Sunday, March 1, 2009

SETTINGS FOR THE TATTOO MACHINE

Most of this comes with practice and getting to know your tattoo machine. There is some practical knowledge that should be leaned about the tattoo machine before attempting to do repairs. The gap between the contact point and the contact screw (for the shading machine), should be about the width of a nickel. For the liner, the gap should be about the width of a dime. This should be done with the armature bar depressed against the coils. The contact screw should be around the one o'clock position. This should be done with the point of the frame facing down. Repairs and adjustments will come with practice and knowledge of your equipment.

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