P Tattoo Advice

Brizobear

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How many of each tattoo machine do you roughly use
for a standard tattoo!. I curently have 2 of each.
dont know if I should have more:confused:
 

skinpix

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oooooooohhh....can never have to many machines mate...i have ten,lol :icon_cheesygrin::icon_cheesygrin:
 

Daz

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Agree with Mark, lol

If you are doing a few tattoos it is always worth having a back up just in case. Last thing you want is a shader giving up halfway through.
 

WilD

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Hi,
I usually work with 3 - a liner, a round shader and a mag - but Daz is right, it's good to have a back up as the machines tend to get a carbon build up over a couple of hours etc n I find if it's a big tat, I'm having to stop and tweak them
 

toetoe62

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hi Brian, you can get away with two, a liner and another one for colour, and then you will need to adjust your colour machine to do your shading, in fact you should be doing your shading before you do the colouring but you get the idea, your liner normally has a shorter spring on it and you can use smaller coils,8-10 turns and your colour has a longer spring and bigger coils 10-14 turns.

regards
Tony