Tattoo Machine Parts

Tattoo Machine Parts

Tattoo artists have always been do-it-yourself kind of people; after all, they’re artists. Their motto: if you can’t buy it, create it, and that is where tattoo machine parts come in handy. It is, therefore, no surprise that many tattoo artists take it upon themselves to build their own tattoo machines.

Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
$40.00
End Date: Wednesday Jul-13-2016 17:43:56 PDT
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1018 Steel 2 Hole Binding Tattoo Machine Frame Shader Liner Handmade Part Build
1018 Steel 2 Hole Binding Tattoo Machine Frame Shader Liner Handmade Part Build
$32.95
End Date: Tuesday Jul-19-2016 16:25:46 PDT
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Tattoo Machine ReBuild Repair Kit Coils Binding Posts Springs Screws Parts
Tattoo Machine ReBuild Repair Kit Coils Binding Posts Springs Screws Parts
$55.24
End Date: Wednesday Jul-20-2016 20:10:49 PDT
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Tattoo Machine Rebuild  Repair Kit 190+ Parts
Tattoo Machine Rebuild Repair Kit 190+ Parts
$39.99
End Date: Saturday Jul-9-2016 9:06:30 PDT
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Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Shader
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Shader
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End Date: Monday Jul-11-2016 16:56:04 PDT
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Custom Built Tattoo Machine W Fk Irons Parts Fallen Kings Irons Eikon Sharpz
Custom Built Tattoo Machine W Fk Irons Parts Fallen Kings Irons Eikon Sharpz
$165.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-2-2016 15:58:29 PDT
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Customizable Raw Brass Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Customizable Raw Brass Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Sunday Jul-17-2016 8:42:42 PDT
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Shader Style Customizable Raw Steel Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Shader Style Customizable Raw Steel Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-14-2016 21:15:23 PDT
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Custom Built Tattoo Machine W Fk Irons Parts Fallen Kings Irons Eikon Sharpz
Custom Built Tattoo Machine W Fk Irons Parts Fallen Kings Irons Eikon Sharpz
$165.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-2-2016 17:13:20 PDT
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custom handmade tattoo machine 125 coil parts frame not used
custom handmade tattoo machine 125 coil parts frame not used
$125.00
End Date: Wednesday Jul-6-2016 14:53:29 PDT
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Kevin Riley Bicknee Rapid Spring Repeater Tattoo machine parts coils springs
Kevin Riley Bicknee Rapid Spring Repeater Tattoo machine parts coils springs
$45.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-2-2016 18:12:32 PDT
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Jensen You Build It Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all parts
Jensen You Build It Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all parts
$114.74
End Date: Tuesday Jul-12-2016 5:33:58 PDT
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Raw Brass Custom Shader 8 32 Threads Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Raw Brass Custom Shader 8 32 Threads Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-14-2016 21:20:21 PDT
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Handmade Tattoo MachineTattoo Parts USA ZTATO10 Wrap Coils
Handmade Tattoo MachineTattoo Parts USA ZTATO10 Wrap Coils
$39.99
End Date: Thursday Jul-7-2016 19:03:02 PDT
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Jensen Blank UBuildIt Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all part
Jensen Blank UBuildIt Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all part
$114.74
End Date: Tuesday Jul-12-2016 5:33:59 PDT
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1000 Tattoo Machine Parts 8 32 American Black Flat Head Screws Each 3 4 Length
1000 Tattoo Machine Parts 8 32 American Black Flat Head Screws Each 3 4 Length
$61.19
End Date: Tuesday Jul-12-2016 22:01:47 PDT
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Teeter UBuildIt Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts w all parts
Teeter UBuildIt Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts w all parts
$114.74
End Date: Tuesday Jul-12-2016 5:33:58 PDT
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Custom Tattoo Machine Set With Fk Irons Parts Eikon Soba Workhorse Spektra
Custom Tattoo Machine Set With Fk Irons Parts Eikon Soba Workhorse Spektra
$300.00
End Date: Wednesday Jul-27-2016 23:32:18 PDT
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Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Side Plate Liner  Shader 1018 Steel Made In USA
Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Side Plate Liner Shader 1018 Steel Made In USA
$32.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-16-2016 12:31:57 PDT
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44PCS Tattoo Machine Repair STRAIGHT SPRINGS SET Polished Steel Parts Supply
44PCS Tattoo Machine Repair STRAIGHT SPRINGS SET Polished Steel Parts Supply
$45.99
End Date: Saturday Jul-16-2016 15:32:33 PDT
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New 2pcs 10 wraps Tattoo Machine Guns with 3pcs tatoo Grips Tubes parts Sets
New 2pcs 10 wraps Tattoo Machine Guns with 3pcs tatoo Grips Tubes parts Sets
$33.76
End Date: Thursday Jun-30-2016 6:09:50 PDT
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Hook You Build It Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all parts
Hook You Build It Tattoo Machine Set Up Coils Frame Binding Posts all parts
$114.74
End Date: Tuesday Jul-12-2016 5:34:00 PDT
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Professional Tattoo Machine Tattooing Parts Kit Disposable Needle US Plug E6X7
Professional Tattoo Machine Tattooing Parts Kit Disposable Needle US Plug E6X7
$45.12
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1000 Gray Fiber Washers Tattoo Machine Binder Coil Core Parts 3 8 ID
1000 Gray Fiber Washers Tattoo Machine Binder Coil Core Parts 3 8 ID
$93.50
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48pc Storage Cases Tattoo Gun Machine Parts Tool Box Fish Sewing Craft Container
48pc Storage Cases Tattoo Gun Machine Parts Tool Box Fish Sewing Craft Container
$79.88
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Custom Tattoo Machine Gun For Liner 8 Wrap Coil Tattoo Machine Parts
Custom Tattoo Machine Gun For Liner 8 Wrap Coil Tattoo Machine Parts
$58.33
End Date: Thursday Jul-28-2016 21:52:04 PDT
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Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
$40.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 13:05:54 PDT
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Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Raw Brass Frame Parts Standard Coils
Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Raw Brass Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-14-2016 21:20:26 PDT
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Raw Brass Customizable Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Raw Brass Customizable Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-14-2016 21:15:21 PDT
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Customizable Raw Steel Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Customizable Raw Steel Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
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If you’re such a person—or even if you just need to replace a part of your existing machine—then you probably have some questions about tattoo machine parts. As for the other tattoo artists who prefer to leave the machinery work to the professionals, then you no doubt know how important it is to keep your machine well maintained and running smoothly, both of which require swapping tattoo machine parts out when necessary.

