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Ant465

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Hi all, just thought I would just pop in and say hello. I've been into tattoos for over 20 years and have many, but would love to have a go myself. My wife is the same only a much better artist than me and I think would be a natural if I can convince her to have ago :icon_rolleyes: but she isn't very confident.

As I suppose everyone does I've been looking to purchase some kit and looked around, including eBay. There appears to be a lot of kit on there but mostly imported from China and cheap. I have to question is it any good though?? Has anyone got any advice or recommendations, if so it will be greatly received.

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Hi Anthony, for a starter kit, ebay probably is the best way to go, you can get a kit for under *£40 and it will do you for practising and getting used to things.
The machines can be ok but when they say they are 8 or 10 wrap then they will be will probably be more like 6 wrap, to be honest the inks that came with mine did actually do a good job and you do seem to get a good selection of needles and other bit's and bobs that you will need. The other way is to make your own kit up as you go along, you can get a machine from ebay for as little as *£8 and that will be about the same quality as you get with a made up kit, also just the last 12 months or so, it seems more and more people are swapping over to rotary machines so it would be a good idea to buy a cheap rotary as well, just to see which you prefer before making a more expensive investment.
 

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Hi Im from the states but i understand where your comming from . Check out HILDBRANDT they have some starter kits for as little as 50 dollars american an they are from canada I use them they also have a rotary starter kit for around the same they come with good ink needles tubes an other stuff so its worth taking a look at . Hildbrandt tattoo suoply on yahoo.com or wich ever lol
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Hi Anthony

I started about 9 months ago with a kit which cost me *£80 it included everything I needed to get started and I still use the same machines now, (although I have replaced the springs and fitted 10 wrap coils). I have since bought several new machines and other bits and pieces, but still use the same kit along with the newer stuff. I bought my kit from Killerink who were very helpfull and don't mind dealing with anyone working from home. Let us know how you progess.:icon_biggrin:
 

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Hello mate & welcome (fairly new here myself) regarding tattoo kits .... there are "loads" of cheap kits avaliable via the internet, you can pick up some reasonable guns / inks etc, but if your going to get serious my advice would be do your homework, ask questions, & lots of practice !
 

Ant465

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Cheers guys thanks for the welcome and the advice. I'll have a look around before I take the plonge. Good idea to stat with something cheap to practice and then progress. With the coil wraps, I take it the more wraps the coils have the smother the gun will run with less vibration etc? I see there is quite a bit of talk about the different quality of inks, can anyone enoghten me a bit more?

I have also thought of upgrading my membership as there looks to be some interesting info in the premium members area, good idea or not?