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.

Custom Tattoo Machines Parts Handmade Bar Frame Coils Gun Supplies Not Used
Custom Tattoo Machines Parts Handmade Bar Frame Coils Gun Supplies Not Used
$89.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-23-2015 15:03:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
Add to watch list
Custom Tattoo Machines Handmade Parts Coils Frame Supplies Gun Not Used
Custom Tattoo Machines Handmade Parts Coils Frame Supplies Gun Not Used
$89.00
End Date: Friday Sep-18-2015 14:58:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
Add to watch list
RCA Custom Tattoo Machines Handmade Parts Coils Frame Supplies Gun Not Used
RCA Custom Tattoo Machines Handmade Parts Coils Frame Supplies Gun Not Used
$98.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-24-2015 19:22:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $98.00
Add to watch list
New Custom Hand Made Tattoo Machine Eikon parts long stroke shader
New Custom Hand Made Tattoo Machine Eikon parts long stroke shader
$175.00
End Date: Monday Sep-7-2015 10:55:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Add to watch list
Tattoo Machine ReBuild Repair Kit Coils Binding Posts Springs Screws Parts
Tattoo Machine ReBuild Repair Kit Coils Binding Posts Springs Screws Parts
$51.99
End Date: Thursday Sep-24-2015 20:15:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $51.99
Add to watch list
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: Wednesday Sep-23-2015 16:30:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Add to watch list
1018 Steel Custom Holes Tattoo Machine Frame Shader Liner Hybrid Handmade Parts
1018 Steel Custom Holes Tattoo Machine Frame Shader Liner Hybrid Handmade Parts
$32.95
End Date: Wednesday Sep-23-2015 16:30:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Add to watch list
Raw Steel Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Raw Steel Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
Handmade custom tattoo machine used liner USA 1 coil parts frame
Handmade custom tattoo machine used liner USA 1 coil parts frame
$100.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-3-2015 19:16:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Add to watch list
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: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
Customizable Raw Steel Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Customizable Raw Steel Shader Style Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 13:17:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Liner
$40.00
End Date: Friday Sep-25-2015 13:10:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Add to watch list
Raw Steel Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
Raw Steel Shader Style Customizable Tattoo Machine Frame Parts Standard Coils
$39.95
End Date: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Shader
Iron Mini J Tattoo Machine Part Kit Shader
$40.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-15-2015 16:56:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Add to watch list
Tattoo set Kit Parts +2 Machines Gun +10 color Inks Power supply needles Pedal
Tattoo set Kit Parts +2 Machines Gun +10 color Inks Power supply needles Pedal
$54.99
End Date: Sunday Sep-20-2015 10:05:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $54.99
Add to watch list
Blued Steel Custom Tattoo Machine Frame Bulldog Shader Liner Handmade Build Part
Blued Steel Custom Tattoo Machine Frame Bulldog Shader Liner Handmade Build Part
$32.95
End Date: Wednesday Sep-23-2015 16:30:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Add to watch list
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: Monday Sep-21-2015 8:47:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
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: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
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: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
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: Friday Sep-18-2015 21:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Add to watch list
Lot Of 5pcs Tattoo Machines RCA Adapter Handmade Parts Bar Frame Supply Coils
Lot Of 5pcs Tattoo Machines RCA Adapter Handmade Parts Bar Frame Supply Coils
$49.99
End Date: Saturday Sep-12-2015 12:15:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Add to watch list
Tattoo Machine Parts Shim Washers Wrench Contact Rod Set
Tattoo Machine Parts Shim Washers Wrench Contact Rod Set
$41.99
End Date: Tuesday Sep-29-2015 20:50:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $41.99
Add to watch list
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
$32.32
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2015 6:18:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.32
Add to watch list
2 Fully Customized Tattoo Machine Parts Coils You Pick Liner Shader 6 8 wrap
2 Fully Customized Tattoo Machine Parts Coils You Pick Liner Shader 6 8 wrap
$45.74
End Date: Thursday Sep-24-2015 21:50:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $45.74
Add to watch list
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: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 5:38:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $114.74
Add to watch list
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
$57.59
End Date: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 22:06:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $57.59
Add to watch list
Tattoo Machine You Pick We Build Liner Shader or Color Packer 1018 Frame Parts
Tattoo Machine You Pick We Build Liner Shader or Color Packer 1018 Frame Parts
$144.49
End Date: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 5:38:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $144.49
Add to watch list
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: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 5:38:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $114.74
Add to watch list
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: Wednesday Sep-16-2015 5:38:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $114.74
Add to watch list
Brand New ZTATO Iron Shader Tattoo Machine Gun 10 Wrap Coils w Machine Parts Set
Brand New ZTATO Iron Shader Tattoo Machine Gun 10 Wrap Coils w Machine Parts Set
$32.99
End Date: Saturday Sep-26-2015 23:22:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.99
Add to watch list

« Previous12

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.