Posted by Frank Fencepost from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 01/10/06 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I make custom tattoo machines. They're $100US each plus ten bucks shipping.
These machines are guaranteed for life. Should they ever break, sputter, talk back or otherwise malfunction, just mail 'em back to me and I'll fix or replace 'em for the rest of your career. Should you so desire, you can use these every single day until you drop dead of old age and I guarantee they will keep buzzing until you're too weak to continue pushing the foot pedal. No joke.
My machines are assembled one at a time- meaning, I don't put together 50 or 100 frames at a time, cut 100-200 springs, etc- I put ONE frame together, then ONE set of springs, and so on, until I have ONE machine... then I start over again.
I do this because I have a genuine, honest love for the art of tattooing and the making of the tools used in this craft. Money isn't my primary motivation- my biggest motivation is putting quality tools in the hands of gifted artists at a price that they can afford, rather than a price that reflects my own ego. I don't believe in hyping my machines or bragging about how insanely innovative they are- nope. They're two coils, two springs, a frame and a capacitor. Just like God intended.
If you are not a professional tattooist working in a shop, don't even bother to attempt buying a machine. Sorry. There's plenty of other people willing to sell to you, though.
I'm attempting to use html to include some photos of one of my machines, if it doesn't work just copy/paste the address into your browser. There's no "preview" function on this forum, so I have no way of knowing if it will work or not. [img]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/frankfencepost/22c.jpg[/img]