Tattoo machine

Tattoo Machines an Introduction

Most modern tattoo machines is based on the classic “coil”design with a electromagnetic coil that moves a amature bar up and down that moves a needle with ink. This is the machine we think of when we hear the word tattoo machine. But this is chaning and more and more people prefere the Rotary machine, becouse of mainly 3 reasons: Faster healing time for customer, less shaking with less damages to your hand and less noice.

History:tattoo machine history
The predecessor of the tattoo machine was a electric pen that Thomas Alva Edison patented under the title Stencil-pens (Stencil-Pens) in  Newark, New Jersey, USA in 1876. It was originally intended to be used as a duplicating unit, but in 1891,  Samuel O’Reilly discovered that it could be modified and used to introduce ink into the skin, and subsequently patented a tube and needle to make this possible. The first machines to be made was actually rotary machines, but 20 year after this introduction the coil machines was invented and grow more popular.


How does a tattoo machine work:
This is something everyone that starts out whit tattooing need to know, a good knowledge of the parts make you master of the machine and make you able to handle it better for more control and great designs.

All the parts:
Many parts that you should know about, how they work together and what parts maybe need to be changed or upgraded and how this affect the end results is also important. One part knowledge one part skill is recommended by most tattoo artists.

The different types of machines:
We will also talk about the main 3 types that you can find in most shops

One modern type of machine that uses an electromagnetic circuit moves needle array up and down. Different versions are available in a wide range, from single coiling machines to triple helix machines. They can be made ​​of many different materials and be of many sizes and shapes. But the basic setup is double coils , on an ordinary metal frame.

Rotary, Rotary, tattoo machine: the original type, based on the rotary technology invented by Samuel O’Reilly and improved by skilled tattoo artists over the years. Basics of a rotating machine is an electric motor that drives the needle in motion. A new upgrade to this is a fitted ramp that makes operations more efficient and is a property of flushing machine, the name for these new machines are  hybrid Rotary, IOM characteristics of both types of machines. This supplement has made ​​it a more efficient machine for its purpose. Recently there have been improvements to make this type of machine pneumatic (ie.Gas-fired) instead of using an electric motor. More and more improvements in machine movement and action has also changed with the company  Stigma  and  Swashdrive.. Healing time and noice is greatly reduced and also weight compared to its coil based cousins.

Pneumatic tattoo machine /  Neuma Machine:
Tattooists Carson Hill invented the pneumatic tattoo machine in 2000, a completely new type of tattoo machine. A pneumatic tattoo machine is powered by an air compressor and can be sterilized in an autoclave. Pneumatic machines offer the purest alternative. Neuma introduced a hybrid model, a pneumatic and electric machine, in 2009 which releases an antimicrobial agent when the machine comes in contact with the liquid, this will protect the machine from absorbing blood-borne pathogens, while also giving the tattooist the incredible opportunity To drive the machine on electricity or air.