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Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by mike D from IP: 98.148.247.47 on 07/05/10
northridge ca

I have been getting some emails with questions about the Stigma Rotaries, asking how they compare to coils? What power supply works with them? And things to expect when switching.

Out of the rotaries that I have tried, I have found that the Stigma is the closest to the feel of a coil, and it has the nice precise feel of a rotary. Very consistent and quiet. It has adjustable give that is easily changeable, they have a screw on the back that you screw in for a harder hit and unscrew a few turns for a softer hit, the new Hyper V2's now need an allen(hex key) to adjust this, they did this to stop any possible cross contamination by possibly touching the screw to adjust, now you must adjust it before you start or take a break and use your hex key to make the give adjustment. In my opinion I would unscrew the screw a few turns on all the machines and just run them that way all the time so once its adjusted the way you like it then just leave it, unless you run into a situation where you want less give.

You wouldnt have to adjust to much from an everyday coil user, except you may feel that you work a bit slower with it compared to a coil, but it's a nice pace.

They work with the new Eikon ems 300 power supply, it has a rotary mode you can stick it on, It also works with the old Eikon ems 200, another power supply that runs rotaries is from Luckys Tattoo Supply, Item #PS1. As far as the Critical Power Supply, I have gotten mixed reviews on whether it works or not with rotaries, some say it does and some say it doesn't, when I know for sure on that one ill post it. There are more Power supplies out there that work with rotaries but the ones I mentioned are the ones that I know work for sure.

All standard tubes and needles work in the Stigma, I have several coils and rotaries that don't fit certain black disposables, but this is not the case with the Stigma Machines. Nobody says if you buy a Rotary that you have to only use rotaries. You can use coils too with your set up because it takes a traditional clip cord or rca, some rotaries out there dont have this feature, so its harder to mix your coils in there with your machine setups. You may feel that you want to run your coil for your lining, although I like the way it lines, but if your a traditional type bold outline artist, you may want to use your coils for lining. The Stigma Hypers all come the same way, there isn't a different liner or a shader, but they say if you're using it for lining you should screw in the give screw to hit harder and its better for lining, I personally like it the same as my shader with the screw loosened a bit for some give.

Like most Rotaries there is a need to lube your machine, the Stigma comes with a small tube of synthetic grease (super lube) with instructions on how and where to lube it up, at least once a month you may want to dab a bit of grease on it. A good starting point as far as what volts to run it at is between 8 and 9, but feel it out and see what works best for you. If your just starting out with Rotary tattoo machines you may want to back off your needle depth a bit until you get used to it.

Stigma Machines come with a 6 month warranty and if there is a problem you would need to contact Stigma directly http://www.stigma-rotary-tattoo.com/en/contact.shtml , they can usually solve the problem via email, it could be something as simple as turning your clip cord around, if the problem cannot be fixed only then you would want to send it back to them. If you purchase a Stigma machine from me, there are no refunds,returns or exchanges!

Upon completion of your order for the Stigmas please add additional note with studio info that you work in, these machines are only being sent to professional tattoo artists.



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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by Mike D from IP: 98.148.247.47 on 07/08/10
northridge ca

I've recently heard from several artists that the Critical CX-2 Power Supply does work well with Stigmas.


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by darkink from IP: 75.117.221.99 on 07/08/10

my Critical CX-2 Power works fine with hypers


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by Henk from IP: 83.85.26.236 on 09/17/10
Leiden, The Netherlands

I want to buy a Stigma rotary for lining, what machine is the best Hyper V2 or Bizarre? Or it doesn't make a differance, because the give regulation?

Regards Henk


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by CHall from IP: 71.254.228.70 on 09/17/10

Do they work with the old ems300 power supply?


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by mike d from IP: 72.129.121.246 on 09/18/10
northridge ca

The first EMS 300 doesn't have a rotary mode like the new EMS 300, and the first one doesn't work with it, it will shut off on you.


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by tattoosbyeddie@gmail.com from IP: 24.96.242.179 on 09/22/10
St Pete, FL. USA

I bought two Hypers, suppose to be different colors. I received in the mail, two red ones. One is unused, brand new. I have listed it on ebay. If anyone has an all black one and would rather have an all red one, buy the red one of mine and I will buy your black one from you with the money you pay for mine with. That way we make a safe trade. I don't care if it has been previously used, as long as it is an V2. I have been trying endlessly to get these and when I finally, luckily do, I get two of the same color..."Dang It!" Upon talking to the distributor, I was told that they were completely sold out of every color and that they had completely sold out in twenty minutes. I was lucky to get these. However, I just dont want two of the same color. And the distributor is not suppose to have more until sometime in October. Yes, that is only next month but I am impatient as hell and when I am ready to buy, money burns a hole in my pocket and I get totally consumed by the idea. Call it obsessive/compulsive! Next month sounds like next year to me. Like a 3 year old banging his fists on the table, "I want it now!!!" Who knows maybe things will end up working out so I will end up forcefully having to wait and maybe Mike will get on the phone and light a fire under Stigmas Artemis arse and end up getting some more in stock soon. That would be cool! Hey Artemis, if you can hear me, your machines are a hit. Don't be scerred to manufacture them. You're not going to get stuck with them collecting dust on your inventory shelf. Stock these outlets up so us fine gentlemen can make you a rich man! Try machining in China, I hear their labor is pretty inexpensive. Hell, you could probably have em' built for a fraction of the price there. Of coarse, I am no machine builder so this is just my probably insignificant two Abrahams worth. Keep up the good work though. Your mechaniks are da shiznit! Thats how we say your machines are awesome in America!


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by tattoo tomee from IP: 212.183.140.38 on 10/02/10
london

Hi Mike
l found somthing is in my interest to buy and try the stigma rotary
but l got a question
l saw that how amazing to use these machines for shading and coloring
but l still dont know which one the best for outline
can l ask u (or any1) which is ur offer to outline ???
(actualy l been thinking betwen hyper and bizzare )
l waiting for ur reply
thanx thomas


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by JohnnyChaos from IP: 82.132.139.231 on 10/16/10
Uk

Took delivery of a new hyper v2 today. Seemed to run slower than my bizarre. Noticed it seemed to gradually speed up a bit before settling at a nice constant. It wasn't much of an increase but defo noticable.
Anyone else notice this? Do they need to settle in a bit or could this be a fault?


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by JohnnyChaos from IP: 82.132.248.187 on 10/18/10
Uk

Never mind. Spoke to stigma, apparently the swashplate is pretty tight for the first few hours. Obviously my Bizarre doesn't have a swashplate so it's not something I've experienced before. Shame I'm on holiday now and won't get to use it for 2 weeks!


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by Pete from IP: 116.240.138.164 on 10/18/10
Australia

The actual swash plate shouldn't have any effect on what you describe. It will more than likely be tightness in the new bearing and that's why it can take a second or so to accelerate to full rpm. Try a drop of high quality oil (from Oust for example) under the bearing seal and it should loosen up. One drop is enough so don't over do it. I haven't had any experience with Stigma machines doing this but I do know something about swash plates and bearings. Good luck.


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by JessRa661t from IP: 5.67.51.213 on 11/04/13
Worcester, UK

I took delivery of my Hyper V3 today .. looking forward to getting to grips with it .. nice weight, runs so smoothly!


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RE:Stigma Rotary Tattoo Machine FAQs

Posted by foggy from IP: 82.132.236.19 on 02/25/14
Birmingham

Stigma bizarre for sale on EBay uk


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