For anyone starting out in the tattoo business, buying the correct equipment is essential.
Buying high-quality equipment from respected and established suppliers is the best way to unsure your clients safety.
Invest in the right tools for the job
Don’t try to scrimp and save on tattoo equipment. You need to invest in the right tools for the job, or you’ll soon discover saving a penny today can cost you a dollar tomorrow. Invest in the best equipment you can, and this will get you off to the best possible start.
A Tattoo machine is the most expensive part of the equipment, but of course, it’s also the most important. We use Senders Widows, a series of high-quality, handmade tattoo machines.
Never go for the cheapest tattoo machine, it will only cause you problems in the long run. You could be the most skillful artist in the world, but your tattoos will look like an amateur did them if you don’t have a sturdy machine.
The difference in tattoo ink will show
Don’t take risks with your clients’ health, and your reputation, by using cheap ink. Some of the cheaper, less reputable studios buy their ink from China because it’s cost effective - and no one has any idea what’s in it.
Tattoo Station we are the official New Zealand suppliers of Eternal Ink, a name trusted around the world. They lead the way in tattoo ink by setting strict standards in product consistency, quality ingredients, and outstanding performance. They take great satisfaction in knowing that artists believe and trust in their product.
Disposable needles are the future
The industry in general is switching to disposable needles and tubes, with a few “traditionalists” holding out with the old reusable needles.
Traditional steel tubes need to be cleaned and sterilised after each use, taking up time and money. Disposable tubes can simply be thrown out after use, and a new packet opened. This not only makes life easier for everyone, but gives the client peace of mind when it comes to contamination.
Tattooing has been around for years, and isn’t going anywhere soon. If you’re looking to start a career in the industry, you’ll want to start with the best equipment you can. Call Tattoo Station today and ask how we can help you.
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