If you picture yourself starting a career as a tattoo artist, it is important to get a good start.
Health and Safety should be your number one priority, and the easiest way to ensure that is to have reliable, high-quality tattoo equipment.
Only buy tattoo equipment from reputable suppliers
High-quality tattoo equipment is going to cost you, there's no doubt, 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 probably 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 skilled tattoo artist in the world, but if the machine doesn’t work properly, you might as well get Michael J Fox to do them instead.
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 tattoo ink is also very important
Tattoo ink in New Zealand is surprisingly unregulated. Some of the cheaper, less reputable studios buy their ink from China because to save a few bucks… and no one has any idea what’s in it. Don’t take risks with your clients’ health and your reputation by using dodgy tattoo ink.
Tattoo Station 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.
Keep on top of 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.