Rotary tattoo guns were the first kind invented and are still a great and reliable tool to get some rad looking ink. If you’re looking for the best rotary tattoo kits, you’ve come to the right place. We did the research and found ten products that you don’t want to miss. But, before we jump into our rotary tattoo kit reviews, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know about before you start shopping.
Pieces: Here’s the deal: if a kit includes 50 tattoo needles, we counted 1. Otherwise, some of these kits would have, like, 500 items. Don’t worry - each tattoo gun, power supply, foot pedal, and bottle of ink was counted individually.
Guns: Some of these kits come with 1 gun while some with as many as 3. While each kit contains at least 1 rotary gun, some include coil style guns, too. We noted this in our reviews.
Material: The material of the gun is the biggest contributor to its weight. Obviously, the lighter the material, the lighter the gun will be. The kits we chose use a few different materials, including cast iron, steel, and aluminum.
Inks: Some kits come without ink so you have to get your own. That’s not really a bad thing, you get to pick the colors you want. But some kits include 50+ inks! Chances are the colors you want will be there.
Foot Pedal: The foot pedal controls the power level to the gun and lets you do the fine tuning. You use your hands for tattooing, which is why you need a foot pedal to make these small kinds of adjustments.
Power Supply: Power supplies are important because your tattooing machine won’t work without one. That’s why most of our top picks include the power supply or universal cables so you can easily get one that’s compatible.
Now that you know more about some of the important features to consider, let’s get to our reviews. Here’s how it works. We put our top pick and budget pick right at the top of the list. If you’re in a hurry, that’s the best place to start because you’ll get a good idea of what’s available. After that, stick around if you can because the 8 items that round out our list are pretty spectacular. Ok, let’s get right to it!