General Knowledge of Tattoo Machines, together with some Business Facts
The quality of the tattoo machines is not in proportion to their prices, but depends on…The best material for making a tattoo machine is cast iron. coils of the shader are usually bigger than that of liner.
Usually, there are two types of tattoo machines, one is dual-kits, and the other is combined single-kit. These two tattoo machines are most commonly seen ones during work.
Dual-kits contain a liner and a shader, each with a different division of use and function. While combined single-kit, as its name implies, is one wholly set of tatoo machines. It needs to be settled by hand with the frequency of the tatto machines and the output of the tattoo power supply, in order to control the speed of machines and the process of needling when lining and shading.
The quality of the tatoo machines is not in proportion to their prices, but depends on their structures, such as the materials, layers of the coils, length and thickness of the spring, and the hand feeling.
The best material for making a tattoo machine is cast iron, instead of stainless steel or any other materials. Many cheap tattoo machines are made smooth and even, with the introductions showing stainless steel, which, actually, is not true, while they are usually made of cast iron by deep processing and rubdown treatment. This information is what you could not see from general product descriptions.
The shader is better build with 10 layers coils, and 8 layers coil for liners. You could not easily tell the former from the latter only by its appearance. However, there may be different in sizes of the coils between the liner and the shader, coils of the shader are usually bigger than that of liner.
Experienced tattoo artists could tell the quality of a tattoo machine from its working sound, whether it is sparking or crisp ringing, to evaluate its potential performing. And also by experience, large capacitive would be better than narrow one but this depends on each machine. You should check and make adjustment in the shop when buying it.
Some professional tattoo machines may get hot in no less than ten minutes after working. When this happens, check the needle to see if it rubs the direct connection. If so, make them separated. Some mini beginner tattoo kits contains DVD to tell you how to tune or set up a tattoo machine, but most of them are copied ones. Or you could ask for the Teaching DVD as a free gift.
The words are not that organized, please forgive me about that, just some experiences to share, hope this will be helpful.