Rotary tattoo machines has become more and more popular in recent times mostly due to comfort during long sessions with both less sound and less vibrations. This have helped many artists with wrist pain issues and carpal tunnel syndrome cramps, allowing them to work hours longer than they could have previously.
Normal settings for a Rotary Tattoo Machine
For color packing and shading, the rotary machine can go on between 7.5 – 8.5 volts depending on your hand speed and style. For lining, use the machines between 8 – 9 volts depending on your hand speed and style. Determine what feels right to you as the artist and remember with anything, it’s going to take a few tattoos to get used to, so certainly remain using the machine, and like tons of artists you will agree on this machine hands down gets tattooing done up to 30% faster due to consistent punctures per second as well as healing 30% faster.
Other rotary companies offer adjustable give, but we don’t believe this is best for rotaries as its best to train the brain to remember the feel of the machine that doesn’t ever change due to having no adjustments. This concept is ideal because you use the “pressure” of the machine to compare to what most compare to adjustable give. We have a spring that offers just the right amount of giving and at that point, you use your hand speed and hand pressure to adjust your give.