Springs break for a myriad of reasons. Fundamentally, all things break because you place physical stress on the bonds, causing them to separate . The stress can create fissures, or fractures and a vibrating tattoo machine will exploit them more quickly. Metals have a certain amount of ductility, or flexibility, that allows the bonds to shift …

This is one of those questions that has a hundred possible answers. All machines are going to create some heat. When passing electricity through a resistance (the wire in this case) the by product is heat. How much depends on the resistance of the wire. The wire naturally heats up, because the energy has to …

O.K. a couple things to start. #1 No one was angrier than me when I stripped a screw on a machine. #2 No one was more to blame than me because I liked the small button head cap screws, and they strip if you fool with them too much, so that was a double dose …

Over the years I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and said “Hey I had that same idea”, about our alignment tool. I am also sure they usally had that thought as they were pressing their thumb into the front spring as they tried to tighten down their back deck. Our alignment …

Ah the elusive magic ball, I remember one of the guys I worked with had a whole bag of them, so he was like the magic ball dealer. Then one day I saw bean bag break open and shazam, it was filled with the magic plastic balls. What am I talking about? The bumper between …

Clip cord sparking? Well let’s first rule out that there isn’t a break in the cord or solder connects, although usually that will result in power interruption and the machine will just cut out. It’s been my experience that a sparking clip cord happens when the clip cord hits the frame and grounds out the …

The Red Rat grip covers that we carry have really been a nice innovation for tattooing. The rubber cover really helps absorb the vibration from a coil machines and offers a better handle, that helps with hand fatigue. Getting them on can be a pain until you apply the secret that I learned from owning a …