In today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we speak with Osei Kambui also known as The Freehand King. He is a trained tattoo artist who specializes in black skin. He’s known for his unique technique of using freehand without using stencils at all. He started tattooing at a very young age and has done it for 14 years now. He considers himself an expert with black skin even though he has experience with all skin types.
Important Tip: Be patient if you’re not used to working on black skin because it is very spongy and swells when traumatized. Use witch hazel to reduce inflammation during the tattooing process so you can see what the ink took and didn’t take.
Osei describes his art style as versatile. He also explains why he avoids using the term dark skin and instead prefers melanin or melanin rich.
Osei’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freehandking/
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