Tattoos offer a great personal and creative way to show off self-expression. It will be more personal or creative when you make tattoos with your tattoo gun. Please keep in mind the homemade tattoo machine will be best for practicing on fruit or synthetic skin instead of your skin. For the best practice of tattoo, your tattoo machine is cost-effective and long-lasting as you use the best quality material in tattoo machine manufacturing. Now in this article, we will learn how to make your tattoo machine at home? Let’s start to make a tattoo machine that will help you to draw simple garter belt tattoo easily and quickly.
Before starting you need some necessary tools such as a workbench, pliers, scissors, nine-volt batteries, lighters, toothbrushes, small electric motors, cutting knife, super glue, buttons, and screwdrivers. All these tools should be in a working position and laying on the working table.
- Build a Frame
To make a tattoo machine you need to first build the frame, which serves as the foundation for the tattoo gun and provides a base to the whole mechanism. To do this you just need a plastic toothbrush and a lighter.
- Making Tube
The next step is to make a tube that the needle will slot through. A barrel of a ballpoint pen is used to cut it from the middle. Cut the barrel with scissors, which is not a challenging task. You can use the lighter to heat up the blade of the knife cutter. Now, this heated knife blade will allow you to slice through the plastic.
- Preparing the Tattoo Machine Needle
Everyone finding a sterile tattoo needle at home is really difficult. However, a sewing needle or guitar strings can be used as a tattoo machine needle. Choose the needle that comes with a thick tip. Remove the ring at the end of the needle. Then, with the plier fold a centimeter of the needle’s base over the angle of 90 degrees and slot it through the tube.
- The Machine Electric Wiring
Now it is time to make the machine electric wiring so that it can work as per the actual mechanism. To on the better and preserve its life, we need to build a switch that will preserve the battery life. Take the clip from the batteries and out the red wire in half. Now insulate the wire with the tape. Make sure that the button is working accurately and it should start running once you flick the switch.
- The Motor and Transmission
Before we make the connection between the motor and the battery, we must prepare it so it’ll run the needle in a circular motion. Make sure that the needle is completing the loop and going forward and backward. At this end, you can use the superglue in one of the holes in the motor and insert the tip of the rotor. The needle should be placed inside the hole after just being glued.
- Place the Whole Mechanism on the Frame
Now it is the final stage, the tattoo machine mechanism is ready and you just need to put this machine on the frame and fit it perfectly. It will be better to rest the motor and needle against the toothbrush head. Find out the right position and fit it perfectly. You can use the insulation tape and attach the motor. Once you fit the engine then you can mount the battery underneath with the assistance of contacts facing the toothbrush head.
- Tattoo Machine Testing
Now tattoo machine is completed and ready for testing. You can do this by linking something or someone. For in-person testing, a sterilized needle should be used and at least the person should be healthy. Put the tattoo machine needle on the body and start to make the tattoo by switching on the machine. Control the tattoo machine speed as per your ease and make your best tattoos with ease. With the tattoo machine, you can draw any type of image on any object. The prominent objects are bananas, bottles, wood and plastic sheet, fruits, etc.
Making your own tattoo machine will give you a sense of accomplishment. We know you will not apply this machine to your body but you can use it on other objects.