This kit was put together for the purpose of continued use after your apprenticeship. Solong machines are easy to work with, easy to tune and run as good as the best on the market. On average, the machines working voltages engage at as low as 3.8v and run at as low as 5.5v. Power Supply is reliable, rugged and features a 10 turn dial. All consumables that come with this kit are sterilized with indicator strip and blister packed. They comply with many state regulations in regards to sterilization/indicator strip requirements.
History of Tattoo
Obviously, the word “tattoo” is a fairly new one, as far as the beginnings of words go, the first time ever being used in 1769 in Captain James Cook‘s diary. It comes from a Polynesian word, as many of the Pacific islands at the time tattooed themselves. English speaking sailors first got their tattoos on these islands, then introduced the custom to Europe. However, tattooing was believed to have started in Egypt, before Egypt was even an organized society, 6,000 years ago. At that time, the only tattoos archeologists believe were done were tattoos on women’s legs that were meant to protect the woman from the dangers of childbirth. From Egypt tattooing was later spread and shared with other parts of Africa, into Asia, and Pacific islands through trade lines and travelers.
Every culture since has tattooed themselves in one form or another, for reasons of spirituality, protection, strength, and history. Tattoos have been marks that the bearer is very proud of, or ashamed to wear. The Polynesians allowed both men and women to be tattooed, while in other cultures only men were permitted. The Japanese have been tattooing since at least 400 BC, for ornamental and narrative purposes, but also as a marking on criminals to identify them. Much more recently, in the 1800’s in became fashionable for members of European royalty to be tattooed.