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Tattoo Machines and Power Supply

Sup everyone. So I've been painting flash for the past year or so and am now looking to start buying everything I need to tattoo in pieces and eventually start practicing (on fruits, faux skin, and pig skin) while I continue to absorb every single piece of knowledge about tattooing. But my question is; what machines and power supplies would you recommend. I've been looking at the Eikon Green Monster liners and Shaders and maybe a Mini Lab power supply but then I was reading I might need special wiring for that power supply so I dont know. Any help is appreciated. also before anyone says it, i should probably mention that an apprenticeship is not an option for me. Between having a full time job and paying off my student loans I have little time and money so I would rather just teach my self.


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RE:Tattoo Machines and Power Supply

Hey man i would look into compass machines or workhorse irons they are the smoothest machines on the market for me i have been using both for years and would highly recommend them you want to get the best you can even if you have to save up for awhile first stay clear of those cheap ass machines that say they are pro. if you pay under $150 on a machine its probably junk in my opinion man hope that helps and good luck
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RE:Tattoo Machines and Power Supply

Word thanks dood, ill look into those. any advice on a power supply?
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RE:Tattoo Machines and Power Supply

Hey dude,
Any power supply is good unless you're buying a cheyenne machine which needs its own power supply.
But you dont need a cheyenne right now, so just get any power supply which is more than 100-150 euros I would say.

As to what machines, Its up to you as it is up to every apprentice to choose their own equipment based on how it feels in your hand, the vibration, and your hand speed. If your hand naturally moves slower when you draw lines, then you need a slower machine where if you do your lines really fast then you would need a faster liner machine.

For shading its much more complicated so I suggest you continue doing your research and applying all knowledge on yourself and try to guess what shader machine you should have.

From there its all practice, research, practice, getting crazy and moving forward.

The best advice I can give you for your practice is to write down every time ALL the settings (voltage, give, hand speed, ink to water ratio etc. This way you can go back and read about all your past experiments and learn from them. For me this is a must.

Good luck bro, its a long ass road.
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