How To Maintain Your New Tattoo Machine: A Guide

How To Maintain Your New Tattoo Machine: A Guide

This concise guide provides the basics for maintaining a new tattoo machine, a critical component of the process of tattooing. Learn about common problems and how to fix them, what type of oil is best for your machine, and when to change your needles. If you're new to tattooing, this is a great place to start!

Cleaning the New Tattoo Machine

It's important to keep your tattoo machine clean, both for hygiene reasons and to keep it running smoothly. Here's how to clean your machine:

  • Start by disassembling the machine. Remove the needle, cup, tube, and grip from the machine.
  • Soak all of the removable parts in a tub of warm water with some anti-bacterial soap for about 15 minutes.
  • Use a soft brush to scrub away any dried blood or ink from the parts.
  • Rinse the parts well and let them air dry.
  • Wipe down the rest of the machine with a damp cloth.
  • Once everything is dry, reassemble the machine and you're good to go!

Oiling the New Tattoo Machine

As your new tattoo machine will be used frequently, it is important to keep it properly oiled. Oiling the machine will help keep it running smoothly and prevent rusting.

To oil the machine, start by removing any excess ink from the needles. Next, add a few drops of machine oil to a cotton ball or paper towel. Gently wipe down all of the metal parts of the machine, including the needles, with the oiled cotton ball or paper towel.

Once you have finished oiling the machine, reassemble it and test it out on a piece of scrap paper or skin to make sure it is working properly. If everything seems to be in working order, your machine is now ready for use!

Storing the New Tattoo Machine

When you're not using your tattoo machine, it's important to store it properly to keep it in good condition. Here are some tips for storing your machine:

  • Store your machine in a clean, dry place.
  • If you're storing your machine for more than a few days, wrap it in a clean cloth or bag to protect it from dust and dirt.
  • Don't store your machine near any magnets, as they can interfere with the delicate electronic components.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.
  • When travelling with your machine, make sure it's well-protected in a sturdy case.

Tips to Maintain a New Tattoo Machine

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If you've just gotten a new tattoo machine, congratulations! A new machine can help you take your tattooing to the next level. But with any new investment, it's important to know how to properly care for it. Here are some tips on how to maintain your new tattoo machine:

  • Keep it clean! Just like any other tool, your tattoo machine can get dirty and accumulate ink and debris. Be sure to regularly clean your machine with an alcohol-based cleanser and a soft cloth.
  • Handle with care. Your tattoo machine is a delicate instrument, so be careful when handling it. Avoid dropping it or exposing it to excessive vibration.
  • Use the proper needles and tubes. Be sure to use the needles and tubes that are specific to your machine. Using the wrong size or type of needle can damage your machine and affect the quality of your tattoos.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your new tattoo machine in top condition for years to come!

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