Machines and Power Sources

it is often said that a machine is no better than the person operating it. This can also be applied to tattoo machines. A tattooist must have confidence with his machines and must learn to run them properly, not have them run him.

Tattoo machines may vary in appearance but they all run basically the same, and perform the same function, driving a needle up and down very fast, perforating the skin and driving ink in as the operator steers it along while leaving a trail behind. This is done when the machine is connected into a power source and turned on, a full electrical circuit runs through it. When this happens, the two coils become magnetized (an electric magnet) and attract the metal armature bar down to ii. As the armature bar moves down, the needles move down. When this happens, the contact points separate from each other, causing a break in the electrical circuit. As soon as this happens, the machine stops, the coils become unmagnetized and the armature bar springs back up. This makes the needle go back up. When it springs back up. the contact points touch each other and make a circuit again, and this starts the process all over. The machine becomes magnetized and unmagnetized and the needles go up and down. This happens extremely fast, too fast for the eye to follow. All that can be heard is a buzzing, as the circuits separate and contact again.

WORKINGS OF A TATTOO MACHINE

When the circuit breaks, the bar springs back up. The needles move up.

When the bar springs up, the points make contact and the circuit starts again, coils become magnetized.

WORKINGS OF A TATTOO MACHINE

The coils become electric magnets

Tattoo Machine Wiring Diagram

The armature bar gets attracted to the magnet. It gets pulled down and the needle bar (and needles! attached to it move down. As bar moves down, the contact points separate and breaks the circuit.

Current flow through machine

Machine is on. The circuit is completed through the contact

Machine is on. The circuit is completed through the contact

The armature bar gets attracted to the magnet. It gets pulled down and the needle bar (and needles! attached to it move down. As bar moves down, the contact points separate and breaks the circuit.

Current flow through machine

The coils become electric magnets

Tattoo Hand Made Machine DiagramsTattoo Machine Diagrams

TATTOO MACHINE WIRING DIAGRAM

Solder lug on rear binding post

Solder lug on front binding post

Capacitor

Tattoo Gun Wiring Diagram

Rear coil

Front coil

Twist connection

Tattoo Contact Spring Diagram

Clip inside corners for wire clearance

Solder lug on rear binding post

Rear coil

Solder lug on front binding post

Capacitor

Front coil

Twist connection

Clip inside corners for wire clearance

Bottom view of coils

Inside Tattoo Coil Diagram
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  • Vanessa
    How to wire compcitor to tatt?
    7 years ago
  • John Hoekstra
    How are the coils wired togather on a tattoo gun?
    7 years ago
  • aman
    How is a tattoo machine wiring?
    7 years ago
  • ursula blau
    How The Electrisity Moves Threw The Wireing Forr A Tattoo Gun?
    5 years ago
  • semere
    What makes the armature bar go up and down?
    3 years ago
  • atte
    How to attached connecting wire to tattoo machine diagram?
    3 years ago
  • adiam
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    3 years ago
  • Philipp
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    3 years ago
  • Rhoda
    How to solder wiring for a tattoo machine?
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  • Jennifer
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    2 years ago
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    11 months ago
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