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Old 04-25-2008, 12:03 PM
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awesome review sir. thank you!
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:21 PM
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I still suck, whats up with that?
still worth it! Great Job, B
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:51 PM
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My whole technique changed!!! My hats off to Brandon, much respect man.
i got your dvd a few weeks ago cant say it makes me a better artist,(buying a pair of jordans doesnt
make me play like mike or tattoo like brandon) but motivated me to do better, thanks again. Oh not sure how to post pics on the message board do i just add a link to my work? hey it write under my nose!

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Old 05-03-2008, 12:02 PM
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BRANDON BOND IS A BADD ASS MOFO. buy his video even if you think you know everthing . to most of the seasoned artist its s&!tt you already know but some need a reminder. at the very least it is very motovational and its good to support eachother in this industry and keep are s&!tt together.but everyone can always learn a thing or 2 so keep up the good work and I will be buying the next one fo sure

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:36 PM
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Brandon,
I just wanted to tell you that I'm impressed with the way you handled this lady and her questions (and actions) in your response to her (quoted below for reference). In pretty much EVERY other tattoo forum I've seen a post from a n00b scratcher like hers would have started a bloodbath - and they would have been brutal. Instead, you were informative, passionate, and firm - but not demeaning.

Color me impressed.

I've just begun hanging around this board, but I must say the more I read, the more impressed I get.

Good job, Brandon. I do believe you're an asset to your industry.

Best regards,

Rock
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that not at all what you need - a tattooer has a set way of doing everything based on a fear of cross contamination, and while that applies to it yes, its not information from a tattooer about tattooing so technically ... its gay. and it doesnt give you a tenth of what you need to know before you even shave another person.

please stop for a minute... think about this?

Thers a LOT of factors that are incredibly unique in a tattoo enviornment. Thats why you do an apprenticeship - to learn from an artist how to be an artist.

what do you clean your machines and surfaces with? do you bag your clipcord or machines or bottles or innks and what do you wipe all that down with afterwards, do you consider microsplatter everytime you step on that footswitch?

what do you do with your biowaste? throw it in the regular trash? what about... YOUR SHARPS!!!!!!

what do you clense the floors with, what type of upholstry are you tattooing over and what type of furnature are you using and why and are you using dental bibs on those surfaces and how to you tear down a station and how often do you change gloves just in set up and tear down?

how often do you change gloves while tattooing, when to stretch the skin and when not to, the angle of the needles entry and the effects on the skin and on the composition. Ink in general, color blending, saturation, machines, equiptment, ultrasonics, autoclaves, and their uses and importances in tattooing - are all things that should be covered in your apprenticeship.

The way your starting will make it much harder for you to gain the respect that you stated you are seeking. Not only are you a bootlegging untrained scrather, but you are a woman, trying to sneak your way into an obviously male dominated traditional apprenticeship sacred indutry.

You now have everything you could possibly have against you and you have not even started.

This would not be how I would feel comfortable starting a lifelong carreer.

That is a long way to connect point a to point b - it is not a straight line thats for sure.

Your just making it hard on yourself... and the people you tattoo for the first 5 years, when you could have learned everything in 1 year and started tattooing effeciently and precisely right out of the gate instead of creating mistakes and failed experiments and risking peoples health and tattooing crap on humans permanently for five years.

Im not saying not to do it, im just saying thats an awful lot of effort and cons with only 1 pro?

the pro being you dont have to do an apprenticeship like the rest of us?

and it could all be avoided by recieving training.

the answer is obvious to me.

I do appreciate your post though most people wouldnt have the balls to put it out there like that on a site like this - and I do in fact hope to read about this conversation with you in a tattoo magazine article about you in a few years - because you made the right decision...

Ill buy you a cupcake?

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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he has a point and just cause you live somewhere where theres no shops doesnt mean you can give up and just bootleg?

geographical circumastances are constantly in flux - especially with the military!
I have a question, and your answer may help her. Since she does have a dilemma in that she's a military spouse, and as such she moves a lot - could she start an apprenticeship at a good, local shop and then "transfer" (for lack of a better word) to a new shop in the event she's relocated? I know that the way each artist handles an apprenticeship is different (even unique) for each artist; but I also know that your industry is very close-knit. So, I was thinking that she may be able to start, and if she gets moved maybe the mentor could help her locate a new shop in her new area, and tell them where she's at, what she's learned, etc. Would this work?

It just seems that this would be a better solution than her continuing to scratch...

(BTW, I know I'm responding to a question from a couple of months ago, but I thought my questions may help someone else on a similar path)

Rock
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:53 PM
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In regards to Crafty Cat-

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They really should stop selling equiptment to just anyone too, that would be a good thing. They should regulate it better then unless you have some sort of certifications going on or a legit apprenticeship with some sort of referrals before you can buy the equiptment. I saw a tattoo gun for sale with a sample kit of ink for sale at my local mall and couldnt beleive just anyone could run up there and buy that like that. Ridiculous. and again I say, this is coming from someone who is just feeming to tattoo. Sad.
In a prior life I used to own a SCUBA shop; the SCUBA industry is also self-regulated, similar to tattooing. This means that anyone technically can buy SCUBA equipment without any proof of certification. However, the way the industry goes about preventing untrained divers from diving is twofold.

1) Virtually all SCUBA shops (at least in the US) require you to show a "C-card" (certification card) in order to purchase compressed air (that's what's in your SCUBA tank). So, even though you may be able to buy gear on the internet, you can't buy air for diving, which basically prevents you from hurting yourself or others.
2) Dive trip/tour operators require you to present your c-card, and very often your "dive log" (divers are supposed to log their dives, like pilots log flight hours) to ensure that you're not only certified, but are also experienced enough for the dives that are a part of the trip.

And before someone says that diving is different because the only person you're endangering is yourself, that's wrong. We have a saying - "You're only as safe as your buddy". This means that, when you're diving and you're in trouble, your training may help you little to none; you have to rely on your diving partner's (your "buddy") training to save you. So, you may be a divemaster, but if you're unconscious, hurt, or otherwise incapacitated your chance of survival rests on the training and experience of your buddy.

So, let me ask this: Do tattoo equipment manufacturers do what you do, Brandon, and check credentials before selling equipment to them? It seems to me that if all of the manufacturers and suppliers were diligent in this regard, then it could go a decent way towards limiting these scratchers from working.

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Old 05-04-2008, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: what changed from watching THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

It would be faster to list the things that didn't change. I approach the entire process differently and with more enthusiasm than I have in years. Alot of what is explained in the dvd I had been trying to figure out for myself but, was falling short. Now I'm taking it to levels I hadn't even considered doing before and its working for me. When my portfolio is fat with all the new stuff I've been doing I know who and where to send it.
Inspirational, Educational, and Motivational.

Thanks Brandon and everyone involved for that matter!
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:01 PM
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right on man these are great testimonlials!!!!

spelling is not covered in the DVD hahaaa
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:08 PM
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So here's an addition to my first testimonial. I added 9 mags to my arsenal stepping up from 7's. And I gotta say, it's a very interesting change. The speed, and saturation of just those two f*cking needles was like night and day. There's still more to work out for my own way of handling things, but as I said before, it's all stuff that you tend to know, just hadn't noticed per se, due to the tunnel tunnel vision. With the 13's I was used to using doubles, which seem to be a smaller needle in size and then the shape, compared to a flat mag. The double lends itself pretty good to B&G, so I'll prolly fool around with wovens more slowly than the 9's. Thanks Brandon, I'm definitely lookin forward to a more in depth no2!

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