Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in the trade, professional tattoo kits can make it really easy to get started. Most of them come with just about everything you need to get tattooing right away. We researched the best brands and top-selling products to put together our professional tattoo kit reviews to help you make the right choice. Before we get to it, let’s look at some of the features you should know about.
Pieces: Okay, so this isn’t the total number of items in the kit. It’s basically a count of how many different items there are. For example, if a kit contains 100 needles, we didn’t count that as 100 items. Only 1.
Guns: We were really surprised when we saw the variety here! Some kits come with only 1 or 2 guns but we did find one that comes with 6! We found a nice variety, too, including coil and rotary options.
Material: Most of the tattoo guns in these kits are made out of stainless steel. You’ll find a few different options, including cast iron, zinc alloy, and aluminum. Keep in mind, material is the biggest contributor to a gun’s weight.
Inks: This varies so much from kit to kit, it actually surprised us a little. Believe it or not, we reviewed a few kits that didn’t come with any ink and some that came with as many as 54!
Foot Pedal: The foot pedal is important because it’s how you as the artist control the power to the gun. It’s an essential piece of machinery, which is why we were happy every kit we reviewed comes with one.
Power Supply: There’s no way to use a tattoo gun without a power supply! We have very good news. Each of these kits comes with one. That means one less thing you’ll need to buy before you can get started.
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most important features when it comes to these kits, let’s get right to our reviews. Here’s how it works. If you're short on time, check out our top 2 choices first. Those are our top and budget picks and give you a great idea of what’s available. Stick around after that to read up on the rest of the great products that we found. Are you ready? Let’s go!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019