I want to learn to tattoo. Help me find a decent starter kit.
I will be tattooing as a hobby. My clients will be grapefruits, melons, bits of deceased pigs, and, should I conclude that I got the talent for it, my own legs and my husband's arms.
I have been reading and watching video reviews and I understand that cast metal tattoo guns are generally the best option. However, there are lots of peripherals I am going to need and I am not even sure what they are (inks and cups, different size needles, gloves, practice skin, what else?) so the idea of a starter kit is very appealing. All the things I don't even know I need, right there in a box, for one low payment.
The one I like the most so far is this Pirate Face Tattoo Kit
. It's got 4 guns, 50 needles, a book that got good reviews on Amazon, and a bunch of accessories.
If you are a tattoo artist, would you mind taking a look at it, and letting me know if you think it's a good option? If you think I should definitely -not- get a starter kit, what should I get? What are the basics? What's the best book? Is there a DVD I should get?