If you are a tattoo artist, you might in the market for a new tattoo gun or you might just want to have a couple extras. For those just getting started, your first gun might be one of your best friends for many years to come. The key in both situations is to find one that fits your needs and one that is high quality.
In most cases, you’ll be choosing between a coil and rotary tattoo machine. Today we are going to focus on coil tattoo machines and what they are all about. Both arrive at the same outcome of depositing ink into the dermis of the client’s skin. When using a traditional coil tattoo machine to do this means you’re using a tattoo machine that utilizes electromagnetic currents that are passed through a pair of coils that trigger a draw and release of the armature bar on the machine. It’s very much a hammer-like effect where the release of the spring causes the armature bar to basically tap the needle into the skin. These tattoo machines generate a buzzing sound that is often associated with tattoo shops.
That said, there are many options out there in terms of coil tattoo machines and because the choices can be overwhelming, we want to help. This is why we’ve compiled this list of some of the best coil tattoo machines of the 2019 season. We hope this list helps you to make a more informed decision when you do decide to purchase your own coil tattoo machine.
Redscorpion Coil Tattoo Machine
The Redscorpion Coil Tattoo Machine is a great and affordable option for a coil tattoo machine. This machine is actually made extremely well and it works better than most in this price range. The coils are copper wound in addition to copper throughout the entire machine for solid and stable connection. It requires very little tuning. The coil is made of pure brass and handmade. You are going to get very smooth lines out of this tattoo machine with its stable, uniform speed. The skin stays nice and undamaged because of the smoothness and you, as well as you client, will appreciate what it has to offer.
– Comes in 2-pack
– Alloy Frame with handmade coil 10 wrap for shader and an 8 wrap for liner
– Uniform, stable speeds for smooth lines
– For a coil tattoo machine, the noise levels are fairly low and low heat
– Highly flexible spring with strong elasticity makes this not easy to wreck
Tattoo Coil Machine by YorkTattoo
The Tattoo Coil Machine by YorkTattoo is another incredible option for a coil tattoo machine. This product is available in different options. One is a liner kit and the other is a shader kit and both can be had for $20 each. These are really nice tattoo machines with a self-lock grip and silicone cover tips. The frame of this machine is made with high quality iron that looks great with a special surface treatment added. This machine comes with a of 10 wrap coils made with high quality copper. You’ll get low vibrations out of this lightweight tattoo machine that will stay cool for long periods of time. You even get a beautiful iron box to store it in.
– Grip is made of aluminum alloy
– Has a self-locking and non-slip design
– Package includes 1 machine, 1 25mm grip, 1 30mm grip cover, 2 tips and a storage box
– Working voltage is 4 to 8V
– Made of iron
Thomas Coil Shader Tattoo Machine Gun
The first thing you’ll notice about the Thomas Coil Shader Tattoo Machine Gun is the great look and box that it comes in. This is especially true when you realize that you’re only paying about $40 for this tattoo machine. In testing, this coil tattoo machine needed small adjustments but it was otherwise well-balanced. The Thomas Coil Brass Frame Tattoo Machine Gun is made of brass and is set to be a shader. Comes with 10 wrap coils and the coil height is 32mm. In this package you get the tattoo machine, a bag of accessories that include O-rings, rubber band, grommets and wrenches, and a cool box.
– Brass frame with casting technology that makes smooth and simple lines
– 10 wrap coils set shader
– The spring has great elasticity, highly flexible and high hardness
Dragonhawk 2pcs Brass Coils Tattoo Machine
Here we have another incredible tattoo product from Dragonhawk with the Dragonhawk 2pcs Brass Coils Tattoo Machine. This package comes with shader and liner. What we notice about the reviews on this product is that it is durable, good quality and affordable and these are three features that we would most of the products we buy to possess. The frame is CNC cut billet brass and it is fitted with a standard tube vise. The liner has 8 wrap coils while the shader comes with 10 wrap coils. The liner runs at 140 to 150 Hz with 7 to 8V while the shader runs at 115 to 120 Hz with 7 to 8V.
– CNC cut billet brass frame
– Fitted with a standard tube vise
– Customers can try this tattoo cut risk free and if you don’t like the results, send it back in for your money back.
VC Collection GOLD SERIES SHADER Dual 8-Wrap Coil Tattoo Machine
The VC Collection GOLD SERIES SHADER Dual 8-Wrap Coil Tattoo Machine is an incredible option if you are in the market for a coil tattoo machine. While this gun will cost you a little more, you are getting a great quality product. In addition, if tattooing is your passion and your life, you should absolutely treat yourself to a tattoo gun that is going to last. These little machines do an excellent job and they run great. The little 8 wrap shorty machine is great to pack in color with a small needle grouping. It is also great for light shading.
– The frame is made of cast iron
– This is a shader machine
– It weighs around 8 oz and has an 8-wrap coil
– Limited supply