Hi! My name is Rick Wyckoff and you can check out our website at avatart2.com. I am here
on behalf of expertvillage.com and we are talking about tips and tricks for tattoos.
One of the things that you will often see when you are getting a tattoo is they will
take a line drawing of whatever your design is and in order to get it on your skin, they
use a piece of thermographic transfer paper. Now this is sort of a dated or antiquated
thing. This paper they used to use for making transparencies for overhead projectors and
the light but also for Ditto masters in schools before they had copiers and they had this
thing you cranked and had a drum on it. Basically this image would be transferred through this
carbon onto this image I mean onto this piece of paper and they take this piece of paper
and they put it on the machine and it would print out a bunch of carbon copies. But what
we do is put this through a thermographic transfer maker so after I've run it through
the thermographic transfer maker basically I end of with an exact duplicate of the line
drawing. So I remove the carbon copy from the rest of it and this basically adheres
to the skin after it is moistened a little bit with soap and water.