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2014-08-07 04:43:25 PM  
You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.
 
2014-08-07 06:08:46 PM  
"At home tattoo kits"?

Pshaw... I seriously once watched someone make a tattoo gun out of the motor from a walkman, a toothbrush, some dental floss and a piece of wire. Then I proceeded to watch someone get a shiatty tattoo with it, using ink from a Bic pen.
 
2014-08-07 06:10:49 PM  

doglover: You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.


Bert Grim was always a safe guy to go see.  I had a chance to meet him in '83 when he inked my old man.
 
2014-08-07 06:14:33 PM  

Mikey1969: "At home tattoo kits"?

Pshaw... I seriously once watched someone make a tattoo gun out of the motor from a walkman, a toothbrush, some dental floss and a piece of wire. Then I proceeded to watch someone get a shiatty tattoo with it, using ink from a Bic pen.


You were in prison?
 
2014-08-07 06:22:56 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: doglover: You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.

Bert Grim was always a safe guy to go see.  I had a chance to meet him in '83 when he inked my old man.


I was thinking more doing a home tattoo with the Roman era tattoo ink recipe:


1 pound Egyptian pine bark
2 ounces corroded bronze, ground with vinegar
2 ounces gall nut (insect egg deposits found in some trees)
1 ounce vitriol (iron sulfate)

Prepare the Tattoo Ink
Sift the ingredients together. Soak the resulting powder in a solution of 1 part leek juice in 2 parts water. Rinse the area of skin being tattooed with leek juice. Prick the tattoo design into the skin such that blood is drawn. Rub the tattoo ink into the pricked skin.
 
2014-08-07 06:27:43 PM  

doglover: You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.


Or they didn't get tattoos back then because they didn't want to self-marginalize themselves or they had foreknowledge of the Internet and didn't want documentation of their drunken bad ideas to be shared across the world.
 
2014-08-07 06:30:37 PM  
Home tattoo kits.

I see absolutely no way that this plan would end badly.
 
2014-08-07 06:47:21 PM  
*ALL* tattoos look crappy. Wait, I think I misread the headline.
 
2014-08-07 06:48:43 PM  
Meh, when I was a kid, we used Indian ink and a sewing needle with thread.

/Made sure to sterilize it with a lighter
 
2014-08-07 07:17:02 PM  
Luxury!

When I was a kid, if found a picture I fancied I would sew the paper directly into my skin.
 
2014-08-07 08:22:38 PM  
and the Disney reference flies past everyone. . .
 
2014-08-07 08:23:12 PM  

Cake Hunter: Luxury!

When I was a kid, if found a picture I fancied I would sew the paper directly into my skin.


I would be lucky to find skin to sew it to!
 
2014-08-07 08:37:10 PM  

chevydeuce: Mikey1969: "At home tattoo kits"?

Pshaw... I seriously once watched someone make a tattoo gun out of the motor from a walkman, a toothbrush, some dental floss and a piece of wire. Then I proceeded to watch someone get a shiatty tattoo with it, using ink from a Bic pen.

You were in prison?


either that or a crack house...
 
2014-08-07 08:39:46 PM  
Bibbity-bobbity-boo?

whar disney whar
 
2014-08-07 09:58:25 PM  

doglover: Smeggy Smurf: doglover: You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.

Bert Grim was always a safe guy to go see.  I had a chance to meet him in '83 when he inked my old man.

I was thinking more doing a home tattoo with the Roman era tattoo ink recipe:


1 pound Egyptian pine bark
2 ounces corroded bronze, ground with vinegar
2 ounces gall nut (insect egg deposits found in some trees)
1 ounce vitriol (iron sulfate)

Prepare the Tattoo Ink
Sift the ingredients together. Soak the resulting powder in a solution of 1 part leek juice in 2 parts water. Rinse the area of skin being tattooed with leek juice. Prick the tattoo design into the skin such that blood is drawn. Rub the tattoo ink into the pricked skin.


That's an interesting recipe. With Roman bronze you'll get plenty of arsenic and antimony.

Then you mix in some insect eggs.

I really truly can't see how anyone can improve on this.
 
2014-08-07 11:43:27 PM  

chevydeuce: Mikey1969: "At home tattoo kits"?

Pshaw... I seriously once watched someone make a tattoo gun out of the motor from a walkman, a toothbrush, some dental floss and a piece of wire. Then I proceeded to watch someone get a shiatty tattoo with it, using ink from a Bic pen.

You were in prison?




My money is on high school bathroom.
 
2014-08-07 11:44:24 PM  
Tattoos are a badge of honor who get them.

They are usually seen as sexy by the opposite sex.
 
2014-08-08 03:48:47 AM  
Well that is a farking horrible site. It gave me an infection that my tattoo could never hope to rival. It also was very uninformative. Thanks subby.
 
2014-08-08 05:58:56 AM  

libranoelrose: Tattoos are a badge of honor who get them.

They are usually seen as sexy by the opposite sex.


Funny.  I think the female form is an absolute work of art.  Tattooing it is like putting NASCAR sponsorships on the Mona Lisa.
 
2014-08-08 12:28:34 PM  

with great power comes great insanity: doglover: Smeggy Smurf: doglover: You'd think that in a country where something like 25% of all people have tattoos there'd be less fearmongering. The fact that there's a recall on ink means things are SAFER, not more dangerous.

Back in the bad old days, you'd be mixing up the ink yourself. God only knows what would be in it then.

Bert Grim was always a safe guy to go see.  I had a chance to meet him in '83 when he inked my old man.

I was thinking more doing a home tattoo with the Roman era tattoo ink recipe:


1 pound Egyptian pine bark
2 ounces corroded bronze, ground with vinegar
2 ounces gall nut (insect egg deposits found in some trees)
1 ounce vitriol (iron sulfate)

Prepare the Tattoo Ink
Sift the ingredients together. Soak the resulting powder in a solution of 1 part leek juice in 2 parts water. Rinse the area of skin being tattooed with leek juice. Prick the tattoo design into the skin such that blood is drawn. Rub the tattoo ink into the pricked skin.

That's an interesting recipe. With Roman bronze you'll get plenty of arsenic and antimony.

Then you mix in some insect eggs.

I really truly can't see how anyone can improve on this.


Prison-made ink involving many fewer ingredients, and incorporating such substances as piss and soot seems to work well enough. What were the Romans thinking?
 
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