Looking for a new tattoo machine.. Any help?

Discussion in 'Machines, Equipment & Setup' started by Jay, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. Jay

    Jay Regular Member

    Hi, ive recently started tattooing in a studio :)
    My problem now is finding some new machines.. As i dont feel mine are good enough anymore..
    My "mentor / boss" said you have got to buy what you feel comfortable with.
    His personal machines are years old and he said they only cost him a few bob..
    The ones that im using at the mo are aprox a year old.. i brought them cheap off the net to start with.. they are ok but very heavy and noisy!
    I guess what im looking for is a light weight machine what runs smooth..
    Any ideas?
     
  2. mhtwmwmw

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    try Hildabrandt thats what I use and they dont cost the earth!
    but i think they are very good!
     
  3. meatgrinder67

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    micky sharpz

    try micky sharpz tattoo supplies i just bought the
    Line-O-Graph Tattoo Machine - Liner

    only used it a couple of times but it seems ok and produces some good lines
     
  4. Micknoble

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  5. WilD

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    Dawn
    Any recommendations for a good light weight shader?

    I have linked to this thread 'cos I thought it may have some good suggestions - but nothing really jumping out....

    Any ideas guys?

    I would prefer something not too heavy - the shader I have (photos in my albums) is really heavy, noisy (like a garden strimmer) and very temperamental! Time to upgrade I think....
     
  6. toetoe62

    toetoe62 Donator Premium

    IMG_0079.jpg IMG_0080.jpg I use Mickey bee, nice and small and I can use them all day without them getting hot and don't find them heavy at all but they are not cheep, about £170 each, I also made one up from buying new parts from ebay, it cost me £22 to build and is not as heavy as my Mickey bee's, the good thing about building your own is you can build it to your personal liking, the one on the left is the cheep one but I still think it looks the part and it does the job with ease.

    regards
    Tony
     
  7. Daz

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  8. skinpix

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    Mark
    Hey dawn,
    have a look at these.....http://www.maniatattoosupplies.com/machines.htm
     
  9. WilD

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    Dawn

    Cheers Mark,
    have sent them an email about the MT shader in brass - certainly looks a very nice machine, but really wanting something light. Is this a machine/make you have bought?
     
  10. skinpix

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    Hi dawn,
    i haven't used these machines,but my wife wants to buy me a new one for my birthday,& i was thinking of getting one of these,they do look good. I think its just trial & error with buying machines,just try a few to see what works for you....what are you doing with the shader you have now ??are you gonna sell it ?;)
     
  11. WilD

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    No, think I'll just keep it as a spare as I only have one of each at moment. Some guys seem to have loads of different machines??!
     

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