When you newly purchased your tattoo equipments, it’s crucial to know how to use them properly. This will not only make your tattoo work more relax and successful, but also prolong the working years of your equipments. Although there are hundreds of modern tattoo equipments coming out to the market every year, the basic working principle of the equipments remains almost the same. Here are some tips you may find useful when tuning your tattoo power supply.
- Check the voltage input and output of your power supply. Many power supplies can serve under both 220V (for Europe, china, etc) and 110V (for USA, Hong Kong, Japan, etc) input voltage. Make sure you switch the input to the correct column. Otherwise you may burn your power supply at the very beginning.
- Connect the power supply properly to both your tattoo machine and the foot pedal. Pay attention to the output voltage. Usually the shading work needs higher voltage (above 7.5V) than the lining work (under 7.5V). That is because the power supply actually controls the speed of the tattoo needle’s plug-and-pull. Some power supplies can hook up more than one tattoo machines. Look carefully if the output fits all the machines being connected.
- Always run the equipments first before doing tattoos on your body. And you should try every part of the set to see if all of them coordinate well. And remember that it may be illegal to do tattoos on others without a tattoo artist license!