We've been getting a lot of e-mails lately about how to get started with a new tattoo kit. Some of you are apprentices trying to get ahead of the curve, some of you are in tattoo schools and some of you are completely on your own - so we've brought together our best brains at Wet Tattoo and we'll be putting together a series of videos to help you learn how to build a tattoo machine, tune your machine and start practicing.
You should watch each video all the way through once before you try following along to make sure you don't miss anything! You'll also want to make sure you have everything you need - including your machine, rubber bands, machine grommet, O-ring, needle, tube, tip, grip and an adjustment wrench - on hand before you begin.
Final reminder? Even if you're just getting ready to practice putting your machine together, follow the video's example and make sure that you're wearing gloves. Every practice session should be as close to a real session as possible.
If you watch the video and still have questions, shoot us an e-mail or a comment and we'll be happy to help you out.