How to make a homemade tattoo machine
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How to make a homemade tattoo machine – the vision of the author
It is believed that the piercing of drawings on human skin began at the dawn of human development, was used to protect against evil spirits, designate a person’s status in a tribe, indicated belonging to a certain clan, family, tribe.
Currently, the fashion for applying indelible patterns on the skin has found a second life, it is considered especially popular among young people, regardless of gender..
The purchase of a professional device for tattooing is not cheap, so if you just need to test your capabilities in this area and the sustainability of interest in this type of business and art, you should do without unnecessary financial costs and assemble a machine for applying drawings with your own hands.
The principle of operation of the device for applying tattoos is quite simple, a needle moistened with paint makes reciprocating movements, pierces the skin and injects dye there.
Therefore, in order to make a device for damaging the skin and adding paint there, in principle, the needle itself, a reservoir with paint, a power unit that makes the needle move and some kind of housing where all this can be inserted are needed..
If you look around you, all this can be found in every apartment without difficulty..
List of required parts and tools
1.Electric motor, from an old tape recorder, player, children’s toy, special power is not required here.
2.Charger, selected depending on the engine power.
4.knife, can be foldable,
5.Plastic ballpoint pen.
6 thin guitar string.
7.Insulating tape, color at the discretion of the designer.
8 wine cork.
9.Products for treating skin from infection, alcohol, antiseptic.
10 tattoo ink.
Assembly Instructions for Tattoo Machine
1. Remove the rod from the handle, pull out the metal tip of the rod and wash the rod as cleanly as possible from the paste it contains..
2.Cut the cap of the disassembled pen into two parts, the fragment we need should be two-thirds of the length of the cap.
3. We take out the motor from the sacrificed device, in our case a child’s toy, although it is possible from another device.
4. Bend the handle holder at a right angle and attach it to the engine, the open part of the cap section should face the engine.
5.Cut off one third of the body length from the handle body and insert a larger segment into the cap attached to the engine.
6.Carefully washed rod is inserted into the resulting body.
7.Cut off a little of the cork and put it on the motor shaft.
8.Cut a piece of string one and a half, two centimeters longer than the rod.
9.One end of the string, previously bent with a hook, is stuck into the cork, trying to place it closer to the center of the shaft, the other end of the string is inserted into the rod.
10.You can start testing the device, with correct assembly, the needle reciprocates.
It is better to test the assembled device on a piece of artificial leather, dipping the needle into the prepared paint, turn on the motor and start gaining experience.
Photo examples of making a tattoo machine with your own hands from 06.06.2018
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Prepared by: Vladimir Dmitrievich (fortextoff)