Friday, December 21, 2012

Aluminum Tattoo Machines

Tattoo Machines have evolved a lot in the past years. More so with new suppliers and TV shows. Aluminum COIL Tattoo Machines. The key word here is COIL. Aluminum frames are super light weight and they look super sleek and shiny. Pros: Light Weight and a great conductor of electricity. Cons: Light Weight and a great conductor of electricity. Yes, The Pros are the Cons and the Cons are the Pros. Because they re so light weight, they do tend to vibrate more so then a coil machine that is made from a more dense metal. The vibrations can be reduced by using larger grips or even Silicon grips go on top of your stainless steel grips. Aluminum frames are also a great conductor of heat and electricity, but because of this, the frame tends to heat up faster then other metals. Final thoughts: Great looking frames. Sure it vibrates more and sure it may heat up more but for the light weight these small problems can easily be compensated with a steel grip and a rubber grip around it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rotary Tattoo Machines

If you are out Getting Tattoo Supplies, and you are thinking of upgrading your Tattoo Machine, try thinking about getting a Rotary Tattoo Machine.

There are 3 kinds of Tattoo Machines,

1) A Standard Coil Tattoo Machine ( Kinetic Energy )
2) A rotary Machine ( Electric Motor )
3) A Neuma Tattoo Machine ( Compressed Air )

But Today I will talk a little about Rotary Tattoo Machines.
- Very Strong and Hard hitting Tattoo Machines.
- Consistent Strokes
- No matter how many needles you are using, it will push it into the skin.
- Rotary Tattoo Machines are Quiet!
- No tuning or adjusting for a Rotary Tattoo Machine
- Usually made in jail!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Numbing agents for Tattoos

Getting a Tattoos for some people are painful.

Tattoo artists may have a lot of trouble tattooing if the client is in too much pain to sit still.

What can the Artist or the client do?

The Artist or Client can get some topical anesthetic cream or gel to put onto the area that will be tattooed.

There are several brands and I shall name the ones I know to be effective. Tattooists and clients must also understand that that some anesthetics will only work under "broken skin" (skin that has had the top layer been opened)

The brands are:
1) Emla Cream (Topical, and must be applied 2 hours before tattooing)
2) Dr. Numb (Topical, must be applied 1 hour before tattooing and covered to prevent drying on the skin)
3) Numb Quick (Topical, but only works under broken skin and can be used during the tattoo.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tattoo Ruler for Lines

Tattooing long strait lines is one of the hardest things to tattoo.

Someone should make a ruler for tattooing. A stencil that will help tattooing circles and strait lines.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shaking your Tattoo Inks

It is important to have the right Tattoo Ink to use. But equally important, is to have a well shaken Tattoo Ink to use. If you start a Tattoo and you feel that the ink is not going into the skin as effectivly, it might be because all the pigment has settled onto the bottom of the bottle.

Easy Mixing Methods for your Tattoo Ink:

1) Put a marble or stainless steel ball inside the bottle.
2) use a pigment mixer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tattoo Tape

After a fresh tattoo, the tattoo artist will most likely want to put saran wrap or some kind of protective barrier to cover the tattoo. That "barrier" will need to be taped onto the body. So what is the best tape to use?

Medical Tape to be used after a tattoo:

There are 3 kinds of medical tape, (3Mtape)
White paper like tape
Brown paper like tape
and plastic clear tape

The most stickiest tape is the plastic clear tape.
A good tattoo is just as good as the care you put into it during the healing process.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ink Cups for Tattoo Ink

Ink cups are tiny cups that tattoo artists simply put their ink in for dipping their needles. There are generally 2 sizes for tattoo ink cups.

The 2 sizes are:

Tattoo Artists would use the smaller ink cups (#9) for needles are below 13 magnums or flats. But for lager tattoos such as tribals, it is a good idea to use a large Ink cup (#16).

*Remember ti think ahead an prepare the right ink cups for your tattoo! or you will waist time and tattoo ink!