Here’s the Short Answer. When doing line work, best practices indication you run your machine at 7.5-8.5 Volts. When shading 8-10 Volts is what maximum artists use.
Regarding this, how do you set up a tattoo power supply?
Besides, how many volts should my tattoo liner be?
What angle do you hold a tattoo gun?
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.
Apples, oranges, and other contoured items, like rocks, can simulate some of the difficulties you’ll have tattooing various parts of the body. Seek out items that somewhat resemble body parts commonly tattooed, so that you’re well prepared when someone requests a tattoo on a more curvaceous part of the body.
Most modern tattoo parlors and artists use a tattoo machine, or “gun,” to inject the colored inks rapidly into the skin. A conscientious and qualified tattoo artist will work to keep the needle to a consistent depth of about 1/16th of an inch, or no deeper than the third layer of skin.
Troubleshoot: Some tattoo machines will spark a little bit but if you get excessive sparking then it may be a problem. Possible causes of excessive sparking is a rear spring that has been bent too tight, installation of a new front spring that has been plated or a bad capacitor.
Even the best artists need quality tattooing supplies to showcase their skills. For a good start, your tattooing supplies should always include needles, tubes, tips, and grips, ink, a machine, stencil products, and a power supply.