Make Some Adjustments to Your Tattoo Guns

07/08/2012 15:40

Tattoo guns, an essential assistant in tattooing, need to meet different requires from various tattoo artists to fit their unique hand craft. When using, you can still make some adjustments to your tattoo guns though they’ve been set up before coming to you.

Usually, each professional tattoo gun will get a voltage around 220 or 110V, varying from country to country, to run. You may connect your tattoo gun with AC and rotate the adjusting knob clockwisely according to your own habits. Most artists turn to the point 10 voltages. Then you can plug the both tips of the clip cord to the poles on the tattoo gun’s body respectively and hook the other ends to the jacks at its back. One more plug goes to the power outlet close to the gun to connect the foot pedal. In this way, you’ve set the power and wires ready to give power to your tattoo gun.

Then you may need to slightly adjust your tattoo gun: loose the contact screw until it lightly touches the spring, giving it a light and soft strength to prevent sudden tripping. To ensure a better and consistent performance of your tattoo gun, you may need to adjust the contact screw to an ideal position to spring or use your index finger to hold the tip of armature bar after the gun start to work. If the tattoo gun is under the best working condition, it will make no harsh noises.

A tattoo gun starts under 3 volts and no more than 12 volts, but some can work up to 18V, according to the machine power supply you are using. You can adjust that, but take the spring resistance, the geometry of the gun and types of coils into consideration.

 Sometimes, you may run into sudden breakdown and stoppage during work, some of which is caused by inappropriate adjustment or unexpected wire tripping. In this case, the red indicate light will turn green and voltage goes to zero. Most professional tattoo guns have electric protector for overload and tripping. Things you need to do are to turn off the shift knob of the tattoo guns immediately to check the parts to find the exact reasons.

 Then adjust your tattoo guns once again. Turn on the shift button and do the job from the scratch. Tighten the screw to lock it to work when you feel it ideal for your work.

Keep this in mind when make adjustments: the less the current passing through a normally working tattoo gun is, the better the performance of that gun would be.