Tattoos have been passed down since human origin, and their craftsmanship and consumables have been improved many times. Whether it is the early hand needle or the current 3D tattoo technology. It not only witnessed the industrial process from handicraft to fully automatic. It also witnesses the change from street culture to mainstream art. Nowadays, tattoos are more often an artistic act for people to show their individuality and beliefs.
We know that the traditional tattoo machine uses the electromagnetic principle to act on the up and down movement of the armature to achieve needle penetration and contraction, while the tattoo pen uses the high-speed rotation of a small motor and torque to act on the tattoo needle to achieve penetration and contraction. Tattoo pens are highly praised by many tattoo artists because of their lightweight, low noise and easy operation.
The tattoo pen is actually a type of tattoo machine, which combines the shape of the tattoo machine and the pen. Make a tattoo creation more comfortable. At present, it is praised by many tattoo artists. Compared with traditional tattoo machines, it has the advantages of low noise, lightweight and convenient operation. The disadvantage is that a dedicated tattoo needle must be used, and the loss is relatively large. In fact, the working principle of the tattoo pen is basically similar to that of the traditional tattoo machine, except that there is an additional torque movement principle.
In addition to the obvious difference in appearance, the tattoo machine and the tattoo pen have different structures and transmission methods. The tattoo machine is summarized as a traditional tattoo machine, also called a coil machine. It uses electromagnetic principles to drive the coil to spray and suck. The needle moves up and down. The transmission mode of the tattoo pen is a motor, which drives the transmission rod through the motor, and then drives the needle tip to move up and down, so that the force is more even. The needles used by the two machines are different. The traditional tattoo machine has a long needle handle and the needle is relatively cheap. The needle of the tattoo pen is short and easy to replace, and the price is slightly more expensive. The two types of machines have their own advantages and disadvantages. The traditional machine is easy to control the color of the needle, the light color transition is natural, and the traditional large-area coloring is easy to master. The disadvantage is that it is troublesome to change the needle, troublesome to adjust the machine, the machine is too heavy and difficult to control, and it is divided into two types of machines for secant and fogging. At least two or more machines are required to work. Because the tattoo pen has no shrapnel buffer, it has a strong force to penetrate the skin. It takes a certain skill and time to get used to making light colors. However, the body is light and easy to change the needle. A good tattoo pen can be used for many styles. The tattoo pen is also the future trend of tattoo tools. After all, it is relatively easy to operate, and improving work efficiency is the general trend.
Tattoo pen or tattoo machine, which one would you choose?