Opting For Usability: What Makes A Good Rotary Tattoo Machine
There is a long list of tattoo supplies that an artist will have to hand and rely on each and every session, but there’s one piece of equipment that they will form a particular bond with; their tattoo machine. Over time, and as they learn to master their craft, a tattoo artist will get to know which supplies suit them. From the needles that they plug into their tattoo machine to the aftercare that they offer their clients before leaving the studio with their new personal artwork, many tattoo supplies have a pretty short lifespan and are designed to be chucked out after being used to keep studios a safe environment. The main part of an artist’s toolkit that will stay by their side – or rather, in their hand – in the long run is their tattoo machine. Compared to their disposable and easily replaceable companions, tattoo machines are a serious investment for a tattoo artist to get right. Just like artists in other disciplines will have a pen, pencil or even brush to act as an extension of their arm and outlet for their creativity, a tattoo artist has their machine.