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Purchasing a tattoo gun

A tattoo gun is the most central piece of tattoo equipment. If you are serious about tattooing, then your tattoo gun purchase is very important. Whether you are looking for a tattoo gun in order to start practicing the art of tattoo, or you are looking to supply a tattoo parlor, purchasing a tattoo gun is a very big step. Let us show you how to go about it.

The first thing you need to know before purchasing a tattoo gun is the type of materials a good tattoo gun is made of. Tattoo guns need to be made of high quality metal. This will keep them from breaking when you are doing a tattoo. Tattoo guns are traditionally made of conductive materials such as iron, brass or copper. Look for tattoo guns made of these strong types of metal to be sure you are getting one that is a high quality.

The second thing you need to know about purchasing a tattoo gun is what size and variety of gun to purchase. Tattoo guns usually serve one purpose-either “lining” or “shading”. Many stores will sell a “lining” gun and a “shading” gun together for one price. On the other hand, some guns are made to be “liners” and “shaders”. These versatile machines are usually more expensive and more powerful and should be used by experienced tattoo artists only. This is because a tattoo machine needs to be tuned to switch between lining and shading functions. A tattoo gun that serves both purposes will need to be tuned often.

If you are new to the art of tattooing, you should consider purchasing a tattoo gun in a kit. These kits are available everywhere and are great for tattoo artists who are just starting out. Many of these kits come with a “lining” gun and a “shading” gun as well as a wide variety of additional supplies.

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