Most Frequently Replaced Tattoo Machine Parts

Obviously, the pieces that most often have to be replaced are the tubes, needles and grips, mostly due to the risk of infection. If you’re using single-use tubes and needles, then you’re all set, but if you’re not, keep in mind that even quality equipment needs to get swapped out once in a while.  If your tubes, needles or grips start to show discoloration or other signs of wear and tear, it’s time to replace them.

Spare Tattoo Machine Parts

It also makes sense to have a variety of spare tattoo machine parts for your machine, particularly if your shop has a limited number of machines.  The last thing you want is to take a forced leave of absence while you search high and low for a replacement part.  Parts that you might want to stock include high-quality springs (don’t stint on these: they’re too important to the proper functioning of your machine), o-rings, coils, and grommets.

Tattoo Machine Parts You Shouldn’t Have to Replace (but can customize)

The frames of your tattoo machines should never need to be replaced—assuming that they’re made with high quality material that is also easy to clean, such as steel, copper, or nickel. Of these, forged steel last the longest (and are the priciest).  If you want to “tattoo” your frame by spray painting it, or applying a custom finish to it, then be sure to use the appropriate type of paint (which depends on the frame metal).  Softer metals might corrode when exposed to certain types of paint.

Finding Tattoo Machine Parts

Tattoo Machine PartsMost tattoo machines are fairly similar in design, and even if yours has been discontinued, you can probably swap out tattoo machine parts from similar models. The Internet is a valuable resource, but make sure that you’re using a reputable online supplier.  Some Internet companies advertise quality products but deliver instead cheap knock-offs that, while they may work in the short-term, will ultimately fail, and potentially damage your reputation as a tattoo artist.

Barring the Internet, you can also visit tattoo conventions, which often sell parts and feature custom machinists who would likely be more than capable of building whatever part you need.

If you strike out online and at tattoo conventions, see if your local metal shop can custom build you what you need. If you go this route, be sure to test it (perhaps on a grapefruit or other non-living being) before using it in your shop.

It always helps to have spare tattoo machine parts on hand in case you need them for you tattoo machine or power supply.