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Recommendations for New Tattooers/Tattoos Kits


Joined
1 Apr 2019
Messages
1
Location
Orlando, FL
First Name
Anelise
Gender
Female
Hi- I'm super new! :)

Trying to learn to tattoo on my own since I have no one to teach me, and I'm feeling overwhelmed with all of the information online, hence why I wanted someone IRL to teach me. LUCKILY though, I found this forum which I've been reading for a few days now. I was wondering if someone could help out with some recommendations for a kit or maybe product recommendations for someone new?
I think I've got a proper list of everything I need....I'm looking to spend up to $500 on equipment to begin but am scared I'll be scammed lol! Ya girl is latinx, GNC and a full time 9-5 worker, trying to put my money in the right place the first time as I can't afford to buy multiples :/

I would appreciate and love any sort of help <3
 

bodey

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Joined
25 Apr 2018
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10
Location
California
First Name
Bodey
Gender
Male
I threw together a nice liner the other day starting with an eBay frame and added new springs and Forward coils. Decent way to start figuring out how it all works and how to tune and to save a little money. If you want something pre-made, there are good builders on eBay. The stuff that Xeneeph guy makes seems solid, I've never bought one though.
 

fylfot

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Joined
9 Jun 2012
Messages
859
Location
England
First Name
david
if you are going with coil machines then imo get a nice thick solid iron frame to soak up vibrations and give you a stable needle, make sure the vice is of a solid design, get some decent needles, don't have to be stupid expensive, a needles a needle, it's more about how they've been soldered so check the configuration with an eye loupe. Get fat disposable tubes for more control, get good ink (not chinese) and most important get a real good quality clipcord/footswitch/powersupply as thats where a lot of your problems stem from. If you are going rotary or pen ignore all the above.
 

AtlantaNate

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Joined
22 Jun 2018
Messages
204
Location
Atlanta
First Name
Nathan
Gender
Male
As far as ink goes, I really like Waverly Color. Get the sample/travel set. Good bang for the buck imo. I like Kylin Coil machines found on Ebay but now they have a US distributor and I don't know the address of the top but you can find it with a quick google.
 


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