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professor-sideburn
caleb relliford
United States
Current Residence: all over southern (I guess) ohio
Favourite genre of music: all of them
Favourite photographer: Dan Paterson
Favourite style of art: tattoos are the best kind of art
Operating System: I'm all mac baby
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Shell of choice: no shell
Wallpaper of choice: whatever suits me at the moment
Skin of choice: bah
Personal Quote: beer is good for you, its not as good as sex but its better than jail
Interests
is that spelled right? pretties? prettys, no thats not right... I'm lost. well as you can see I have had a very long DA vacation. but I'm back for the time and have some new pretty pictures for you, well pretty when they aren't to blurry. my phone is a poor excuse for a camera, but I like providing you with raw unedited versions of my work, no color adjustments, no triming, just how the work looks. maybe one day I'll do some editing but for now it's all about the lump sums of work.
I want to do an interesting tattoo... not that every tattoo I do is boring, but there are a lot of them and I try no to have them bog down my DA gallery. I'm getting side tracked. I want to do something cool. do we have any south west ohio locals looking at this thing with something cool in mind, or anyone who wants to travel, I'm willing to work with people to help out with travel expenses. i just want something to do.
or how about a drawing. I like drawing... but my name is not simon... god I'm getting old.
so get at me, let me know if I can do something for you

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black-fly Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
hey,
im really interested in tattoos.
and recently i have had the erge to become a tattooist. im currently at university doing a Fine Arts degree.
i just wanna know how do you get into that sort of carea? ie, practising with the tattoo gun etc.
i am really interested.
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professor-sideburn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
well your first step is to stop calling it a gun. its an electromagnetic tattoo machine. a machine for short. but before you concentrate on buying equipment or getting starting on your own, you should ask a couple of shops about an apprenticeship. they cost a bit and you get treated like a bitch but it teaches you everything you need to know about keeping the shop running. I suggest it because it helps to have someone to ask how to do things before you try to figure them out on your own and develop bad habits. I love being a tattoo artist. its worth it a million times over.
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black-fly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
awesome.
thanks for the help!
and also, what do you do exactly when you do the apprenticeship?
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professor-sideburn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
an apprenticeship is everything from paperwork, cleaning EVERYTHING, watching tattoos, helping customers, closing at night, washing cars, getting food, answering phones, writing receipts, selling anything the shop has to offer, scrubbing tubes, and in general being their bitch when you paid to learn how to tattoo. it last anywhere from 3 months to 3 years depending on who you learn from and how quickly you progress. an apprenticeship is learning from someone who should be experienced in their field (doesn't always happen that way but should). its hard work but if you want to learn you put up with the crap, ask as many questions as you can, beg, borrow, bribe, steal, and pay for every secret you can learn from as many good tattoo artists as possible. tattooing is basically one big secret because the ones that are really good at it don't want the competition, at least in the old days thats how it was.
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IvyNightwind Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Thanks for the add
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abusohana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thanks for adding me to your friends list...:hug:
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cherokeeangel13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
love ur work...and collaberation. I get alot of my ideas the same way..
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querulousArtisan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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InvaderJORSSA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
thanks 4 being my friend XD
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