Issue #4, November features: Installation of Project Machine; Interviews with: Soba, Jay Decator, Technical Q&A, and a new coloring contest and. I have the whole set of Eikon’s “Machine Gun” mags in PDF format, TONS (or TONNES) of good builder/tuning info on coil machines. Before I. TATTOO ARTIST MAGAZINE magazine for professional tattoo artist. MACHINEGUN MAGAZINE ISSUE 2. by eikon. MACHINEGUN MAGAZINE ISSUE 3.

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Post a comment or leave a trackback. Speeds of to Hz are common for shaders, and speeds as high as Hz are used for liners. The profile and diameter of the needle will determine whether or not a eion will work well for tattooing. Most tattooers have no idea what speed their machines run at. Post a Comment Your email is never published nor shared.

Any typos in the above excerpts are mine. As far as getting the magazine, I’m told that this issue is basically all spoken for and has been mailed out to current Eikon customers — contact them for more information.

Carbon plated needles are generally nickel or chrome plating over a carbon steel needle — not some kind of carbon plating on a needle. Some are using a liner for a shader, and some are trying to outline with a machine that should be a shader.


A couple of excerpts: We’re not building this machine just to go fast. The Green Monster Maagzine planning stages of building the world’s fastest tattoo machine. Once we know that, we can figure out how to overcome these limitations, and engineer a better running machine… Anyway, Machinegun Magazine is published by Eikon and in theory has a website at machinegunmagazine.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The quality, or usability of a needle for tattooing cannot magaaine judge solely by what the needle is guun of. They could easily fix this, if they could measure and control the speed of their machines. Carbon steel is a softer metal than stainless steel and consequently easier to grind. What’s the difference between carbon steel needles and stainless steel needles?

Once we know that, we can figure out how to overcome these limitations, and engineer a better running machine…. The most important measurement that can be made on a machine is the speed that it runs at.

Carbon steel has a tendancy to rust very quickly — and would be exposed to liquids during the tattooing process. Shannon Larratt is Zentastic The best thing about censorship is it doesn’t work.

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No plated needle should ever be used to tattoo. Stainelss steel is a more expensive product, and very difficult to grind, especially at the diameters and to the tolerances required to make a good needle for tattooing. If you’re trying to save money, don’t save it on needles, it’s only a few cents and will ultimately affect your work. At a minimum it will encourage them to continue with a second issue.


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By making it run at maximum speed, we will learn what the limitations of each part of the machine are. I’ve also been hearing about carbon plated needles — what are they?

Machine speed determines if a machine will work as a liner or shader. Certainly, stainless steel needles are the only needles that should be used for tattooing — but not all stainless steel needles are foing to work well for tattooing.

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Very inexpensive, very low quality. But not one that should be used for tattooing. The website does not appear to be up and running as I write this.

So, a less expensive material that’s eaier to manufacture ends up a lass expensive product. The process of tattooing causes some wear on the magwzine.

As the plating starts to wear, it chips and separates from the needles.