When you have already purchased all the basic tattoo equipments that you need for tattoo work, it is also important to know how to connect and adjust them to the best working condition. This may take some time at the beginning—especially if you are doing it for the first time. But a set of tattoo equipments that works well will make the tattoo work look much different! There are some basic tips that may help you enormously.
Connect the tattoo power supply properly to the tattoo machine. Be careful of the output of your power supply. Make sure it suits your tattoo machine. Some power supplies can hook up more than one tattoo machine. Then look carefully if they all fit together well. You also need to connect the power supply to the foot pedal properly, which functions as a control to the output power strength. Run the machine and the foot pedal one and make sure they work right.
Be familiar with how to adjust your tattoo machine between lining and shading functions. You will possibly need to change tattoo guns that work for each function. Remember to always run the machine first after adjusting and see if it works right. You may hurt yourself if you do tattoo on your body without trying the machine. When doing tattoos on loose skin, increase the power to the machine by turning the knob to a high option, while decrease the power to a low option if working on less fleshy skin.