Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • J.J. Flash

      THIS IS A SITE FOR ARTISTS, NOT CLIENTS (Please read before posting)   04/18/2018

      I'm seeing a lot more questions from people who are looking to get tattoos, asking about ideas, healing instructions, etc. These are questions you should ask YOUR  LOCAL TATTOO ARTIST, not random people on the internet. This site is specifically for tattoo artists and those looking to get into the trade by way of an apprenticeship. Don't be shy! Google local artists and drop by a shop or two, check out their portfolio of work and talk about your ideas with a professional who can help you achieve the best tattoo experience. 

       Thanks for reading!


Jr. Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About rwm142

  • Rank
    Shop Groupie

    I know of the book you speak of but no when I was typing that wasn't on my mind but I will sure do that thanks
  2. Spring tension

    I have a question about spring tensions . when I have the proper spring tensions I always seem to notice my coils heat up a bit . and I would think this would indicate my coils are overworking . 18g springs front and rear on all my machines . so my question is should I decrease my spring tension by 50 grams change spring size I'm not sure on what to do, since I have always heard 18g springs are universal these are the fine tuning problems I would like to learn and master . I rebuild all of my machines with hand wrapped coils may this be my issue maybe bad layers ? I thought they came out nice and uniform . I know theres lots of variables with coil machines . I personally know a few people who tattoo but I'm digging deeper into this craft and my machine knowledge has surpassed anyone I know personally . Thanks in advance

    Whats up everyone ? My name is rob I have been tattooing for a few months now. I know a few other artists but I seem to be a bit more in depth with it so I have nowhere to turn for answers except the internet . hopefully I can get some help here I hope to build some good relationships with some of the members here . The artists I know are decent but I'm also into learning machine rebuilding and understanding the science behind the art as well. I wanna be able to find tune my machines from top to bottom and learn every fine detail . I wanna thank anyone and everyone in advance .