Tattoo artists are one of few artists whose creations remain permanently on the body. Tattoo artists traditionally earn their title through an apprenticeship, which lasts approximately four years. These artists must be excellent at drawing and able to identify different styles/genres of art to meet the needs of their clients. Since a mistake by a tattoo artist can't simply be washed away, it's imperative they have the right tools so they can perfect the details within their work.
Tattoo artists work in a traditional tattoo parlor or studio, although mobile studios do exist. All artists must be licensed, and tattoo parlors are held to strict sanitation guidelines to prevent cross contamination between clients. Larger tattoos can take hours, sometimes days to complete, so working in a consistent environment that's comfortable for the client will produce the best work.
The best light for working on individual areas of the body is undoubtedly the Eyelight. The Eyelight was designed for precision work close to the client, with the rectangular shape allowing the light to wrap evenly around different areas of the body. This trait make the Eyelight the best light possible choice for tattoo artists.
The Eyelight can be mounted in a couple different ways. The table-mounted Articulating Arm is a great option for mounting your Eyelight if the tattoo chair is located near a sturdy surface. The highly stable Floor Stand is another mounting option for bringing the light over your subject in a stationary set-up. If you work in a mobile studio, reusable Magic Mounts can adhere multiple Eyelights to sealed, smooth surfaces around your set-up, enveloping your subject in light (please review this link for approved surfaces.
While we provide recommendations to assist you in the purchasing process, we understand that TML is incredibly versatile and each kit must suit the individual artist. For additional questions regarding our lights and mounting options, please contact The Makeup Light at (818) 988-9085.
** Quick Note: Place your lights slightly above your subject, with the light projecting downward. Allow the light to project over your shoulder and onto your subject - do not stand directly in front of the light panel. Lightly tap the Power Button to dim the light as needed. The Makeup Light is ideal for both makeup application and photography of artistry work.