Tattoo Machines & Guns : Building a Tattoo Gun

Tattoo Machines & Guns : Building a Tattoo Gun

Hi, my name’s Doc, and we’re going to talk for a minute about how you build a tattoo machine. I don’t have a, we’re not going to do any actual soldering or anything. But we can look at the different parts and just show how they all fit together. Bunch of little screws. This machine

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Make Tattoo Ink

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Make Tattoo Ink

Hi, I’m Doc Lowry and we’re talking about tattooing. Kita here is setting up with ink and you can see right now she’s filling up some black ink. In the tattoo world, the black ink is a drawing ink that’s pure black. It’s almost pure carbon, instead of being a combination of different colors so

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How Is a Professional Tattoo Gun Made?

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How Is a Professional Tattoo Gun Made?

Hi, this is Doc Lowry and we’re talking about primitive tattoo machines compared to a modern machine. Most of the primitive machines are home-made equipment, or are referred to as jail-house rigs. They usually consist of, kind of the same elements. They take, they build off the tube so take like a big pen tube

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Clean a Tattoo Machine

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Clean a Tattoo Machine

Hi, this is Doc Lowry. When you’re, complete your tattoo, they’re…clean your machine by disassembling the needle and the tube assembly like this, and we drop them into soak and bleach water soak. They soak in there for a while and that cleans all that off and then the equipment then, we can just spray

The Art of Ink: Biomechanical

The Art of Ink: Biomechanical

(epic music) – The long sweeping organic repeating patterns really, really appeal to me. There’s often a lot of hosey, serpentine shapes. What people see when they look at a biomechanical tattoo is I don’t know what that is. Then they almost immediately go, is that a dragon. – The way it changes the musculature,

The Art of Ink: Watercolor

The Art of Ink: Watercolor

(mellow indie rock music) – [Woman] I’ve always thought differently about tattooing, right from the very beginning. It didn’t make sense to me to be constantly putting the same images on people. It was interesting to me to give people more options about what they could get tattooed. – [Woman] I was always really interested

The Art of Ink Trailer

The Art of Ink Trailer

– [Male Voiceover] Everyone’s tattooing is a reflection of who they are. Some of the stuff that just happens is madness. – [Male Voiceover] You’re taking something that is traditional throughout history of tattooing and you’re adding something new to it. – [Male Voiceover] The reason there’s such a stigma with Japanese tattooing is that

The Art of Ink: Japanese

– [Taki] I think I’ve always been creative. I’ve always liked drawing. I’ve liked creating things. You know, I’ve been tattooed now more years than I haven’t. I’ve been tattooing for almost two decades. I think it’s wonderful that people all over the world can relate to this art form. – [Luke] I do feel

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Run a Tattoo Parlor

Tattoo Machines & Guns : How to Run a Tattoo Parlor

Hi, this is Doc Lowry. We’re talking about running a tattoo studio, and the first thing after you have gotten all your licensing taken care of and you’ve had your inspections from the city and the health department, and such, uh, just to prepare your space so that your clients can come in and avail