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Airline Rules About Traveling With Tattoo Equipment

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Does anyone know the procedures/rules for traveling on an airline with tattoo equipment?

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post it to where your going
saves a lot of headaches

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Nevermind I found them. Sorry for the Unnecessary post

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Check it in your luggage. Include a basic note that reads "this is tattoo equipment" on top of it all. Inventory the contents of your luggage and include a copy inside as well as hand-carry one so you can double-check when you reach your destination.
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carry on your machines.. unless you never want to see them again.

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I feel better shipping them to the destination via UPS, USPS etc....get'em when ya get there.
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Would you mind posting the rules anyway Tattoo TY? would be interested to find out

I've taken my gear on flights, just mentioned that I had needles in my luggage - which wasn't hand luggage anyway. I'm not sure if they are even aloud to ask what the needles are for? I could see people screaming discrimination with that kinda shit.
But anyway, I had no trouble, but that was only to the mainland. No idea about international

oh and I would take my Machines as Hand luggage now a days since my Upgrade :P

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Just had my check-in bag opened (not in my presence),presumably as I had some morse keys and machine frames in there and they confused the X-ray guy....internal UK flight.
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Just bumping this to ask if anyone has had any experience flying in and out of the UK with tattoo machines in hand luggage on Ryanair.... ?

Last trip over, they took my laptop and scanned it 'n' stuff...
Don't want my things tampered with...

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Just to add, a demonstration on how valuable equipment is not safe in a padlocked suitcase!


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I just traveled with my equipment. No questions asked.
My machines were in my carryon, everything else in luggage. No problem
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I'd like to see you take control of a plane with a tapered 9 Mag

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 Painless13, on 02 January 2011 - 10:19 AM, said:

I'd like to see you take control of a plane with a tapered 9 Mag
Meh. I once took control of a commuter train with a bratwurst and a postage stamp. A passenger plane...I'd use a 3RL.

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passanger planes are low tech,used a 9rs,1"grip(no gorilla)and a rubber band!!yes i wore gloves!(black latex) :P

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id be concerned about my inks freezing in luggage
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i tried to fly with gear once. they wouldn't let me. ended up having to ship it express and catch a later flight. something about the gear can't be disassembled. ghey.

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I was in NYC for a convention last year and bought a machine while there. Had no problems with it in my carry-on. The security in NYC wanted to see it because they had no idea what it was on the x-ray, then everything was ok. Had a connecting flight in Montreal where they x-rayed my carry-on again and the operator knew what it was and asked if it was a machine, I said yes and they didn't ask me to open my bag or anything.

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id be concerned about my inks freezing in luggage
put your inks in a box with some of those instant hand warmers that you crack to activate
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