A tattoo machine is a hand-held device generally used to create a tattoo, a permanent marking of the skin with indelible ink. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils to move an armature bar up and down, Connected to said armature bar is a barred needle grouping that pushes ink into the skin. Tattoo artists generally use the term "machine", or even "iron", to refer to their equipment. The word "gun" is often used but many tattoo professionals dislike it.
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... the trade have greatly evolved while some have stayed the same, such as the tattoo machine ... In itself, the traditional machine has not changed from its original design and/or concept ... With the rise of new machine designs, however, both air- and electric-powered tools such as the rotary and pneumatic tattoo machine have made their way into the industry ...
... There are many types of machines ... Liners and shaders are the more common machines from a technical standpoint ... Mechanically, there are coil tattoo machines also pneumatic machines, and rotary, or linear, tattoo machines ...
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