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.