Whether you’re just getting started in tattooing or you’re looking to get more bang for your buck, finding the best tattoo machine kits can give you everything you need, all in one place. We did the research to find some of the best brands and top-selling products to make sure you’re prepared to pick the best kit for you. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know before you shop.
Pieces: All of these kits are loaded, some more so than others. We counted tattoo machines and bottles of ink as individual pieces. Items like tattoo needles and rubber bands we counted as 1 item, even if 50 are included.
Guns: You’ll find kits that come with 1 really awesome tattoo gun and some that include as many as 9. But don’t worry, even for kits with only 1 gun, you’ll get what you need to do both lining and shading.
Material: The guns in these kits are made of a range of materials, from cast iron to stainless steel to aluminum. They all look awesome. Keep in mind, the material will affect the weight of the gun.
Inks: Some of these kits give you just enough to get started while others provide you with a huge collection of 50+ colors that will last a long time. We did find one really good kit that doesn’t include any inks.
Foot Pedal: You need a foot pedal to control the speed of the gun so that you can keep your hands free while you’re working. It’s an essential part of the set-up. No worries - every kit we chose includes one.
Power Supply: You can’t use your tattoo gun without power. A steady, reliable power supply will give you great results. Luckily, each of our picks includes a power supply so you won’t have to buy one separately.
Now that you know a little more about the important features of a tattoo machine kit, let’s get started and get into the great products we found. Here’s how it works. If you’re short on time, check out our first 2 picks. They’re our top and budget picks and really give you a good idea of what’s available. After that, you’ll find the other products that round out our tattoo machine kits reviews. Got it? All right, then let’s go!