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Titan-Ink

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Hi all,
Picked my machines back up for the first time in 3 weeks, had a mate who needed a tribal re colouring, there is a guy locally who charges for work and he does a right bodge job .... so i have plenty of practice re work ;) anyway ran into a slight problem and i was wondering if anyone can shed some light on it for me?...

I re lined using a 7RL, hands were shaking like a shitting dog (not nerves as i felt very at ease, plus he is a mate)
I powerlined using a 9RL so the shaky first line thickend out nicely.....
I then packed with the 14RS and the ink would NOT flow??? i had to work the skin for a bit and then the ink would flow out of the tube

I was using a 3 machine set up, and the ink problem really got me thinking why would it do this?? I was using Talens Ink and the machines would only run nice at around 14-15v! I have been told by a pro to run a coil machine so it sounds like an angry bee......?????? and 14-15v sounded right. I may give my stealth rotary's ago next time

Can someone put my mind at ease please? My mate was chuffed, he got a tattoo reworked for free and i got some practice

Cheers
Steve
 

skinpix

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Hi Steve...
Firstly,did you have the correct tip for a 14rs needle ?? might have been a bit tight.
Secondly...running a machine at 14-15 volts is way to high...a shader should be run at around 8-9 volts...if you had to run your machines that high,i would say they need re-tuning.
 

Tattooz

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As Mark says, possibly the tip or tight bands, but to me it sounds like you need to strip the machine back and have a good play with the setup. Maybe the coils need shimming, or the usual is a knackered capacitor.
At 14v, it sounds like it will get a nice crusty scab. :icon_cheesygrin:
 

Titan-Ink

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Thank you both for the advice, I think i will stick to my Stealth's

Thanks again
Steve