In the market for a professional tattoo machine but aren’t sure where to start? There are so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start. Well, worry no more. We put in a lot of time researching some of the best-selling products and most popular brands to put together this list of ten professional tattoo machine reviews. But before we jump right in, let’s take a closer look at some of the features you need to know about before shopping.
Material: The material the frame is made of is the biggest factor when it comes to the weight of the tattoo gun. The ones on our list are made of a variety of metals, like steel, brass, cast iron, and aluminum.
Voltage: Whether you’re using a liner or shader will determine how much voltage your machine is going to use. Generally, shading will use a lower voltage than lining does. In guns that do both, voltage varies from about 3 to 10.
Wrap Coil: Coil machines are one of the newer types of tattoo guns that have developed. They work by using electromagnetic energy moving through coils to propel the tattoo needle, pushing and pulling it into and out of the skin.
Type: There are 2 types of gun in our reviews. Liners and shaders. Liners are for outlining designs and require a little more power. Shaders, on the other hand, are used to fill after the outlining is done.
Weight: Our picks vary in weight a little, from 3.2 to 13 ounces. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you should use a machine that is light enough for you to be in good control.
Rotary: Rotary machines are the other type of machine we reviewed, in addition to coils. The very first tattoo machines ever were rotary machines. But don’t worry. They’re been tweaked and fine-tuned and have come a long way since then.
Now that you know more about the key features to look for when buying professional tattoo machines, we can move into our reviews. If you’re running short on time, check out our top and budget picks first. They’re the first 2 items on our list and will give you a great idea of what to expect. Stick around if you can and learn more about the other awesome items rounding out our reviews. Ok, are you ready? Let’s get going.