Step One Attaching the Coils

Coils Tattoo Machine

The first thing that needs to be done is attaching the coils. You should have cleaned all of the pieces of your machine in advance. If you need to solder anything it should look like this:

Tattoo Coil Soldering

The capacitor in this picture is a 35mf, however you can use up to 150mf, I would suggest using between 75-100mf personally.

Once you have it wired correctly with the correct connectors on, first attatch the positive post like so:

Tattoo Machine Capacitor

The Red represents the current flowing through the way it should.

It should look like this:

It should look like this:

Magic Line Tatoo

Now you have to line the coils up on the frame like such, making sure not to pinch any wires, snug them both down making them as even and squared as possible.

This is how it should look now with the coils squared off.

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  • jonas eichmann
    What to use for a tattoo gun post?
    9 years ago
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    How to attach coils to a tattoo machine?
    8 years ago
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    Which is the positive post on a tattoo machine?
    8 years ago
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    How to solder capacitor on tattoo machine?
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    7 years ago
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    How to wire campacitor to tattoo coils?
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    How do tattoo machines look like, pictures?
    4 years ago
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    How to make a real tattoo gun with coil and capacitor step by step with picture?
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