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  • Tattoo Machines: Rotary vs. Coil

    Bishop Rotary Tattoo Machine

    As a tattoo artist, choosing a tattoo machine is one of the biggest decisions. In order to choose the best machine for you, it is essential to analyse the different features that come with both the rotary tattoo machine and the coil tattoo machine. With this in mind, let’s look at the differences that set apart the Rotary and the Coil.





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  • The History of the Tattoo Machine

    Vintage Tattoo Machine

    The tattoo machine has a long and complicated past, dating back to the 1800s. It all began with Thomas Edison, an American inventor and his rotary type device. He invented it back in 1876 and its main purpose was to create stencils to be used on flyers.

    Tattooist Samuel O’Reilly modified Edison’s design over the course of fifteen years to create an electric tattoo machine which he patented in 1891. His machine is still one of the most popular designs used today.

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  • Why Primus Brand Tattoo Machines Stand Out From The Crowd

    Primus Rotary Machine

    The Primus brand is a range of rotary tattoo machines belonging to Sunskin. Sunskin were founded in 1997 and had since thrived and produced some of the best tattoo equipment available on the market. Their Primus Rotary machines are popular amongst professionals, and the new Primus ONE is looking like it's heading in the same direction. Continue reading

  • TATSoul Gate Foot Switch - Learn How This Foot Pedal Could Save You Money In Two Minutes


    TATSoul are renowned for their high-quality tattoo equipment and outstanding customer service. Based in California TATSoul have established and maintained an exceptional reputation that tattooists keep coming back for year after year.  TATSoul remains one of the few passionate industry leaders, carefully considering the design of each and every product. Through listening to their customer’s feedback, TATSoul continually improves their equipment to meet the needs and expectations of the artist. In addition to producing foot pedals, TATSoul also supplies a variety of products including furniture, lighting, tattoo machines and footswitches. Continue reading

  • 4 Reasons Why Bishop Fantom Grips Can Ensure Pinpoint Accuracy and Help Turn Your Work Into Art

    Tattoo machine grip

    Every tattooist needs a reliable grip to ensure that they have maximum support and control while working.  The Bishop Fantom Grip, by Bishop Rotary, is an excellent choice for such qualities and will not let you down.

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  • Tattoo Laws Around The World - Avoid Getting Sentenced Before Getting Tattooed Abroad

    tattoo needlesHere in the UK, the licensing and procedures carried out in tattoo and piercing studios is subject to heavy regulation. Local councils often conduct regular inspections of premises to ensure that they are compliant with health and safety laws. These types of legislation and checks are put in place to protect both the staff, artists and customers from infection, and more dangerous blood-borne diseases such as HIV, Aids and hepatitis. Continue reading

  • Ink Booster

    ink booster

    Ink Booster is an innovative new product to be brought to the forefront of the tattoo supplies market. Specially designed and optimised for use during the tattooing process, this specialised cream is perfect for use within your studio. It is produced by DC Invention Company in Austria. Ink Booster is fully compliant with both EU and UK safety checks and regulations on tattoo supplies and products used in the process. Continue reading

  • Curry House Tattoo

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    One daughter has managed to find the perfect Christmas present for her father, but it won’t be making it on to the top 10 gift ideas list any time soon. No amount of searching on the high street would produce this unique present suggestion. Beth Faulds spotted the post on social media platform Facebook.

    The post was on the page for Glasgow’s famous Indian restaurant, Shish Mahal, offering free meals to anyone who got a tattoo of the restaurant name. Beth thought this would be the ideal present for her dad as has been visiting this restaurant for decades since he was a student attending the University of Glasgow in 1967. Continue reading

  • Ink Contamination in Tattoo Ink

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    Tattoos are fast becoming more and more popular as the days go by.  Not only are more people having tattoos but more and more people are aspiring to be tattoo artists. Whether this be done the correct way through apprentice training or the wrong way in your own home, tattoos are cropping up everywhere you go. With tattoo kits available all over the internet just about anyone can get hold of one giving individual’s access to ink, tattoo machines, tattoo needles and much more. The worrying factor though, just how safe is the equipment you are buying? With the latest news regarding tattoo ink it would appear not all products are. Continue reading

  • Tattoo Discrimination At Work

    Many people are appealing for a change in legislation regarding discrimination in the workplace. This is due to several cases of employees being dismissed due to their tattoos hitting the headlines of mainstream media.

    These include a consultant who had her contract terminated due to her foot tattoo which depicted a small butterfly measuring at 4cm. However her employers claimed it did not comply with their no visible ink policy and said she was no longer suitable to work for them. Continue reading

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