Besides, what voltage is a rotary tattoo machine?
As I know Rotary machines run efficiently on the same voltage (about 5.75v to 7v) as a standard coil machine, so you don’t need to buy another power supply.
Also question is, can you use a liner tattoo machine for shading?
You can line with a shader & Shade With a Liner. It is how the tattoo turns out that matters. You are an artist the needle groupings machines & inks etc just tools. Typically you want a softer machine for shading.
What angle do you tattoo at?
Use a standard angle between 45 and 60? to put color into the skin. Most people work in small tight circles, but with mags, I have found that a Box Motion works better than circles.
sounds like it could be that your needle isnt set correctly. When the needle is out, it should be roughly 2mm showing if you are using the “ride the tube” method. When the needle is in the “Up”, or in the tube it shouldn’t be sticking out. Or if it does, you should JUST be able to feel it with your finger.
Generally speaking, a tattoo needle needs to penetrate between 1mm and 2mm into the skin, beyond the 5 layers of epidermis and into the dermis layer. Anything deeper can lead to infection.
The machines are the same,their no visual difference,it’s the way you set up. one is for liner,it will have less needles usually round used for outlines and detail,the shader has more needles usually in a line used for shading and coloring.
Kuro Sumi blacks have a slight blue undertone. Because of this even their outlining ink can be used to make some pretty decent greys :3. … usually used in traditional old school tattoo designs, then there is shading which you would use a gray wash.
They both hurt in different ways. The outline feels like a burning hot knife being drug very slowly. The shading feels like your skin is being rubbed off with sandpaper. This is because the shading is faster and going over the same area multiple times.
Flat Shader Needles are Straight
They are good for lining and can deliver lots of ink into the skin at once for dark shading.