What to look for when buying tattoo equipment

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If you’re new in the tattoo business and just starting out, you want to get off to the best possible start.

A huge part of that is buying the correct tattoo equipment. You and your client’s safety is your number one priority, and only buying from established and professional tattoo suppliers is the way to do that.

The quality of the tattoo equipment will show

You’re going to need to spend money on some decent tattoo equipment. 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 soon discover saving a penny today can cost you a dollar tomorrow.

The Tattoo gun is the most expensive part of the equipment, 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 skilful artist in the world, but your tattoos will look like an amateur did them in his garage if the machine doesn’t work properly.

High-quality tattoo ink is essential

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, give us a call for all your tattoo supplies.


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