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  • Published on Mar 14, 2019
  • Tattoo artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about tattoos and tattooing. What's the best way to practice tattooing? What techniques can a tattoo artist use to do proper shading? Do tattoo artists ever refuse to do certain tattoos?
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  • Molly G
    Molly G 5 days ago

    He looks like Travis Kelce

  • Shoshanah
    Shoshanah 5 days ago

    even though i don't really want any tattoos, this video was still really interesting, and I appreciate how detailed he was, also, the guy being tattooed in the video has such a cool tattoo concept! if i weren't terrified of getting tattoos, i'd want to get something like that!

  • superdupergrover
    superdupergrover 5 days ago

    While I am not a tattoo person, I do have psoriasis, and I can say that the slapping is the best thing for itching, other than will power. To ignore itching through will power alone is very difficult, and only some have the will power to even do it; another issue is that you can scratch instinctively, completely without conscious effort.

  • Geo D
    Geo D 6 days ago

    He reminds me of ryan reynolds

  • Alexander Craven
    Alexander Craven 6 days ago

    Ya know Bang Bang is not the only artist there is

  • Lyndsy Carson
    Lyndsy Carson 6 days ago

    I had a tattoo of a star above my “star” lol and i’ve been pregnant twice. It looks 3D now haha

  • Lyndsy Carson
    Lyndsy Carson 7 days ago

    Dude looks like he is channing Tatums cool cousin 💙

  • starfirebb robin
    starfirebb robin 7 days ago +1

    He's such a liar about the ethnicity part. There are mostly pale skin images posted maybe only 3 black to deep tan people 🙄

  • Becka Bentz
    Becka Bentz 7 days ago

    The the religious iconography tattoos at around 9:00 are awesome, dude looks like a stained glass window

  • Rainey Days
    Rainey Days 7 days ago

    F Saniderm! That ish hurts, dry healin' all the way.

  • Kayleigh de Hoogt
    Kayleigh de Hoogt 8 days ago

    I've had a tattoo done by a really talented artist but somehow with me the lines are all smudged, I don't know what to do, get someone to fix the lines or deal with it?

  • Lucifer
    Lucifer 8 days ago

    What if you’re a tattoo artist with no tattoos?

  • miked4309
    miked4309 11 days ago

    i wanted to get words down my finger and my artist did not want to do that for pretty much the same reason keith mentioned. we went across my hand instead....going tuesday for a sleeve design i made. its cool having your own drawings down on your person.

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson 11 days ago

    Itching stage: use coconut oil. It alleviates itching. Must be at least a week old.

  • Dai Shoto
    Dai Shoto 11 days ago

    He make tattooing look easy

  • Kenneth Riehle
    Kenneth Riehle 12 days ago

    Hey Bang Bang, your comments are really great... I have a serious question I'm hoping you will answer. My wife is getting a full color back piece it's to fix a really awful tattoo that her ex boyfriend did a long time ago. She isn't the best when it comes to taking care of herself so how can I help her to care for the back piece. I am spending a lot of money of this piece and I want her to take care of it and have something she will be proud of for years to come. Thanks for this channel.

  • Prince DK.
    Prince DK. 12 days ago

    Who is this guy he always with for this kind of videos

  • PurpleGoomy
    PurpleGoomy 15 days ago

    15:50 obviously cheryl cole’s tattoo by Nico 👀👀👀

  • Syeda Yasmin Ara
    Syeda Yasmin Ara 17 days ago

    I wonder how he feels about that tattoo "artist" who put DRAKE across that poor woman's forehead

  • Bonez Boneville
    Bonez Boneville 17 days ago

    Cardi b has the worst thigh/butt tattoo.

  • Jeff Levitt
    Jeff Levitt 17 days ago +1

    Oof he hás a tattoo on his ear

  • brendon flowers
    brendon flowers 17 days ago

    Saw the answer to the darker skin color tattoo answer so I hit the IG and I scrolled LONGGGGGGGGG and saw nothing but black and grey on my fellow melanated people

  • A I T A N o S H I
    A I T A N o S H I 18 days ago

    the guy he was tattooing had the best tattoos I've ever seen? does anyone know where I could find him???

  • Haily Heckendorn
    Haily Heckendorn 18 days ago

    My dream artist 😩😩

  • Jhokvir
    Jhokvir 18 days ago

    Bang bang looks like Chris Evans a little

  • claudiamador
    claudiamador 18 days ago

    I don’t even have tattoos, but it was so peaceful watching him talk about the craft and answer questions.

  • The Pink Slime
    The Pink Slime 18 days ago

    I love tats. I'm getting a new one in a few days and I always feel like a kid getting a trip to the toy store. Watching this guy talk just makes me even more excited.

  • mingyus babyg
    mingyus babyg 18 days ago

    tattoos are so much more complicated than I thought wow-

  • māythé b
    māythé b 19 days ago

    what type of computer is he using when he uses the touch screen w/ a pen on photoshop?

