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Prison tattooing



2 years ago

Since tattooing in prison is illegal in most worldwide prisons, the inmates do not have the proper equipment necessary for the practice of tattooing. This forces inmates to think outside the box (no pun intended) to find ways to create their own tattoo machines out of their available belongings. Improvised tattooing equipment has been assembled from materials such as mechanical pencils, magnets, radio transistors, staples, paper clips or guitar strings. The ink that is used also needs to be improvised, either taken from pens or made using melted plastic, soot mixed with shampoo, or melted Styrofoam. Remember we have some quality inks that all the best tattoo artists around the world use. Prison tattoos are not generally applied free of charge, and the tattooists are normally paid with anything from stamps and cigarettes or whatever you would be will to exchange for your tattoo. #prisontattoo #homemademachines