EDUCATION

2 Stroke Operation and Care

2 Stroke Operation and Care

Introducing the 2 Stroke. This machine style is currently available from Workhorse Irons.

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Updated Machine Styles

Updated Machine Styles

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Machine Care and Maintenance

Machine Care and Maintenance

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Different Rotary Machines I Make & What They’re Good For

Original Post: June 28th, 2018 I make 4 different rotary machines. Not shown in the diagram is the Method which is my cartridge specific machine. Great for both lining and shading with cartridges. The diagram shows the other 3 machines and has a little info about each one. It’s a great guide for identifying which machine is which and why I build the different machines. By no means are these recomendations the law to rule all. Some folks like to use the Big Can to run tight liners and some artists love running their Micro-Liners for lining and Shading with...

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Needle Lag and Snag on Rotaries

Original Post: December 18th, 2017 In this latest installment I am elaborating on rotary stroke characteristics. What exactly is happening when the motor rotates the cam, which moves the yoke, which makes the needle go up and down. It may seem simple, but there are some characteristics to this movement which you may not realize but knowing these characteristics will help you chose a more appropriate machine and may even help you tattoo better.  Below is a diagram I drew of an offset cam. Any rotary tattoo machine that you can buy has an offset cam. It is how the...

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