3 Minutes to Better Tattooing - Amperage vs Voltage for Tattooers

Submitted 06.07.23

Amperage vs Voltage for Tattooers

“So voltage measures the force or potential of energy that can be transferred through a power source…Amps, on the other hand, are determined by the device that you're trying to power.”
- Jake Meeks

When it comes to running a tattoo machine you have two things to keep in mind: Voltage and amperage. Voltage is the power coming from the outlet, the available amount you have to pull from. Amperage however, is what the machine pulls from the source.

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