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Sep 22, 2018

Advice on Choosing a Good Tattoo Machine

Choosing a good tattoo machine is very essential for a tattoo artist, because it is the main equipment with the help of which he is going to earn a name, fame, as well as money. Therefore, Solong Tattoo thought of sharing some advice on choosing the right tattoo machine for the artist in you.

The two things that make tattoos 'good' is the skill of the artist and his equipment. As a tattoo artist, the tattoo machine is your paintbrush and human skin is your canvas. Even if you have the best skills, you still need to have the right tools to produce quality work, and everybody knows that 'quality comes at a price'.

Therefore, you should not be worried when a good tattoo machine sets you back by $50–$150. In the long run, it will help you emerge a clear winner, and your work will speak for itself. 

In this Solong Tattoo article, we give you a few tips that will help you choose the best tattoo machine to help you achieve success in your craft. 

Things to Consider Before Buying a Tattoo Machine

Choose an Appropriate Size and Shape

You will have to hold the tattoo machine many times in a day, and sometimes even for extended time periods. If the machine is heavy or too big for you, then handling it will become a daily chore.

The design of the tattoo can be very intricate sometimes; you will be required to turn and twist your hand many times according to the requirement of the design. Therefore, it is very essential that you choose a machine that is comfortable in your hand.

The bottom line is, you need to find the right machine, so that hitches or mistakes can be avoided, and good quality tattoos can be made. I would say that if you know a particular machine very well and are used to it, only then resort to ordering it online. Otherwise, if you are a first-timer, don't buy the machine without looking at it