Issue #4, November features: Installation of Project Machine; Interviews with: Soba, Jay Decator, Technical Q&A, and a new coloring contest and. I have the whole set of Eikon’s “Machine Gun” mags in PDF format, TONS (or TONNES) of good builder/tuning info on coil machines. Before I. TATTOO ARTIST MAGAZINE magazine for professional tattoo artist. MACHINEGUN MAGAZINE ISSUE 2. by eikon. MACHINEGUN MAGAZINE ISSUE 3.

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Speeds of to Hz are common for shaders, and speeds as high as Hz are used for liners. Stainelss steel is a more expensive product, and very difficult to grind, especially at the diameters and to the tolerances required to make a good needle for tattooing. Post a Comment Your email is never published nor shared.

If you’re trying to save money, don’t save it on needles, it’s only a few cents and will ultimately affect your work. Machine speed determines if a machine will work as a liner or shader.

By making it run at maximum speed, we will learn what the limitations of each part of the machine are. We’re not building this machine just to go fast. Shannon Larratt is Zentastic The best thing about censorship is it doesn’t work. The most important measurement that can be made on a machine is the speed that it runs at. No plated needle should ever be used to tattoo.


Any typos in the above excerpts are mine. A couple of excerpts: Its high cost would be its only drawback.

I’ve also been hearing about carbon plated needles — what are they? But not one that should magazihe used for tattooing. Very inexpensive, very low quality. The Green Monster will break the Hz barrier. The quality, or usability of a needle for tattooing cannot be judge solely by what the needle is made of. As the plating starts to wear, it chips and separates from the needles. Post a comment or leave a trackback.

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What’s the difference between carbon steel needles and stainless steel needles? So, a less expensive material that’s eaier to manufacture ends up a lass expensive product.

As far as getting the magazine, I’m told that this issue is basically all spoken for and has been mailed out to current Eikon customers — contact them for more information. Carbon plated needles are generally nickel or chrome plating over a carbon steel needle — not some kind of carbon plating on a needle.

Once we know that, we can figure out how to overcome these limitations, and engineer a better running machine…. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

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Carbon steel is magazjne softer metal than stainless steel and consequently easier to grind. Carbon steel has a tendancy to rust very quickly — and would be exposed to liquids during the tattooing process. At a minimum it will encourage them to continue with a second issue. Certainly, stainless steel needles are the only needles that should be used for tattooing — but not all stainless steel needles are foing to work well for tattooing. The profile and diameter of the needle will determine whether or not a needle will work well for tattooing.


I’ve never seen anything like it… Features include a wild project machine and reader’s machines which reminds me an awful lot of custom car magazines! Most tattooers have no idea what speed their machibe run at. The process of tattooing causes some wear on the needles.

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Some are elkon a liner for a shader, and some are trying to outline with a machine that should be a shader. They could easily fix this, if they could measure and control the speed of their machines. The website does not appear to be up and running as I write this. Once we know that, we can figure out how to overcome these limitations, and engineer a better running machine… Anyway, Machinegun Magazine is published by Eikon and in theory has a website at machinegunmagazine.

The Green Monster The planning stages of building the world’s fastest tattoo machine.