is there a trick to put Tattoos on figures?
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is there a trick to put Tattoos on figures?

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well im working on a few Custom figures, of character I have made in WWE games, and the first figure is my WWE version of me, so im using the new Mattel line John Cena. But I have some very unique tattoos that the figure would have to have also (praying hands of "the predator" with skull rosary and a queen alien head for a crucifix on my upper left arm, a alien and a predator running at each other on my back, three red dots also on my back, and the Hybrid "predalien" portrait on my left leg). so is there any tricks to put tattoos on a figure? or am I going to have to take a small ass brush and try to free hand them? (because they will come out horribly if that the case)

Posted by weizie
on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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somebody1 -
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm amazed sharpies stay on. Micromark is a great place to order from by the way. I get my casting supplies and other goodies from them.
Goldenwolf -
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
That Is A lot Of Tattoo Work But I Use A Extra Fine Point Sharpie on Mine Its Cheap But Effective .
Green Skin -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I got mine from here:
weizie -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
where would I get the paper at?
Green Skin -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
No problem. If you end up drawing it on a magnifying glass helps a lot....that and a steady hand.
weizie -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
ok I will have to check these out because I love to draw but on such a small area I know it won't work out so the other way looks like the way to go ill check it out right now. thanks alot
Green Skin -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I've done this a couple ways. At the craft store they have Archival pens that come in a super fine tip, you can use this to draw the tat on. It's a bit tedious but the super fine tip makes it easier and it's a million times better than trying it with a brush.

Or you can design the tat in photoshop, or whatever program you use, and then print it out onto decal paper. The trick with this method is applying the decal. Waterslide decals are tricky if you've never done them, though youtube has some tutorials on the subject.

Hope that helps
cheers
weizie -
Thursday, February 11, 2010
anybody?
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