What to look for when buying tattoo supplies

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If you’re starting out in the tattoo industry, you want to get off on the right foot. A huge part of that is buying the correct tattoo supplies. Ensuring you and your clients are safe is your number one priority, and only buying from respected and professional tattoo suppliers is the way to do that.

Get your equipment right

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 shooting yourself in the foot.

The Tattoo gun 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 skillful artist in the world, but your tattoos will look like shit if the machine doesn’t work properly.

High quality tattoo ink is essential

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.

Use disposable needles and tubes

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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