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Recommended Suppliers

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I think we need a sticky of recommended tattoo equipment suppliers in the "The Apprentice" - Q & A Corner » Equipment: Machines, Power Supplies, etc... section of the forum. I know i always question if a company comes through on what they promise and it would really help everyone out. I know i dont order from a company unless i see others recommending it, because if yall have ever did a search for tattoo equipment it brings up alot of results and you never know if they have quality stuff and if they stand behind what they sell.

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or it could be added to General Tattoo Discussion

ive ordered from Superior Tattoo, Unimax, ITS, and WorldWide tattoo and so far everything has been on time and i would recommend ordering supplies from them.

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Here's what I've found so far for U.S.;

http://www.technicaltattoosupply.com/products.html ... I highly recommend, adult(21) signature required

http://stores.ebay.com/TECHNICAL-TATTOO-SUPPLY

http://www.painfulpleasures.com/xcart/customer/home.php ... I highly recommend, good stuff, good service. Says body jewelery site, but they sell tattoo supplies. They have textured needles as well, i haven't tried them, but I've heard that they put ink in better.

http://unimaxsupply.com/ ... Good stuff, good service, on a note: Strongman machine has weird geometry/coil size

http://www.superiortattoo.com/ ... Some good stuff(parts & supplies), some not(coils are bunk & Prizm ink sux), good service

http://stores.ebay.com/Superior-Tattoo-Equipment

http://www.tattooequipment.com/default.htm ... nice aluminum machines, machine parts aren't great(decent coils tho, no plastic bobbins & good winding)

http://www.tattoodepot.com/ ... no first hand experience, but looks "cheap"

bicknee ... decent stuff, nice coil winding kit, although not enough wire

http://stores.ebay.com/QUALITY-TATTOO-SUPPLIES

http://www.spaulding-rogers.com/ ... no experience yet, some stuff looks good tho

http://stores.ebay.com/Huck-Spaulding-Enterprises

http://www.internationaltattoosupply.com/ ... Shipping is a little slow from the site, but I hear that their e-Bay site is better.

http://stores.ebay.com/INTERNATIONAL-TATTO...sQ3amesstQQtZkm

http://www.tattooxp.com/ ... no experience

http://www.precisiontattoo.com.vhost.zerolag.com/catalog/ ... no experience

http://www.papillonsupply.com/home ... no experience

http://www.tattooproducts.com/ ... no experience, yet...

http://www.sailortattoosupply.com/ ... no experience

tattooneedles.us ... no experience

http://www.supplytattoo.com/index.php ... no experience

That's what I have found so far. If it says no experience I mean that I have not placed an order so I'm not 100% sure they'll sell to us "apprentices", but that I've heard that they do. There are also overseas suppliers that will ship to U.S. as well as more on e-bay.

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ohh and thanks insight

Good one mate this is really helpful. I'll get my UK / European companies added too, plus I'll list (as far as I know) if they sell to unregistered folk as that's somethink I always keep on my personal list. I've also got a reasonable list of suppliers from Ebay, specialising in things like Eikon parts, machines, moms inks etc. I'll put it up when I get a few minutes.

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www.inkcraft.biz

prices are okay, but there's probably better im just too lazy to look

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www.dermagraphics.com

I have ordered from them a few times,never had any complaints about them.

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Oztatz, good supplier. hahahahaha. sorry guys

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LMFAO!

bad

talking yourself up

Twelve Gauge Tattoo is the shit :lol:

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I have found Spaulding & Rogers machines to be nice, well constructed, and both 8 & 10 wrap do a nice job.

Barber DTS. I have purchased loths of things from these guys, well priced and good quality. (Cheap Needles)

iMax International Well priced and as a member of the EU does not incur any Import Tax to the UK. (Good Dissposable Tubes)

These are the 3 that I deal with and have had good experiances with, hope they can help you also!

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I have found Spaulding & Rogers machines to be nice, well constructed, and both 8 & 10 wrap do a nice job.

Barber DTS. I have purchased loths of things from these guys, well priced and good quality. (Cheap Needles)

iMax International Well priced and as a member of the EU does not incur any Import Tax to the UK. (Good Dissposable Tubes)

These are the 3 that I deal with and have had good experiances with, hope they can help you also!

Hi is it right that barber only supply to registered shops? Cheers, F

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Hi is it right that barber only supply to registered shops? Cheers, F

It depends how creative you are...

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It depends how creative you are...

:lol: (evil laugh)....thanks mate!

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I've orderd from quiet afew suppliers and all of them i've had nothing but great dealings with them.I orderd quiet abit off the following suppliers .

NORTH STAR TATTOO SUPPLY TAT-2-SUPPLY

SPAULDING & ROGERS NEW SCHOOL TATTOO SUPPLY

SUPERIOR TATTOO SUPPLY MICKY SHARPZ LTD

EIKON WORKHORSE IRONS

NATIONAL PULSE INTERNATIONAL

WORLD WIDE TATTOO SUPPLY DYNAMIC COLOR CO

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO SUPPLY TYLER MASON ART & CO

SKIN CANDY INKS KINGPIN TATTOO SUPPLY

GLYN FLEW [Machine and coils bulder]

RICK SAVIERA [Machine Builder]

I've orderd quiet alot from suppliers over the years

and above is quiet alot of them but not all.

I've never had any problems from the companies above all ways

have received everything i've orderd and has always gotten to me rather quickly.

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Awesome Thread. I commend you for starting this sir.

Needlejig.com (good communication and service)

Liquidskin.com (awesome flash site. Ken's really cool)

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fuck jet france the stuff they sell is shit and haggard... this is soley based on my experiance

best companis in the eu that i have used are magic moon, fix ink, premier products, ITC tattoo and percing, premier products , tribal jewelry, body cult, gentlemans tattoo flash, german tattoo irons, sunskin, imax, cold skin......and naj tattoo boutique

in the uk i found global tattoo supplies, starr tattoo supplies and cold steel to be very good and knowlageable

in the states pulse eikon national waverly and luckys rock

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I just odered 1500.00 worth of supplies from UNIMAX they were fantastic, good custmer service and the order was correct, it came in 3 days. I also went with them because they have everything you need in stock (exception Bounty paper towels).

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i couldnt agree with you more about Unimax even though some of their prices area little higher than other places you will get orders really quick and without any issues

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i couldnt agree with you more about Unimax even though some of their prices area little higher than other places you will get orders really quick and without any issues

Except for us aussies, 10 days and my order is stuck in canadas customs, why i wonder would it go to canada 1st- obviously usps's fault not theirs but still very annoying :mellow: and the time difference is making for hard communications with unimax, they said they were contacting usps a couple of days ago but still havent heard back.

Unimax semed to be fine, its just the down side of living in a country without a lot of tattoo supply choices, and being the opposite end of the day to places that do :(

needlesexpress.com.au over here is great (although dont have a huge range of machine parts etc..why i chose unimax for my last order), julie is very understanding and helpful towards beginners, quick delivery and free postage around oz if the order is $200+ which is easyily done :o

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