Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I have no instructions with a tattoo gun that i have just bought to set it up from scratch i have searched the web but still cant find anything that will help me
First off, all your information is ********. Any **** that says to get an apprenticeship is full of himself and all the info I have heard is useless and you guys are sucking your own dicks... Everyone works differently and there are alot of right ways. An apprenticeship is bs, no one has the time to sit around in a shop for no pay, and be someones ***** for over a year and do the grunt work only to work in a retail shop with little to no skills, because of people like some of you who wont help the guy trying to learn who may be a great artist. I did my time and took a formal apprenticeship, and did not learn anything but basic knowledge and how to survive without pay. I have been tattooing for aver 12 years and work in a very high end salon with plenty of clients who love my work. Learning is doing, and there are lots of ways to learn. Safety and sterility is the most important, never forget that... research that before you even touch a machine. Practice on fruit like oranges, old leather jackets or practice skins, they are easy to find. Tuning the machine is a process and takes some time, but is very important, and every power supply is different and requires different voltage. If you want the low down on tuning I will be happy to break it down from scratch for anyone who agrees to the fact that false information from some high and mighty ********* who is probably pretending they are the ****, and the give bad advice and create more shitty artists, then give me some thumbs up to this response and I will break it down like a real pro instead of leading you along and pulling the get an apprenticeship card, or "its not a gun its a machine" line. If it does not work for you, I will admit I am a ***** who does not know what he is talking about. I will answer by tomorrow if you are a so called "scratcher" and need help... Everyone deserves a chance and no one should deny anyone that right or give out ******** advice.
Posted on May 05, 2010
First off you should of never bought a "kit", you should start with an apprenticeship with an artist near you. Setting up your machines is a tricky process when you dont know what your doing, Im going to assume that you have no idea what capacitor is on your machine? I will give the basics since I dont know what machine your using, the gap between your a-bat and coil should be the thickness of a dime, and a nickel for shading. Place your needle in the tube and slide in the vise and put on the a-bar. Take about 3 elastic bands and place them around the needle and the the back of the machine, this is done to make sure the needle does not jump around on you. Set your power supply to no more than 6.5 volts, since your not using that many needles you don't need the power. When you tighten the vice around your tube you want to make sure that there is a very very small amount of the actual tip of the needle sticking out. Before you even think of tattoing someone else try doing a few on yourself, and if your not happy with the results at least then someone else wont be wearing your mistake
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Basically the only way to learn is to find an artist nice enough to show you the ropes. Other options... the grueling process of apprenticeship. Seems most tattoo shops act as if its some exclusive secret and you have to be special to do tattoos. Grab a tattoo machine, learn how to be sanitary on a medical level, learn the basics of your tattoo machine, buy a slab of fresh pig hide and go to town!! dont let the tattoo artists bring you down by instantly rejecting your thoughts of tattooing whether it be at home for personal use or prospects of working at a shop. Its not that special and its not exclusive, you do not need to be an "artist" just have a steady hand and know how to follow a line, like back in kindergarten :)
good day people
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
You may have figured this out already, but I had the same problem. I just got a kit and it came with no instructions whatsoever. So I went to expertvillage.com. There's quite a few videos to help you figure it all out.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
First and foremost its not a GUN it's a MACHINE. GUNS kill people and is a very offensive term to a tattoo artist. As for the post from the yournotgod person, no its not secret what we do however it is a permenant drawing on a fellow human. there is far more techique and science involved than you think. and to throw in another fun fact many states have made it illeagal to tattoo in a home or any other area besides a licensed tattoo shop. in fact large parts of nevada have penelties such as 50,000 $ fine and attempted murder charge. alaska is 10-20,000$ in fines. most people tattooing out of a home are also tattooing minors so in washington state it is considered child abuse for any person to tattoo a minor and schools are required to contact cps. alon with losing your license and ability to be licensed in the US along with up to 25,000 in fines and 2 yrs in prison the parents get investigated by cps and may lose their child to the state. not to mention the simple things like the spread of disese to you your family and your client proper steril process includes a clave and those start well over a grand....pressure cookers are not the same thing. hep a, b or c hiv are not near as scarry as things like mrsa the others kill you but mrsa will get pricy and disfigure you and 40% of the population of the planet carry it. you cannot learn tattoo in a day or a week or even 6 months there are steps to the process and the people who have been doing it know those steps. apprenticships are not what you see on miami ink. most of us that teach others to tattoo are pretty nice. for the safety of your self your family and your "client" get trained properly.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Hi i got a tatto kit for personal use and for tattoing equuipmont not people but i am having a problam geting the iarn going i have pluged it all in push on the foot pedle and it is just cliking/pushing the nedle dawn ones not vibrating whats rong can s=any one help
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
Ive got a question, ive been tattooing for 4 yrs, but! ive never fixed my own guns or done maintenance ive always sent them to my good friend who is a gun builder but im in dier need as he is on holiday in africa mobile costs are immense, heres my problem... i brought a percy waters machine which i found where you put the clip cord is so tight it felt un natural so i changed it i think i blew the capacitor but not sure when i put in on and push the pedal my amps and volts jump up to a lot.... can you help lol
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Can anyone tell me what i shoul run my machine on what power should it ay for both machines?
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
I have some info on how to maintain your machines and what your volts should be at, i was very lucky to do my apprenticeship with a great man and he gave me alot of info at that sort of stuff, email@example.com
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