Tattoo studios need to be fully equipped with the tools and materials to create a reputable name in the tattoo industry. It is important that these materials are maintained at its utmost cleanliness and sterility.

What do tattoo artists need to have?

Tattoo Machine

Also called Tattoo Guns. It is a handheld gun-shaped machine that is used to create the tattoo. The needle bar holds the needle and moves up and down to deliver the ink in your skin.

Thermal Copier

It allows the tattoo artist to copy the design unto a person’s skin. This will allow the artist and the subject to see how and what would the final tattoo look like.

Tattoo Needles

They can be round that is used to create lines or shades. Needles can also be flat that is used for shading. It is important that they are for single use.

Tattoo Inks

Tattoo inks are composed of two components: pigments and carrier. Pigments are those that provides color while carriers are liquids that dilutes the pigments and keeps it from clumping together. Also, it has a disinfecting action.

Tattoo Chair

This chair is made for the comfort of the subject and to provide efficiency of the artists work. This will make the subject feel relaxed on a steady position. Also, it can be modified to accommodate the subject comfortably in whatever position to properly expose the area where the tattoo will be placed.

Flash designs

These are illustrations of a design created by a tattoo artist normally explicitly displayed on the shop to attract customers and make them able to assess or judge the artists skills. It comes in two parts: stencil and the full flash. Stencils are border or basic outline of the drawing. On the contrary, full flash designs are complete with color and is basically how the final tattoo will appear.

Other paraphernalia’s include disposable razors to shave the area to be tattooed, disposable gloves, ink cups and holders.

Most importantly, the shop or the artist must have an autoclave machine to sterilize all reusable items.



Source by Ralph A. Miller