How to Choose an Automatic Tattoo Machine

Tatoue’s team has put extensive effort into replicating the feel and operation of an actual tattoo machine, creating an elegant and powerful device that brings this dream to life. The Peak Solice Mini is an excellent choice for artists committed to cord-free practice. Offering quality performance similar to other Peak machines and featuring motion-activated voltage adjustment.

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No matter your level of expertise in tattooing, you will require a machine that delivers precision and reliability. Tattoo machines come in various forms; therefore, you must learn how each works before purchasing one. This guide can help you choose a tattoo machine type suitable to your needs. Tattoo machines use electromagnetic electromagnets to draw needles closer to the skin’s surface. It may be powered by batteries or connected directly to an outlet; digital microprocessors allow precise voltage adjustment.

Power supplies

Power supplies are integral parts of tattoo machines. They supply energy for operation while regulating voltage. Some tattoo machines feature built-in or external power sources; the best ones offer long-term use with durable circuitry designed for extended use.


Tattoo needles can be assembled from soldered needles soldered together in different ways to produce a specific type of tattoo an artist wants. For instance, round hands may feature up to fifteen simultaneously welded together for outlining.


Tattoo machines contain coils that vibrate the needle. This vibratory action causes it to be pushed in and out of the skin, injecting ink into it as the artist adjusts the depth of the needle insertion. Furthermore, tattoo machines can be used for both lining and shading techniques.

Before purchasing a tattoo machine

Before purchasing a tattoo machine, you must familiarize yourself with its components. Read through your kit instructions or consult a professional to select an ideal device for yourself. In addition, know which tools will be needed for installation (an Allen key set and small screwdriver should suffice at minimum).

Power supply

Tattoo artists require a power supply to tattoo. It must be lightweight and compact so it can easily travel with them when visiting clients, while wireless options may reduce wire clutter even further. A reliable power supply should feature a precise digital readout displaying the voltage it provides to your machine, making it easy to read even while working quickly. Older tattoo machines may use analog dials, while more modern machines use LCD digital displays. Some tattoo machines feature a footswitch and clip cord for a more straightforward setup and usage, while others have a power button that simultaneously activates the shader and liner. Some models even support RCA and wireless modules for even more options and an increased chance of success.