Tribal Tattoo Design

tribal tattoo Before you apply your stencil ensure that you clean and dry the skin with iso-propanol alcohol and a clean cloth.

Then position your stencil in place.
tribal tattoo Instead of painting the entire tattoo design black I am just going to paint around the outside edges to give it an embossed effect.

To do this I paint around the edge of the stencil and allow the overspray to drift onto the skin.
tribal tattoo To add a really cool effect I am using a different type of stencil commonly used in airbrushing called a shield. This is another one of my own creations - Skull Mania.  All I have done is used the small skulls on the sheild and painted a few here and there.

This will aslo add to the depth of the design and make it really look like it's stamped into the skin.

tribal tattoo When you have added enough detail remove your stencil and place it back onto the backing sheet for re-use.

You can get the idea of  how effective this simple technique really is.
You can add any detail that you like. There are many different shields available that will add a wicked twist to your tribal tattoo designs.

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