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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Hey ATS. I've been kicking around here for a while I have a bit of free time today so I figured I would finally get around to writing one of these.
My name is Adam, I currently live in eastern Canada. I've worn many hats in my short 30 years on this chunk of space rock. Currently I am a "stay at home dad" is the nice way to put it (Im not on any govt. assistance programs). I don't really have a lot to offer as "an expert" in any areas except my life experience (professional cook for 6 years, before that raised to be a carpenter, and of course a father of 3 ranging from 1-9).
I really enjoy being informed on the weird and wonderful things that happen in the more eventful parts of the world, living in the butt-hole of Canada sure can be lame. I look forward to reading more and watching as everything slowly slips farther into (or climbs back out of)the crapper.
Have a great day ATS.




posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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Hi there! WelcOme to ATS.
Where in Canada are you? I'm in montreal east side!!

Peace and much Love



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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Always nice to meet a full time Dad! Congratulations on the most important job you will ever have
Welcome, nice of you to introduce yourself



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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eh! welcome fellow canuck!
my family is also from the eastcoast(nova scotia) but i live in ontario. trust me yer not in the butt crack of the country!!!
a stay at home dad is perfectly fine! more men should try it.
sounds like you have yer hands full with the wee ones,keeps you sharp no?

my oldest is 13 now,but i did what you did for a few years. a lot of work!
now i'm just unemployed!

i have worn many hats myself,but i'm a tattoo artist by trade. not too much money for tattoos in ontario lately!
my interests are religious history(all religion),ancient civilizations,magick,and the like.
look foward to hearing your input on your interests!
peace



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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Hi and welcome to ATS. Is it a nice place where you live?

Stay at home Dad sounds cool enough. At least you see your kids.
As for being an expert, all you need here is a keen mind and independent thought. You will be over-informed here so that's good too. You will know things as they happen rather than 2 days later with all the MSM spin.


Enjoy it here and I look forward to seeing you on the boards.

edit on 1/3/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: Doh...Canada Not NY state
Please ignore



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Im living in New brunswick, right on the border with the US.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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I really do enjoy being a father, and yes it sure does keep me sharp... I too enjoy sticking many needles into people. I just started tattooing about 2 years ago, havn't started doing it for money yet, but its an idea I have been tossing around (along with many others, baking, catering, etc.). My fiance works full time at a good paying job, but extra income is always helpful with 3 young ones. I am pretty sure once I get my preasure cooker all rigged up to work as a sterilization dealy I'm going to see if people are willing to pay me to "stick 'em fulla holes".
Anyway thanks for the greeting.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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be carefull of the pressure cooker,they've been known to explode! use only medical grade,stainless steel needles,the carbon ones will rust!

there is a product called wavicide-1. its a cold sterilization method,but it takes 12 hours before yer gear is good to use.
i personally order pre-sterilized needles now,a lot less headaches! and they are very affordable.
i'd like to see some of your work! keep it up



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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I only use the preasure cooker for my grip and tips.... i never re-use needles.... I wouldnt trust them even after being sterilized, not to mention dulling/bending. I know how crappy it feels to have someone not notice a small bend in the tip of the needle. Totally shredded my upper back..
I was just going to put a preasure and temp. guage on the lid and change up the relief valve. Kindof copying one i had seen in a shop i used to hang out at.. Are those wave sterilizer things very expensive?



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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brand new,yes. about $1500-2500.! e-bay has them cheaper.
i do not re use needles either.like i said,i get the pre-sterilized ones now,and dispose of them after each piece.
back in the day,i used to make my own needle groups(big pain) and i would clean them in my ultrasonic,then sterilize them with the wavicide for 12 hours.
i know about the dulling and such,cause i watched a guy butcher a client of his,and just gave him scars for his trouble!

pre sterilized is the way to go.
look up studio one tattoo supplies in toronto. prices are good,and they have an on line cataloug. plus they ship by canada post too!
hope this helps!



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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they also have pre sterilized disposable grips & tips too!



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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Cool. i will check them out. Thanks man. I had some disposable tips and grips but really am a fan of my steel grip. As soon as my gf gets back from work I will pull the pics off her phone of stuff tats I have done and post them so you can check them out.. The only thibg I could put up at the moment would be a tipical "Mom" tat, one of my first, and I guess not quite tipical I tried to put in the colon cancer ribbon color.. Nothing really worked out on that one after i had a reaction to my red ink..

Is there an "easy way" to post a pic? lol



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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watch when you post original artwork on line, a lot of theives out there,red is always a bitch to put in(blood & stuff makes it look like its in when it really isn't. i use kuro sumi inks and they work really well for me. even green & yellow!
look me up on face book Son ofgod.
i have some artwork there not too much though



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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Not sure if that worked or not. But if it did that is the one i was talking about, my first attempt at tattooing. Not the greatest or most creative..



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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cant download any of my art (i'm an idiot) so i hope you can access my facebook



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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Schools out so my son has hijacked my desktop. I dont use FB anymore ill have to look you up on the gf's account.



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Just had a chance to check out some of your work man (I assume I had the right profile, mushroom cloud?). Very nice, good detail and color. I'll have to check out that brand of ink too. None of my work is anywhere near that level of detail, altho I have been sticking to fairly simple designs..



posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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thanx for the props lad! keep up the work and DRAW on paper like you would tattoing skin.
be confident.don't attempt something you couldn't draw.
hold the machine straight up,don't tilt it or your outline will go thick and thin.
hope these tips work! have fun



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