For anyone wanting a career as a tattoo artist, it is important to start off on the right foot.
Health and Safety should be your number one priority, and the easiest way to ensure that is to have reliable, high-quality tattoo supplies and equipment.
Only buy equipment from reputable suppliers
Quality tattoo equipment is expensive, but don’t think of it as spending money, think of it as an investment. You need to invest in the right tools for the job, or you’ll only end up regretting it later.
The Tattoo machine is the most expensive part of the setup, but of course, it’s also the most important. Never go for the cheapest machine- you want one that’s sturdy and going to do a good job. You could be the most gifted tattoo artist in the country, but if the machine doesn’t work properly, your tattoos will look like Michael J Fox did them.
Tattoo Station are now proud supplies of Senders Widows, a series of high-quality, handmade tattoo machines. These beauties are guaranteed to up your game as a professional.
The quality of the tattoo ink is important
Tattoo ink in New Zealand is surprisingly unregulated. Some of the cheaper, less reputable studios buy their ink from China because it’s cheaper… and no one has any idea what’s in it. Don’t take risks with your clients’ health - and your reputation - by using dodgy ink.
Here at Tattoo Studio 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.
Stay current with the latest practices
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, give us a call for all your tattoo supplies.
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