  • freewithnature
    freewithnature 19 days ago

    I picked a tiny scab like a doofus and now I have some ink missing. So sad 😭 but now I know for next time! Woot!!
    Edit, I’m sure he’s nowhere near Alaska, but you could sooooooo school all that artists here!!

  • ChelseaDreamBig
    ChelseaDreamBig 19 days ago

    I love this dude

  • John V. England
    John V. England 19 days ago

    Tattoos are for degenerates. Look at this f4g, he dresses like a wigger. Kill yourself.

  • Alejandra Gomez
    Alejandra Gomez 19 days ago

    This video was very informative for me because I don't have a tattoo, and i have always wanted one, but too afraid. I learned a lot.

  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith 20 days ago +1

    15:44 Cheryl Cole

  • Jacky Star
    Jacky Star 20 days ago

    Sounds like a cool guy. Wouldn't personally get tattooed by him because his rates are crazy and I know artists I believe are far better that have reasonable rates. Also his tattooinf style just isn't for me. Loved Eva's works though.

  • Mike
    Mike 21 day ago

    That tattoo is fuckin cool with the skull and rose and rainbow totally wpuld get that

  • cloudy0001
    cloudy0001 21 day ago

    that guy’s chest tattoos look sooo nice omg

  • Christina Wright
    Christina Wright 21 day ago

    For me the color was easier then the outline

  • IHazCow
    IHazCow 21 day ago +1

    I love his right hand tattoo

  • I dont know what to name myself

    I didn't know Chris Evans had a twin brother

  • TheSleepySnorlax
    TheSleepySnorlax 22 days ago

    Of the tattoos have had the itching really isnt that bad. I have eczema, have had it my whole life. Eczema is itcher than healing tattoos

  • Linea Petrela Paiement

    What’s the name of his shop? I’d like to follow him on ig!

  • vibes
    vibes 22 days ago

    woah kenny!

  • mohamed alamin
    mohamed alamin 23 days ago

    You look like chris evens ' captain America '

  • The_Charlie
    The_Charlie 23 days ago

    You make a skull .. put a rose in the eye. And have a rainbow pouring out the other eye ..or mouth

  • Israela Vais
    Israela Vais 23 days ago

    Love riri, but most of her tattoos 🤦‍♀️

  • super saiyan gam3r
    super saiyan gam3r 23 days ago

    There is an animal referenced in the bible to look similar to a bear, a lion and an eagle.

  • NorthDakotaBeast
    NorthDakotaBeast 24 days ago

    How do you deal with the skin turning red? How does that affect the image that's given or in your head?

  • Enlightened Sista
    Enlightened Sista 25 days ago +4

    Dude is cool asf and very knowledgeable about what he does. Great video.

  • Jasmine Palmer
    Jasmine Palmer 25 days ago

    Bang Bang: your gonna draw draw draw till you don’t want to any more
    Me:I’m gonna draw till I can’t no more gonna take my ink to the tattoo shop gonna draw till I can’t no more


    Sorry I had to I’ll go now

  • Rikachoo
    Rikachoo 26 days ago +3

    Captain Americhanning Tatum was super informative and professional

  • ilse
    ilse 26 days ago +1

    i want this man to marry me

  • MrBie0ner
    MrBie0ner 27 days ago

    jim halpert has put on some weight

  • LadyAdalicia
    LadyAdalicia 28 days ago

    Bang Bang is literally a god with his tattooing, I would die if he tattooed me

  • xXSideKickXx 7
    xXSideKickXx 7 28 days ago

    Dude is answering year old tweets 😑

  • Metalisha
    Metalisha 29 days ago

    No one:
    This dude: HEI I’M BENG BENG

  • Rafa C
    Rafa C Month ago

    7:38 hope it worked out for this person considering its been 9 months since she asked

  • RedLadyBug U
    RedLadyBug U Month ago

    I’ve wanted a tattoo on right wrist for 2 years but I’m scared of needles and I have A very low pain tolerance 😂👍 #advicehelp

  • Jonathan Stephen
    Jonathan Stephen Month ago

    He looks like Chris Evans with a beard

  • Amy Kamagate
    Amy Kamagate Month ago +1

    Bang bang is so cute

  • Mustache121
    Mustache121 Month ago

    I take it the tattoo he said he didn't like belongs to Cheryl Cole lol

  • GREY DEATH
    GREY DEATH Month ago +5

    Get used to drawing with something vibrating? Gotcha......


    *shouts out down the hall:* Hey mom?

  • Gabija Mic
    Gabija Mic Month ago

    That chest piece looked gorgeous

  • skittlefart
    skittlefart Month ago

    Dude looks like Sam Hyde with the hat and glasses

  • Z Phish
    Z Phish Month ago +1

    I use a colloidal silver gel on all my tattoos. It is amazing. Heals good.

