TATU EQUIPMENT – WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR WORK?
There are several types of tattoo machines with different power and functions: induction for painting, contour, shadows and rotary. Each type of work needs its own equipment, so professionals use different models.
First you need to buy several tube holders: while you are working with one, the second will be sterilized. Instruments intended for contact with the skin should only be metal or disposable. You must purchase a power supply and a clip cord, a metal pedal, needles for contouring and painting, pigments, caps, disposable spouts and gloves, anesthesia, petroleum jelly. It is important to conveniently equip a workplace, buy a table, a chair with adjustable height, a couch for customers.
For beginners, in order to make reasonable savings, it is better to purchase a rotary tattoo machine with a complete set. To train on the peel of fruit or fat, using vegetable paints and gradually switch to high-quality pigments, I use special artificial skin as a canvas.
HOW TO CHOOSE AND BUY A CAR
The components of an induction tattoo machine:
a sealant for connecting the needle to the striker;
seat for the needle;
You should pay attention to the power of the machine, you can buy from 5 to 9 volts, but the higher this indicator, the more smoothly the equipment will work. To use a more powerful device, you need a lot of experience, otherwise you can injure your skin.
For professional tattoos, induction machines with a powerful power supply and smooth adjustment are most suitable. They are needed for more complex tattoos, they work effectively on problem areas of the skin. For beginners, this is a complex tool: the strong vibration of the needle will not allow the amateur to make a clear outline. I recommend over time to purchase all three induction machines.
Device tattoo machine
Contouring – the needle moves with a slight pressure, the paint under the skin does not spread and a clear line is obtained.
Filling – the needle, being in the epidermis, goes forward a little, so that the paint has time to disperse. Less effort should be put into work.
The shadow machine is intended for drawing shadows.
For beginners, I would recommend rotary tattoo machines, a setting that usually does not cause problems, vibration and noise are absent, which allows you to make precise contours of the picture and work at home. They control the stiffness of the stroke, which reduces the likelihood of damage to the skin. An ordinary motor from 1.5 to 6 watts is suitable for this type of machine. Over time, it will be clear which equipment is more convenient to work with.
HOW TO SET UP A TATTOO MACHINE FOR WORK
For high-quality and safe operation, you should carefully study the instructions:
wipe all parts with high-quality weapon oil;
fasten the backstem and the nozzle in the holder with screws;
install the holder on the machine;
place the needle in the bar;
to fix the bar on the striker;
throw a rubber band on the bar to fix the tool;
adjust the needle reach so that in contour machines it comes out 1 cm from the edge, in the rest it does not come out;
connect the machine to the power supply unit using a clip cord, taking into account the polarity of the capacitor;
set the required voltage on the power supply.
To connect the clip cord, pay attention to the polarity. Basically, the cars have polar condensates, so the cord is connected with a plus to the rear bandage and a minus to the frame. In rotary machines, voltage affects the speed of rotation, and the force remains constant, in induction – on the contrary. When working, this should be taken into account, otherwise the machine parts will break off, they will quickly wear out and the condensate will fail. The more equipment is operated, the more often you need to screw in the contact screw. For beginners it is better to contact an experienced master, since tightening the screw is not recommended. Beginners with rotary machines will be easier to handle.
WHERE TO BUY PAINT FOR TATTOO
The most popular colors are black, red, yellow and white, they need to be bought more than the others. Each color is best taken in two shades: dark and light, to make a smooth transition or mix colors. I do not recommend interfering with fluorescent pigments. Do not take too cheap or expensive, it is better to consider options in the region of 8-15 dollars. Do not buy second-hand paints, without labels and seals, they can be diluted or used. What should be high-quality paint?
Microgranules of surgical plastic enjoy success with professionals. They are expensive, but bright and rich, have a high duration.
Minerals are a bit cheaper, but they are not inferior in quality. The paint does not react with the cells, does not fade, is economical due to its thick consistency.
Fluorescent pigment does not cause allergic reactions, does not spread and looks spectacular in the dark.
I am categorically against organic and plant pigments. They can cause allergies, poorly held contour, quickly fade.