How do i hook up my tattoo gun
How to set up tattoo gun step by step?
Step-by-step Tattoo Gun Setup 1 Preparing all the necessary components. Arrange all the parts you’ll need to assemble and use your tattoo gun. ... 2 Preparing the needles. To achieve desired results, it is important to choose the needle size and type appropriate for the job. 3 Preparing the power supply. ... 4 Assembling the machine. ...
How do I attach the clip cord to the tattoo gun?
There will be an area for the clip cord to be attached near the power settings for the machine. Attach the prongs of the clip cord to the upper and lower binding posts of the tattoo gun, near the coils. The prongs should attach securely and not come unhooked when the machine is moved.
How do I set up my tattoo machine?
Make sure the cord and the supply are the correct voltage for your outlets. Plug the foot pedal into the tattoo power supply. Move the foot pedal away so it cannot be accidentally activated while setting up the machine. Attach the clip cord to the face of the tattoo power supply unit.
How to install a tattoo needle?
Install one of the needles by inserting it through the tube towards the tip. Be careful not to dull a needle while assembling. This could lead to a painful tattoo.
How do you adjust the needle on a tattoo machine?
With the needle, grip and proper tip (e.g. 3RL needle will go with a 3RT tip) on the tattoo machine, adjust the depth by adjusting the depth of the tip. Make sure you hold down the armature bar so that you are adjusting the tip at the point where the needle is in its down position. The tip of the needle should not be sticking out anymore...
What is the best needle angle for tattooing?
There is no certain angle when it comes to tattooing. Generally speaking, RL needles are used for lining; RS needles can be used for some special lines or small color filling; Flat needles are used for geometric tattoo designs, bold lines and shading; Magnum needles are ideal for big tattoo area color filling.
What should I look for when buying a tattoo needle?
Be sure to check the needles you are looking to purchase will match your set up. Make sure you don’t need Tattoo Cartridges rather than tattoo needles. Also make sure you have or buy the correct tubes or tips to match your needle gauge, size and type. For help with this, refer to our needle and tip matching guide above.
How does a tattoo needle slide in and out?
When the needle strikes the skin, it doesn’t so much a slide in as it does blow the skin apart to create an opening for the ink to enter. To bypass this some artists have lightened their stretch and kept the steep angle when tattooing.