Factors that You Should Consider in Tattooing Leather
To start with you will need to have a tattoo gun for you to design or practice making leather tattoo art. 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.
The first thing to do is to decide on your plan. 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. Another thing that you can do is to explore online images, print and use to draw your design art on leather. We also have a group of people who have invented their designs, which you are advised to draw it on a piece of paper first and use it later when you want to make leather art. You can as well follow artists, groups, and companies on social media for the best designs.
The next thing that you need to do is to clean the surface of the leather with rubbing alcohol. One good thing with rubbing alcohol is that it will assist in removing oils and grease from the surface besides purifying it. Make sure that you put gloves and use a dampened cloth to wipe the surface of the leather. You find that most of the people always prefer using aniline because of its softness which will provide excellent results.
This should be followed by forming the outline of your design on the leather to get the drawing guide. It can be done in two ways, one being drawing it using a pencil or you can use a stencil gel to transfer the design 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. You have to do this since when the gun passes all through when you are using thin leather it may end up damaging your work surface or damaging the tattoo gun. Therefore, you should arrange to have two to three sheets of towel paper that you can out under the leather as you work.
After doing all this, you will be ready to tattoo your leather art supplies. It is also crucial that you wash your hands and the gun thoroughly by following the instructions provided before you set it up. Most of the people may take advantage that leather is dead, so it won’t bleed to spread the pollutants all over but I can tell you that is not the right thing to and you should assume that you are tattooing human being.