When you’re trying to find the professional tattoo gun, it can be hard to determine which ones are worth your time. Between the different kinds of guns and the range of prices, you might not know where to begin. That’s why we did our research to find you the top brands and best rated products to put together our professional tattoo gun reviews. Before we get started, let’s check out some of the features you need to know.
Material: This is generally the material of the out frame. It’s almost always metal, but it varies from brass to steel to aluminum. Note that the material has big impact on the overall weight of the gun.
Voltage: Voltage varies depending on what the gun is used for. Liners typically use a little less power than shaders. If your tattoo gun is capable of both lining and shading, the voltage will vary a lot.
Wrap Coil: Coil tattoo guns use electromagnetic power to get the needle to move fast enough to propel the needle and ink into the skin. Our top coil guns don’t vary much and all have 8 or 10 coils.
Type: There are 2 types of tattoo guns, liners and shaders. What they do it pretty obvious; liners do the outline of the design, shaders fill it in. Some tattoo guns are made to switch between both lining and shading.
Weight: Our top picks weigh between 3.2 and 13 oz. As you can see, that’s quite a range! Some people like a heavier gun that feels more substantial. Others like lighter guns that are easier for long stretches.
Rotary: Another style of gun is a rotary gun, which was the style of the very first tattoo guns ever made and is still popular today. All of our picks are either coil or rotary, never both.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for in a professional tattoo gun, let’s get right into our reviews. Here’s the deal: the first two items are our top and budget pick. If you’re in a hurry, this is the best place to start. They give you a good idea of what’s out there. After that, stick around to read about the other awesome products that make up the rest of our list. All right, let’s go!