How do I choose a tattoo kit for a newbie?
The Play & Learn series is designed specifically for beginners and includes entry-level tattoo machines and tattoo kits. They are reasonably priced, easy to use, and come with detailed guides and tutorials for the novice or young enthusiast who wants to try tattooing.
There are three different types of kits in this collection: coil tattoo machine kits, tattoo pen kits, and wireless tattoo kits.
Coil Tattoo Machine Kit: This kit includes a traditional tattoo machine with a coil mechanism. The machine is usually made of cast iron or brass and has a set of electromagnetic coils that move the needle up and down. Coil machines are known for their power, speed and precision, making them a popular choice for lining and covering work.
Tattoo Pen Kit: This kit includes a pen-like tattoo machine that uses a motor to move the needle up and down. Tattoo pens are known for their versatility and ease of use, making them a popular choice for beginners and experienced artists alike. They are usually light, quiet and comfortable to hold for lining, covering and coloring work.
Cordless Tattoo Kit: This kit includes a cordless tattoo machine that uses a battery-powered motor to move the needle up and down. Wireless tattoo machines offer more freedom of movement than traditional wired machines, making them a popular choice for on-the-go artists. They are typically lightweight, quiet and can be used for lining, shading and coloring work.
Overall, all three kits are available to the novice tattoo artist, and which one you choose will depend on the artist's personal preferences and needs. Coil machines are powerful and precise, but require more maintenance, while tattoo pens are versatile and easy to use, but may not be as powerful as coil machines. Wireless machines offer more freedom of movement, but may not have the power levels of wired machines.