skin), the more intense the effect. If you take little care of the skin ....
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