Inkdeep said:How fast Is to fast...I think they heat up quite quick but I donÂ´t know anything about tuning?
steveo44 said:If you have been tattooing a while yes BUT DONT go over 10.vllts u will blow your machine.
machinemeister said:why cant you go over 10 volts?
sharpz and pulse machines are known to run on higher voltage until you change things
battlemedic said:High voltage is one of the reasons your machine heats up over working at high voltage could blow your coils then you would need a repair kit . I'm sure all of this information is in the book .I am sure you well know getting help in this field is almost imposible but for places like this , the book will give you the information you need to get stated then this website will try to answer your questions to help you get further along .give the book a whirl.
machinemeister said:absolute b@##@ks sorry
If what you are trying to say with that statement is that information IS easy to get hold of about tattooing,
[/quote:2is4j5ty]Slinky said:The tattoo industry is full of jumped up w****rs [/UNQUOTE]
DEFINATLY WONT DISAGREE WITH YOU THERE!
Slinky said:that think they have the right to tell everyone else what is wrong, but NEVER what is right!
If you are the big tattooist that knows EVERYTHING right from wrong, then share it![/UNQUOTE]
1 because the info given in those posts WAS wrong.
DO YOU WANT INCORRECT INFORMATION?
2 Im not a tattooist but i was a scratcher just like you
3 NOT ONE SINGLE TATTOO ARTIST KNOWS EVERYTHING
the day you think you know everything is the day you should stop tattooing
Slinky said:I have seen your posts on here in the past, before they were rightfully deleted by the admins here. Basically, you came here, slagged off everything and everyone,
THATS NOT TRUE IS IT? WHO DID I ACTUALLY SLAG OFF?
Slinky said:then trotted away, then ranted that your previous posts were missing.
ACTUALLY I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THIS PLACE UNTIL SOMEONE REMINDED ME
Slinky said:I'm sure i'm not on my own when i say this, but if you have nothing constructive to give to this place,[/UNQUOTE]
I HAVE PLENTY OF CONSTRUCTIVE THINGS TO SAY BUT SHOULD IT BE IN THE OPEN? CHILDREN COULD BE READING THIS STUFF
then go and hide behind your monitor elsewhere.
Sorry to the mods around here, but i have been waiting for this dick to re-appear....:cussing:
machinemeister said:2 Im not a tattooist but i was a scratcher just like you
Slinky said:Just as a pickup on this line.
In your deleted posts, you actually said something in the region of.......
as i said in my removed post
i have been involved in this industry for years and know almost all the artists
What a load of crap!
steveo44 said:Hi yes ive heard and read DONT go over 10vltsd as the machine blows may be wrong dont know its not happend to me as i tend not to go up there,As ive read other forums plus my own reading sometimes its to high for some machines....Hi always stay at 6.8 to 7.4 vlts..Pluse i dont build them just saying wat ive seen ect might be wrong soz if it is..
battlemedic said:Why are the wraps set like they are like a 10 wrap for shading an an 8 wrap for lining ? Here in this country it seems like our settings are oppisite then in your country. Weird huh ?
I was lead to believe that it didnt matter about how many wraps the coils had be it 8,10,12 i was lead to believe that they would all be capable of both lining and shading and it was just down to pesonal prefrence. but i do believe that the current would be quicker running though a 8 wrap than a 10 or 12. and also told that the more wraps on the coils the smoother the machine would run, but dont know if this is true or not can anyone shed any light on this please
you want to study ohms law its one of the most important things to a machine
Well heres a start HILDBRANDT tattoo equipment .com or go to worldwide tattoo supply.com but like what they said , a machine is what you make it .[/UNQUOTE]
i refer you to the bit i typed about chinese machines and the make up
take a cheap machine and strip the coils
heres what you usually find
1 thin cheap wire
2 crappy turns
3 some even join the wire
4 a plastic bobbin
5 some manufacturers will put an 8 layer with a 6 or 10 layer coil (layer is the correct term a wrap is 1 turn around the coil core) this creates an unbalance in the coils they should be matched by ohms.
i advise you all to download and read the pdf files at
Tattoo Supplies, Tattoo Equipment - Eikon Device Inc.
and the technical parts at
Tattoo machines and tattoo supplies from Time Machine Tattoo Supplies
(danny also has a video on machine setup and maintenance available at a cost thru either download or dvd)
Ok so I have bought a kit from one of those online stores. I'm happy enough with it, there's a liner and a shader and everything to get going with... What worries me is this.. How do I know if the machines are good enough... I have read a machine can be what you make it but as I don't have that experience I worry that I may learn on wrong equipment. I wouldn't normally be too concerned at this early stage in my practice but Although I see some improvement in my line work on practice skins, I do not seem to be able to draw lines I'm happy with... Even though I feel confident using the machine ( so not nerves lol) can the machine be A) rubbish B) set up wrong and have too much play so the needle moves to much.
Dragonhawk make good solid coil machines that are far better than the Chinese and not quite as good as say a Johnny Goult machine but will certainly perform well and for around the $100 mark it won't brake the bank.help
i also would like advice on a good machine to buy i dont want 1 from china as i have 3 an there more truble then there worth in my eyes. i want to buy a well ballanced 1 an one thats not too expencive but not too cheep an one thats not guna brake every 2mins if any1 can help that would be grate.i would love some advice of one of the pros who run the site an what machines they run thx
Hopefully these folks have found a machine by now, this thread was only 9 years old.Dragonhawk make good solid coil machines that are far better than the Chinese and not quite as good as say a Johnny Goult machine but will certainly perform well and for around the $100 mark it won't brake the bank.
But it's very important to know how your machine works and why it does what it does.. Then you can get just about anything to pull a great line! I hope this helps.