Thanks so much for your interest in “Reinventing the Tattoo” (book/DVD set – 2nd Edition). Unfortunately the book has been out of print for a few years and we. Reinventing The Tattoo is Guy Aitchison’s flagship educational package, including a page full color hardcover book with slipcase, plus a DVD featuring Reinventing The Tattoo, an interactive, educational eBook written by Guy edition of Guy Aitchison’s flagship educational package Reinventing The Tattoo was Updated chapters from the original book; New chapters by Guy on client.

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Guy does share quite a few small hints, suggestions and tricks that gu help your work, but all of them are useful only in a larger context where the design and execution are all handled the right way. Making a stencil fit perfectly based on a tracing is an art unto itself, which Don covers in detail along with practical steps for printing and assembling large machine-made stencils, then he demonstrates his smooth-as-silk method for getting the design flawlessly and reliably onto the skin.

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This forum has been a godsend, although I’m constantly running into posts of issues which I already learned the hard way, this place is great, and I only wish I had known about it sooner. For much of the 24 years of his career, Guy has taught seminars and written reinvenying on various subjects in tattooing such as color use or composition.

Find out more at www. A Yes it does, with the central focus of the forum being critiques, both of tattoos and of exercises from the Reinventing curriculum. Web links are provided for exercises and for detailed answers to the book’s review questions, which have also been upgraded from the first book. I did find this one a very interesting read, though a bit superfluous.

We have the old one archived and are working on making it available as an archival resource, but it will no longer be an active forum. Unknown Binding2nd Edition. As the tattoo art form continues to evolve and grow in popularity, knowing what to do about unwanted tattoos is becoming more and more crucial for tattoo artists.

Yuy solid black can’t do it, then what can? The other two disks, Tightening 1 and 2, go into detail about finishing techniques, spotlighting four projects up close, with a voiceover describing every move in detail as Guy shows the line building, detailing, smoothing and other development on a variety of effects including floral, organic, mechanical, metallic and carved wood, with each piece showed healed so you can really see the kind of results that you can realistically expect from working with these methods.


I have the book myself, I think it’s broken down into pretty good. The section on machines has almost tripled in size, including many new diagrams. Part 1 is entitled ” A History Of Change ” and in this chapter Guy discusses the reinvebting in tattooing including designs, styles, machines and pigments. This four disk set is about as technical as it gets.

This project has given Guy a chance to go back through the entire text and rewrite parts of it to reflect our current understandings of tattooing, plus it was a chance to get the Photoshop chapters current and talk about the changes happening with machines, tubes and needles, including the new cartridge systems.

Benny Day marked it as to-read Nov 25, Read more at www. Posted August 20, Q Guy is known for doing that crazy biomechanical stuff, and I just want to know how to do better normal tattoos. Over coming months we will continue to refine fhe build the curriculum and the interface to include such things as:.

Ryan Meagher marked it as to-read Apr aitcison, Although it has tattoo photos in it, the book aithcison consists of pictures of his organic style paintings. Posted August 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Great information on design transfer stencil and freehandneedle groups, machine setup, rubber bands, the stretch, tightening and softening and comfort pointers numbing gels etc.

Reinventing The Tattoo aitchkson Guy Aitchison’s flagship educational package, including a page full color hardcover book with slipcase, plus a DVD featuring 40 narrated clips that tie directly to material covered in the book.

Reinventing the Tattoo, 2nd Edition

Mostly, the success of your color work is up to you, not the products you use. Why should I bother when I do my best work on clean skin?

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Hey Nightowl, how’s Organica? Tattoo artists at every level are encouraged to participate and reinventint can post your own thoughts and comments, aifchison your own threads, view other aitfhison artwork with accompanying critiques, and even submit your own artwork for discussion.

Chris Biede rated it really liked it Feb 08, The Next Level provides a clear foundation for not only tackling any kind of coverup job, but also for using coverup as an opportunity to get larger scale projects and a more serious clientele.

Tatttoo high speed connection is recommended for viewing the video material. This is followed by the chapters showing step-by-step execution of some tattoos; although this includes some of the same pieces as the first edition, the chapters are all upgraded and a number of new pieces have been tthe, including two magnum-first projects and an example of a project on a difficult body part- the neck. As an owner of this box set, you can browse through eight years’ and thousands of entries’ worth of collected knowledge from some of aitcjison best tattoo artists in the world.


Then some technique rudiments: Long time no see. Marc Bierkandt marked it as to-read Feb 27, We are working on making the new forum available to people with older serial numbers, but because the new forum is integrated with the new book content, this has proven to be complicated. Brian Gallegos rated it liked it Mar 13, Due to the economy, and waiting to see what happens as a result of the election I’m currently employed by a defense contractorit will be close to a year before I can even think about moving myself and my wife.

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Reinventing the Tattoo by Guy Aitchison

Despite the enormous artistic growth in tattooing over the past two decades, there still seems to be a fundamental gap in understanding what coverup tattooing is all about and how to avoid making dark, dense, obvious coverups.

In this spirit, the first parts of the book are focused almost entirely on design, starting with some fundamental basics that Guy focuses on with every critique he does: Most will know already that Aitchison’s book is a priceless gift to the business. Appendix D Music recommendations Appendix E Colour Illustrations Overall I recommend this book to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge in tattooing.

I bought this book not so long ago and it has helped me a great deal.

Nick has been a standard bearer in tattooing for a while, being one of those artists who has consistently raised the bar in terms of what effects are possible on skin.

Register a new account. Video examples are close up and detailed, and the live format also allowed for some insightful audience questions to round out the program. The current ones include:. Jan rattoo, Dazy rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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