  • Dark Hood Chief
    Dark Hood Chief Month ago

    It's amazing how your body will try to remove your tattoo off even though you wanted it to be there in the first place.

  • Elin E
    Elin E Month ago

    Chris Evans????

  • Katherine Perafan
    Katherine Perafan Month ago +1

    I’m lowkey kinda obsessed with him now

  • Art Lover
    Art Lover Month ago

    send food

  • rea11yniceguy
    rea11yniceguy Month ago

    11:40 thumbnail question

  • Leonardo Kwak
    Leonardo Kwak Month ago

    He makes me want to get one

  • hetisvitae
    hetisvitae Month ago

    Drawing with something vibrating

  • Alex James
    Alex James Month ago +2

    Idk why I'm watching this I don't plan on getting a tattoo I hate needles

  • CancerCashew
    CancerCashew Month ago

    Chubby Channing Tatum.

  • Rares4Life
    Rares4Life Month ago

    This clown is acting like he’s guarding Egyptian magician secrets. This is a ya too channel. Give the information. Post it. Inspire. Or directly drive people away.

  • Dr. Ziegler
    Dr. Ziegler Month ago

    Hahaha der Typ schaut aus wie Casper in fett:)

  • TheBlondeOne'
    TheBlondeOne' Month ago +1

    I believe the healing depends on the person, I found for myself I kept my tattoo wrapped for a day then rinsed it but never covered it with clothing for at least 2 weeks and only applied tattoo goo once a day

  • illMagic
    illMagic Month ago

    God he resembles a Jim Halpert that took an artistic approach to life rather than a salesman

  • antskud44
    antskud44 Month ago

    Stick n poke tattoos is an art form. By telling people not to get it done is stupidness. It’s a tattoo and it will stay there forever, if you only do it correctly. He just can’t do handpoke tattoos.

  • Snogard
    Snogard Month ago +1

    Talks about not wanting to get sweat in a fresh tattoo, but tattoos without a face mask. But maybe that was just for show. Tattooing is technically a medical procedure. You're injecting ink into the skin. Your tattoo artist should really wear a face mask when they're up close and arting. You don't want saliva, hair and other stuff in there for the same reason you don't want sweat...actually probably worse than sweat.

  • Matt Evans
    Matt Evans Month ago

    The best part of a tattoo, is when you're finally done and it's been hours upon hours. You later take off the wrap, and it's covered in blood. Never get your ribs done, unless it's the only place you got left. 8 hours of pain like no other.

  • Ariel Nunez
    Ariel Nunez Month ago +2

    1:25 Gran Turismo would like to know your location.

  • Luke J. / Nexus
    Luke J. / Nexus Month ago

    His test patient omfg 😍

  • Eatenribs
    Eatenribs Month ago

    I agree with refusing a tattoo that won´t look good ( Did you do that when you started or only when beign a pro?)

  • Fernanda Cappucci
    Fernanda Cappucci Month ago

    Stick and pokes are the best

  • Unapologetically Curvy

    “.. I think you just can’t tell what ethnicity people are in our photos.” 🤔🤔 but you can lol I’m confused

  • mad john
    mad john Month ago

    He looks like a fat captain America

  • Michael Flatt
    Michael Flatt Month ago +1

    Bang bang.... Well that's cringy.

  • Meggs
    Meggs Month ago

    Oh crap, now I want a tattoo. Cheryl Cole has roses tattooed all over her butt

  • BOXXY what
    BOXXY what Month ago

    Who names their child Bang Bang?

    • Sam Beard
      Sam Beard Month ago +1

      Have you seen that live action Flintstones movie?

  • Leigh Fletcher
    Leigh Fletcher Month ago

    He looks like Jim Halpert lmao

  • Blorgisson
    Blorgisson Month ago +1

    When I'm older I'm thinking getting a tattoo of Star Wars logos all over my arm

  • Ocin
    Ocin Month ago

    you lost me when you introduced yourself... HÄÄÄY i'm BÄNG BÄNG :D hahaha bye m8

  • Eduardo Gomez
    Eduardo Gomez Month ago +2

    Cold Tatts.

  • Briana
    Briana Month ago +1

    Lmao the butt rose tattoo... Cheryl Cole? 🤔🤔😂😂

  • mira syam
    mira syam Month ago +2

    Hey boys n girls, I see u beautiful with bare skin, no tattoo. 😍

  • bewareofbean
    bewareofbean Month ago +1

    This actually sounds really interesting

  • The Leg Man
    The Leg Man Month ago +1

    Ngl I thought his shirt said Kill Yourself

  • sparks9185
    sparks9185 Month ago +2

    Lol I'm pretty sure the bad tattoo is Cheryl Cole's. It's terrible.

  • Hollow Xf
    Hollow Xf Month ago

    But you can learn to drive a car through some games ???