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Is there a certain type of medium of art that would be useful in tattoo art?

I typically draw in pencil or digitally, but I am wondering if I should practice with another medium as well.

Thank you comment icon Hi Hazel - this has nothing to do with your question, but I saw you were interested in psychology and becoming an artist - I wanted to make sure you knew that art therapy was a thing! It takes at least a Master's degree, but should certainly be something you consider :) Chelsea Ward McIntosh
Thank you comment icon I know of art therapy, and I'm thinking of possibly doing that as well! Thank you :) Hazel

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Melissa’s Answer

I agree with Stephanie's answer: focus on permanence and drawing/painting on skin (organic material) in some capacity. Another tool that might be helpful is airbrushing, to train your hands to hold tools differently. Also try different materials (organic is best), smooth vs textured paper, fabrics, etc. Consider practicing on willing participants with safe markers, henna, skin paints. The challenge is that we are imperfect beings and prone to movement (e.g., tattooing in the lung area is tricky because we need to breathe, some people are ticklish, others have little pain tolerance).
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Stephanie’s Answer

Anything you cannot erase 😉 I’d say put down the pencil and use permanent ink.
Free hand, still art, henna, hands, face,. Humans are incredibly hard to perfect, and people want perfection.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is really helpful. Hazel
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