And also i'm not meaning to sound like an a-hole.
really i'm not,it's just that there is so many scratchers and online "artists" meaning they buy kits online and a book of flash art and they are instant tattoo artists.
The art of tattoo is a lifestyle a life experience.It takes years of study and hard work and building your rep up.
You never stop learning.
well i know more than some but less than others i grew up in a tattoo shop. the first time i ever used a tattoo machine i think i was 11(im 19 now) Ive watched so many people get tattoos its crazy so i know all the steps. not everybody can possibly know everything about tattoos i certainly dont thats why i am an aprentice to a very well known tattoo artist in my area which so happens to be a very good family friend. and an autoclave is a sterilizer and im not to sure what a statim is but i think it is a type of sterilizer?
You sound like you are learning and you are under good teachings.
I wish you the best of luck.
I'm not horribly worried about it. I'll have no problem whatsoever covering it if it's on my bicep seeing as I all of my shirts, professional or not, have sleeves.
If I do get the cross on my forearm, I may have to cover it up simply because it's religious. And some private schools may refuse to hire me because it's a religious statement. I just don't want to have to wear long sleeves every single day. Public schools shouldn't have a big deal with it though.