Introduction: Tattoo Gun

In this Instructable I will show you how to make a cheap tattoo gun!
Just to let people know this is NOT my idea!!




WARING: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU ACTIONS!!!

Step 1: Matrials and Tools

Materials:

Duct Tape

A Crest Spinbrush Pro ( MUST be the same )

Refill ink

Thinest 'E' guitar string

Mechanical Pencil

Tools:

Scissors

Pliers

Step 2: Unscrew the Top

Unscrew the top of the toothbrush.

Step 3: Chop, Chop!

Cut the eraser in half. Get 3 inches of guitar string. Bend it at a 90° angle. Stick through the center of the eraser.

Step 4: Half Way Mark

Put the eraser into the tooth brush.

Step 5: Unscrew Cap

Unscrew the cap of the mechanical pencil. Put it onto the guitar string.

Step 6: Tape It

Tape duct tape around the end of the tattoo gun. Heat appliance helps it stay together. Cut the end of the string so its a point.

Step 7: Your Done!

Finished! Now go tattoo something... Thats NOT alive!!

Comments

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bdughi (author)2013-03-14

To whomever uses this. I hope your enjoy the HEP C and MRSA that comes along with scratcher tattoos I know this site has allot of content and they can't always thin out the garbage but this should be common sense. If you are wanting a tattoo get it done buy an artist. Don't try to haggle with them about the price. You get what you pay for and a $50 is going to look like a $50 tattoo. So I leave you all with this image and hope it makes you think

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bdughi (author)bdughi2013-03-14

https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAN/4F85/HE7DAZ5W/FAN4F85HE7DAZ5W.THUMB.jpg

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kid123 (author)2009-01-31

i would advise against using a guitar string as a needle. they simply arent sanitary, Ive gotten an infection twice from a high e string poking me, and going under my skin. use a sterilized needle.

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funwithfire325 (author)kid1232010-10-28

This is to tattoo fruit.

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idogis1 (author)kid1232009-04-10

isoprophanol dude.

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iambarney155 (author)idogis12010-03-09

 humana wamana 
were do i get that

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idogis1 (author)iambarney1552010-03-09

Rubbing alcohol.

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christian2927 (author)2009-12-08

So are they permanent and where are you suppose to put the ink

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these wont be very good and they will fade but if your gonna do this DONT USE NORMAL PEN INK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE STUFF THAT KILLS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! use indian ink

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pandaboy292 (author)2010-01-22

i made one like it. i  just took the brush off and put a guitar strig in an eraser. it works awesome.

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jodaz95 (author)2009-08-06

what ink is it???

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tom irons (author)2009-05-29

nice guns! hey upload your tattoos to grimycharms.com when you have them done and taken a picutre!

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gurat (author)2009-04-02

but the tattoos are permanent or temporarily, just like a hena tattoo?

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standacrazytaco (author)gurat2009-04-12

permanent and PAINFUL

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mspark400 (author)2009-02-20

Nice simple idea. I made it and I have been tattooing fruit all day! cheers, Mspark 400

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CarStalkerZ (author)2008-09-16

i had one of those tooth brushes yester day but itook it apart

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nkosi (author)2008-08-25

Tattoo needles are really cheap-$1-$3 dollars on the internet. Just cut to size. Better than a quitar string, and has a better point.

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ifly (author)2008-07-30

i need help with knowing how to put the eraser in and then after i tape it up i still the string wont go up or down

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golfer12345 (author)2008-06-10

ive seen this befor in a vido

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nightninja87 (author)2008-05-27

i would not suggest heating the tape and wrapping it around all the way in case the needle thing messes up u can change it faster

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coldheart (author)2008-05-03

no no no never ever ever let the needle go so far in that the ink goes into your blood stream, your aiming for just under the skin layers its a skill to get it just right, thats why people go to tattoo shops, if you make this it should be for fun and to try on fruit or a leg of pork. real ink should be done by an artist after much thinking. not being a kill joy just as someone who spent thousands having ink removed that seemed like a good idea at the time :)

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MD_Willington (author)2008-04-17

Prison tats ! My brother, yes he is a felon, has a bunch of tats done the same way...

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mikeasaurus (author)2008-04-13

My brain tells me that every time I read an instructable about tattoo guns that it's the most insane thing. Yet, like a train wreck I can't look away.

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Chefboy6382 (author)2008-04-12

You do know this is a machine right? a gun shoots a bullet. a motor that powers a needle would be classified as machine.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-04-11

Try practicing on a grape fruit...I know a few tattoo artists who use them, apparently the skin is pretty similar to ours.

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i made a tatt gun ible too, but mine is ONLY FOR FRUIT (disclaimer) i havnt tried grapefruit, but food colouring on bannanas looks pretty cool lol

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!Andrew_Modder! (author)2008-04-12

ouch! omg ... id never do this myself. -lol n theres how ppl get tattoos in jail :-P

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Lol...

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pyro13 (author)2008-04-11

Well done, if i'm correct, this is a spinning motion tattoo gun right? what kind of ink is that? because some inks can be toxic when in your blood stream. i use food coloring because it is guaranteed non-toxic, and is available to me for cheep. Why a guitar string and not a sowing needle or something?

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funwithfire325 (author)pyro132008-04-11

ITS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE IN YOUR BLOOD...

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