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home made tattoos

Hi everybody! I'm thinking of getting a home made tattoo. I've been looking through various home made tattoo gun designs, but as the tattoo design I have in mind is rather big I'm thinking there might be an easier way than having to "dot" it out.. So, theoretically, could one make a cut in the skin (about maybe ten inches long) with say a razorblade, and then just rub the ink into the cut? I don't wanna seem like a moron here. I know it's a risky procedure, but if it could work and I would go through with it, is there something special I should take into consideration? And what would I use for ink? I've seen the term "indian ink" used on several forums, but I'm not from the US and I don't know if the stores here in sweden even carry that stuff. Anyways, I know this may sound like a real stupid idea, but if I ever get a tattoo it's gonna be one I made myself. That's the whole idea.

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dpater4 years ago
try a Google search on home made tattoo's gone wrong,

I do agree with comments by others, go to an expert for this
who has references, happy customers.

LasVegas9 years ago
I'm surprised that there's no Instructable on making your own tattoo gun. My son made a few of them with an old electric toy motor, a sewing needle and old ink pen, wire and a 9 volt battery. While I wouldn't condone using such a device, It was a pretty cool design.
did it work?
i saw a video on youtube was pretty simple used a small motor, a button and mechanical pencil. he use guitar string for a needle oh and a bent spoon just type in homemade tatoo gun on youtube search. it was probably the best homemade gun ive seen and easiest
removed (author)  LasVegas9 years ago
Oh, but there are at least two instructables! One uses a motor from a remote controlled plane, the other is made from an electrical toothbrush and a guitar string. I'm gonna try building at least one of those, but I probably won't use it. At least not on myself.
GnomeMaster7 years ago
I would like to say that this is the dumbest idea I have ever not thought of, I mean really its bad enough to get a real tattoo, but doing it on yourself is just plain STUPID!!! do you know how much pain you would be in? IT WOULD FEEL LIKE THOUGHTHANDS OF WHITE HOT POKERS BEING SHOVED INTO YOUR HEART AND LEFT THERE TO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS WOULD BE THE MOST STUPID THNG YOU HAVE EVER DONE(probably)
Not true, it hurts less then getting a shot.
well i have given myself tattos and it only hurts for the first minute then the pain goes away and as long as you have a steady hand you will be fine
It doesn't feel like that. It hardly hurts at all if you do it right. All of mine hurt less than a paper cut and they still look good after 3 years.
how did u do ur tattoos i want to know cus i want ti get one how did u do them
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