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Banjo Head Idea

From BroMan on 8/13/2014 6:08:01 PM

I am considering having the head of a banjo illustrated.  Since I could never draw anything, I'm considering using a tattoo artist. Anyone ever try it??


Hankon5 says:
8/13/2014 6:46:03 PM

No. But it sounds very interesting!!!! Anxious to see it.......Good luck!!


Chappy0168 says:
8/16/2014 6:56:09 AM

If it flash art like you see on the wall of a tattoo shop that would be cool but if it was a custom piece that you thought up that would be awesome.

Paul R says:
8/17/2014 9:00:09 PM

I wonder what would happen to the head. I know almost nothing about the tattooing process, but wouldn't the apparatus penetrate the head? Is there an alternative process to transfer the design?

BroMan says:
9/24/2014 9:30:27 AM

I'm thinking of something custom above the 5th string. I don't want it to be a wall hanging or have the art worn down in play. The tattoo shop that I'm friendly with closed on the day I'm over that way. I'll make a trip one of these days

I also have concern about deadening (is that a word??) the head. I can deal with a change in sound, but not something that takes away a banjo, for lack of a better term, soul.

Gotta research before I jump into anything

Helix says:
11/26/2014 10:58:11 PM

No, it doesn't deaden the head.
I've seen a Whyte Laydie user put white latex house paint underneath to provide a certain sound.

Ink is good, color is good. Ink from underneath. There's a rainbow head on my homepage. Vellum = sheepskin, mine is a Xerox color copy.

One younger player made a head out of a Sun Chips bag.

Research your preference whether on top or underneath, I blew dirt off by tightening the head one time, made it vibrate like a scrubber, See? Keeps your head clean.

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